Reviews and Problems with Samsung Series 5 Ultra 13-inch
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Samsung 32-inch Series 5 Television
jbs, REVIEW STREAM
25 July 2014
Excerpt: When the Series 5 Samsung television set came out, I had bought it at approximately $1,000 USD. Now I cringe when I look at the electronic stores and the price had actually lowered to half! I couldn’t believe how fast it had devalued.
Slim and sleek with VARIOUS ports and great performance
10 June 2012
Summary: I got the Ivy Bridge version of this ultrabook lying around and the boot-up time was fast, even with only the hybrid SSD. The i5-3317U CPU felt responsive and the matte 1366 x 768 display had excellent horizontal viewing angles but not vertical. I was quite impressed with the loud-sounding speakers and the keyboard was quite raised and comfortable though not backlit. The touchpad felt responsive and the discrete buttons, even though they felt old, helped click at times.
Pros: Keyboard felt tactile and responsive and touchpad was responsive too. The matte screen has great horizontal viewing angles and speakers were extremely loud and clear sounding. The design felt premium with largely aluminum builds and numerous ports.
Cons: The keyboard isn't backlit and the touchpad still has individual plastic buttons like a good ol' laptop (it is multi-touch though). The battery life isn't as good as other ultrabooks and hibernate has been deleted (just like other ultrabooks).
Summary: im not an expert by any stretch of the imagination, but for the little I do know, I think this machine is very adequate. It is small and compact, and feels nice to the touch. before this I had the newer model (2013) and the build quality is very poor. I ended up taking the 2013 model (notebook 9 I think) and exchanged it for this.
Pros: small, compact, light, fast, trendy design, strong body
Summary: Don't buy a Samsung Ultrabook!!!! It's worth spending a little bit more and getting something better. Hard disc had to be repaired twice in first six months and Samsung after sales care is truly terrible. No idea why they fitted a SSD as it never seems to be used. One of most frustrating things is that it drops WiFi connection every 20 minutes or so.
Pros: Size - portable and fits easily into bag / case
Cons: Drops WiFi connection constantly, gets very hot, hard disc sticks frequently and lots more
Summary: If you should think of buying the 535U3C (with AMD), don't do it. The ventilator does not even last for half a year, and you don't get guarantee either if you're running a different OS like LINUX or an upgraded Windows (* instead of the installed 7 Home). The best is, that they even do not have the ventilator in stock, nor do they know when they will get it!