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4.0 out of 5 stars First impressions, November 27, 2012
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This review is from: Samsung Series 9 NP900X3D-A01US 13.3-Inch Premium Ultrabook (Silver) (Personal Computers)
update 28nov12: I wrote the previous review with the charger still plugged in. With the charger plugged in, the screen is super bright. Without it, the screen dims drastically, to a point where it takes effort read. I tried to fix this in the power settings, but it still won't get any brighter (it can get a little darker though, as funny as that sounds). I will read the manual and hopefully this is just user error, if not, it's worth knocking off a star.
Ok, had to go into the advanced power settings and turn off adaptive brightness. Otherwise, you can't manually adjust the brightness to compensate.

Funny thing about web browsing: I use Chrome only, so I don't know if this is just an issue with Chrome on this laptop. Every now and then, in particular going to a new website, a "dial-up" version of the website pops up. Some of you may have seen this, when you're on very low bandwitdh or if there's problems with the sites css, you will get this text only type version of the website. All you have to do is hit fresh and it's fixed. It's a bit unusual though I have tried this on 3 different wifi connects and it still keeps doing this.
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As far as other people's complaints about the cases not being made of aluminum, I don't care, it maybe be plastic but it doesn't feel cheap.
Love how light it is, having a 11 pound laptop previously make me appreciate this much more.
Really love the response of the keyboard, I don't believe I have every typed this fast with so little misspelled words.
Blacklight keys are a little dim, but are visible. Screen is super bright. Track pad seams to do what I want it to do, except, when not using the click buttons, it does appear to stick down some times. Will see if this is just user error or not.

Concerns: Sometimes when I tilt/flip the laptop, I can here the CPU fan appear to make contact with some part inside of the laptop.
Bottom of the laptop does get warm, but not hot, will have to leave it on for longer to see if it does get hotter. So far, it's comfortable.
The high native resolution on a relativity small screen means text is tinier, but nothing that reducing the resolution or ctrl+ doesn't fix.
This is my first new laptop in a while, I thought 128gb would be enough, but it comes with ~96gb formatted, and only ~66gb free. Looks like I should have bought that external hard drive when it was on sale yesterday.

I bought this mainly for portability, and it definitely fits that purpose.
Of course I would of rather of had the latest generation intel processor, but I like having the extra ~$300 in my pocket (~$500 since I bought this at $800).
I will post any more compliments and concerns later when I get more hours on it.
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Initial post: Nov 27, 2012, 4:02:24 PM PST
Don says:
Once again, the case is not plastic it is magnesium. It may look and feel like plastic but it is not, it is in fact metal.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012, 2:07:56 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 29, 2012, 9:17:18 AM PST
Gnouel says:
I had the same problem, go to chrome settings>show advance settings>clear browsing data and check empty the cache. Where it says "Obliterate the following items from" select the beginning of time. It did the trick for me.
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