Reviews and Problems with Samsung Series 5 Ultra 13-inch
Showing 1-3 of 3
Samsung Series 5 Ultra
28 November 2012
Summary: The Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch lives up to its name in some ways, providing an accurate touch screen for navigating Windows 8 along with good overall performance and above-average audio quality. And while the battery life could be better, this notebook's 6 hours of runtime beats competing touch notebooks. Unfortunately, someone at Samsung forgot the sandpaper. The edges on this Ultrabook are simply too sharp, which resulted in some uncomfortable moments.
Pros: Accurate touch screen, Crisp sound quality, Solid and slim brushed aluminum design
Cons: Sharp edges, Keyboard feels stiff and not backlit,
Conclusion: The spacious trackpad at the bottom is great for navigating around Windows, and also supports multi-gestures like two finger scrolling and pinch-to-zoom. It’s not clickable though, so you’ll have to tap on the trackpad or use the buttons at the bottom. While the buttons were of a decent size, I found them to be little too ‘clicky’ when used repeatedly.
Excerpt: Samsung has plenty of experience in crafting slim, powerful laptops but unlike its premium Series 9 ultraportable, the company’s first Ultrabook, the Samsung Series 5 appears to be more of an ‘everyman’ device.