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Bad: Samsung battery life - many times not as advertised
Comment: I had a Samsung nc10 which had a screen problem (screen became blanc from time to time - rarely, it's true; somebody else I know experienced the same problem) and I returned it. Instead of this I got a n220 as nc10 was discontinued.
Make sure you test your Samsung product to be according to what adevrtised when you buy it, especially the battery life. If you do not get the time they say, or a close fugure - return the product! Many Samsung laptops come with imperfect battery. They work, but not as long as advertised.
My laptop's battery lasts 7 hours when running nothing but Windows (with no application on top, and reduced screen brightness) and about 4-5 hours when using it with internet browising, text editing, etc - the usual applications. The laptop is advertised with up to 11-12 hours battery life. I returned the laptop for repair to a company Samuel King which does product repairs for Samsung (strongly recommended to avoid!!), and they said everything is OK, and that they do not replace the battery as ... it works. I cannot get a refund as 2 months passed since I got the machine.
So make sure you test your Samsung battery (and the whole machine) within the grace period, when you can still return the machine and get your refund, otherwise you are likely to get a frustrating experiece with Samsung's repair service, if the machine still works but poorly. If your battery would last 30 minus, well the laptop works so do not expect any repair or replacements from Samuel King & Samsung.
One intelligent lady from Samsung Custemer Service said, when I called them, that their advertised 11 hours of battery life is just an estimate, that's why I do not get the same figure with my 5-7 hours battery life. If 5 to 7 can be approximated by 11, a figure that is more or less the double, then Samsung definitely needs more intelligent employees, for sure ...
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