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: ATTENTION: If you need drivers for this laptop, go to the Samsung website, start an online chat, and just ask them for the SW Update program. They will send it to you free right through chat, and it basically downloads and installs all the drivers you need automatically. VERY convenient, especially since their driver page is down for this laptop.
Brilliant machine ruined by the calamitous Windows 8
25 October 2013
Summary: I'd already bought another variant (350V5C) of this machine last year for my eldest daughter, with the i-5 processor and Windows 7 which couldn't be faulted at just under £400 so when I saw this at a similar price I thought it would be good for her younger sister. The machine is almost as excellent as the first, and boots up within a few seconds.