Product Type: Samsung laptops
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good looking, easy to use laptop
Member Name: denise1609
Advantages: stylish, quick and easy to use
Disadvantages: battery does not last longer than around 3 hours
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!
Summary: fantastic looking laptop
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