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Good: small, compact, light, fast, trendy design, strong body
Bad: no dvd drive,
Comment: im not an expert by any stretch of the imagination, but for the little I do know, I think this machine is very adequate. It is small and compact, and feels nice to the touch. before this I had the newer model (2013) and the build quality is very poor. I ended up taking the 2013 model (notebook 9 I think) and exchanged it for this. simply because of its more sturdier build which suits my life better, although I did prefer the clicking touchpad rather than the two button version. Good Notebook all being said.
Good: Size - portable and fits easily into bag / case
Bad: Drops WiFi connection constantly, gets very hot, hard disc sticks frequently and lots more
Comment: Don't buy a Samsung Ultrabook!!!! It's worth spending a little bit more and getting something better. Hard disc had to be repaired twice in first six months and Samsung after sales care is truly terrible.
No idea why they fitted a SSD as it never seems to be used.
One of most frustrating things is that it drops WiFi connection every 20 minutes or so.
Good: I'm still looking for something
Bad: battery life, support, guarantee, performance
Comment: If you should think of buying the 535U3C (with AMD), don't do it.
The ventilator does not even last for half a year, and you don't get guarantee either if you're running a different OS like LINUX or an upgraded Windows (* instead of the installed 7 Home). The best is, that they even do not have the ventilator in stock, nor do they know when they will get it!
Good: small, fast boot, light,
Bad: centrino wireless does NOT work
Comment: Lovely PC spoiled by useless wireless. The intel centrino drops connection erratically and CANNOT be fixed as I write. Take a look at the intel forums.
The whole point of this machine is its portability which is destroyed by the lack of connectivity.
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