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: I'm still very happy with this notebook. The finish is very good, the design clean and it's fast. I installed Ubuntu on the SSD-drive and this way benefit from a quite fast system with a big storage (home-partition on platter-drive) for a very fair price. The two small things to mention are the keyboard that leaves slight marks on the screen if carried closed (make sure there's always a cloth or foil when closed) and the thin pin of the power plug appear to be in danger...
Summary: As others have said, this gets incredibly hot at times. Watching a movie or doing any video editing gets this thing nuclear hot. The battery life is also horrible if pressing its capabilities. With screen dimmed and only browsing single pages/checking email etc I get about 2.5 hours max and while watching a movie I'm lucky to be able to even finish the movie before it shuts down.
The best hybrid Ultrabook, if you need the storage
PositiveLogic "Looking for Positive, Not Fearing the Negative", Amazon
11 September 2012
Summary: To me, the typical Ultrabook configuration is all about "form before function." I was honestly tempted to get the HP Folio in all it's thin/lightweight glory. But I kept coming back to..."Gee, I'm gonna have to buy an external drive no matter what, because after you install all the applications you want, you're left with about 70 gb." Now who are we trying to kid?
Summary: I did a lot of kicking around for a lot of the so-called ultrabooks. I know...some wouldn't consider this an ultrabook, but nevermind that. What I wanted was a lightweight laptop with a good battery life. I chose the Samsung Series 5 Ultra because it offered all of that, and still gave me a decent sized hard drive (I got the version with the 500Gig). Peformance wise, the SSD cache drive really makes a major impact over a traditional hard drive.
Summary: I bought the Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook 14Inch a few weeks after its release. I was extremely excited to use it as soon as I got it. This ultrabook is promising and gives a lot of the things it mentions, but one thing I do not like about this notebook is the heating system. The vent is in the bottom of the laptop, and another one is located in between the speaker, allowing the heat to release above. I was worried that it may overheat, so I bought a cooling pad.
Summary: It's a fantastic laptop fun, sleek and overall enjoyable to use. I have but two criticism's, firstly the matter of overheating. It is indeed a very slim laptop, and that's great in some aspects but not when it comes to having a decent size fan for the respective laptop power. It runs high spec games amazingly and I use it mainly for that, however with the processor being so powerful and the ability to run these games comes the issue of the fan.
Summary: Received this order within 48 hours of making the purchase - Item arrived in original box and with all peripherals, charge and start up disk. Despite being advertised as "used" it looked brand new, no scratches or issues.
Summary: I bought this laptop a few weeks ago, and I am now ready to provide feedback. Pros: * The Core i3 CPU is fast enough for a normal use, such as browsing, watching HD videos (including iPlayer and YouTube), Microsoft Office 2013 etc. Don't believe the marketing hype about Core i5 or i7 CPUs, unless you do some very intensive CPU tasks, such as video editing or games (but then an ultrabook is not the answer for those) * 6GB of RAM is plenty of memory.
Summary: I bought this as an upgrade to my 4-year-old Toshiba laptop and the difference is huge. The laptop has a good build quality and is mostly metallic casing, which looks great but does get a bit cold. The screen is good and I'm very impressed with the boot times - the SSD really makes all the difference. Battery life seems pretty good, too. Overall, this laptop is great.