Summary: The on off switch at the side is very difficult to use and has come off several times. We have been able to wedge it back on, but now the switch is not working at all, making the computer useless.
Disappointing Samsung Netbook 2013 - slow running and crashing
Dr Blu Tirohl, Amazon
12 July 2013
Summary: It is hard to get a netbook these days (so many tablets) and I bought this one because I had had the previous model for 3 years; I was really happy with it but after all the travelling I did with it, it is on it's knees (hardware-wise - buttons breaking etc). The new model however is a MASSIVE disappointment. The first thing I realised was that despite the fact that it came 'Skype ready' it does not have a built in microphone - it does have a built in camera but no mic.
Summary: Do not buy this item. Incredibly slow, and it finds it difficult to perform even the most basic tasks i.e. opening a word document, loading a webpage. Any time any virus software is scanning in the background for example, it's almost impossible to browse online. Can't handle more than one thing at a time. Also, the screen often won't re-appear after sleeping/hibernating, and sometimes, when it does, it has what looks like a thin train track down the middle.
Summary: Had to buy additional memory as 1gb RAM is insufficient to cope with everyday tasks, however I was aware of this before I purchased. The 2gb upgrade was inexpensive and relatively easy to fit. The 10.1 inch screen is a bit of a challenge, however performance is fine for my needs - word processing, internet and email on the move, and I'm pleased overall.
Summary: number on the on and of button is very hard to do on here which is on the right and you have to slide it very hard to do and there is no windows on here it goes to gios settings which it said it had windows on here you see im very good with laptops very disappointed :-(
Summary: I have always loved Samsung goods but this netbook is the worst ever. It's got Skype pre loaded but you cant use it there's a web cam fitted but no microphone what a stupid waste of time. Samsung recommend windows 8 but after purchasing windows 8 and installing it I then find that too was a waste of money and time because the resolution on the netbook is too low to use the windows apps. All in all I have wasted hundreds on inferior goods.