Reviews and Problems with Samsung Ativ Book 5 / NP530U3C / NP540U3C
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Mediocre - would not recommend to a friend
Mike Forster, Amazon
29 July 2015
Summary: History: Purchased new in February 2013, will replace in August 2015 with a non-Samsung model. Good: Sharp, bright screen, even at 1366x768. Reasonably fast performance. Reliable network connections, both wired and Wi-Fi. Reliable USB, HDMI connectivity. Comfortable keyboard and trackpad.
Summary: After one year, the hard drive begin to slowly bloat up. No I did not suffocate it with a blanket while it's on. It still works, but eventually it cracked the keyboard and disfigured it. The keyboard now looks like a mini bell curve.
Summary: I don't know if it's just me. Aesthetically the laptop is a 10, but performance it's been like a 5. Every time I get it back from sleep it takes about 2 o 3 mins to finally awakes and much of the time it becomes very slow responsive. It's just not as agile as I think it should be
Summary: Great specs, great price, great look, HORRIBLE reliability! I bought this in December 2012. August 2014 my battery no longer accepts a charge. This isn't my first PC. I never leave it on the charger all night just normal use. Samsung refuses to honor my expired warranty.
Summary: Ive had this for about a month now and it handles exactly as i need it to. The battery charge is good, the keyboard is a great fit, and the screen resolution is great. It's a little heavier than I expected given the size, but not so heavy that it affected my satisfaction with the product.
Summary: We purchased the Samsung Ultrabook because of its good ratings, but we have had nothing but problems with this computer. We have owned it for one year and three days. In that time, it has been in twice for repairs.
Summary: Pros ------- Feels solid and not too heavy built well Screen responsiveness is very good (for new users of Win 8 and 8.1 (free upgrade) it may seem the screen is too sensitive but once you get the hang of touch screen interface you will love it.