The illuminated keyboard is great since I often use the laptop in the evening
Amazon Customer, Amazon
15 July 2014
Summary: I've been using the Samsung Ativ for over two months no and I've had not issues (so far). Windows 8 is hard for me to get used to and I find that I barely use the touchscreen feature. However my nephew loves that feature. The illuminated keyboard is great since I often use the laptop in the evening.
Beautifully powerful laptop! ***get updates from Samsung!!!***
Cass Morgan II, Amazon
30 March 2014
Summary: The computer is powerful and sexy. I like how sturdy it feels. So far, I'm impressed with the screen. It's full 1080 HD and it's noticeable! The "touch" is extremely accurate. I'm a computer science student, the keyboard feels nice, the screen resolution gives me plenty of real estate to code on and...
Summary: nice computer windows 8 is just so different all the swipe options are hard to get accustomed to so I use the win 7 emulator works better for me. My only real criticism is the touch pad it does not have the left and right click pads i have been using for years instead you have to click in the bottom...
Summary: Bought this for my daughter heading off to college. Came in good condition and was easy to start using right out of the box. We had read the other reviews concerning the WI-FI driver and noted the same problem as well.
Summary: I tried to install a fresh copy of windows 8 without the recovery or restoration image that Samsung installs onto the hard drive. However the embedded BIOS key is not something that can be used with any of the Microsoft images you can legally obtain.
Pros: Outstanding hardware for the price: -You get a touch screen with great colors and contrast. - Core i7 in a laptop rocks! - And most important to me: dedicated video card (FTW) The touchpad is very nice. I usually don't like using them but this one is very well designed and looks nice too - great ...
Cons: Now to the dark side of this laptop: *BLOATWARE! This laptop was crawling when it arrived at my doorstep. I couldn't even run flash based websites because of the junk Samsung decided to install on this laptop. *TPM - this has an integrated TPM that gets linked to Windows 8 which can be annoying. ...
Summary: It took me two weeks to figure out why the wifi was dying on my machine. After uninstalling reams of programs, updating drivers, removing intel drivers, I finally figured out that the Samsung power-saving settings were getting stuck somehow and turning the wifi off within 5-10 seconds of turning the...
Pros: Fast, beautiful screen, touchpad configuration is intuitive and natural, chiclet keys feel great.
Cons: Stupid crapware and settings rendering OS a bit unstable, HDD is relatively slow, battery life is low
Summary: Pros: Nice design, solid feeling keyboard, touchscreen, good specs Cons: WiFi Drop-outs, Auto back-lit Keyboard, Heating/Fan Issue (on first laptop), minor smudging, no SSD May 14th 2013 Received this laptop today and almost immediately noticed it had a fan and heating issue.