In general a very good device. THe problem is with the extremely problematic operating system .
26 February 2014
Summary: The hardware is almost excellent given the price . The serious problem is the operating system. The windows 8 operating system is very problematic, to say the least. The user interface, user experience and all the work flow with Windows 8 operating system is, at bottom line, a very uncomfortable experience. It is even incomprehensible how could such an ill designed system be finally imposed on the final consumer.
Summary: I have so far enjoyed this laptop. Easy to set up, great looking and easy to use. I too have had to make an adjustment to windows 8, but it comes with a free upgrade to 8.1 which makes it tolerable. I have not had the problems with the keyboard and touchpad that others have. Actually, I rather like the keyboard, its very smooth and comfortable. Each laptop takes a little adjusting too with their touchpad and this one is no different.
Hard drive went out after two weeks and SAMSUNG would not let me return the computer
Nancy Ellison, Amazon
30 January 2014
Summary: I bought this computer for my daughter who was starting to school to become a Physician Assistant. She used the computer for taking notes and homework assignments. After only two weeks of use, the hard drive went out in the machine and she lost all of her notes and assignments. Samsung would not allow me to return the computer for exchange. I have to send it to a repair place in NJ and wait two weeks for it to be returned. Meanwhile my daughter has no computer to use.
Summary: Ok, so I lost my previous laptop which was an HP pavilion dv4 through overheating problems as a result of excessive gaming at University after my exams were over. I have a lot more years to complete hence I really needed a new PC. I needed one that was better than my previous. One that could support the same games and better, that could operate faster, looks better, more portable, lasted longer on battery and most importantly, PREVENT me from missing my old PC.
Summary: This is a sleek slim form factor laptop for the light to moderate user. Not ideal for any kind of significant multi tasking. Needed to copy office to a flash drive then install on this (as it came without it and there isn't a CD drive) Overall a great buy for student/teacher/new computer user/FB user/etc..
Summary: I think that this device is a great machine if you're on the go for work or play. It gives much of the loved features that one can expect of an ultrabook and it is for my experience a very fast and reliable machine, from working multiple tasks to working with graphics intensive applications and software, startup to shutdown, it's a great device. Memory management is good! I would do recommend this ultrabook as I think for the price it sure packs a lot.
Very solid ultrabook. Nice looking, sturdy, good touchscreen, easy to upgrade RAM. Screen is a little dim. GREAT VALUE!!!!
16 January 2014
Summary: I got this ultrabook and because my old laptop was starting to struggle with videos on YouTube. I wanted a touchscreen to play with, a thin computer, good battery life, easy to upgrade RAM, an illuminated keyboard, and a fast processor. In this ultrabook, I got all of those things. Windows 8 is better than I expected...once you run all eighty-something of the updates required before you update to Windows 8.1.