Summary: I purchased this ultrabook from Amazon in July 2012. After 9 months of use a frame around the screen is falling out, and the click button is drowning. This is my only computer for work and I am now threatened that any minute the notebook may completely break. I tried to get in touch with Samsung customer service but did not get any reasonable advice what to do. The nearest Samsung service is in Texas while I live in DC. Bad experience with this flimsy laptop.
Summary: Had the Series 5 14" for about 6 weeks now. I was very pleased with it at first, and as I have used it more several flaws have appeared. I will try not to repeat too much other reviewers, but it does merit mentioning again that this is definitely on the heavy side for an Ultrabook. I wanted an optical drive (I thought--although I have to admit I haven't used it yet!) and that was a big appeal. The speakers are great.
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.
Summary: I was so excited to open this up and get it started. It looked beautiful and had overall good reviews and great specs. I was very frustrated to discover, however, that the power connection was faulty. The power jack did not fit completely and fell out very easily. It would charge, but shifting it around even a little would cause the charging to be interrupted.
It worked for a while until Samsung techs kept breaking it
M. Pfeffer "MJP", Amazon
23 February 2012
Summary: After I'd operated with a decent late 2009-vintage gaming laptop for home primary use and a netbook for my commute, and having built a gaming desktop, I found myself wanting to make some changes in how I operate my computers. I'm a systems engineer/administrator and really, really persnickity about my technology needs, and I'd already sampled the Asus Zenbook and Acer Aspire S3 - completely unusable if you're a decent typist.