Summary: There are some great things about this computer and some bad. First the good. It has a beautiful, huge screen that is a pleasure watching videos and even movies on. It is very fast and things load very quickly. It takes up very little space and the disc drive port is very convenient - right on the front of the computer. Now the bad. It has crashed three times in the seven months that I have owned it and I have had to completely reinstall everything.
Summary: Great display but icons (touch buttons) on unit are too small and unreadable. Need larger icons and the icons need to be lighted. System periodically locks up and results in multiple restarts. Wireless keyboard is too small and eats batteries on a regular basis. I am changing batteries every 2 months. UNACCEPTABLE for basic utilization. I have been buying Samsung products based on their past reputuation.
Summary: I purchased this computer for a specific software that is very "power intensive." There is a piece of hardware associated with this software, and the driver for that hardware had some severe compatibility issues with this computer. Nobody seemed to know why. Other than that, it seemed to perform great. So I can say this: I liked the computer and I think it is a good one. Just don't try using it with an M-Audio Fast Track Pro audio interface.
Summary: Maybe I am just better off with a mouse - I have poor results with the touch pad, even with the latest update. Could just be me. Screen always has imprints from the keyboard - guess I should wash my hands more frequently. Wowed me at first, then I loaded Office and Adobe suites and now it doesn't seem to boot $1000 faster than my 7 year old laptop. I seem to run out of USB ports and miss having a VGA connector, although I understand I can purchase an adapter.
Summary: I have had a lot of problems with this Windows 7 computer. It boots very slowly, sometimes taking up to 15 minutes. Then, even though new, I have had to take it to a repair shop because of a boot problem that left me in the DOS screen with no access to keyboard to choose an option. Another $100. Then, there is the matter of the screen resolution and clarity. Very poor. To be fair, I am comparing it to Mac and NEC monitors.
Summary: Overall, this is a great computer that I have been quite please with. It runs Windows 8 amazingly! The only negative issue, is the bezel around the monitor does not "snap in" tightly, and comes loose. the back of the monitor pulls away from the screen itself (pulling the webcam back - creating a "tunnel effect" Other than this slight issue, this is a great PC! I love it!
Summary: I generally really like the design that Samsung puts into their products and so went for this one, but had not thought enough about their choice to have part of the computer be in the base (the stand) for this all-in-one with a screen that can lay flat. Given that it's also a touch screen every time you touch the screen it tends to wobble on the stand.
Samsung Series 7 DP700A3B-A02US 23-Inch All-in-One Desktop (Silver/Black)
4 October 2012
Summary: I am a software developer; I purchased this PC for its neat clean design, the performance is very reasonable, I have the i5 version with 8GB RAM. so far, so good, I will update this review over time. Update 10/10/2012: Tested this PC with windows 8 64bit (Release Preview), touch works even better (all components work / drivers work), windows 8 makes lot more sense with a PC like this. (can't wait to install the final version of windows 8...
Summary: I like that the dock props the tablet at the pefect angle but the connector just seems like it will break easily. I will be using this dock 10 to 20 times a day and i wish i had found a more sturdy docking station.
Summary: This computer really was an excellent computer. I bought it on sale at Best Buy for about $1000. Loved everything about it. Except for one thing: the I/O audio jack is not really a true I/O jack. Per the spec on Samsung's site, it's supposed to double as a headphone/speaker output and a microphone input. What they fail to explain is that for the microphone to work it has to be one of those headset microphones. You can't plug in a stand-alone mic.