Product Type: Samsung laptops
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Samsung RV511 Laptop Computer
Member Name: rji0907
Advantages: Well priced, quick, easy to use
Disadvantages: None for me
It wasn't that long ago that we had a new laptop, but we just weren't happy with it at all so ended up selling that one to my stepson and purchasing another one. We were a little limited as to what we could have as we decided to purchase it from our catalogue and pay next year. We opted for the Samsung RV511 laptop as it was a reasonable price and looked a decent quality laptop.
The one we purchased had a core i3 processor, 3GB ram and a 320gb hard drive. It has a 15.6" LED HD screen display and comes in majority silver/grey with a part black lid and black keyboard area. One reason we chose this laptop is because it had a really sleek and stylish look to it whilst being within our budget. We paid £369.99 for this laptop as it was on offer, having been reduced from £399.99. As you tend to pay more from a catalogue anyway, you would probably get this a good £20-30 cheaper if you purchased it from a retailer.
The laptop comes complete with Windows 7 and is really easy to navigate around. I am no technophobe, but nor am I a computer genius so I wanted a laptop that did everything I needed it to but without being too technical or difficult to use, but you don't have any of these problems with this laptop.
The initial set up is really simple and took no more than 15 minutes or so. You simply select the language, and basically let the computer set itself up with needing to do no more than press 'next' a few times during the process. Once complete, the computer will restart and off you go. I hate start menus that have lots of unnecessary and needless items as it just takes up space on the desktop, but you have no more than 4 icons when you start this computer and so you have plenty of space on the desktop to add icons that are more relevant to you personally. I set the computer up to our wi-fi to use the internet and again, this was a simple, hassle free process.
Our previous laptop was horrendously slow but we weren't sure if that was the laptop itself or our internet connection, but having had this laptop for around a month now, it has now become apparent that it must have been the laptop we owned previously as this laptop couldn't be faster. Internet connection is instant and opening files, printing, saving, editing etc is all speedy and hassle free. The quality of the sound and picture is fantastic for the price we paid and we have had no issues with either.
My partner was a little concerned when we purchased this one that the i3 processor wouldn't be up to scratch as he really wanted an i5, but I'd ordered the wrong one originally. However, both he and I are really pleased with every aspect of this computer and so far, we have had no issues whatsoever with this laptop both in terms of speed, quality, reliability or sound.
Within the box you get the usual set of instructions, battery, plug etc, though as of yet I haven't had to use the instruction manual, but it is extensive enough to combat most problems if you incur any.
The mouse pad isn't overly sensitive which is a godsend after the last laptop we owned and the keyboard is perfect to use with easy to press keys. The laptop has an integrated webcam too. It has a 4 in one USB port and a SD memory card slot which is something that I really missed on my previous laptop. It also comes with CD/DVD super multi drive (I have no idea what that means but I presume it is good!).
Overall, I have always rated Samsung products and this laptop is a great advert for Samsung. It proves you can have excellent quality products at affordable prices. This isn't the cheapest laptop around, but it isn't far off and the laptop itself is certainly worth the money we paid for it, even at catalogue prices. I would highly recommend this laptop to anybody who want a quick, excellent quality laptop for general usage such as internet, word documents, storing/editing photos etc at an affordable price. Highly recommended.
Summary: A really good, well priced laptop
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