Deal DetailsPromoted 04-09-2013 at 09:10 PM View Original Post
- AMD A6-4400M 2.7GHz
- 4GB DDR3
- 500GB HDD
- 15.6" 1366x768 LED
- Radeon HD 7520G Graphics
- WiFi N
- USB 3.0
- 6-cell Battery
- Windows 8
UPDATE 4/5/2013: Price is back down to $220 and Refurbished is now $230
"NEW CUSTOMERS": Save an extra $10 with coupon code CowBoom10
PLEASE NOTE: In previous deal thread (at $250), some people mention that there is no OS license sticker, even though Cowboom's listing say the OS license sticker is included. Cowboom has a pretty good return policy if that is the case.
UPDATE: The Windows 8 key is embedded in the BIOS, if a user has to re-install windows, the installation will grab the key from the BIOS.
2.7GHz AMD Dual-Core A6-4400M Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon HD 7520G graphics
For powerful performance.
4GB DDR3 memory
For multitasking power.
Multiformat DVDRW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media, also supports LightScribe direct-disc labels using compatible LightScribe media.
15.6" LED high-definition display
With 1366 x 768 resolution showcases movies and games in stunning clarity.
500GB Serial ATA II hard drive (5400 rpm)
Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times.
AMD Radeon HD 7520G graphics
For lush images. HDMI output for connection to an HDTV.
Built-in 1.3MP webcam
Makes it easy to chat with family and friends.
3-in-1 media reader
Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity and SDXC formats.
2 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital video, audio and data transfer.
-How to make Windows 8 look like Windows 7 (CNET UK) http://reviews.cnet.co
-Disable Aero snap in Windows 8 (YouTube) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwX2htl
Download and installed MSDN Windows 8 release (the license is for Windows 8 only, not pro, not enterprise, not RTM) via FTP off someone's server, via google search. Confirm that the iso is untouched by comparing check sum and SHA-1 of the ISO and the SHA-1 posted on MSDN website.Windows 8 read the serial keys from bios during installation but had problem with auto-activating. So I downloaded Belarc Advisor and retrieved the serial number from Bios (turn out that I don't need to, well its a good reference anyways), give MS activition a phone call, and activate it successfully via phone.
Next, installed all critical windows updates, then download Samsungs Software Update tool, follow instructions to flush bios with latest firmware, install video and other hardware drivers.
Ping me if you have a quick question. All in all decent laptop with windows experience score of 5.6. Nowhere close to my other samsung laptop, i7 with SSD but its perfect for my folks. Cheers,
I got a couple of PMs on the iso, since it is not my FTP server, I don't want to put a direct link out of respect to the owner. Please google "en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso" and download the ISO. Make sure that you verify SHA-1 with the following SHA-1. You can download MD5 & SHA-1 Checksum Utility via download.com
This will take care of nearly all of the yellow icons on the device manager - including usb3.0, display...
And this one for the card reader: http://cdgenp01.csd.to