Profile for Ambre > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Ambre
Top Reviewer Ranking: 47,817
Helpful Votes: 58

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Ambre

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
Apple 13-inch MacBook Air (Intel Dual Core i5 1.3GHz, 4GB RAM, 256GB Flash Drive, Intel HD Graphics 5000, Mac OS X) Launched June 2013
Apple 13-inch MacBook Air (Intel Dual Core i5 1.3GHz, 4GB RAM, 256GB Flash Drive, Intel HD Graphics 5000, Mac OS X) Launched June 2013
Offered by Nano Electronics
Price: 780.00

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just great!!! and excellent value for money, 19 Nov 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I'll be brief on this comment... as I guess everyone agree on the qualities of this laptop.

I will just stress one thing. Having tried unfortunately a number of laptops recently that I had to return for all sorts of annoying reasons I came to the conclusion that despite its 1000 tag price this Macook Air is by far the best value for money gear you can have in that range.


Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite 13.3-inch Laptop - Black (Quad Core 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite 13.3-inch Laptop - Black (Quad Core 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)
Price: 460.64

43 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value for the money, 19 Nov 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I did not expect much from this laptop... and was prepared to return it as unfortunately I had to return a Lenovo which looked very promising and an Asus. All three laptop are in the 500 range.

The Lenovo Ideapad U410 14 inch Ultrabook had great spec (Intel Core i5 3317U 2.6GHz, 6Gb RAM, 750Gb HDD + 32Gb SSD), was quite slim but the wifi was not simply working. Was really sad but had no choice but to return it.

The Asus VivoBook S400CA 14-inch Touchscreen had roughly the same spec (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD), though a bit bulkier, but the touch screen had a growing stain - really growing day after day, right in the center...

Actually this Samsung is just what I need. Ok, its processor is not an i5 and it only has 128Gb of storage. But first this storage is SSD - which is much more reliable (no chance to ruin this storage device if you drop the laptop) and incredibly faster than HDD. Obviously if you need to store a lot of media files this is not a laptop for you.

As for the processor performance for my usage it is just fine. I am not playing any game on it, nor running a data base. It it not for this usage and I am sure it would not cope with it. But I only need to work on my standard office applications, listen to music, watch movies and browse the internet. And it does all this really well.

Its graphic performance is also slightly below the Asus and the Lenovo both in terms of resolutions and processor. But I do not feel (see?) it when I watch a movie - let alone browse the net or work on my power point slides.

It is also very light and slim and quite stylish.

Actually on that same day we bought with my partner an Apple 13-inch MacBook Air (Intel Dual Core i5 1.3GHz, 4GB RAM, 256GB Flash Drive, Intel HD Graphics 5000, Mac OS X) which is more powerful, extremely reliable and has greater storage. The MacBook Air is also great value for money - we have also kept the Mac since we are delighted with it as well.

A nice way to put it would be that the Samsung has the same value for money as the Apple. It's just half the price.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Dec 29, 2013 2:49 AM GMT


K-Edge GoPro Above Handlebar Mount -
K-Edge GoPro Above Handlebar Mount -
Offered by Service Champions
Price: 20.77

5.0 out of 5 stars really fit for purpose, 22 Aug 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
nice piece of aluminium! much more stylish and compact than the Go-Pro handle bar mount. It also looks much more reliable... hence the price they charge for this. I can't really understand what makes it costs almost 30... probably because there is no comparable alternative :) It's really a nice handlebar mount...


Asus VivoBook S400CA 14-inch Touchscreen Laptop - Silver (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, BT, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)
Asus VivoBook S400CA 14-inch Touchscreen Laptop - Silver (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, BT, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)
Offered by Top Designer Gadgets UK
Price: 498.45

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very good value for money, 22 Aug 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This laptop is relatively well built, quite stylish and relatively light. It's (a bit) bulky - there are other 14" laptop which are more compact BUT they are either (much) more expensive (Lenovo Thinkpad) or not usable (Lenovo Ideapad - wifi not working, had to be returned). But having used/tested a number of 14" laptop I think this one has by far the best value for money.


Lenovo Ideapad U410 14 inch Ultrabook - Graphite (Intel Core i5 3317U 2.6GHz, 6Gb RAM, 750Gb HDD + 32Gb SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)
Lenovo Ideapad U410 14 inch Ultrabook - Graphite (Intel Core i5 3317U 2.6GHz, 6Gb RAM, 750Gb HDD + 32Gb SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)

2.0 out of 5 stars wi-fi is terrible, 22 Aug 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
The laptop looks really nice - it's well built, stylish, relatively light and compact. It seemed perfect for a business user. Unfortunately wi-fi is terrible - which simply makes it unfit for purpose.


Page: 1