Summary: Bought this laptop about a month ago and didn't know anything about Samsung computers so i asked 3 sales reps and they all said it was a great laptop and i can't disagree. Very fast and clear,has more power than my other laptops. Very light to tote around. You will need to buy an optical drive.
Summary: do not recommend buying the product. Is not reliable. I opened a box and tried to start enjoying a father without success. One-third from the keyboard did not work. I returned to the store and got a new one. I opened a box and found a different phenomenon,button on the keyboard sink. I returned the Laptop and canceled the deal.
Summary: I’ve owed this computer for a few week now. All I seem to be doing is downloading updates or waiting for it to start. Firstly I downloaded win8 updates, then win 8.1, then another load of updates, then Samsung service had to install some patches, then more updates, then office 2010. At the end of all that Nortons (which is pre installed ) starts very slowly and stops connection to the internet until its up and running. So yet more work to sort this out.
Summary: I`ve had a Samsung R730 for 4 years now, which has been the best laptop I`ve used. It was time for a change, so I had no hesitation in going for another Samsung. It took me awhile to decide, but I finally went with the NP510R5E. The R730 has a 17.3" screen, but I figured a 15.6" would be just as good now as I have started wearing glasses and the screen looks bigger. Firstly, its a gorgeous piece of kit. Good build quality throughout and great to use.
Summary: When it turned up I was so impressed, it looked great. Setting up took no time, what did take time was getting used to windows 8, that's not the laptops fault. The reason for my low score is because I came from using a 1 year old i3 samsung laptop that was only £325 with half the ram and a years worth of my downloads /clutter yet this newer and supposedly more powerful laptop was slower to react with everything, some programmes/ apps kept "hanging".
Summary: The computer has not disappointed. It is fast and boots up very quickly. Given all that had been written in previous reviews, I was dreading using W8, but after reading through the guide, I have got used to it, and enjoying using my new Samsung laptop.