Reviews and Problems with Samsung ATIV Book 5 / NP530U4E / NP540U4E
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Decent laptop, but early problems
Conor Carroll, Amazon
20 March 2014
Summary: Computer is a nice weight/style, I don't Love Windows 8 but that has nothing to do with this computer. The biggest issue is sometimes I get a reboot error coming out of sleep. I've only had this thing a little over 3 months and this problem started within 6 weeks of having the computer. If I leave the clamshell open over night, the computer will go to sleep. When I try to wake it up, I get some sort of reboot error and I have to do a forced restart.
Summary: I thought the Sidesync would be handy, but it doesn't work, and no printing is a deal breaker. There are better laptops for the money.
Pros: Light weight, sleek design, nice display.
Cons: The Samsung Sidesync was never able to link up. Samsung Screenshare works just fine. Both are just gimmicks and are not really needed. I still can't print to my network printer. Samsung and HP says it is a Windows 8 issue, Microsoft says it is an HP Printer issue. I am having an IT person try to fix the issue this week, so we'll see.
I really wanted to like it but I found that it just did not work for me. :-/
Little Mommy Whovian (aka Lee) "~ Lee Garibaldi", Amazon
15 December 2013
Summary: UPDATE: 1/10/2014 Well it is after Christmas and the new year has started as usual - with many items being returned and exchanged. Isn't that the tradition? So I did take this laptop with me on winter vacation in an attempt to give myself a chance to use it for fun during my free time. I really did want to like it and maybe it was just a problem with me but I just could not force myself to like it.
Excerpt: Only 200 nits? That is disappointing. Other Samsung notebooks boast a display brightness of 300 nits and above. This includes the older series 5 notebooks. How come this one is kept at 200? Why the demotion?
Excerpt: После покупки обнаружился люфт на тач паде(не плотно прилегает), из-за которого он щелкает при любом нажатии, т.е. простые движения курсора сопровождаются постоянным клацаньем, если работать в тишине - очень раздражает. В "вип-сервисе" сказали что люфт в норме!(я считал что его быть не должно в принципе) и если поменять тачпад - будет тоже самое. Пришлось самому придумывать прокладку в щель.
Pros: Цена, матовый экран, windows 8, металлический корпус
Cons: качество сборки, разъем питания, куча предустановленных мусорных приложений