"Like a beautiful woman with an unbearable personality."0.5 starson by wasteisfood
Pros: Pretty and powerful
Cons: Touch pad registers a double-click 1 in 10 times you move pointer from A to B, so you constantly drag/drop & highlight items you don't intend to. The space bar didn't register halfmyspaces due to insensitivity on right inch of key.
Summary: CNET does a disservice with its superficial review: don't let the good looks and muscle fool you, this machine is not ready for the prime time. The track pad is a complete deal-breaker. No only does it have the mistaken double-click issue I mention as con # 1, but it is generally unresponsive, requiring unnecessary force to register a click, with even worse sensitivity on the perimeter. While the back lit keypad is sexy, the build quality is poor (see space bar malfunction in my con #2). The edge of the wrist rest where the plastic bottom meets the metal inner-top, while bearable, is a skin irritant and I've heard it pulls at the arm hair of some. The off center track pad location also takes some serious getting used to and means your left wrist hangs over the corner of the machine which over time starts to bug. Samsung is pointing in the right direction here and the price point ($999 at Best Buy, btw) is alluring when compared to Mac Book Pro, but overall the physical downsides of this machine required me to return it a week after purchase. Thanks for nothing CNET - next time get down in the weeds before you give such high praise to a new laptop line.