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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)

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  • 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

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Product Information

Style: Silver
Technical Details
BrandSamsung
Item Weight2.5 Kg
Product Dimensions37.3 x 24.3 x 3.3 cm
Batteries:1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
Item model numberNP350V5C-A08UK
SeriesNP350V5C-A08UK
ColorTitan Silver
Form FactorPortable
Screen Size15.6 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i3
Processor Speed2.4 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size6 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size500 GB
Hard Disk TechnologyHDD
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Graphics Card DescriptionIntegrated
Graphics RAM TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Wireless Type802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports2
Voltage19 volts
Wattage1.5 watts
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 8
Lithium Battery Weight1.3 Kilograms
  
Additional Information
ASINB009SJCW50
Best Sellers Rank 65,651 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3 Kg
Date First Available15 Oct. 2012
  
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Style Name:Silver

Product Description

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.

Box Contains

Samsung notebook
Battery
AC Adapter
Warranty Leaflet
User Guide


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Style: Silver Verified Purchase
I purchased the i3 version (others are available with i5 and i7 or also B-series processors) with Windows 8 as an addition to my far more powerful i7-kitted desktop replacement machine, also Samsung.

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.
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Style: Silver Verified Purchase
Having always purchased laptops & PCs from another manufacturer, I thought I would try Samsung's 350V5C as I am more than delighted with its other product ~ the Samsung Galaxy S111 Mobile. It starts up very quickly and is very speedy in its performance. It is loaded with Windows 8 which is more complicated to use than Windows 7 but I have purchased a "Dummy" booklet which is proving helpful in getting to grips with the system. First impressions of the laptop are very good and I hope to enjoy it even more once Windows * is mastered.
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Style: Silver Verified Purchase
This is an excellent laptop for the price. It feels and looks a lot more expensive than it actually is. The housing is plastic, however it doesn't feel cheap. On the outside, the lid looks like it's made from aluminium, however that's plastic (so don't expect aluminium). The lid isn't a finger print magnet, however if you look at it under the light at the correct angle, you will be able to see some finger prints.

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.
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Style: Silver
Nice, cheap laptop I thought- ideal for my purposes.

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-

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