Samsung did have a non-compete ccontract with Dell that must of expired a couple of years ago so they are new to the USA. LG also has a non-compete contract in the USA with Lenova.
I bought my Dell laptop during the last summer and i am happy about buying it, and a friend of mine bought a Toshiba laptop with the same configuration but a second generation processor and it cost him a little more.. but recently another friend of mine says that he ordered a Samsung laptop of the same price but of a 750 GB hard disk, 6 GB RAM and everything else remains the same.. I checked with other brands and came to know that only samsung was offering this configuration at this price in my region... So are Samsung laptops worth the pay..?
Dell: Rs 37500 (DOS,i5 450-M,4 GB Ram,500 GB Hdd)
Toshiba:Rs 42500 (Windows 7 home premium,i5 Second generation,4 GB Ram,500 GB Hdd)
Samsung:Rs 40000 (Windows 7 home premium,i5 Second generation,6 GB Ram,750 GB Hdd)