Product Type: Samsung laptops
Newest Review: ... texture prevents slipping of the fingers on it. Very few details of the case RV511 have glossy finish. Unfortunately, this includes the ... more
A Powerful Budget Laptop?
Member Name: hessypop
Advantages: Fast Processor, Huge Amount of RAM, Design
Disadvantages: Lacklustre Build Quality, Adequate Display
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.
Summary: A great laptop with many distinguishing features that I would categorically recommend to many.
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