Samsung R522-FS04 reviews and prices: Laptop computer

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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 2 reviews.
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Dom, Bath

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fast and efficient laptop that gets the job done. Plenty of RAM which is very important with Windows Vista and dedicated graphics card mean that HD video is played with no problems whatsoever. Keyboard is very well laid out and comfortable to type on. Very good connectivity - 3 USBs, HDMI, eSATA, draft-N wireless etc. Very nice screen as well, really bright and like the 16:9 aspect ratio, good for some films and TV although you will still get black bars with most films as they are shot in 2.35:1 and not 16:9 as screen manufacturers would have you believe. The build quality and finish of the laptop are very good, sensible decision to not use a glossy finish inside the laptop as this would be a fingerprint magnet! And finally the laptop runs very coolly, which is a big plus when you want to type on it for extended periods.
Bad points:
Windows Vista is very annoying and many things have changed from XP seemingly for the point of change.. However I will be getting a free upgrade to Windows 7 so this is not an issue. Keyboard is quite rattly when you are typing, keyboards on HP laptops are much quieter. The built in speakers are rubbish, although this is not an issue for me as I run the sound through my Hi-Fi. The settings of the graphics card need a lot of tweaking with regards to video playback. With default settings videos appeared very dull and with poor contrast whereas images are vibrant and with good contrast by default. I have no idea why ATI have set it up like this. And finally the software that Samsung fill it with is dreadful; had to spend about an hour removing it and now the laptop is much faster!
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Jul 2009

Confirmed purchaser Music, gaming or video fan

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
performance good, good keyboard feel.
Bad points:
keyboard layout bit weird - arrow keys too small, function buttons in awkward position
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Aug 2009

Also known as: SAMSUNG R522-FS04UK

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