Summary: I had been looking for an 'ultrabook' or close to it as I wanted a 14" or smaller computer that wasn't a pain to haul around. After much searching and trying another Samsung laptop with Windows 8 I finally found that. After playing with a windows 8 laptop for a few week, windows 7 was high on my must have list. This laptop is fairly speedy for an AMD processer, but I did ad an extra 4 gigs of ram. I think this helps get the job done a bit quicker.
Summary: In less than 10 days, I have returned 2 Samsung laptops. I got this Series 5 in the beautiful deep pink and was using it in battery mode. It was not bad until I decided to take out the power cord for a charge only to be met with oddly loose male and female parts which, as you can imagine, meant issues charging the battery.
Summary: A really great computer, perfect to take to class and to watch movies. I have no negatives on this product, and I am very pleased by it. It was delivered promptly. I would recommend this to any college student or anyone who just wants a lightweight laptop. I also appreciate the memory and ram on the computer, much more than another product of this size and in its price- range.
Laptop did not meet expectations, Customer Service Horrible
Keith Kyle, Amazon
21 November 2012
Summary: There are two parts to this review. 1st: the laptop itself is somewhat clunky and the design slightly flawed. I started having speed issues almost immediately and the keyboard/track pad lead you accidentally jump the cursor often. The cursor thing is even more annoying than it sounds. 2nd: After experiencing a keyboard problem and sending this in to Samsung to repair (under warranty) I've just completed the worst customer service experience of my life.
Summary: The screen looks awesome, even in direct sunlight. I can play Team Fortess 2 with a lot of action and not drop below 30 fps. I work with scientific computing so having a Trinity core that I can test code out on is nice. I get a little over 5 hours battery life in Windows with the brightness at 60%. In Linux I get a little over 4 hours with the same brightness.
Summary: This is my first ultrabook as I cannot afford a proper Mac Book AIr. Guess what this is amazing it is so fast for a thin laptop and runs Modern Warefare 3 brilliantly much better than intel HD3000.
Summary: I bought this computer for work since I travel, don't need a CD drive, and did not want a MacBook Air. I started with a MacBook Pro, and returned that for this Samsung - best decision I've ever made. This computer is ultra light and sleek with all the right ports. There is no backlight on the keyboard which saddened me, but after using this for 2 weeks, I'm still in heaven. That so far has been the only "flaw" if you could even call it that.
Summary: PROS: Very small footprint. Box is small, only a few documents and charger included. Slim profile, sleek, and powerful. Performs just as good as it looks. Two regular USB ports, One USB 3.0. HDMI and Mini HDMI out. Media card reader (4in1) Overall I am very happy with everything. I wanted a smaller laptop without losing certain features. I have this little thing hooked up to my 46" LED via HDMI. I cannot complain at all. I play some games on it with no hiccups.
Summary: Pros: - Very nice design, sleek and elegant (similar to macbook air) - Light and portable - Runs pretty smoothly, i.e. no lagging or delay when opening and running programs (from what I could tell during my short ownership) Cons: - Mine would overheat and crash, and became too hot to touch on the bottom side near the back. This made the laptop pretty useless, and I had to return it for a refund. - Lots of bloatware (i.e. useless, pre-installed software).