2013 Ativ Book 9 Plus owner's lounge (NP940X3G)

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  1. loptimistk

    loptimistk Notebook Enthusiast

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    Actually I already did driver rollback to an earlier version.

    On the new update, the option is enabled by default but there was no menu to turn that off.
    Seemed like Samsung/Intel purposefully removed it from the menu. :(
    Maybe manual registry editing can help but don't have the time.

    Since I don't do anything graphics intensive on this laptop, I have no trouble with the earlier driver.
     
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    Rrolack Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm finding the same thing. I've got adaptive brightness turned off, both on battery and while plugged in - according to both the Windows power settings and the Samsung [Fn+F1] settings screen. I'm still getting adaptive brightness when on battery, and I suspect it's because the option to toggle this was removed from the Intel HD Graphics screen.
     
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    Dannemand Decidedly Moderate Super Moderator

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    See if any of these posts help:

    Adaptive Brightness rite of passage

    Four places to disable Adaptive Brightness (w/Settings screenshot)

    FIVE places to disable Adaptive Brightness in Win8 after Settings 2.0.0.49

    Note that the Charms setting moved to a different place in Win8.1 from the Win8 location mentioned in these posts.

    You may have checked all those places already. I am posting this for the sake of completeness.
     
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    buffpatel Notebook Enthusiast

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    Not sure if this has been mentioned, but does anyone know what the main difference is between the NP940X3G-S03US and the NP940X3G-K06US? Looking at specs it seems that the S03US has 8GB of RAM while the K06US only has 4GB. But the prices on Amazon.com are pretty much the same. I tried looking at the specs and otherwise they seem to be the exact same computer. I just wanted to make sure there wasn't something I'm missing. Also, does the S03US have the SideSync stuff in it like the other computers?

    Thanks!
     
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    isosunrise Notebook Evangelist

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    FYI those with touchpad issues, keep your laptop away from magnets (ie, Samsung Galaxy Tab S case). I noticed my touchpad was getting jumpy on first turn on, and I realize it started having problems since I purchased the Galaxy Tab S (they both sit in my bag on top of each other). I believe the STRONG magnets in the case messes up the touchpad temporarily. Since keeping the tablet in a different compartment, my touchpad issues went away :).
     
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    leftbrain99 Notebook Consultant

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    From everything I've gathered, including personal experience as the owner of a K01US and an S03US, the S-models are "Microsoft Signature" - they are void of any Samsung pre-loaded software and configuration, including recovery, etc, as well as no SideSync, etc. You can add must of the Samsung utilities, like Software Updater, if you want. But not everything.
     
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    buffpatel Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the clarification. As an aside, was there any really useful software that came preloaded on the computer? I'm thinking I might be fine without the Samsung software, etc... and save myself about $300 by just getting the S03US model. I think I should be able to get the software update program off of Samsungs website and other than that, I don't know if anything else is really necessary.
     
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    Stargazer25 Newbie

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    Some of it (the Samsung stuff) is good, but I would take the $300 and run.
     
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    Dannemand Decidedly Moderate Super Moderator

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    I don't use SideSync myself, but I DO remember the thread linked below, indicating that it should be broadly available. It would be great it any SideSync users can confirm or post an update.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/samsung/744418-sidesync-3-0-coming-its-free.html

    As for any necessary drivers, they can be downloaded with SW Update -- as noted.

    As mentioned by member leftbrain99, Microsoft Signature models also do not include Samsung Recovery Solution, which has a few nice features (such as built-in cloning of the SSD, including SRS itself). But I believe Microsoft sets them up with Windows Recovery instead, which takes up less space on the SSD.

    So I agree, NOT $300 worth.
     
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    onj2 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've had this computer for about a month. In the past couple of days, my trackpad has stopped working a couple of times. Have had to restart the computer and then everything is back to normal. This is obviously very disruptive. Any ideas what can be the problem, and anything I can do in terms of drivers to remedy this?

    This has definitely not been prompted by any kind of magnets or interference from other electronics.

    Thank you.
     
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