Samsung - 15.6" Laptop - 4GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive - Silver
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3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i3-3110M processor
Features a 3MB L3 cache and 2.4GHz processor speed.
Intel® Core™ i3 processor
Features smart 4-way processing performance for HD quality computing. Intel® HD graphics provide extra graphics power for your laptop when you need it.
4GB DDR3 memory
For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB.
Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media.
15.6" LED-backlit high-definition widescreen display
With a matte finish and 1366 x 768 resolution showcases movies and games in stunning clarity.
Intel® Wireless Display
Wirelessly transmits streamed or downloaded movies, TV shows, music, photos and more from your laptop, network or the Internet to your TV (NETGEAR Push2TV adapter required, not included).
750GB Serial ATA II hard drive (5400 rpm)
Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times.
Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Feature shared video memory for lush images with intricate detail. HDMI output for connection to an HDTV.
Built-in 1.3MP high-definition webcam and microphone
Make it easy to video chat with family and friends.
4-in-1 media reader
Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, SDXC and MultiMediaCard formats.
2 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital video, audio and data transfer.
Built-in Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235 high-speed wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g/n)
Connect to the Internet without wires.
Bluetooth 4.0 interface
Easily link with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as a mobile phone or MP3 player.
Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN
With RJ-45 connector for quick and easy wired Web connection.
Weighs 5.5 lbs. and measures just 1.2" thin
For easy portability. Keyboard with numeric keypad enables simple data entry.
Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit operating system preinstalled
Provides a stable platform for word processing, Web navigation, gaming, media storage and more.
Software package included
Includes 1-month trial of Microsoft Office 365.
ENERGY STAR certified
Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.
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- Samsung 15.6" Laptop - 4GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive
- 6-cell lithium-ion battery
- 90W AC adapter
- Owner's manual
- Energy Star CompatibleYes
- Processor BrandIntel®
- Battery Type6-cell Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
- Type of Memory (RAM)DDR3
- Optical DriveDouble-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
- Direct-Disc LabelingNo
- Digital Media Reader or SlotsYes, digital media card reader
- Built-in WebcamYes
- Wireless NetworkingWireless-A+B+G+N
- AudioHD Audio with SoundAlive
- Laptop WeightUltraportable (5.5 lbs. or less)
- Pointing DeviceFlat-type touchpad with scroll scope support
- HDMI OutputYes
- Blu-ray PlayerNo
- Operating System PlatformWindows
- Best Buy PC AppNo
- Graphics ChipIntel
- Drive Capacity750GB
- Graphics CardIntel® HD Graphics 4000
- Wireless DisplayYes
Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 98 reviews(98 Reviews)
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Good except for all the preinstalled programsPosted .
I bought this laptop because my Dell laptop that I bought back in 2003 was finally and slowly dying on me. I have been thinking about what brand to get for 1-2 yrs now and really been looking the past couple of months. I saw this laptop on sale and decided to get it. I just needed a simple laptop to store music, pictures, check email, online shop, etc. When I first got this laptop, there was tons of updates that needed to be done. I was aware of this based on other people's reviews. One day, it was extremely slow, so I decided to set it back to manufacturer's settings, not sure if that was the smartest thing to do though. But after I did that, it ran faster than when I first got it. Resetting back to manufacturer's settings got rid of the preinstalled netflix, skype, games, anti-virus software (I have my own subscription with McAfee, the laptop has a different one), etc. I don't like internet explorer so I also downloaded firefox to use as my browser. I don't use the touchpad as it is very sensitive. I hookup external keyboard and mouse to use and it works fine. You do need time to get use to windows 8. It is different from windows 7 and other previous version. So far, I have no problems with windows 8. I also have not had any problems with the laptop and I bought this back in February.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Solid PerformerPosted .
OK, first off, I'm not a huge tech geek, I don't play a lot of games, etc. I use my computer for writing, research, homework, and Facebook (not necessarily in that order). I had a enormous HP before this that weighed twice as much, overheated, and sounded like a 747 was about to lift off my lap, so this Samsung was a vast improvement. This computer starts up quickly, is quiet, doesn't overheat, doesn't give me attitude when I ask it do something. It's like the difference between driving a school bus and a sports car. They both get you there but most people would prefer the sports car. I think. My biggest complaint is Windows 8, which basically is designed to turn computers into large smart phones. Don't need that. This computer does not have a touch screen, which makes Windows 8 seem a little awkward. This has nothing to do with the performance of the computer, but the interaction between computer and software made for a cumbersome learning curve for me. The mouse pad is a little touchy, so the Windows 8 side menu keeps popping up if I move my fingers the wrong way, etc. Love the computer. May get windows 7 to install on it and ditch this app stuff windows 8 keeps foisting on me. Nothing you are used to is loaded on here, like Outlook Express, Media Player, etc. You either have to go find "an app for that" or download it and good luck finding it once you are done. Again, this is a rant against Windows 8, not the computer. The camera on this computer is nothing fancy. It takes a grainy picture. The keyboard was really glitchy right out of the box. As I was typing, it would send my cursor to the beginning of the line and just mess everything up. I had to do some poking around on the internet and found this was a common problem. I then found a driver to download to fix it. I love the sound on this; the speakers are on top of the keyboard, so you can actually hear things. Like I said, I'm a writer who pokes around on the internet, so I just need the basics to work consistently and anything extra is just gravy. I found this works great for that. Once I sorted out all the little glitches and found the programs I wanted, it's been pretty much a perfect computer for me.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Quick start up...Posted .
My Gateway got old & tired and had to go. I was Leary about Samsung for a laptop, tv yes...laptop??? It starts up super fast! For the money it has good memory & hard drive capacity. The key board is noisy and not sure on durability. Windows 8 still has some bugs to work out. The Jbl speaker and subwoofer are a great step up in sound. The screen is the same size as my other laptop, but different in configuration, as this one is shorter and wider. The screen does not lock shut to the board as the Gateway did, and it's connection to the board is a little loose and sloppy. This is still new, so keyboard is my main concern. It is thinner and lighter which is nice. Overall for the money a good purchase when compared to other brands and features. Don't like that now most pc do not come with any software included. So far so good!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great computer, terrible operating systemPosted .
Have you noticed that most negative reviews of new computers are really about Windows 8 and not the computer itself? This review will mostly fall in that category, too. I'm using my laptop mostly for computer programming. I've been taking it to meetups of programmers who get together at a coffee shop to program. I've also been taking it to meetings where people talk about programming techniques. So, in other words, I'm a serious computer user. Unfortunately, Windows 8 is not a serious operating system. The Metro interface might be fine for people who just want to browse the web, check e-mail, and share photos, but it's not great for techie types or people actually trying to get work done. Unfortunately, everything new with Windows is installed with Windows 8. I've had this computer for a few weeks now, and I'm not getting any happier with the operating system. Here are the problems I've been having with Windows 8 (and, consequently, this computer) so far: I was giving a presentation in front of a group of programmers, and the Start bar on the right side of the screen kept popping up. That was embarrassing, especially in a room full of people who have previously said that they don't like the new operating system. This computer came with its own settings program from the manufacturer. That program has nice features including a battery saver feature that can limit charging of the battery to 80% to prolong the life of the battery. I spent half an afternoon trying to find the program. It wasn't coming up in the Windows 8 search function, and Windows 8 lacks the All Programs feature that was on the Start menu of previous versions of Windows. Finally, I loaded some program from the Internet that mimics the old Start menu and found what I was looking for within a minute. Microsoft, we really DO need the All Programs feature from the old Start menu. Please include it in an update. I don't know if the next problem is hardware or software, though more likely it was the latter. I was trying to fill in a comment on a web page, and the shift key stopped working. I could not capitalize anything. Some other crazy stuff was happening, too. I ended up rebooting the computer. That fixed the problem. This kind of thing can happen when a program is not managing memory correctly. I uninstalled the program that mimicked the old Start menu since it was a potential suspect (it isn't Windows 8 certified yet), but I'll keep it around in my downloads in case I need to find something in the future. The next problem could be hardware, but it could also be an operating system issue. The WiFi connection is kind of flaky. I've been able to get it to work most of the time, but sometimes it flakes out. One time, I took my computer to a coffee shop where they had free WiFi. Everyone in the group was able to connect to it except me and the one other person running Windows 8, which is why it could possibly be a software issue. Nothing we tried would get it going, and we were all techie types. Interestingly, it worked fine the next time I went to that same coffee shop. Not sure what the difference was. The Kindle app installed on the machine crashed. Since it was designed for Windows 8, there was no obvious way to kill the program short of going to the Task Manager. Microsoft eliminated that little square with the X in it in the top right corner of an application's run window. They explain that the operating system will now be deciding when to shut down programs. That would be fine if programmers were perfect, but they're not. Sometimes programs need to be restarted. Also, with the Windows 8 Kindle app, you can't search within a book. Hopefully, they'll fix that soon. Here again, this is not the fault of the computer but rather with the software that it came with. So what's good about the computer? The hardware is rather nice. This computer came with a generous hard drive. The screen is beautiful. The computer is fast, even with a programming IDE and an emulator running. The fan is quiet, and the computer has never gotten hot. This computer is a great value for the money, if you can tolerate the operating system. The touch pad is OK. I mean, it's a touch pad, and I've never been keen on touch pads. They're kind of a necessary evil if a laptop is going to be self-contained. My sleeves have a tendency to brush across the touch pad while I type and thus manipulate the cursor when I really don't want to. The touch pad can be turned off, if you wish, which is nice. I bought a wireless touch mouse to use with the computer, and that has worked out well. I included a link to the mouse in the recommended products. I would recommend this computer only because all new PCs these days have the new Windows 8 installed. You just can't avoid it. The computer itself seems to be fine. The software? Not so great. I clicked the "Perfect for business" option, but I have to qualify that, too. Windows 8 makes this computer less than perfect for business, but there again, what can you do? That's what new computers with Microsoft operating systems come with now. If you can buy Windows 7 and downgrade the operating system, then perhaps it would truly be great for business. Samsung will provide instructions for downgrading if you ask them. Myself? I am debating whether to return the computer and buy something with Windows 7 installed on it to avoid paying for a software downgrade, which would significantly add to the cost of this computer. It'll depend on whether I can find something comparable for around the price I paid for this one. (I bought it when it was offered as a door buster deal, and I got a great price on it.) If not, I might suck it up and go ahead and do the downgrade. If you decide to go that route, do it sooner rather than later since doing so will cause you to lose any data and programs you have added.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Good laptop for average userPosted .
I previously had a Dell Inspiron 1520 for about five to six years before I purchased this one. That computer was fine (if a bit unstable with the OS) but I really wanted to upgrade to some more recent technology. This computer offered a great balance between price and hardware. A sizeable hard drive as well as more than adequate processors, video graphics, and sound. It is amazing to me to see the difference between my old laptop and this one. The Samsung ways less, has a sleeker look, and packs more of a punch with a bigger hard drive than the Dell. Another plus is that the laptop does not feel or look cheaply made (a major complaint about cheaper laptops). The keyboard feels solid and not overly noisy and the mouse pad is extremely responsive. The sound is good for this quality of a laptop. I especially like that the speakers are on top which means you can hear the music perfectly without the muffled or muted effect you would get if the speakers were on the bottom and the laptop was on your lap. The major issue people with have is Windows 8 which comes preinstalled. I have had a few days to tinker with it and I don't see where the hate is coming from. Will it take time to get use to? Of course but that doesn't mean you should rush to downgrade to windows 7. I like the ease of getting to apps such as netflix or google search without having to get to your desktop and go through the web to get to the site you want. One simple click and you are right where you want to be. I have had a couple of minor problems and freeze ups so far but they mainly stem from the Windows updates (which I no longer have automatically updating). A simple restart seems to fix the problem. All in all this is an amazing laptop for the price. Light weight, large hard drive, quality construction and a useable OS. If you are looking for a laptop to use just for daily tasks this one is perfect.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Excelent Quality, Loud, Fast but...Posted .
This samsung 5 series have an amazing built quiality. very nice materials, great sepakers, very loud, the best speakers I have ever had on a notebook. The problem here for me was windows 8, it some how make the computer feel not as fast as I should be, it remainded me of Vista. (my moms pentium b960 seem faster when i was in windows8) fortunatly this particular model has drivers for windows 7 and you are able to downgrade if you want. I did this and now the computer is very very fast I even use some new games, and the HD4000 handle it very well. So for the price its a great buy if you are willing to downgrade to windows 7.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great laptop!Posted .
I have had this for a couple of weeks now and am really starting to like it. Windows 8 takes a little getting used to. Getting all the updates installed right away is important to the overall running experience with this laptop. Once they were all installed the computer has been running great. The build quality is excellent. This is one of the best sounding laptops I have owned with the jbl speakers. As I said before Windows 8 takes a while to get comfortable with, but it has some great features once you get the hang of it. I was also worried about how iTunes would run on the new windows OS and it has done well with no issues. Excellent overall machine for the price!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Thought it was going to be a challengePosted .
The laptop has been so much fun and so easy to useI would recommend this to a friend
Q: QuestionDoes this have a Caps Lock indicator?So is there some sort of light that pops up somewhere on the laptop that shows the caps lock button is on? Or is it software based?
Asked by Gary.
- A:Answer It does not have a caps lock or a number lock light.
Answered by mommapinnow
Q: Questioncan I register a 2010 version of WORD on a windows 8 computerabout WORD. I have a 2010 version of word FOR WINDOWS 7. will I be able to register this version on this new computer or do I have to spend additional money to purchase a new program?
Asked by NKK.
- A:Answer You can! Microsoft Office 2010 titles (including Word, Excel, & Outlook) are compatible with Windows 8.
Answered by AaronGS
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer You have to buy a 4gb SoDIMM DDr3 1333 (204-pin) memory. Any brand would be ok, but i would try to buy samsung because you already have one installed.
Answered by AlvaroP
Q: QuestionHow easy is it to upgrade the memoryDo I have to open the case and possibly void the warranty
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer It is very easy, you have to remove a couple of screws on the back to be able to reach the slot. Then you will se its just put it in the rigth position (the only one it would fit) and push it down. You dont need to do anything else, (software or bios)
Answered by AlvaroP