Summary: The speed and performance are excellent on this notebook. It would nice if you could get to the hard drive without voiding the warranty. The area where your hands go also heats up quite fast so it may be good to invest in a pad or something.
Great formfactor, some functionality is sacrificed.
Jonathan Yu, Amazon
22 January 2014
Summary: So first and foremost this is a great looking laptop. I get compliments on it all the time. The processor is quick enough to handle most task without a problem. I don't game so video performance is not an issue for me. My 2 gripes 1. the hinge on the screen is very loose, the laptop will close itself when I am laying in bed watching a movie. 2. colors displayed on the monitor are awful. Not an issue with word and excel but for pictures and movies, the color is bad.
I Love It Now - But Endured Hours of Frustration At First
Richard Sharp, Amazon
7 January 2014
Summary: This notebook was delivered with Windows 8.0 installed even though 8.1 has been available for quite some time. When I upgraded it following Microsoft's instructions it hung up in a reboot loop which was unstoppable - it was not possible to engage the BIOS. After research, I found out that Samsung's BIOS was incompatible with 8.1 and must be updated prior to the 8.1 upgrade. There was absolutely nothing in the box or in the software that was delivered that suggested that.
Summary: I've had this laptop for about 5 days now. I'm still getting used to it, but here are my thoughts so far. Pros: good size screen lightweight feels nice quiet Cons: touchpad is horrendous. no left click or right click buttons which makes things much more difficult. i blame apple for this disastrous concept. touchpad is also responding very poorly. scrolling is very very very difficult. not sure yet if it's something i'm doing or not. screen is not incredible.
Summary: Pros: -It's light. Super light. People are jealous. Even the power supply is light. -The screen is amazingly bright. (too bright often!) -Most hardware worked out of the box under Fedora Linux, including sleep/hibernate functions. -Wonderful touchpad using windows. Cons: -Keyboard key travel is too short and takes some getting used to. As a heavy typist, I suspect I'll end up beating this keyboard to an early death, but time will tell.
Summary: Works great, is a sweet, sleek laptop. I agree with other reviewers that the lid can be hard to open, and the display hard to see if you don't have it at the right angle, but am still happy with it overall!