Summary: Once I got this computer loaded with Windows 8, I thought I should have my head examined for not staying with an earlier version, like my octogenarian friend did. Of course, I couldn't be bothered with manuals, so I've stumbled through the past twelve months. I've managed to get done what I need to- finally.
Summary: Samsung has come out swinging with this puppy. Purchased this from best buy during an open box sale (250$) so I got a steal on this thing. Initial build quality is what you'd expect from a budget laptop (very plasticy, you can push down where the speakers are almost a 1/4" and there is some flex to it when you close it). I was a little skeptical when purchasing but for the price i couldn't walk away.
Summary: By far the worst laptop I have ever purchased. Combine Windows 8 with a disappearing CD drive that is not even recognized as a device or drive most of the time and it makes you want to throw this thing out the window. Also have problems with bank sites and Netflix among others, but I think this may be a Windows 8 issue.
Summary: Hands down the WORST laptop I've ever owned. Within a month of getting it, my screen developed a flickering problem, and soon after the screen went full berzerk and would either turn black or be covered with color spectrums (basically nothing can be seen). This was definitely a screen/monitor reception issue, as I was able to use my computer "fine" by using my TV as a monitor. I did eventually have to send in my laptop to get the problem fixed. It was fixed.
Summary: I bought this mainly for work, browsing the web, and ocassional gaming....this laptop has exceeded my expectations so far! I also really liked windows 8, once you get used to it, and start using windows store apps, you will never want to go back!