Paul, is it a Samsung with Windows preinstalled or Chromebook? Samsung has entered into an agreement with Google to build & distribute these, and it could be good for both parties. Remember that Chromebook users are Linux ones too, as they're powered by a customized Linux OS.
The reason I ask, is that Samsung has removed themselves from distributing Windows notebooks, of course there's units that likely still unsold & why I ask. I will say this upfront, don't try installing a Linux OS onto a Samsung notebook with Windows preinstalled, the chance of turning it into a brick is very high, as they've had many firmware issues since they started distributing these with Windows 8, as well as some late Windows 7 OS's before then. These computers are notorious for this bricking when a Linux OS is installed. You have been advised about this, it's up to you what you do with your computer & taking the chance of a Linux install is on your hands (& wallet). That's why I can't install Linux Mint 17.1 on my Samsung Series 7 (Speccy specs are in my sig below), unless I disable SecureBoot, UEFI & initialize the SSD as a MBR one. Then the chance of bricking is greatly lowered, yet not eliminated. I'm not giving up the benefits of GPT on another computer, made a huge mistake on my main one in thinking that GPT & Secure Boot was an inseparable bundle, didn't realize that just disabling Secure Boot was enough to install Windows 7 & Linux Mint, and wasn't a member here at the time.
Should I need to reinstall the OS that shipped with the XPS 8700, will revert to GPT defaults & reinstall the other OS's. GPT has a speed advantage over MBR, it's about a lot more than the lifting of the 4 Primary partition limit. That's why I left it on the Samsung, just disabled Secure Boot, if only I knew this in late 2013, could have saved myself a lot of troubles & retained some performance as well.
That's what's dogged Samsung's notebooks sales so bad that they had to exit the market, are firmware issues causing consumer frustration. Note that unless this is an issue concerning the OS installed when purchased, there will be up to a $350 fee for the 'unbricking' of computers where Linux OS's were installed. On the other hand, if you were to get a rare Windows 7 or 8 model not upgraded to 8.1, that upgrade is covered under the warranty. Furthermore, there's no guarantee that it can be unbricked, though they'll still charge you the fee for their time & ship the unit back to you. If successful, it still takes 2 to 4 weeks to get the computer back. These units are also tricky to self service, for example, there's no solid SATA connection in place for when one wants to swap to a SSD, it's a flimsy connector that has to be handled like eggs, hanging by a just as flimsy wire. I intend on seeing if there's an optical drive bay converter, and see if it performs at the same SATA-3 speed, if so, will do it that way in the future. The native connection will withstand only so many disconnects/reconnects of drives.
I also suggest that you open the Settings and enable the Battery Life extender, this makes your inbuilt battery last up to 2x longer, limits the max charge to 80%, and to disable Fast Boot, if not, it'll always feel hot near the top center. This is because it never fully shuts down. Disabling Fast Boot, which by chance is a Windows 8 gimmick, will allow your computer to completely shut down, in turn helping you prolong the life of the components by a long time. A computer is a machine, and like others, needs a shutdown when not in use. Would you consider placing your musical instruments in a hybrid sleep? Some of these components gets hot during use also, especially any amplifiers, and needs that full shutdown to cool off. It makes no sense to keep a computer at near operating temps in a sleep after use for the sole purpose of what they call a fast boot that in many instances, isn't fast at all.
Otherwise, the only time it fully shuts down, and that's because it has to to apply the updates and only momentarily, is the reboot after Patch Tuesday.
One last thing, if you decide to add an SSD, it's best to disable the Express Cache (an ultra small SSD soldered to the MB), otherwise your SSD speeds will suffer. I never seen any benefit to the Express Cache, the computer was slow as dirt, even after a reinstall & it on. It's designed to take the place of a hybrid SSD, yet on many units, the iSSD is so small (8GB), when paired to a 5400rpm HDD, there's no real benefit, and like I stated, slowed my Crucial M550 down badly when enabled. Too bad it didn't at least have a 24GB one in there, if so, it could be used to install the OS, or maybe a Linux OS if it weren't for the bricking risk.
Let us know which model you have, and I'll further research any issues for you.
Good Luck with the Samsung!