"I really love my Samsung laptop, slim, beautiful, great materials, solid body and keyboard. Would be perfect with a full Hi Def display, sometimes get trouble with touchpad but nothing you can fix with external mouse. Excelent product."
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Durable, Realistic color
"This product is really awesome. Ever since I took it out of the package 3 weeks ago it has been running fast. This laptop is definitely worth the money I payed for it. The mouse pad is a little iffy...It sometimes selects a bunch of objects on the page and copy and pastes for no reason. It was EXTREMELY annoying. If you're going to buy this computer, purchase a wireless mouse to use with it. The backlit keyboard is extremely useful and is a GREAT thing to have when working on papers for school or work. When I first used the webcam on this computer...it was VERY dark...I had to turn a lamp on in front of the computer when I was on Skype or ooVoo with someone. It's a pain. Overall though this computer did meet all my needs and I do recommend it."
"windows 7 is not able to download driver it self for this computer.... hard time to download one by one...compplicate to find and no description on driver package...how can I know what else the drive can do..."
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Review 6 for Series 7 15.6” Notebook
from Philadelphia, PA
I have used this product for:less than a month
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
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PostedJune 21, 2012
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
PostedJune 21, 2012
"This is a beautifully constructed machine, as aesthetically pleasing as any PC laptop you'll find. The keyboard is very nice to use--very solidly built. I like the slot-loading optical drive and the USB 3.0 ports. However, once you open it up and turn it on, the problems begin. Boot time: This model (S0BUS) comes with an 8GB SSD that stores boot information to speed up boot time. Having had the computer for three weeks, plenty of time to get all my applications and programs set up and running, I find that this computer's boot time is slower than my 3-year-old laptop's was. Monitor: I think the matte screen is nicer to use than the glossy HD screens, but it definitely leaves a lot to be desired in terms of resolution while watching streaming video (like MLB TV). DVD playback is better. What it calls HD quality is really pixelated and I have yet to see how this 1600x900 screen is better than my old 1366x768 glossy HD screen. Easy Software Manager: This is Samsung's program that helps you update your drivers and other software. I have yet to install a new driver on the first go; I always get at least one fail message and have to do it all over again. Just today I had to install two new graphics drivers (over 1.2GB total). Both installs failed at least once; the larger of the two failed four times before it finally worked. Trackpad: TOTAL, EPIC FAILURE. So, I figured that if the Series 7 had been out for as long as it has, that Samsung would have read the reviews online and done something to fix this total and utter failure of a trackpad. The buttons are located under the pad itself. One of the most annoying things is that once you have centered the pointer over the object you want to click on, the pointer either spazzes out and moves all around, or just jumps clear across the screen. It arbitrarily highlights things and unintentionally drags things (very annoying when going through, say, your file manager; you can accidentally drag one folder into another). Sometimes I doubletap on the pad to execute a doubleclick and nothing happens the first few times I try it. The biggest issue, however, is the click and drag feature. If you're holding down the button and put another finger on the pad, the cursor doesn't know which finger to follow and jumps all over the place. The tap and drag doesn't work well for highlighting large amounts of text, so the click and drag is sometimes necessary to use. I was told to reinstall Windows 7, then reinstall the driver for the trackpad in Easy Software Manager. Tried this, and it still works poorly. Large objects: I do a small bit of photo editing and design lots of PowerPoint presentations. This machine can't handle large .jpeg files very well Battery life: Supposed to be 7 hrs., I've never done better than 5 and change. There's some feature that does not allow you to run the battery all the way down the first few times you use it, so the battery can't be stretched out and so never realizes its maximum potential time between charges. I opted not to use the increased battery lifetime feature (which only charges the battery up to 80%), as I like to take the computer to the office and work all day without needing the adapter. Also, in the last week my battery stopped giving me time estimates and now only reports a percentage. Annoying. In sum, for a machine that costs as much as this one does, I don't think it's unreasonable to expect superior performance. Instead, it leaves me wishing my old laptop hadn't been stolen. This computer is truly nothing special. You can find the same specs on much cheaper machines. Don't give in to vanity! Let this review be the wax over your ears--steer clear of this siren!"
Pros: Durable, Lightweight
Cons: Did not meet expectations, underperforms, full of bugs, overpriced