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: This laptop has exceptional performance. U can watch full hd movies, play high end games at medium settings. Awesome laptop. Good design. Awesome form factor. Well spaced out keyboard for easy typing. This laptop is very good.
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.
Summary: I bought one of these from Amazon in July, and have had to return it because of multiple crashes with the infamous Blue Screen of Death. The self generated reliability report was showing around 2/10 for reliability. Amazon were brilliant as usual, and took it back without a quibble. I was sure that this was a one off, and received another a week ago. So far it has failed 8 times, each with the same error code as all the failures on the previous machine.
Summary: Have this lap top just over a week and really pleased with it. Keyboard and mouse pad are excellent. Good screen brightness. A little chunkier than other Ultrabooks. I'm not a gamer and just needed it for routine stuff and working on spreadsheets and documents...Perfect for this and good value if you don't need a more powerful machine. I didn't have any issues with connection speeds mentioned in other review.
Great but first you need to fix the internet problems...
19 October 2012
Summary: I have now had this laptop for 2 weeks and can say it is an amazing one and well worth it too. I ordered it Thursday night and got it on Saturday morning with standard free delivery. The only annoying thing about it is the internet. When I got mine I got really crappy download speeds. I was downloading at kb/s having 100mb broadband. Obviously there was something wrong.
Summary: This is nicely built and feels solid. It has a slim profile despite including a DVD drive. Comes with a restore DVD which is helpful, most others expect you to make your own. It can also restore from a HD partition so the DVD is only needed for complete drive failure. Some of the additional Samsung software is a bit unnecessary (helps with settings and launching programs), I suppose some will find it helpful, but I spent time removing it.
Summary: Seems well-made and looks stylish. Light(ish) and noticeably more compact than 15.6", without screen seeming too small (screen is actually good). Fast start up - no doubt helped by SSD (not available for user storage) - and performance from fairly modest i3 processor more than adequate - good , in fact - for my needs (multiple office applications, multiple browser windows mainly - no noticeable difference from my more powerful desktop used in this way).