|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Processor||2.4 GHz Intel Core i7|
|RAM||8 GB SDRAM DDR3|
|Hard Drive||1 TB mechanical_hard_drive|
Samsung NP880Z5E-X01UB 15.6" i7-3635QM 2.4GHz 8770M 8GB 1TB Touch Sc. laptop
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Everyone about this laptop on paper is great, except for the hard drive. The first thing I did when I got it was replace the HDD with a 512GB Samsung SSD, and boy did that speed things up.
I've loved this laptop the entire 3 months I've owned it so far, until about last week when I started noticing issues with the screen that are now seriously bugging me. When I first got it, I thought the screen was noticeably brighter and more vibrant than my MacBook Pro. Comparing the two now, that is no longer the case. Even worse, there is now a considerable amount of burn-in that is painfully obvious when dark colors. I have no idea what caused the burn-in since the screen is set to turn off after 10 minutes of inactivity, and I always put the lid down when I walk away.
This is a real bummer since I'm fairly sure I voided the warranty by putting in the new SSD.
I picked mine up at Best Buy in September 2013 for $1100. Just the other day I saw that they are now selling the same model for $1200, and Amazon has it for over $1300! Not sure why the price seems to be going UP instead of DOWN.
My advice: There are better laptops coming out every single day, so you might be better off picking up something newer (and probably cheaper), such as the Lenova Y series or something else similarly spec'd.
• AMD Radeon Graphics + Intel HD graphics – not bad for games
o It can handle Star Wars The Old Republic at almost Max graphics
o Guild Wars 2 is a little choppy at maximum graphics but if you tune shadows down a bit it’s smooth.
o Skyrim is very smooth at max graphics.
o All in all not a bad gaming laptop with the AMD chip
• I run some virtual machines on it and the 8GB of memory has no problems.
o Should note that there is an empty slot that can take another 8GB of RAM 16000MHz
o Very easy to install more memory just one screw is all it takes
• Beautiful Display
o The touch screen is 10 finger touch and is very responsive. Just as good as an iPad IMO.
o 15.6 inch display 1920x1080
• Long Battery Life.
o I am a college student going into IT so I am on my computer all day
o Currently I am seeing about 10 or more hours of basic use at high performance.
• Slim Design.
• 4 USB 2 of which are 3.0
• 1 TB HD
• The screen is pretty glossy so reflections can be a bit annoying but you get used to it. I hardly notice it now.
• If you’re playing games it does get a bit warm on the screen since the fans blow all the heat at the base of the screen. I was able to get a cool mat and it has made a big difference by elevating it and providing additional air flow with a fan.
• No CD drive. Not a big deal to me but to others it can be a deal breaker.
• The HD is 5400 rpm’s which is slow for a performance laptop like this
All in all I love this laptop.Read more ›
I spent $1400 on this laptop, and I am ready to throw it out the window. I have never been so dissatisfied w/ a new computer.
I upgraded the wifi card to 802.11ac and also upgraded the hard drive to a 1gb Samsung SSD.
The GPU can run most games at 1920x1080 at full speed and high graphics. Some more intensive games require turning the graphics down to medium. Most of the time turning off shadows is all that is required to run at full speed.
It is thin, light, and when not playing games, the battery last all day.
Again, it is everything I was looking for in a laptop.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Power supply input on computer went out shortly after purchase.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Dont waste your money on this laptop. I bought this for my daughter who were going to college. The laptop soon became so slow. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Star T
Context for this review: I bought this laptop new (retail overstock), last week for under $700 - it is not worth the list price or price here. Read morePublished 12 months ago by toaster
I've had this laptop for 6 months now and I love it. Got it at BestBuy for $942, refurbished (although it looked brand new). Read morePublished 19 months ago by John Doe
Some superficial damage (to be expected with a refurbished computer), but functionally no issues.Published 21 months ago by Mike Boys
Its fast, very responsive. The only downside is the boot up is laggy, slows down an sometimes freezes for a bit an then resumes. it could be just my model. i would recommend it. Read morePublished on July 9, 2014 by Andre
The build quality and the features are great but this laptop has some issues. First of all, I noticed there was screen burns. Read morePublished on June 14, 2014 by jfoldenauer
Pros :Ok I've had this computer for over 3 months. Overall a great everyday computer, amazing touch screen, great battery life and the keyboard is alright ( the back lit keyboard... Read morePublished on June 7, 2014 by Hussein J Yusuf
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