Reviews and Problems with Samsung Ativ Book 5 / NP530U3C / NP540U3C
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Not Particularly Good
30 January 2014
Summary: I have a high-end Samsung laptop, and being highly satisfied with that laptop I decided to purchase this Sumsung touchscreen laptop. In fact I purchased 2 of them, one from Amazon and one from Best Choice. Laptop from Best Choice: Came with a really old charger (the one from Amazon said Rev 1.5 on the charger - the one from Best Choice was much older and worse quality).
Summary: I generally liked this laptop, but it has a major flaw that, to my mind, renders it unusable. It is painfully slow over wireless connections, and loses signal quickly as you move away from the router. It gets to be frustrating really fast. If you intend to work with a network cable plugged in then you are fine. But what's the point of a highly portable ultrabook that has awful wireless connectivity? Mine went back to Amazon.
Summary: I recently bought one of these machines in a Swiss high-street store, reduced to £357 (but with a QWERTZ keyboard) but even at this price, I find it hard to recommend this laptop. I work with a variety of makes of laptops, including Apple, Lenovo, Sony and Samsung. This is the slimmest laptop I've had, but compared to each of the others, it's the one I least enjoy typing on.
Summary: I was initially very pleased with this laptop. It's speedy, light and looks great. The only thing I would fault is the poor battery life (realistically 3 hours or so) which I was well aware of from reading many reviews and isn't an issue for me. Unfortunately, after about 4 weeks, the flip down, ethernet port cover cracked and broke. You can't plug a network cable in without the cover, as it hold the cable in place next to the pins.
Summary: Comprei o produto após muita pesquisa e como necessitava com urgência de um produto com tal desempenho sai e comprei! Começaram meus problemas... Chegando da loja o meu ultrabook não ligava. Precisei passar o final de semana sem computador e quando cheguei com o novo computador, este esquenta demais, é lento, apresenta o erro (KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR) pelo menos 5 vezes ao dia e reinicia... Enfim, não usufrui de nenhum dos benefícios prometidos pelo aparelho!