Product Type: Samsung laptops
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Member Name: Msteer
Advantages: Big bright display, relatively light, good keyboard and touchpad
Disadvantages: Plastic casing
I have now owned this laptop for just over a year and it has served me very well, It has mainly been used as a desktop replacement and is usually on 24/7, however I also take it with me on trips if I need something more powerful to use than my Netbook and despite being plugged into the wall socket 24/7 and despite reading other reviews about this laptop having poor battery life, I still manage to achieve 3 hours with it which is more than enough in my Opinion.
The Samsung R519 has a completely plastic casing and is surprisingly very sturdy and have had no problems with pieces of the construction such as the hinges becoming lose, I have had this problem with previous laptops I have owned including my Samsung N130 Netbook I currently own.
The Samsung R519 has a glossy black lid which is very prone to fingerprints as you might expect, however luckily it doesn't seem prone to scratches which you may also expect from a glossy surface.
The laptop has a very nice keyboard that is easy to type on however some may have preferred a numeric pad which this laptop is unfortunately missing, the touchpad is on the small size but despite that is still very nice to use and the right and left click are separated on a panel underneath the touchpad so will not be mistakenly hit.
The Laptop has a 15.6" screen which seems to be the most common size on Laptops these days, the display is nice and bright and the laptop has built in power-saving options for when away from the plug such as the screen slightly dimming to pro-long battery life.
Windows 7 comes pre-installed on this machine, Windows 7 is the most recent operating system from Microsoft and is the successor the windows vista which received very bad reviews, you will pleased to know Windows 7 is probably the easiest operating system to use and you will pick it up very quickly, I personally consider it to be easier to use than Windows XP.
The Samsung R519 comes with 3GB of Ram and a 250GB hardrive which is more than enough for loading most computing tasks. I use my laptop for my entire iTunes library and also play various games such as football manager yet there is still enough power in this Laptop to have lots of other applications running at the same time.
To conclude, I am very pleased with this Laptop and it has served me well being used as a Desktop replacement and occasionally being used as a travelling companion. I feel it would be an excellent purchase for most general users however, some users may find the 250GB hardrive not enough for them and I'm almost certain this laptop will not play graphic intensive games due to it's Intel Pentium processor and Intel Graphics.
Summary: A relatively cheap laptop that will serve most people's needs very well.
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