Playing a video on the HDTV and continuing to work on other stuff. That's pretty hit or miss and not something I've found the maker of the laptop to be a factor. (think windows and apps?)
I do not suggest buying a machine sight unseen because it could have a terrible keyboard or display and for programming these are critical parts to your productivity.
That said, I am typing on a prior Samsung model rc512 with the rather nice sleep and wake in under 5 seconds. That's a zero power sleep and is a killer feature. Very very nice touch to get one of the Ultrabook features into a laptop.
This model has aluminum on top and gives it a solid feel. My only quibble is the key top lettering wore off faster than prior laptops. No biggy but some will be lost without that.
Go shopping, get a look at the screens and keyboards.
I'm debating between these two laptops.
It will be my main computer, and will be used for personal use such as watching movies and browsing internet with multuple table and windows open.
My computer is usally set connected to another screen, and a keyboard and mouse.
For more professional use, I will use the computer for programming, using software such as photoshop (regular images only- no 3d), netbeans, eclipse etc.
From what I understand, the dell has the faster drive, but samsung has the better screen.
both have 8gb RAM, but i think i might also be able to get the dell with an i7 for a bit more money. i'm just not sure if I need it now, or looking forward a few years.
I also haven't personaly seen the samsung so I dont know how it feels.
Any personal experience with both? What do you think is more important?