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Samsung-rv511.33455755
7.6 out of 10

Samsung RV511

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung RV511

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Overall 8
8.0

Good for everyday home use - Bad battery life, needed a replacement in 1 year.

Shwetha, Amazon
1 February 2014
  • Summary: i bought this laptop in Feb 2011 for 599$ from best buy. Have been using it since then with no problem EXCEPT for battery life. Everything else works just as good. They keyboard is a little different, but once you get used to it, its as good as any other laptop. I love the display and the sound, when i compare it with my toshiba R700 laptop from office. Is this a review?
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Overall 10
10

Amazing laptop

Shere, Amazon
31 October 2013
  • Summary: I bought mine in Oct 2010 and it still runs as good as the day I bought it. Love it works great as long as you are smart and take good care of it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Laptop for the average person.

"J" and that's about it "Your average..., Amazon
17 October 2013
  • Summary: Great NB for the price, I've had a few problems with it over the years and just lucky I had a damn good warranty. The battery life kind of sucks too, it was great at 1st, but over a rather short time, about a year, it's gotten laughably bad. Besides that, it's surprisingly powerful and gets even better if you optimize it for performance. It's definitely great of the average person's use, don't look for anything beyond that.
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Overall 8
8.0

samsung rv511 a01

rjan6957, Amazon
7 July 2013
  • Summary: I bought this computer from BestBuy it has the Wimax imbedded in it for the internet that was why I bought it but Clear 4g internet is slow and drops connection also has limited connection .It took 3 days to hookup at the Geeksquad, I've had to take it in 3 times to be rebooted, lousing all my pictures and data programs. Finally it just quit working altogether.
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Overall 2
2.0

Disappointing and Abysmal

Twee, Amazon
17 March 2013
  • Summary: This machine got rave Top 10 reviews when it was released, had a low price point, and seemed like a lot of bang for the buck. Keypad, chicklet keyboard, good RAM and CPU, great look, etc. It just doesn't have what it takes to run as a basic, day-to-day home laptop. Degrading speed, poor battery life, the CD is cheap-- I mean CHEAP, the keyboard layout is bizarre and unintuitive, the energy controls do weird shut downs and reboots are required, etc.
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Overall 10
10

Great laptop and an even greater price!!

SZ, Amazon
27 June 2012
  • Summary: Purchased this laptop last year for less than $500 and a year later I am still very very happy with it. I haven't had any problems with it whatsoever. The I3 processor/4MB RAM combo can handle any common task or multiple tasks with incredible ease. Last month I added an additional 4MB to the RAM and my gosh the computer runs so smooth and so much faster now. Design is stylish and sleek. It is also fairly light. I'm happy with my Samsung laptop.
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Overall 10
10

Great laptop

Erin C, Amazon
6 December 2011
  • Summary: I bought this laptop about 8 months ago and I absolutely love it. I am a teacher and move from school to school during the day so it travels everywhere with me. I have not had a single problem with it so far, despite the abuse it takes on a daily basis. I absolutely love the "quick restart" after closing the lid because when I am teaching it is nice that my computer is back on in 5 seconds. My old computer took a minute before I could get back on and access programs.
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor functionality with this computer!!

Steve, Amazon
13 November 2011
  • Summary: I purchased a Samsung RV 511 a few months ago and it has been one of the most annoying computers I have ever owned! When typing, then curser jumps all over the screen placing and moving text at random. The computer freezes and crashes on a regular basis. I have spent a huge amount of time trying to get help from Samsung customer service, but with no positive results. I will not buy another Samsung computer!
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Overall 10
10

Perfect laptop for Linux freaks

Roy S, Amazon
21 July 2011
  • Summary: The previous reviews covered most (if not all) of the positives about this computers. As for one reviewer's dislike of the keyboard, that's clearly a matter of taste as I find the keyboard OK, position-wise and the feel of the keys. Anyhow, to take up the issue stated in this review title. The first thing I did after acquiring the RV-511 was to junk Windows 7 and install GNU-Linux Ubuntu 10.04. This is the most recent Long Term Support Ubuntu distro.
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Overall 6
6.0

Aesthetically Pleasing, But...

Vanessa Rutherford "van the book bandit", Amazon
25 June 2011
  • Summary: Aesthetically Pleasing, But... I was shopping for a new laptop in Best Buy after dropping my Gateway and cracking its screen when this laptop caught my eye. It's considerably thin when closed and has a very sleek modern look, with its shiny silver encasement and a keyboard outlined in a hard glossy black plastic. After looking at the specs what shocked me even more was the price.
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