There is a lot of choice of laptops around the ~£500 price bracket. I was looking for a laptop with a good screen, decent spec and most importantly a keyboard that doesn't feel like its made of sponge or a trackpad that doesn't require several taps to register. After trying out similar offerings from the likes of HP, Dell, Toshiba, Acer it became apparent the Samsung was far superior in the screen and keyboard department.
The laptop looks stylish with its dark red lid and silver "brushed aluminium" palm rest. Its lightweight and portable and performs admirably for my usage - web, email, office 2010, itunes etc. There a few similar Samung models with bigger screens or less memory so look around for the best model/price point for you. If you're looking for a sub £500 laptop that doesn't look cheap and you can comfortably use then you'll do a lot worse than the Samsung