Summary: Thought I should contribute to the rating & discussion as it was the basis for me purchasing this Samsung laptop on 12/20/2012. I am not a computer expert but am experienced using laptops for my business over the past nearly 15 years. I have been using this laptop everyday (normally 6 hours a day) for nearly four months now. The laptop replaced my Dell Inspirion 11 11.6-Inch Obsidian Black Laptop (Windows 7 Premium)which I had for a number of years and very much liked.
Summary: Great price for the features of the machine. Graphics are good. Primarily, I use it for e-mails, surfing the net, and watching videos online. I do not game or do any graphics work on the laptop so I can't comment too much on the graphics card...but what I can say is that having a separate card is a lot better than shared! Screen is nice and bright but I have dimmed mine as I like mine darker...also saves on battery life. Boots up quite quickly.
Cons: preloaded with windows 8 and other useless programs
Summary: I have been using this computer since early February. The only thing I have to complain is Samsung's lack of native support nor divers for Linux. The lack of appropriate drivers and energy settings reduces the battery life for 1:30 hours in Ubuntu, for example. And bad sound in Skype for Linux. The overall performance of the battery is amazing for windows - 3.30 to 4 hours of college-use, and it is very thin and light.
Summary: Researched a lot to make this purchase by reading the other reviews here. I am pleased to report the GOOD reviews about this laptop were accurate. I was leery of the AMD processor, as I perceived AMD processors are not considered as good as Intel. That turns out to be a myth. Having no issues -- runs fast and smooth. Boots up quickly as advertised. Heat does not seem excessive for a Quad processor. The screen, keyboard, etc. run great for ndows 7 or 8.
Summary: Really nice laptop. Light, yet sturdy. Keys and keypad work well. Fast and connect well to the monitor. It would be great if it came with the whole Microsoft Office, and not jus the Starter Package.
Summary: Finally I moved to this laptop from NP530U4C and feels immediately better. It has significantly better multimedia and gaming capabilities, while running cooler. That is cool isn't it? Of course adding an extra Memory stick and SSD are essential. Unfortunately back-lit keyboard is still missing and I'd prefer a 900p screen! Hope I'll see soon a Samsung Series 9 with A10 Trinity, than all the best parts are together!!!
Summary: This is my first time buying a Samsung, and I have to say, the hardware under the hood is really reliable. I was skeptical at first because of the AMD chipset, but it really pulls especially with an extra 8GB of RAM.
Amazingly well built, priced and performing ultra thin and light
10 November 2012
Summary: Hi all, EyeOnComputers here. Short Review here until I release my well-known ultra detailed review. Specifications (modified): - replaced mechanical 750GB HDD with a Samsung 830 SSD 128GB (for $70) - added Crucial (w/ Micron memory chips) 4GB DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM stick (for $18) - installed clean version of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with SP1...