Summary: Overall it's a solid buy. The display was a bit of a disappointment. Especially since this laptop is a Samsung. My Samsung TV is amazing. I wish they would used the same technology for the laptop display. It only looks good if you view it straight on. This only becomes a problem if another person wants to see what's on your screen. They have view it straight on or it will look too dark or washed out. Other than that, it performs like a champ!
Pros: Fast, Great specs for the price, Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Powerful, Quiet
Summary: I use this laptop for word processing, streaming video from the internet, skype, rendering images in Revit, and gaming. I've had it about a week now and so far it's holding up to everything I throw at it. Overall design is very solid. Chiclet keyboard is phenomenal, multi-touch pad is very responsive, video and audio quality on skype calls is excellent. I'm really surprised at how lightweight this thing is considering the hardware.
Summary: Don't buy it - after 21 months it crashes repeatedly and has to be re-booted at every use. Samsung don't want to know because we've had it longer than a year! Surely something with such a well known brand name at this price should last longer than 21 months without all this trouble.
Summary: I bought to replace a PC operating under XP. As I wanted as little change in procedures as possible, I opted for a laptop running under Windows 7 (rather than the fundamental change adopted by Windows 8). This Samsung met that requirement. The smaller screen is taking getting used to when I had a 19" before and I will look at connecting the old screen to the laptop. I have not used the mouse pad and via a USB socket I have connected my radio mouse.
Summary: Bought this a year ago and it hasn't disappointed. The speed has slowed a bit but that is normal as you put on more software - I've yet to hear of a medium priced laptop that performs as well as it gets older - overall pleased with the product apart from the peculiarity that the cursor tends to move when typing if you're not careful and type in the wrong position ie palms low on keyboard!
Summary: I got this Laptop refurbished and went to pains to find out whether Windows 8 or Windows 7 was the right version for me. I'm very glad that I opted for Windows 7. The laptop itself is perfect, It's quick there's plenty of storage and after having it for 7 months now I've had no problems with it.
Summary: The laptop has been nothing but trouble, first being returned for a spontaneously broken casing and mother board detaching itself in the first few months. They said it is not under warranty (within a year). Costing me 294 pounds. I will never buy another samsung laptop, incredibly poor quality.