Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Samsung RC512 Review
Extras tend to count for a lot more if all the basics are in place. Would you care about sporty wheels and tinted windows on a two-cylinder Fiat? That may seem like a harsh analogy, but we think it's not too far from what you get with the Samsung RC512. This $1,099 mainstream notebook touts a whole list of smart-sounding premiums that are nice for the price: Nvidia’s Optimus graphics technology, a 4G (WiMAX) radio for wireless broadband Net access, wireless HD output to a TV (via WiDi), a Blu-ray drive, a Core i7 processor, and more. But the system is marred by shoddy-feeling materials and construction that make us wonder just how much—if any—mobility this portable can handle...