Summary: The product is excellent! the only two issues to consider are: Wifi - you must change the settings if using the ultra book with no battery connected, otherwise it won't connect to any wifi. Skype - if the factory skype doesn't work (it comes installed with windows 7) you must install (overwrite) with the newest version of skype, otherwise it won't connect. Apart from that, the ultra book is great and light weight!! Regarding the battery life it lasts about 4-5 hours.
Samsung Support It is the worst laptop support I have ever experienced!!!
12 November 2012
Summary: Product came problematic. Giving blue screens every time I put the laptop in sleep. Support takes it back for 19 days and it comes back with the same problem (You have to ship it and they ship it back). They tell me they need to have 3 unsuccessful repairs to replace the laptop!!! This makes about 19x3 days without your laptop for samsung to admit that they sold you a problematic product and need to give you a new one.
Summary: I purchased this computer in May. Since then it has spent as much time with UPS and Samsung as it has with me. After I sent it in the last time, Samsung sent me a different, refurbished laptop without even asking me. If you are foolish enough to purchase a Samsung computer (I have two of their TV's), you deserve the misery you will receive. My laptop would not quit crashing when connected to an ipod or to a Samsung TV via HDMI cable.
Summary: This is super machine except its Wifi. You will only notice it if you use another computer connected to WiFi to comapre. It will perform perfectly fine for the first few minutes after connecting to your router. Then it will clogg. Called Samsung, re installed driver, restored the system few times. No luck.
Summary: After only 45 days the motherboard burned out and it's been at Samsung's only service center in Texas for over a week waiting for a part. In addition, Samsung's web site doesn't sell an extra power supply unit. I should have considered this before I bought it but I haven't had a laptop break in so many years that it wasn't even on my radar. Live and learn I guess. Hopefully I'll get it back as good as new.
Summary: Size: Didn't quite meet my expectations. Not as "thin" as the ASUS and Mac air. Display: Horrible! Screen has this white hue that is impossible to get rid of, and playing with contrast and brightness controls does not help much. Battery: Not even close to the published 6-7 hours, on a good day you might get up to 3.5 hours. Price: at 699 might be a bit over priced, if i wasn't stuck on a PC i would've paid a bit more for the mac air.
Decent, but not amazing ... (and it's not really SILVER)
G. THOMAS, Amazon
8 May 2012
Summary: I bought this to replace an HP 13.3" that was having minor hardware issues after a year and a half. (e.g., bluetooth not stable, integrated webcam not working, track pad was not responsive to scrolling commands at all, etc.) I was excited to try an Ultrabook because I'm always looking for lighter and faster notebooks when I replace them.
Summary: The company I work for just bought two of these and put me in charge to prepare them for some co-workers. This laptop is very sexy looking. It's very lightweight. It does have a SSD that the OS comes on so it boots up very, very fast. There is hardly any preinstalled crap that I had to remove from them; about half a dozen Samsung programs, Norton, games, etc.
Summary: Item worked fine for about 5 months, was very fast and looked amazing, but the build quality was poor and easily damaged from dents in the plastic surrounding the screen to the silver paint coming off under the laptop. i managed to get a refund on the item, replacing it with another Samsung laptop (not ultrabook) that seems just as fast to boot up. with similar specs and half the price.