EXCELLENT COMPUTER, lightweight w heavyweight capabilities
pamela l williams, Amazon
5 May 2014
Summary: I give it 5 stars for it functionality, usability, interface, and speed, and to top it off it's super sleek and cosmetically beautiful. Yes - I bought it used, but even then, it's a perfect piece of technology. As a used computer, I expected the random problems: this one has a crack on the bottom left corner of the screen, less than half of an inch, barely visible. And some plugins don't download, like google voice..
Summary: The laptop in itself is amazing. Slick design, super fast, stable. However, Samsung doesn't pay much attention to Linux as an operating system and for a long time (until a person from the community fixed it), the battery life was horrible (about 2h). Finally, the audio quality of the mic is poor and people on video calls cannot hear what I say. The quality of the front camera is not very impressive.
Computer becomes slow after a while, touchpad useless
Paul Rosenthal, Amazon
4 April 2014
Summary: This computer performed well for the first 6 months that I owned it, after which it began to slow. At the one year mark, the video rendering started becoming very bad. When i watch videos or movies, the audio gets out of sync with the video, and the video is very choppy. Scrolling down a webpage is also very choppy. The video processor can't handle any quick changes on the screen.
Excerpt: I got this laptop for mobility. I wanted something reliable and thin for me to carry around on a daily basis. I really like the specs offered and decided to give it a try. Although the screen comes in several sizes from 13.3 inches to 15.6 inches, I decided to get the 13.3 inches because it is slightly smaller, but enough for me to carry around on the go. I have a 15.6 inch laptop at home and it is big. I wanted something a bit smaller, which will be easier to carry.
Summary: In my whole tech experience i have never experiences something like this.extremely light. and from pressing the power button till you can start working after everything is loaded, takes lass then 5 sec. even advanced PC/servers do not start in a fraction as fest as this. until you will not use it you will not believe there exists something like this. plus is has a full key board other small laptops do not have. back-light keyboard.
In less than a year the screen failed twice; repairs are shoddy.
Marcin Wolcendorf, Amazon
21 February 2014
Summary: I have bought this laptop in Germany. And it has its set of problems. First - just after 6 months or so, the screen failed. They (technically it is not Samsung, but who chose the repair company?) repaired it - in just over a month of 'send us this, and send us that, and the birth cert of your granny in three copies, too' - changed mainboard(???), screen, updated BIOS.
Summary: I've taken this laptop everywhere across the US coast to coast several times and used it in many states, taken it overseas to London, Dubai, Afghanistan, Frankfurt, and Iraq. It's a real trooper and I have never had to have anything reloaded or replaced since the first week. Because I did load up Windows 7 Ultimate after a week of playing with 8. Just didn't like it and couldn't see myself using it long term.