Summary: Beautiful touch screen is the best part of this machine. Super light @ 3 pounds yet very sturdy for commuting. This thing leaves the MacBook Air in its dust. I love most everything but the keyboard. I'm not a fan of the chiklet keyboards but this is a small gripe with nice little machine. 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM sets it above the others in this line.
Excerpt: The first time I opened the ATIV and tried to use it, I absolutely hated Windows 8.1 version. I'm a Window 7 user. I think it is not intuitive but frustrating environment, so I can't really give my rating on functionality. The machine itself is lighter and sleeker tan my current laptop, although I miss not having a DVD drive and had to purchase an externa one.
Summary: Pros: Very bright and clear display. Touch screen. Small form factor. No flex. Cons: Bad battery life. Wifi seems to disconnect from network. This laptop seems not to keep the time when set. I never thought battery life on a laptop would be such an annoying factor for me, because I eventually end up using the charger all the time anyway) but I expected the laptop to last at least 5 hours right out of the box. It only gets 3 hours on a good day (at its lowest settings).
This is great looking very lightweight very fast to wake-up very fast ...
PK Krubs, Amazon
5 January 2015
Summary: This is great looking very lightweight very fast to wake-up very fast to operate multiple programs/tabs great display feels durable Trackpad takes a little getting used to but I am getting better with it. Does everything I want it to do. Nice moves Samsung.
Summary: I have not liked a piece of technology this much in a very long time. It is a fully powered ultra-book with great battery life. It does everything I hoped for and does it better than I expected. Great for work, watching videos, and even playing some games. The one negative thing I have to say about it, my headphone jack now only works sometimes. The warranty is only 1 year, and I have had this for just longer than that. This is why I rate it 4 rather than 5 stars.
Laptop not bad but terrible, incompetent tech support -- and Backup/Restore function does not work
Alexander Jason, Amazon
30 December 2014
Summary: Very serious problem with the restore/recovery application. After only about 3 months of normal use the laptop would not boot to Windows -- only to a black screen. Tried everything. I did use the "Recovery/Restore" feature (by tapping F4 as the computer boots -- when you see the Samsung logo). This allowed me to backup my data on an external drive and then erase the disk, install the factory Win8 software. So far, so good.