15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Samsung Series 9 (NP900X4D),
This review is from: Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C 15-inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Core i5 3317UM 1.7GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit) (Personal Computers)
This was bought elsewhere so is not a review of Amazon or their service (which is pretty damn good anyhow).
The Samsung is lightening fast, light as a feather and a delight to use. It can sit on your lap all evening without discomfort. Battery life is excellent. Screen is the brightest I've ever owned. It is quiet and it is cool (both in temperature and looks!)
Major letdown is that the recovery partition uses 30% of the 128Gb. With only Windows 7, Photoshop elements, MS Office 2010 Pro and Epson print software installed there is just 40Gb left for my data files which total 47Gb!!! Other reviews talk of a recovery disc, but I didn't get one. On a high end laptop I would rather have have seen an external recovery media. I've never used recovery on any laptop I ever owned. Given the cost of SSD, it's a complete misuse of expensive storage.
As others have mentioned, the power plug is dire. The slightest movement pulls it out. It cannot even withstand the weight of its own cable. On the other hand it fits so poorly, it is unlikely to break.
Being an SSD drive, there are no drive activity lights to tell you if it's 'thinking'. I'll get used to it.
The touchpad is sensitive but is more useable than any I've had before. I still prefer my bluetooth mouse.
I would have given 5 stars were it not for the greedy recovery partition taking a whopping 39.5Gb of space which is effectively 50% of space I should have had.
Tracked by 1 customer
Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-4 of 4 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 24 Feb 2013 19:40:54 GMT
I might be wrong but I think it's rare to receive a recovery disk - you usually have to burn your own from the system options (it's quite easy though).
Posted on 17 Apr 2013 15:14:21 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Apr 2013 15:14:44 BDT
Mr. C. Pugh says:
Supplying a recovery CD would be useless on a laptop without a CD player. The only way is to create your own on a USB memory stick.
In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2013 12:40:31 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 May 2013 12:46:14 BDT
Amazon Customer says:
Another alternative is to use/borrow/buy a second hand cd/DVD drive from a PC & buy a SATA /PATA to usb converter £16 from amazon then select this as your boot disk..works for playing CD's/DVD's as well!
Posted on 9 May 2013 08:30:11 BDT
Colin Cooper says:
Your review is marked as being for a NP900X4D which this product/model isn't.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›