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