Summary: For over a year, used this to run 8 processes crunching data 24/7, and got great speed. Then it overheated and crashed on a hot spring day. Since then, the firmware insists on stepping down to half speed soon after booting (event 37).
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.
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).
Don't buy this model if you need Intel Wireless Display
Haiwei Fan, Amazon
22 October 2013
Summary: I bought this machine to integrate with my Smart TV using Intel Wireless Display. Having spent $700 and two weekends, I have no luck. I have checked out the website of both Samsung and Intel, which confirms that this model and CPU chips support Intel WIDI.
Summary: Worst laptop I have ever owned. Windows 8 is terrible, but I speak of the laptop itself. - Some sort of RAM latency issue not inherent in Windows 8 must stem from faulty hardware installation. - The CD-ROM drive wants to open up on the slightest contact, and is touchy.
Came defective, lot's of time on live chat, sent for repairs and still the same problem
dalupster "jb", Amazon
15 June 2013
Summary: I bought this product from Amazon about a month ago. It didn't keep time from the moment I opened the box. I spent several hours on live chat - after many hours of humoring their problem solving efforts - they finally decided it was a bios/MB issue and had me send it in for repairs.
Why Build A Laptop With A Tablet Operating System?
Love Technology, Amazon
23 January 2013
Summary: This is a review of the whole product. If you did a review of an automobile you would do a review of the whole product including the engine and drive train. If you had issues with the drive train you wouldn't go out and do a separate review of the transmisson manufacturer.
Cons: Extremely flimsy construction. The laptop arrived with defective keyboard/trackpad that do not work. I am unable to return this laptop now, but only replace it with the same, terrible model. Please, stay far, far away from this model. I was under the impression that Samsung created great products...
Summary: I've had this laptop for 2 months, too long to return it without a penalty. Too bad. I spent too long trying to make it work, then came the holidays, etc, etc. Windows 8 is an incredible productivity killer. Things that work at first, stop working.