Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Inexpensive, Durable, Realistic color, Lightweight, great multitasker, good graphics, nice processor, everything else
I've had this computer for about three weeks, and I have to say that I'll probably never own a computer from another brand. Ever.
I was debating between this computer and an Asus, but when I went to Best Buy, the Asus computers on display did not meet my standards.
After talking with one sales agent, I'd found the best solution: this computer.
I use this for EVERYTHING. Video games, Photoshop, HD video editing (both in After Effects and Live Movie Maker), and schoolwork in general.
Gaming: I have no problems running games. I run Team Fortress 2 and Assassin's Creed without a problem or lag-fail.
Video Editing: After Effects renders video on-the-spot quickly and without a snare. 720p HD video renders fast, even frame-by-frame in After Effects.
Photoshop: I work in a native size of 55x41.25 inches, 72ppi. For my Advanced Digital Imaging course, I have to work with the same size photos at 300ppi. This computer, even on battery power, powers through image resizing and saving. (For all you who need a size comparison: think about each image as a high-resolution fleece throw, just slightly smaller.)
In General: Runs without a problem, no overheating, even when it's on my couch or something.
Battery life is great, I get 5 hours powerhousing through the school day. I've gotten as much as 6 1/2 hours, but never the full 7, which isn't a problem since I was practically tethered to a power outlet with 1/2 hour of battery life before.
All in all, a great powerhouse with a great look, too. Most people ask me which one is better: Mac or Samsung?
I tell them Samsung. It looks like a Mac, but it's so much better. Sure, you'll get the "popular" computer if you buy a Mac.
Better processor, hard drive, graphics card, and a bigger screen for way less than the base Macbook Pro.
Five stars, Samsung. You've done an amazing job with a quality computer.