My new laptop: Samsung Q330-Silver|Mein neuer Laptop: Samsung Q330-Silver


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Doing live coverage of the WoW TCG Worlds 2008 with my Sony Vaio

I felt it was finally time to upgrade my laptop again. Having worked with my Sony Vaio VGN-CR190 for more than 3 years, I’ve kinda fallen behind a little. I had one horrible experience with my Sony laptop in those 3 years: The whole thing crashed after 11 months and 15 days, so at least I still had some warranty. I asked if I could still make use of it if I would send it in right away (although it might not arrive in time, shipping to the US takes time after all) and I was told that this was fine. Turned out that the support then claimed the problem was caused by me having dropped the laptop, but that’s certainly not true… I had to pay for customs again, so the whole thing turned into a huge investment, but at least that was the only time something like that happened to me (granted, the power adapter broke down three times now and the whole laptop is sometimes shocking me as there seems to be electricity running through the frame…).

Having worked with the new laptop for a few days now, I have to reconsider my opinion about Sony. I mean, surely it wasn’t great that the laptop broke after only a year, but then again, it worked fine in the first year. The Samsung laptop is causing troubles right from the beginning as the keyboard is acting a little funny. Sometimes, when I hit the space bar, the cursor jumps up one line.

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You can imagine HOW annoying this is. I constantly have to delete what I typed after the cursor moved up accidentally and reposition it. To say it is slowing me down is an understatement. It is frustrating to no end and you lose almost all your motivation to do some sort of work with the laptop. I googled the problem, but most of the time, it was suggested that it has something to do with the TouchPad. However, the problem persisted after turning off the TouchPad and even after deinstalling the drivers completely…

Other suggestions, like a virus might be causing the issue, can also be discarded. I started the PC in safe mode and did a virus scan, so it seems extremely unlikely that it’s any sort of an software issue. I guess the only way to get rid of the problem is waiting for the support to get back to me (I wrote to them twice) and sending in the machine. Let’s see how much longer it will take Samsung to reply. I’ll keep you people posted.

Update: Everything’s working now! I connected an external USB keyboard to make sure the issue is caused by the hardware. However, everything worked out well. I disconnected the external keyboard and everything was still working! My best guess: I immunized the PC yesterday evening with Spybot – maybe that did the trick, but it only worked after rebooting (I didn’t do that after immunizing)? Anyway, I’m gone writing novels now!

Update 2: The problems are back… however, at least I’m rather certain that it’s a software issue now…

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  1. #1 by Oliver 'soulwarrior' Gehrmann on November 13, 2010 - 15:22

    OK, das klingt auch wirklich kacke… das Ladegerät (frag mich nicht mehr welches… könnten sogar 2 gewesen sein) wurde bei mir manchmal aber auch unerträglich heiß.

  2. #2 by Petra Künzli on November 13, 2010 - 11:32

    hmmm,ok.dann hatte ich wohl einfach Pech mit meinem!^^ musste nach 3 Monaten nen neuen Akku bestellen und nach nem halben Jahr war dann der Adapter kaputt. und wenn ich ihn brauche wird er verdammt heiss o.O
    ich brauch ihn jetzt eh nur noch selten.

  3. #3 by Oliver 'soulwarrior' Gehrmann on November 13, 2010 - 00:22

    Nein, der Akku des Vaios war vollkommen in Ordnung. Der hält jetzt auch noch so rund 2,5 – 3 Stunden im Energiesparmodus und der Laptop ist älter als 3 Jahre. Das ist da schon noch gut. 😉

  4. #4 by Petra Künzli on November 12, 2010 - 23:24

    *Probleme

  5. #5 by Petra Künzli on November 12, 2010 - 22:22

    hatteste nie Peobleme mit dem Akku des Vaio’s?

  6. #6 by soulwarrior on November 12, 2010 - 21:58

    Ja, aber warum sollte ich mir ein MacBook kaufen, wenn ich dann Windows drauf spielen würde? 😉

    Ich meine, ich kenne alle wichtigen Windows-Shortcuts und ich habe einfach keine Lust, mich umzugewöhnen. Ich arbeite auch mit dem ein oder anderen Programm, das es für Macs nicht gibt und ich lege mir dann nur selbst Steine in den Weg, wenn ich jetzt den Umstieg versuche.

    Aber vielleicht wage ich den Schritt irgendwann wirklich mal… wenn ich irgendwie Laptops im Überschwang kaufen kann oder so. ^^

  7. #7 by Martin on November 12, 2010 - 21:47

    Just buy an apple =)

    macbooks sind mittlerweile schon preislich gesehen fast auf dem stand von (PC)-Notebooks und das drumherum von Macbook Pros ist einfach perfekt, Tastatur fasst sich angenehm, das ganze ding wirkt extrem wertig und stabil, das display ist glasklar und stimmig, selbst der mitgelieferte OnBoardsound lässt keine Wünsche offen, dazu kommt, dass das Teil praktisch keine Hitze nach aussen abstrahlt und ausser unter absoluter volast nicht zu hören ist.

    grüße 😉

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