on December 11, 2011
I was really excited to get this laptop and was waiting for it to be in stock. I bought it from compusa (in store) off of amazon's website. First things first, the specs on this machine are great for the price. And no, this is not the watered down version, it has a backlit keyboard and express cache for fast boot ups. (I checked the model no. it is not the same as the best buy version). The problem i had was with the screen and the keyboard-touch pad combo. The touch pad was a little jumpy, although after a driver update on samsung's website, it seemed ok. The screen was bright and all, but had terrible viewing angles, both sideways and vertical. For this price, i think they can add an ips display. The worse was the keyboard, i made so many errors while typing that i returned the notebook.
But, nevertheless, this was the best looking laptop i have ever had, (better than my macbook pro) and with the same form factor as a macbook but more screen real estate (14 inch screen (1600 by 900) in a 13inch chassis), it definitely is worth a try, but not for me!
on October 17, 2011
People may say this computer is overpriced, watered down and just plain not good but i have this computer, the 15.6 version, it performs amazing, blazing fast boot up, never heats up, great battery length and so many features that make it worth the value. The led matte screen so it doesnt shine in the light. This screen would run usually an additional 100 to 130 to acquire. The slot-loading disk drive is a feature that can cost up to a price of 200 dollars. I know this because i compare values and have experience on the cost of them. It has a great look to it as well as a decent 512 graphics card worth about 100 dollars. I works for every game so don't worry about that. Nice trackpad and overall great machine. If you want the more featured version wait a little longer and get it for 1099.00 or get the pretty good version for 949.00 at best buy or here but it is more expensive here. Last thing is also the fact that all this technology come in a thin package, thinner than Macbooks, also the outside is cool to the touch so you never need to worry about it getting hot. Runs fast and silent. Great laptop. Highly recommended.
on October 17, 2011
This is a very watered down version of what samsung has on their website, check the specs very carefully. No 750 gb HD, no Backlit key board, no DVD, and on so on. I called Samsung and they finally fessed up why the model number was different from the one on there site, because its not the same laptop. Some would call this deceptive. Good luck!