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      23.07.2013 00:19
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      Good value for money.

      As well as the laptop itself, I received a recovery CD, battery, quickstart guide and power cable. It was an extremely simple process to set up, and within half an hour/45 minutes, I was good to go!

      There is a wide selection of trial version programs preloaded onto the laptop, including Norton Internet Security and Office 2010. All of this software is removable, for those who don't wish to use it.

      The quality of the picture displayed on the screen is quite simply incredible. The screen is sharp and displays HD videos perfectly. The battery life is also good (lasting 6-7 hours), which I hope will remain that way, as my previous laptop (Sony Vaio) lost battery life quickly towards the end of its working life. The screen did flicker once or twice, but this isn't an issue I have experienced since.

      The keyboard is nice and large, which is a nice change. You can easily hit all the keys without moving your arms, only flexing your wrists. You can use the touchpad for zooming in, much like most smartphones. This shortcut comes in handy quite often, especially when working with graphics.

      Another good aspects to this laptop are the speakers, which have plenty of bass (for a laptop) and volume. The webcam is also good, and comes with a few software features, which I haven't used.

      The only issue I have with the laptop is the lack of USB slots, as I do like to use a few at the same time and the flickering screen when I first began watching television on it - this left me nervous.

      All in all, if you are thinking about purchasing this laptop, then my advice is do so. You will not regret investing it in, as its returns are a bargain for the price.

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      15.02.2013 14:48

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      quite good when it's not crashing

      I bought this to replace my old dead laptop, I wouldn't say that I am an expert with computers in the slightest. What I like about this is that it looks good, the keyboard doesn't take long to "get used to" and is complimented by having a second set of numbers to the right of the keyboard. I do have a few issues that I'm still struggling through. Firstly, while typing I don't know if it's just me or not, but the "mouse" can be overly sensitive when I'm typing causing the cursor to jump when I'm typing and as I'm a touch typer this can be very annoying. I have tried switching it off, but that means you are functioning without a mouse so I think I'm going to give in soon and buy a separate mouse to plug into the usb. Also occasionally the computer crashes for no apparent reason. Thankfully it's good at backing up word documents so I've yet to lose anything. Would I buy this model again.... yes for the price and memory etc.

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      16.12.2012 15:40

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      fantastic looking laptop

      i brought this laptop to replace a very old and very slow laptop, First impressions were very good, well packaged. On first start up, your prompted create two partitions for the hard drive, one as a main section, where windows, programmes and your files will be, the other as a backup.
      Aesthetically the laptop is gorgeous, only glossy sections are the black strip around the keyboard, the two silver track pad buttons and the screen. finger prints also wipe off the glossy screen easily with a cloth. Everything else has a matte/metallic silver finish to it, with the lid having a parallel wavy effect on it. The track pad is the same matte finish as the rest of the laptop, only slightly sunk to give it a border. overall this laptop seems very weel built.
      The keyboard has a great feel to it, the number pad on the right is an added bonus without making the keyboard too small to use. Each key is individually spaced as well, so no problems hitting the wrong key so far. Track pad works well, nice and accurate. Directly beneath the track pad are the left and right click buttons, separate from each other with a shiny chrome effect finish. Top right above the keyboard is the power button which has a blue glow around it when in use, with the two speakers to the left of that. Bottom left of the keyboard is the microphone.
      The only issue I have with the design of this laptop is the positioning of the vents. The vent is half on the side and half underneath, so does tend to get a bit warm when on my lap. Reposition it slightly and it's fine though.
      Performance wise it's fantastic, hasn't slowed down once whilst I've been using it. It takes a second to load up some of the bigger programmes like iTunes, but nothing out of the ordinary. Plus the RAM seems easily upgradable, with one plastic cover over the HDD and RAM. Wi-Fi connection is very easy to create and quick to connect, although there's no obvious switch or application to activate Bluetooth, just hold FN & F9 and it should boot up a little application to flick Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on and off.
      Battery is ok but could be better, with it only lasting around 3 hours (Samsung have an application that stops charging at 80% to avoid damaging the battery, useful if you leave it plugged in a lot).
      Overall, I'd say it is a fantastic laptop for the price, Definitely recommended!

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      13.12.2012 11:36
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      Overall it is a fantastic laptop for every day use and or business use :D

      My husband brought me this laptop as an early Christmas present and so far i love it. I'm not computer savvy but i like the fact that he screen has an LED back light so you'll have no problem browsing the web and the screen is of a high quality also. One feature that is a challenge is when viewing videos, a box pops up 100% of the time blocking the Windows player stating Movie Color on, then it goes away. This can get very annoying and is useless.

      The lid is finished in silver and black textured aluminum which i like but it scratches really easily and doesn't look so good.

      The keyboard is spaced out really contently and have a separate number keypad which is good and you have ample space to rest your arms while typing. The only thing i didn't like is that the keys don't light up so when your typing in bed you need a light.

      This Intel Core i3-powered machine also has an attractive design, roomy 500GB hard drive, and high build quality and has 3 USB ports 2 on the left and 1 on the right.

      The battery life is really good too i get about 3 hours of use when not plugged in. I personally think it is one of the best laptops i have had so far for battery life.

      The disc drive is on the right hand side and every time i pick up the laptop i catch it and it opens but i suppose that's more my fault than the laptops.

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        08.11.2012 20:33

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        its a great all rounder, very smart, efficient and easy to use

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        17.10.2012 16:56

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        Overall a nice, reliable product.

        I bought this Laptop when i first came out and must say i was neither disappointed nor satisfied.. The Laptop looks absolutely stunning, the design is one of the best i'v seen around. I have had a few issues with this laptop, the laptop does freeze quite a few times although it comes come back on a few seconds later. It has features like Bluetooth and camera, which can come in handy. I must say the camera quality is disappointing, for me anyway. My best thing about the laptop is the graphics which makes the picture really stand out.

        Overall, i would say the Laptop is decent but not amazing.. It looks brilliant, and also feels like a really quality product though having said that the Laptop is quite heavy. If your looking for a cheap reliable laptop i would definitely advise you to consider this laptop, it's simple and easy to use.

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        08.10.2012 08:54
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        all in all it does have its ups and downs but its overall performance is quite good

        I f you looking to buy a high quality laptop without breaking the bank then the Samsung RV511 is the perfect laptop for you with its sleep and stylish design it boasts a 15.6" screen which is more than adequate for any gaming and office work you may do. The RV511 is sporting a nice sleek black and silver aluminum back which makes the laptop look much more expensive than it really is.

        The NP-RV511-A01US which is a model of this laptop sport 4gb of ram which is more than adequate if you are doing office work and should have no trouble handling light gaming at all , if you are also a video editor like myself you will find this extra ram quite helpful.

        The 15.6" screen comes in 2 versions glossy and non glossy , the glossy option does in fact make the whole notebook look much better but as with all glossy products it is a terrible fingerprint magnet so i would personally suggest you get the non glossy version as it still manages to look stylish and sleek without the fingerprints. But the glossy screen does in fact provide you with deeper richer colors and saturation.

        Samsung has also been able to squeeze in a numeric keypad as well onto this wonderful machine which makes office work requiring mathematics quit easy.

        So all in all this is a wonderful laptop but i guess you really do have to buy it in order to understand just how good it is for the low price.

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          19.09.2012 15:02

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          I wouldn't necessarily recommend this laptop but you get what you pay for

          I would describe the Samsung RV511 as average.

          It's an all-rounder but doesn't exceed at anything, at the first impression the case looks smooth, clean and durable but after a few weeks it starts to feel a bit cheap and already had a few minor scratches.
          The graphics are clear but not as bright as many other laptops of around the same price range.
          I have only used this laptop for general use, surfing, e-mails and the BBC iplayer but I would imagine the keyboard would be a delight to use for someone using this for office type work as the keys are spaced nicely and it has its own numeric keypad.
          It combines an i3 core processor with a nice amount of RAM (6GB) which allows it to run a number of programs smoothly without slowing down or freezing, but again this perk is counterbalanced, this laptop has a poor battery life, it lasts about 3 hours if you are just e-mailing, only an hour and a half if you are watching a film/iplayer and not even an hour if you are watching something in HD so be sure to stay near power supply!

          All in all it's not a bad laptop but i am on the lookout for a new one.
          Pretty much, you get what you pay for and if you're only spending £400 you're not going to have it all!

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          12.09.2012 00:02
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          Great laptop at a great price

          This is a great laptop and looks cool too. It is easy to use and great for day to day chores and low end games. The processor is good for the price and the battery lasts longer than any other laptop that I have ever purchased. Everything is easy to install with the step by step instructions. It has a nice silver finish - Samsung Laptops are as a whole, a very reliable brand. Whilst the I3 processor is on the low end of the new sandy bridge processors, it should still have no problems with your day to day browsing. Dvd player works great and is good quality - picture is sharp. The screen has an LED backlight so you'll haved no problem browsing the web, the screen is of a high quality too. All in all a great laptop and a must have, taking into account it's price. Highly Recommended.

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            24.08.2012 13:46
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            a good basic machine for the price

            Now, before i go any further, i am not a techno expert but like everyone i use a computer on a daily basis for whatever reasons. This machine is really comfortable to type on as there is space to rest my wrists and it has a seperate number pad which is useful. The screen is bright and clear - absolutely brilliant for watching movies and you tube etc. Online it processes very fast - faster than my newer more powerful pc! The battery life is longest i've ever known for a laptop (about five hours) If i had to criticise then i would say that the overall quality of the case feels a little cheap, fortunately, i don't have to take it away on business with me but if i did, i fear it would get bashed and marked quite easily. To summerise: an excellent product for the money but perhaps not man enough for serious business travellers.

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              21.08.2012 16:30

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              Good laptop, recommend to buy, lots of memory

              The Samsung RV511 is the most fabulous laptop I ever had. I bought this laptop just about a week ago and sold my old laptop that I had since I was in senior high school. I've been very happy by how much I've enjoyed using this laptop and by the performance, ease of use and setup.Samsung is one of the leading manufacturers of appliances, laptop computers and other electronic devices. There is no doubt that this company can produce a powerful and affordable laptop device. The Core i3 feature of Samsung RV511 makes a laptop capable of processing complicated application software and other programs that needs more processing power. The Samsung RV511 is undeniably a great laptop, however its minor flaws reveal that its ultimately a high-end budget laptop. Firstly the laptop's design is fantastic, it looks professional and the cover is miles better than the glossy finger magnets of other rival laptops. This is a laptop which can help those who need speedy work, get it. Although it is a Windows 7 Home Premium, it can achieve so much. With its amazing 6GB Ram and 640GB HDD, this is a laptop which I can guarantee you will be satisfied with.

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              01.08.2012 23:55

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              Bought this laptop a yr ago, and it is still going strong! It works well. The screen is what I love the most. Graphics are better on a samsung than any other laptop Ive seen. the colors are crisp and clear. And the speakers are LOUD! :) that was imp to me since I watch most programs online and dont watch much TV anymore. Other than that the speed is good.The only thing i wish would have been different is the top of the laptop and the ridges. If u get a ding in it it shows and doesnt look good. But to me thats not a major problem.excellent laptop the best quality

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              29.07.2012 19:20
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              A great laptop with many distinguishing features that I would categorically recommend to many.

              The Samsung RV511 is undeniably a great laptop, however its minor flaws reveal that its ultimately a high-end budget laptop. Firstly the laptop's design is fantastic, it looks professional and the cover is miles better than the glossy finger magnets of other rival laptops. The build quality is good, but under scrutiny you can feel that some areas don't feel as stable as they should be, especially the hinges of the laptop.

              On the other hand the keyboard is wonderful to use, with the letters nicely spaced and making typing a breeze. The touch pad feels just adequate, even though the buttons themselves tend to make a cheap unsatisfying sound. I found that lack of USB ports (only 3) caused me to be more economically about what was using these ports.

              Although all these problems were dissolved once the laptop was booted up; due to the i3 processor and 6GB ram the Samsung Laptop performs rapidly in a majority of tasks. HD video streaming on-line and editing word documents was easy work for Super Samsung. I even found that modern games could be played if you tinkered enough with some of the graphical settings. Furthermore the software that was included with the laptop was surprisingly helpful with "samung easy settings" allowing easy changes to the laptop with minimum effort.

              Unfortunately the Samsung display disappointed me due to its dullness, colours were not vibrant even at high settings. You may not notice this when your streaming videos or editing documents, however playing games highlights the "budget"in the laptop. Overall I would recommend this laptop to people who want an all round laptop within a reasonable budget, as the laptop will not disappoint many.

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              29.07.2012 02:58
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              Overall a great machine with great specs fof a good price

              If your looking to buy a high quality notebook without braking the bank the Samsung RV511 should be on your short list. With the large screen, stylish design and a host of features the RV511 could be all the notebook you will ever need.

              The lid if finished in silver and black textured aluminum, it make the Samsung RV511 looks and feels like a much more expensive machine also it prevents messy fingerprint marks that you often get on the glossy finish notebooks and laptops.

              The RV511 has a great keyboard, the keys are large, textured and easy to strike, as well as the full size qwerty keyboard Samsung have also included a numeric keypad for easy number entry.

              The RV511 has 3 USB 2.0 ports, two on the left and one on the right.
              Personally I would have liked to see four ports with USB 3.0 support.

              Its easy to hook up to a television or external monitor a HDMI and VGA ports.

              It has the usual things like a card reader, headphone and microphone jacks, built in webcam, wireless and Bluetooth.

              This is a fast machine with its Core i3 processor and 6 GB of Ram.

              The battery charges really fast too.

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                06.07.2012 08:15

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                Bought this laptop a yr ago, and it is still going strong! It works well. The screen is what I love the most. Graphics are better on a samsung than any other laptop Ive seen. the colors are crisp and clear. And the speakers are LOUD! :) that was imp to me since I watch most programs online and dont watch much TV anymore. Other than that the speed is good.The only thing i wish would have been different is the top of the laptop and the ridges. If u get a ding in it it shows and doesnt look good. But to me thats not a major problem.

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              Product Description: Samsung RV511 Core i3 380M 2.53 GHz - 15.6" TFT
              Dimensions (WxDxH): 34.6 cm x 23.8 cm x 3.5 cm
              Weight: 2.5 kg
              Localisation: United Kingdom
              System Type: Notebook
              Built-in Devices: Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial, Bluetooth aerial
              Processor: Intel Core i3 380M / 2.53 GHz ( Dual-Core )
              Cache Memory: 3 MB - L3 Cache
              RAM: 6 GB DDR3 SDRAM ( 1 x 4 GB + 1 x 2 GB )
              Card Reader: 4 in 1
              Hard Drive: 640 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
              Optical Storage: DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - integrated
              Display: 15.6" LED backlight TFT 1366 x 768 ( WXGA ) - 16:9
              Graphics Controller: NVIDIA GeForce 315M
              Video Memory: 1 GB DDR3 SDRAM
              Audio Output: Sound card
              Notebook Camera: Integrated
              Input Device: Keyboard, touchpad
              Battery: 6-cell Lithium Ion
              Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
              Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified , EPEAT Gold
              Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty
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