Opinion on Samsung Laptops


What is your opinion on the new Samsung Notebook 9 15" model. I find the specs appropriate for my usage and the build quality and design looks nice. The 15" model weighs just 2.90 lbs and minimal bezels keep the dimensions at 13.64" x 9.32" x 0.57" (compare that to a Macbook air 13" which is 12.8" x 8.94" x 0.68").

Here is what I will use it for:

1) Programming and development work
2) Lightroom and photoshop
3) Entertainment (no gaming)

I feel the core i7 6500 should be good for atleast next 4 years for my typical usage, what do you think? My main concern is that I have not seen many Samsung Laptops around (none in fact). How is their customer support and after sales service? You can have a look at the specs etc here: http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/pcs/NP900X5L-K02US

I was earlier conisdering Surfacebook, Dell XPS 15 or Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon. But I think I would be paying way too much for things I don't really need if I go for one of these. Basically, I need some validation :)

UPDATE (12.04.2016):
So I finally got to see the 15" model in a store (I live in Hong Kong). The design is very sleek and the weight is unbelievable for a 15", lighter than many of the 14" and 13" ultrabooks. The bezels are close to that of the Dell's infinity panel and yet the webcam is on the top. The price here is HK$ 9956 (approx. US$ 1283) which is very competitive. There is a 1 year international warranty, followed by 2 years of local warranty.

My only concern: the battery only has 1 year replacement warranty and the comments on amazon.com and other review sites indicate that the battery life is nowhere near the advertised 12 hours. The reviews indicate a realistic battery life of 6 hours (but that can go down if you use Chrome browser and stream or watch local HD videos).