Product Type: Samsung laptops
Newest Review: ... 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... more
Member Name: williams91
Advantages: Really fast laptop, Great screen.
Disadvantages: No Blu ray player, bad web cam.
Ok lets start with the tech side.
Windows 7 home premium (64bit)
640GB hard drive
Super Multi Dual Layer optical drive
Intel core i3 2.53GHz processor
Shared Integrated graphics
6GB DDR3 RAM
15.6 LED HD display
On paper this is a pretty good laptop, and true to its word I literally have nothing bad to say about this machine.
When I first received this laptop it came very well boxed up and packaged neatly, the laptop itself was a struggle to pull out of the box it was in there pretty tight with the polystyrene. This was a comforting thought because I really felt that nothing could of damaged something wrapped up so well. The laptop came wrapped up in an anti-scratch sheet and was padded with polystyrene.
-Switching it on-
pressing the powerful button for the first time kick started the hard drive and booted up windows 7, the overall load up time was impressive and is still fast after weeks of use and putting my own files on it. When you first switch it on there are the few basic setup screens that you have to go through before finally getting to play with it, these don't take too long and are nothing to taxing.
I've been using this laptop now for about 4 weeks and I am still impressed with the machine. Despite my few games and many files on there the RV511 is still running as if brand new. The Intel i3 coupled with the 6GB RAM easily allows multiple programs to be run without losing performance of the laptop.
-Typical Laptop Stuff-
The screen is 15.6 inches and has fantastic quality easily displaying full HD movies, the downside to this being the laptop does not have a blu ray player built in, this would have been a better feature for the HD screen.
There are 3 USB slots on the laptop which is not impressive as my previous laptop had 4 and that was an older model.
The Samsung has the bog standard headphone and microphone 3.5mm jack and a useful 4 in 1 card reader.
To add to this there is also a built in microphone and a 0.3 integrated web cam which is far from impressive. I have used these two features in unison together and I was impressed with the microphone the person I was speaking to had no problem hearing me and said I was very clear. The web cam however needs extreme bright light to be able to see much of what it's looking at.
-The feel and Mobility-
This laptop feels really good, its light and compact and I have no problem taking it out with me and can happily use this on transport as it sits nicely on my lap. Another thing I have really taken a liking to is the keyboard the keys are spaced apart so much that I rarely make any typing errors even when typing up extensive college work. When out and about the battery life lasts me a good 3 hours of basic web browsing or word processing whilst listening to music but there are things that can be done to increase this time such as turn the brightness of the screen down.
I had this laptop given to me as a gift so I'm no entirely sure on the price, but having done some searching around on the internet I believe that this model is £500 with some different models ranging in specifications and prices.
-Do I Recommend?-
well as the sub title there says do I recommend? After giving it some thought throughout this review I would have to say I do recommend this model laptop to anyone, its such a good laptop and apart from the web cam I really don't have many complaints. The screen seemed a bit small but I realise that might of just been me because my previous laptop had a 17 inch screen. This also struggles to run games because it only has built in graphics however gamers will know not to touch this. For watching films, doing college work, browsing the web and listening to music this is a great laptop and is one of my favourites to have tested recently. As I test a lot of laptops and computers if you are looking to buy but are unsure please check out any of my other reviews.
Summary: Great laptop would recommend to anyone looking to buy.
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