Product Type: Samsung laptops
Newest Review: ... the money. This laptop is not great for gaming due to the low processing speed and medium RAM, It is still a very useful product none t... more
Samsung R519: Brilliant bit of kit!
Member Name: Cell_My_Soul
Advantages: Durable, Stylish, Speedy performance
Disadvantages: The vent on the left side can get very hot if blocked, Battery life can be short
What can I say about the Samsung R519 (other than it is the best laptop I've ever had)? Well, a lot actually. I've owned the Samsung R519 for just over a year now (as it was a Christmas present) and I can honestly say I don't know how it is still working. I have not had this laptop turned off for more than one hour since I first turned it on. It is on ALL day and ALL night only restarting it so that updates can be installed! My Samsung R519 came with Windows 7 and I was really surprised at how well integrated into the software it is. I have experienced no freezing or delays when loading new pages, opening documents or starting any programmes, which let's be honest is pretty good for any laptop these days with all the extras that are crammed into them. The performance of the Samsung R519 is outstanding.
I am also very impressed with the durability of this particular model. The laptop itself feels very sturdy and there is no sag or slip when the screen is raised, which is a problem I have experienced with previous laptops, and when closing the laptop there is no slam effect that makes you wonder if you have cracked your screen or not. The screen itself is High Definition and does not overheat at all surprisingly although the same cannot be said for the vent at the left side of the keyboard which can get very hot if blocked. So it is wise to make sure you use the Samsung R519 on a flat surface (or just keep the vent raised if possible). The keys are very sturdy as I am quite heavy handed and have been known to do my fair share of button mashing.
The Dual Layer dvd RW is a nice touch also as not many good quality brand name laptops that are this cheap have Dual Layer. This is useful for compiling all your home movies onto as few disks as possible.
The only real problem I have with this particular laptop is the battery life. If like me you like your screen bright enough to read a newspaper with then expect to get an hour to an hour and a half of battery life, but you can set it to power saver mode if preferred. I generally run the laptop through the mains so it's not really a big problem for me.
All in all I have to say that the Samsung R519 is not only the best laptop I have owned, but the best that I have ever used. I definitely suggest this model to anyone thinking of buying themselves a better laptop.
Summary: Excellent laptop apart from short battery life
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