Have been looking for a laptop to replace our 5 year old Toshiba and this Samsung stands out especially for the price.
Samsung R520 is the perfect choice for all. This stunning designed Samsung R520 notebook is complimented with a range of high performance features, great for on the move or as a desktop replacement. Its ultra sharp 15.6" LED widescreen display has a pure 16:9 aspect ratio, which is optimized for watching HD movies or playing games, with no black bars in widescreen, and also makes it easier to use Windows Vista gadgets.
Equipped with the latest optical disc drive and built-in stereo speakers, you can enjoy enhanced HD content, with perfect image and sound reproduction, wherever you choose to be. The R520 is also one of the lightest 15.6" notebooks in its class, a perfect balance of price, performance and portability.
Highlights of the Samsung R520:
Intel Centrino Processor Technology T6500 (2.16GHz)
320GB hard drive
15.6" LED widescreen display (1366 x 768)
Windows 7 Home Premium
3 in 1 card reader
Pretty good reviews on Tech Radar...http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/laptops-portable-pcs/laptops-and-netbooks/samsung-r520-635895/review