Brief comments on previous version of this computer after 11 months--screen and processor
A food lover, Amazon
5 February 2014
Summary: I have a slightly older model of this same laptop, and there are two issues worth noting: 1. Screen 'bruising.' The build of the machine is sleek, lightweight, and attractive, with aluminum cladding on almost every surface except the bottom and the touchpad. However, because the lid is so thin, the screen tends to 'bruise' against the keys.
Summary: Lets first understand that I'm 60 yrs old. I've been nursing a 10 yr old HP desktop running windows XP and explorer 5 (6?). So jumping into windows 8 was quite an experience. I'd borrowed my daughters new laptop (the same model) and found it very easy to operate, so I bought the same one. In less than a week, I'd gotten quite comfortable with the functionality of the whole thing. The 15.6 inch screen is so easy to read, that I don't even need to use my reading glasses.
Summary: I picked up this laptop as an open box unit at Best Buy for $330 after tax. My experience thus far has been great, with only a couple of minor exceptions. The trackpad tends to freeze up if you accidentally touch two separate areas of it without doing a two finger swipe gesture correctly. This may just be a driver issue. Also, when I am installing any program the keyboard responds very sluggishly to the point that it is unusable.
If the Windows 8.1 upgrade doesn't resolve my issues in this review, this puppy is getting formatted and turned into a Linux-box
4 December 2013
Summary: I don't understand why the trackpad is so huge and positioned to the left of my body center. (left of bellybutton) I'm not left handed and it's not only awkward to use, it's painful. There are no settings to let you set up your trackpad to use your normal hand orientations. the two-finger scroll is almost always unresponsive and has to be done exactly vertical.
Summary: EDIT: I have left a fantastic review below but start having problems with the unit. I called Samsung and they said I will have to exchange the laptop since there is something wrong and it is a manufacture defect. I have issues typing and using the mouse. Bummer! I will give it another chance though since I love it otherwise! Amazon is sending me another one and I'm sure it will be fine! I LOVE this computer otherwise! Version 3 Is awesome!
Summary: I've had this laptop for a couple of months and wanted to give an honest opinion/review after adjusting to Win8 (I Use Win7 and XP as well). Thus far, this has been a surprisingly agile, easy to navigate, fun to own laptop. Having never experienced the AMD processor before, I was quite pleasantly surprised in regards to performance for all of the apps I use (Microsoft Office Suite, Music and Video, Games, Social Apps, etc etc etc..
Summary: I swore the last time I purchased a PC that it would be the LAST PC I'd buy. But I have been so frustrated with an old Vista basic machine that I didn't have the funds to purchase a REAL computer (Hint....Apple). So I began my quest to replace my desktop with a decent laptop that could be somewhat more versatile. After a rather protracted search I settled on a budget I was comfortable with and went in search for the best value. Well this is definitely the one.
Summary: I snagged this puppy for a mere $434, which seems to be deal of century. Via Amazon's warehouse deals, and although listed as "used," seems new except for the non-Samsung box. The computer box was shipped to me in a grossly oversized and wasteful larger shipping box, which wasn't even needed. C'mon Amazon, get green! Very little bloatware, and comes with several useful utility programs not part of standard Windows 8.