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After all the problems that Samsung televisions have been having lately (just Google "Samsung capacitor" and check the top link), I am extremely hesitant to purchase any other Samsung product. Then again, that's because I am one of the affected with a bad television that they're refusing to repair, and I'm a bit peeved. I know that tv /= laptop, but still. :/
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sexyboywitcash wrote:I bought this laptop about a month ago for $650. Best Laptop I have ever owned. It plays Sims 3 with everything on high with hardly any lag.
Starts up super fast not even counting the Samsung fast boot, which I now cannot live without(think hibernate, but instant like 3 seconds instant)
does not really get hot. Screen resolution sucks a bit at 720p but connect it to a high res monitor and it is beautiful.
Also great price I dare you to find an i7 laptop with 1GB dedicated Video and 6GB DDR3 and almost a 1 TB of HD space for cheaper.
Oh also it does not come with a recovery disk only recovery partition and as for bloatware not that much some samsung tools. One for updating and one for backing up and a few misc ones. Comes with microsoft office 2010 office starter which gets the job done but has ads.
I agree. The refurb'd status does not thrill me, but for 600 bucks you are hard pressed to find a laptop that can game, this gpu is about the same as my 5650 and that thing performs like a champ, single player Crysis on high. And anyone complaining about the poor screen resolution should consider that this gpu probably couldn't handle very many games in 1080p.
Pros: The pills were there.
Cons: So was the tank.
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salzone0816 wrote:Your backlit keyboard point is nitpicking. No computers in this price range have a backlit keyboard.
The other thing you dinged it for is its "outie" CD eject button. What laptops have recessed CD eject buttons? Looking at Woot's pictures it seems like pretty standard placement and size to me, though in all fairness I haven't handled it. Perhaps it's especially touchy? I've never heard of anyone else having this sort of problem, especially to the point of breaking off the CD tray.
Plus, poor placement doesn't automatically lead to a broken off cover. How did that even happen? Presumably you had your hand on the CD tray as you were picking up the laptop, you activated the button, and the drive ejected into your hand. Is it one of those that spring loads out (the majority in what I've experienced) or is it a slower tray action (more like you'd see on a traditional desktop)? Why did even fully open? The way I'm seeing this dealbreaking issue, the thing pops out a half an inch and your hand is right there - how is the tray being snapped off a likely result of that?
It's no more nitpicking that someone who MUST have it play some game they want, and it doesn't play it well. Does anyone buying computers on Woot actually work?
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I love this laptop. I've had it about a month now and I've had zero problems with it. I did upgrade the hard drive to a 7200 RPM drive because I wanted no lag while running my graphic-intensive games which has been awesome finally being able to play with decent graphic settings without lag.
Things I really love about this laptop:
- The full keyboard which is hard to find in laptops these days
- The BluRay player and HDMI out so I can easily hook this up to our television to watch BluRay movies/shows we borrow from my parents (too cheap to buy actual BluRay movies). I haven't tried the WiDi
- The island-style keyboard because it is easier to clean dirt and crumbs out of
- How lightweight it is considering the screen size
- The glossy screen which is high enough resolution for me to get what I want out of it
- Brightness of the screen
- Built-in microphone
- The speed of using this computer is phenomenal, but that might have something to do with the upgraded hard drive
- It is so quiet!
- This computer stays very cool. I don't even need to use a chill pad when gaming for hours on end.
Things I don't like about this laptop:
- The speakers are SO quiet! Since I watch my workout videos on it, it really is a pain since I don't want to hookup external speakers for the 40 minutes I use it for the workout and it really isn't feasible to wear headphones in that situation. I can barely hear what they are saying! My 5-year-old laptop outputs double the volume easily.
- The screen glares in direct sunlight, so taking it outside or to the coffee house was a pain, but that was just for testing. I have a Netbook I use for that purpose.
- The battery life on mine is pretty crappy. It gets maybe two hours, but then again that could have something to do with new hard drive. I definitely wouldn't be able to watch a movie on it though. This is only a slight annoyance though since I have the Netbook for traveling and I haven't had a need to use the battery-only for more than an hour. My old laptop had the same battery issue, but it never was a major problem.
Overall though I am super happy with the purchase and am jealous it is $50 cheaper now. Oh and I haven't had a problem with hitting the DVD button on the side and having the tray open. I carry this all over the house too when I'm cooking or working out. I also don't care about Bluetooth since the only Bluetooth device I have is my cellphone, but I'd rather use the USB cord for it.
Signatures are harshing my mellow.