archey wrote:You sir are correct. http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=52952
Oh good, others noticed.
For anyone who is reading comments, take note: this laptop's CPU is NOT a quad-core. It is a dual-core. The first generation Intel i5 cores (denoted by the three-digit model numbers) are only dual-cores.
Sandy Bridge (second gen i5) processors are the quad-cores, and they are denoted by four-digit model numbers beginning with a 2 (2### for desktops, 2###m for laptops).
Okay, done acting like a smarty pants. Now about the laptop, the machine is a very, very nice machine. I bought the same computer but different model that was on sale on Woot's end-of-the-world Rapture sale, the only difference between mine and this one being mine has a slightly slower processor (i5 460m, 2.6 GHz).
The machine is very sexy, very nice and solidly built with pretty dang decent graphics handling for a laptop (and thanks to Optimus I can get literally 7+ hours of usage when not gaming), and a great processor. Despite it being refurbished, it is very much well worth your purchase.
The only quirks I have with my laptop, and it may only be because it is refurb'd, is the touchpad sometimes doesn't register clicks for about half a second after typing. I have even turned off the Palm Guard feature, yet it still does it. Hardly a big deal at all, and the only other gripe I have is the webcam pretty much sucks. However, these are intensely overshadowed by the positives for this laptop. I've had no problems, no random WiFi disconnections, no AC adapter problems, none.
Attention purchasers of this laptop:
As an additional note, I did my research about laptops to purchase before I bought mine a couple weeks back, and I found out that Samsung is soon releasing the next generation of this line of laptops, the Qx412, to America in August (it is already out in Korea, I believe). The update features a Sandy Bridge i5 quad-core and a GT 520 (still entry-level but much improved over the 310m), but the most important part is its 8-cell battery, which they claim can pump out 11+ hours of usage life on a single charge. I think I read it is going to be about $1,200, which is about $200-$300 more than this current model is new.
Many reviewers who have gotten their hands on it are giving it unanimous praise. Check out this article.
Just thought I'd share.
(Sorry about the big-ass post. I don't normally geek out so much, but I think I found the line of laptops that is perfect for me.)