Samsung Launches New Series 5 Notebooks With Ivy Bridge

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bozon

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I Bought one on Chile tree weeks ago. Mine has a 1600x1200 screen resolution. Came with 6 GB of RAM a 1 TB HDD and a Blu ray drive.

I Upgraded it with 16 GB on RAM and a 256 GB Crucial M4. On arrival the screen has a lot of white stuck pixels. The sleep function doesn't work. It BSOD every time. Issue seems to be related with the 7 series Intel chipset (or inmature drivers).

On the other hand, the 3610QM CPU is very fast. Makes the machine fly.

Tried Windows 8 Release Preview and works incredible fast on this machine, much faster than Windows 7, however it was incapable of installig a proper Nvidia GPU driver and has another non-recognized "PCI simple communications controller". Windows 8 Sleep function works fine by the way (it preinstalled Microsoft AHCI driver instead intel's so I must conclude that the intel AHCI driver is flawed on Windows 7 for this model)
 

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[citation][nom]bozon[/nom]I Bought one on Chile tree weeks ago. Mine has a 1600x1200 screen resolution. Came with 6 GB of RAM a 1 TB HDD and a Blu ray drive.I Upgraded it with 16 GB on RAM and a 256 GB Crucial M4. On arrival the screen has a lot of white stuck pixels. The sleep function doesn't work. It BSOD every time. Issue seems to be related with the 7 series Intel chipset (or inmature drivers).On the other hand, the 3610QM CPU is very fast. Makes the machine fly.Tried Windows 8 Release Preview and works incredible fast on this machine, much faster than Windows 7, however it was incapable of installig a proper Nvidia GPU driver and has another non-recognized "PCI simple communications controller". Windows 8 Sleep function works fine by the way (it preinstalled Microsoft AHCI driver instead intel's so I must conclude that the intel AHCI driver is flawed on Windows 7 for this model)[/citation]
These launched on Tuesday -_-
 

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[citation][nom]frank_drebin[/nom]this laptop keyboard looks exactly like Macbook's. hmmm ...[/citation]
Are you blind? The FN and CTRL keys are switched + the Win/Cmd key and ALT keys are switched. Also Sammy got the white keyboards before Apple!!!

See the clear difference in the images bellow:
http://images.apple.com/macbookair/images/design_multitouch.jpg
http://media.bestofmicro.com/samsung-series9-laptop,I-H-340217-3.jpg

 

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[citation][nom]zzz_b[/nom]1366x768 resolution? Come on, it is out dated.[/citation]
This is what you should expect from a 15.6" laptop. I hope Samsung gives us some new 17" soon (if not release yet).
 

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An eye catching look with the latest processor is just fine for many of the users to get the most from their laptops but not for the enthusiast purchasers.........
 
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