Product Type: Samsung laptops
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Ultra modern, Ultra Powerful... Samsung's new flawless laptop!!
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Advantages: 4GB RAM, Crystal Clear Display, Price, Minimal noise pollution, Stylish design
Disadvantages: Can't list a single one!
After letting my HP pavilion laptop go to family use now, I decided to use my rainy day money to get a new laptop. I wanted something with style and a modern design but also no dropping performance for style. This is when i came across one of Samsung's new laptops; the Samsung SF311. I was instantly attracted and drawn to its sleek curved design and glossy white finish. After purchasing it for £485 I was eager to get home and set it up.
After removing the seal tags on around the box i opened it up. Inside the first thing you can see is all the manuals and guides included with the box. These include, installation and set up manual, help guide, accessory brochures, manufacturer recommend system configuration and warranty information. After removing these booklets you can see the white foam casing, which is held together by 4 seals which can easily be broken off. After removing this foam lid, you can see the laptop is in a plastic bag, to protect it from dust, scratches and contamination. The power adaptor also being securely wrapped in a plastic bag and secured in the foam mould. Finally after taking the laptop its self and placing it on the desk, i opened the lid and there is a Samsung screen protector laid on top of the keyboard to protect the screen from dust and scratches.
The laptop its self is fairly standard size, measuring at 33.1cm x 23.6cm x 3.3cm. It's also very lightweight to touch and to carry, weighing in at only 2.1KG its extremely lightweight and shouldn't be a strain to carry around. The main colour scheme of the laptop is white/grey/black. With curved edges on the sides of the laptop and lid, making this a very modern and stylish model.
-First Start up-
The laptop came pre installed with Microsoft, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition. It sped up very quickly and windows was up and running with in around 20 seconds making this a very quick boot. The laptops speed is very powerful. Packing a whopping 4GB RAM made up a duel DDR3 SDRAM 2GB soldered together. Combined with the amazing 320GB SATA-300 Hard drive which has a 5400 rpm speed; it's no wonder this laptop is very quick off its feet, right out of the box. Finally it comes with a Intel Core i5 2410M / 2.3GHz (Dual-Core) processer to give it the even bigger push to being a leading competitor in speed and endurance.
The laptop uses built in Stereo speakers to emit sound from the laptop along with 2 3.55mm headphone jacks for headphone or external speaker output. These are then powered by an internal soundcard. The speakers emit a very loud sound without the reduced sound quality so you won't find yourself struggling to hear any music or sounds played on the laptop like with other stereo speakers you might have come across.
Samsung have always taken exceptional care when it comes to their displays. Mainly on their TV's however i sense that this care has been used on the SF31. It has a crystal clear image display, perfect for high detailed graphics when gaming or video and image viewing. The laptop boasts a 13.3" LED Backlight TFT 1366 x 768 resolution display. This impressive display is powered by a NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 graphics controller, and as with all NVIDIA graphics products they cannot be flawed for their impressive graphics output.
I've used this laptop on the internet using a Ethernet, Fast Ethernet connection however this laptop can use up to a Gigabit Ethernet connection for faster speeds. I've also used it using a wireless connection with the built in Wireless LAN aerial and still had top speeds coming from that. The laptop comes set up to use the following wireless configurations IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11b and IEE 802.11n. It also has a built in Bluetooth aerial with a Bluetooth 3.0 HS adapter. The laptop also comes pre set up with Bluetooth file transfer wizard to enable fast, easy and simple Bluetooth transfers between your Bluetooth device and the laptop.
The laptop has a built in QWERTY keyboard, which also uses the "FN" feature to allow for more features to be used on the laptop. It also has an amazing soft to touch touchpad to use to operate the on screen mouse. In my opinion this has to be the softest touch pad i have ever used, your finger can literally glide across it without the mouse speeding around the screen, however the touch pad settings can easily be changed in the Windows control panel. It also has a right and left click buttons which don't stick down in their sockets and aren't over sensitive. The input features on this laptop have been really well looked at and tested to ensure that it's exceptionally user friendly. Finally the laptop has an integrated 1.3 Megapixel web cam installed. The camera is located in the above the screen in around the centre of the lid for use with instant messaging and other web cam uses.
-Software, pre installed-
The laptop comes pre installed with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition. But also comes with a variety of different other pieces of software packaged along with it. Please note I'm not sure if this is a standard add on package or just offered with selected vendors.
This laptop comes with a Samsung media suite offering some simple music media playing software and video playing software. It also comes with a 60 - day trial of Microsoft Office 2007 and a Norton internet security 4.0 30 day trial.
This laptop in my opinion is amazing and exceeds the £485 price tag that it has and is worth so much more. I can't believe how user friendly and comfortable the laptop is to use. Its elegant and stylish design and colour is just amazing and breathe taking in my opinion. The powerful internal hardware of 4GB RAM and the massive 320GB hard drive is more than enough for any of your computing needs and with its NVIDIA graphics controller this laptop can handle anything you through at it in terms of visuals and performance.
Summary: A Must have!! A future laptop available in today's market! A Benchmark in performance and style!!
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