Summary: I've really grown to love this laptop, but I've already done some fairly major mods. I've upgraded the SSD to 128 GB, I've swapped out the wifi card for an Intel N-6230, and I've upgraded to Windows 8. Beware that when updating to W8, I had to update all the drivers as well (now available on Samsung's site), and Samsung's Easy Display Manager needed some manual tweaking to keep those hot keys working (delete SmartSettings.exe so Easy Display Manager doesn't crash under...
Summary: This well formed smartbook is really a pleasure- to hold in a hand, unfold and surf with it to work wherever you are. So lite, I take it like a couple of sheets in my working notes ( the series 9 has same format as worldwide paper sheet standard A4- thats great!) Battery time is quite ok Excellent Display, surprising quality of sound, excellent keyboard Dissapointing : 1) Windows 8 is a poor and sticky version, essential functions are hidden or no more existant.
Summary: The computer is sleek, beautiful, light and amazing. Everyone who sees it is jealous. My only issue is the short reach of the wifi antenna, which I hope is better on the next model. I love the backlit keyboard and the Control Center utility.
Summary: Wonderfully solid product that is lightweight. Would benefit from a universal connector for the built-in NIC card and a longer battery life. An additional USB port would be wonderful too but I understand about trade-off's. Love the backlit KB!
Summary: There is a lot to love about this unit, especially the light weight. I pick up one of my other laptops and, well, they are really heavy in comparison. The battery life is a disappointment, probably 3.5 hours max on average. Also, the touchpad is extremely sensitive to the point where I need to disable it frequently (Fn+F5). The case exterior also shows fingerprints easily. I find that I buff it frequently with the included cloth.
An excellent ultra-light laptop, with surprisingly good performance.
12 January 2012
Summary: Pluses: + Super fast SSD • Initial boot up in ~`15 seconds • Office 2010 opens in ~2 sec. • PDFs are instant + "Fast Start" is awesome, and restores the previous working session in ~3 seconds • Note: it takes about 5-10 sec. to enter Fast Start (after you close the lid) + Super bright screen can be used outdoors in sunlight + over 7 hours of initial battery • If you only use it a few hours at a time, you can run for days using the "Fast Start" feature + Helpful "Easy...
Macbook Air's SLEEK & Luxurious Rival Has Arrived!!
31 December 2011
Summary: This is the bad boy's/girl's answer to the Apple's Macbook Air! This laptop is really outstanding! It is so light, so sleek, so FAST and so powerful! I could have chosen the Macbook Air but I am so glad that I chose the Samsung Series 9! Apple has been prized because they value form and function with their computers. I was expecting it to be slow because it is so sexy and light that I was sure the performance would suffer, I WAS WRONG!
Summary: I just purchased this laptop and i have to say i usually don't purchase samsung laptops. This laptop is the best the design build is solid and sexy. It's slim and portable. Rockin an i5 intel core processor thats pretty darn good. It's packed with the best processor series out. It's like the corvette of laptops. Greeat job Samsung.
Pros: Bright display, Durable, Lightweight, processor, made by samsung
Summary: This machine is fast, robust, very lightweight, with a display very useful to work in direct sunlight and a touchpad working like a charm, improving efficient work with long documents or program source code and tons of open windows. This laptop is almost optimal for use as a business laptop, except for: Using a laptop at work includes frequent presentations and connecting the laptop to a projector. Samsung should ship a well engineered VGA adapter by default!