The first impression I had on opening the box and pulling out the new laptop was how cool and elegant the design was. This laptop offered a very good spec for the price I paid for it, although I notice it is about £80 more expensive now which is odd as technology usually falls in price rather than increases in cost. It's new price makes it less of a bargain as it now sits with some seriously good competition including the well established Sony brand and the reliable Dell Studio 17 range.
The NVIDIA graphics card was a big selling point for me as I liked the idea of having a lap top I could also play games on. Unfortunately, the graphics card proved to be the Samsungs achilles heel and frequently caused the screen to freeze and crash when playing games or watching video's. For this reason, I had to return the lap top and cannot offer a particularly high star rating for a laptop that began to fail during its first month of use. Fortunately, Amazon have a very good after sales service and dealt with the matter very efficiently so top marks to them.
Judging from the other reviews, you could be lucky and get a good lap top with a fully functioning graphics card. Yet at the increased price is it worth risking the hassle when for another £100 you could get an i5 processor from a more established lap top manufacturer?