"Excellent computer. Very fast and powerful."4.0 starson by jam240sx
Pros: Attractive Aluminum casing.
Great display, with backlit LED. HDMI port.
Standard keyboard, I prefer to use wireless keyboard and mouse when at home.
Boots quickly, but that feature can be disabled.
WEI is 3.8 because of graphics limits.
Cons: Doesn't have blue ray or bluetooth. Both features should have been standard for the price of this laptop.
Keyboard isn't backlit, hard to use in dark rooms.
Only 3 USB ports.
Summary: Overall it is a very attractive and well performing machine. The Windows Experience Index is 3.8, because that is the maximum rating for the graphics processor. Average WEI is around 5.6 on a scale of 7.
it is easy to tether any wifi device to the computer and interface with it. Pretty cool feature.
I haven't noticed a problem with the touchpad. You can also scroll the sidebar with it, by running your finger down the right side of the touch pad.
I dislike that it only has 3 USB ports, but it is a laptop and is supposed to be portable. I have my Ipod touch and Sony Ericsson Cell phone linked to it and can interface with those devices wirelessly instead of using a USB cable.
Battery life is not very impressive, so if you take your laptop with you, remember to bring the power cable, because you will need it sooner than you expect. But, the computer does have great power saving abilities and with the instant boot, you don't have to waste time and battery life booting up the computer.
I am not an expert, so I am sure there are many great features that I just haven't figured out yet. I know you can connect to a commercial wifi provider via WIMAX in some cities and have coverage no matter where you are, but if you are away from a major metropolitan area you probably won't ever use it.
It is pretty big, but lightweight too. So, if you are looking for a computer to do work or study with, then it is a great tool. It even does well with some of the high graphics games for entertainment. But, it isn't a graphics powerhouse and you might have to regularly go to the NVIDIA website to update the graphics card. I would recommend going to NVIDIA and bypassing Windows or Samsung for graphics cards updates.
I love my computer and I am sure it will serve me well for the next few years.