Sleek and appealing design, Sturdy and well-built chassis
The 15.6-inch Samsung Ativ Book 6 is a mainstream notebook designed to address the needs of a broad user base. The build quality is high and the aluminum and fiber glass design is sturdy, sleek, and visually appealing. Too bad there wasn't enough room for Samsung to include an optical drive.
Unique Casing, Strong Performance
There's a lot to like about the Samsung ATIV Book 6. The device may not offer an incredibly thin form factor, but it's built well and the cobalt blue casing provides a nice unique aesthetic that is all too hard to find in today's market. Best of all the Samsung ATIV Book 6 boasts incredible performance along with its sleek visuals.
Defective but otherwise good
So in quick summary computer initially has lots of wifi issues/drop-outs and is prone to become a bit hot/noisy under heavy loads. Unable to turn off keyboard back-lighting during the night and smudging is pretty common on the casing (but not too bad). Battery life was about 4.5 hours in my case which is alright considering the i7 and graphics card inside this laptop.
Great battery life for its size, Balanced performance
The ATIV Book 6 comes close to being an exceptional mid-range machine. It's classy, beautiful, offers good battery life, and has the potential to serve as a potent content creation machine or even a medium-duty gaming rig. But its exceptionally reflective LCD and the sluggish 5400RPM hard drive detracted from the experience for us. At around $1100, we simply expected a more fluid performance across the board.
Matte display, Low weight, Price-performance ratio
It could have been perfect: low weight, decent enough build quality, long battery life, good looks, a dedicated graphics card, and a good price-performance ratio - we even would have overlooked the lack of stability and rigidity in the design. The multimedia notebook manages to get most things right and could have been a very good solution for watching movies, editing videos, and the occasional gaming.
Big bang for a little buck
This laptop is great. It arrived promptly in perfect condition, and when I booted it up it was easy to see I was going to love it. I agree with the critical reviews--Windows 8 is the most impractical operating system for a laptop/desktop...it's a drastic shift from the old ways and makes everything so much more complicated than it has to be. But I won't dock points on the machine that it came installed on for that fact; samsung is just trying to keep with the times.
Portability and ease-of-use
The prospect of having a touchscreen ultrabook sounded like one that I would absolutely enjoy having. I use tablets and smartphones on a daily basis, so why shouldn't my ultrabook incorporate that same technology so I could poke and prod my Windows 8 machine as much as I like. Considering Windows 8 was built with touchscreens in mind, it made absolute sense to me a touchscreen ultrabook would be a great idea.
Fast Nvidia discrete graphics, Capable dual-core Intel processor
The Samsung Series 5 NP550P5C may not be the kind of laptop you would lust after, and it won't slip unobtrusively into your bag, either. But it is a very capable all-rounder. It has decent processing abilities, great graphics, and surprisingly good battery life. Even the sub-£750 price is quite reasonable. If you're looking for a notebook that will perform most everyday computing tasks on the move, and for extended periods, the Samsung Series 5 NP550P5C should be top of your list.
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