Samsung 350V5C 15.6-inch Laptop (Silver) - (Intel Core i3 3110M 2.4GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)
- Enter your model number above to make sure this fits.
- Powerful Performance - with an Intel processor and expandable memory, even the most demanding applications won't slow you down
- Exceptional Clarity - the anti-reflective LED display produces sharp images and bold colours, and has no mirror effect even outdoors or under bright lights so it won't tire your eyes
- Outstanding Design - be a real style leader and the envy of your friends and neighbours with a fashionable, modern design available in a choice of vivid colours
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Now there's a notebook all the family can enjoy. With the blistering power of the latest Intel processor, large storage and fast memory you can get things done - fast. While a flexible range of ports, an ergonomic keyboard and anti-reflective screen ensure effortless usability, so life's much easier for everyone.
What do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top Customer Reviews
In its silver colour, it looks and feels far more expensive than it actually was. The lid surface has a similar appearance to the etched aluminium used by another brand and the wrist rest area bears a cross-hatch pattern over the major part and the touch pad, which is larger than that on my 17-inch laptop, is silky to the touch. The island keyboard is well-spaced and the keys are reasonably large but there is no provision for indicator lights for Caps Lock, Num Lock etc but there is not an on-screen indicator either and you will need to exercise some caution when using these keys. The touch pad is very responsive and the cursor goes only where directed, as it should, unlike that on a Lenovo which only a day or two previously I had attempted to set up and where it appeared to have a mind of its own.
There is one issue with the touch pad which I feel is probably common to many other windows 8-equipped models, whether lower-level such as this or higher, and that is very limited gesture support; it appears only to support the three basic ones, horizontal and vertical scroll, and zoom. It is the 'expert' view often seen in magazines and on-line, and which I had commented upon before seeing any of these published reviews, that a gesture input device is absolutely essential. If it were not, there would be no need for Microsoft to introduce a new keyboard and a new mouse, each with Windows 8 features; additional supporting keys on the keyboard and a touch surface on the mouse that responds to several gestures.Read more ›
The screen is really bright and the colours are great (much better than my 4 year old laptop). It's also non-reflective therefore you should be able to use it when sitting by the window/outside. There's not much sun this time of year so I wasn't able to test this out. The screen is not touchscreen despite Microsoft really pushing Windows 8 with touchscreens but you need to pay at least two times more for a touch screen. Hopefully these will become standard with the next Windows release.
The keyboard is really well laid out. I got used to it within minutes. The track pad is responsive, however the number of gestures is unfortunately limited. Hopefully Samsung/Microsoft will be able to add further gestures in an update later on. The track pad buttons are split into 2 buttons (left & right) which makes using it a lot easier than with one button as on some models. The only down side to the keyboard is that there are no num-lock nor caps lock lights therefore you need to either guess, test if if they're on (especially caps lock).
There are 4 USB ports. Two USB 3 (blue) and two USB 2 (grey/black). The USB 2 ports on my laptop are quite tight and I almost need to force the cable in. After a quick search it seems that this issue also affects other laptops (not only Samsung) and the ports do loosen up the more you use them so that shouldn't be a problem.Read more ›
Be warned though, the BIOS supplied by Samsung is broken and dangerous. It tries to implement a system called 'secure boot', which in theory is a good idea, and is supposed to make the machine less prone to viruses/trojans etc.
The problem is that in pursuing this laudable goal, Samsung has badly mangled other BIOS security features, leaving this laptop in a compromised state.
For instance, a standard requirement of modern BIOS design is the ability to boot from places other than the hard drive. This is a common technique used when repairing computers, testing other operating systems, or when high security is required. It is likely that most machines will need this feature at some point, if only to recover from software problems, a failed HDD or similar.
In this machine's BIOS, there appears to be no such option. I say 'appears', because it is there, but hidden. And to unhide it, you have to disable a series of security features and fail-safes, leaving your laptop in a 'one false move and it is broken forever' situation. This should never be the case.
Tellingly, Samsung have agreed without further prompting to send replacements to all those who have so far had their laptops die, and in some instances this has happened twice in a few months. Great service, but not what anyone would call a satisfactory situation.
I worry that as more people try out Windows 8, and realise they need to 'downgrade' to Windows 7, these problems are going to affect a great many people.
Edited 1st Feb 2013 to add confirmation of problem-
[ ... ]
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been using this laptop for 3-4 years and I am well pleased. I have upgraded free to windows 10 with no problems. Read morePublished 7 months ago by M. MCQUAT
Really nice laptop. works well very fast and the screen is very good . sharp and can be seen in most conditions.Published 13 months ago by David Palmer
I got this as a replacement for my first Samsung laptop who's battery gave up after 13 months. Amazon allowed me to return that and swap it for a new one without question. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Peter Hewitt
I bought that laptop on April 2013 from very beginning it cause trouble. Loosing internet connection whit out any reason, then fine for few weeks and then again could loose... Read morePublished on 18 Nov. 2014 by Jaroslaw Matraszek