Samsung Q310 Aura Malin


Samsung Q310 Aura MalinNotebook: Samsung Q310 Aura Malin
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 81.75% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 78%, features: 75%, display: 58% mobility: 71%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 75%

Reviews for the Samsung Q310 Aura Malin

100% Samsung Q310
Source: The Insider English
At the top of our price budget, the Q310 manages to pack in a wide range of cutting-edge components. However, you won’t feel as though you’re paying over the odds as this machine delivers on almost every level. The Core 2 Duo P8600 offers state-of-the-art performance and the 4GB of RAM and 320GB of storage space make sure this machine never slows down. Windows Vista Home Premium Edition handles like a dream on this laptop. Add to this a high attention to detail and a battery life that means you can safely work away from mains power for up to four hours and you have an award winning machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 80% performance: 100% features: 100% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 100%
Samsung - Q310 review
Source: IT Reviews English
There's plenty to like about the Q310. It's small, packed with features and has a decent processor. The only real disappointment is the choice of graphics card, but at this price you'd be hard pushed to find a laptop with better 3D performance. In short, if you're looking for a portable yet powerful laptop and are happy forgoing the latest games, at this price the Samsung Q310 is well worth a close look.
Ausstattung gut, Leistung zufriedenstellend, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/22/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80%
Review: Samsung Q310 Notebook
Source: English
Aside from the rough edges and overabundance of plastic, the other complaint people will have with the system is that there are a lot of glossy surfaces. These might look nice in the showroom, but after a few days of real use the notebook can look pretty dirty. It’s easy enough to clean off, but it will be a constant annoyance. Past that Samsung’s Q310 is a contender and while it’s not the cheapest option available, there is a lot to like about it. When it came to general use, the Q310 ended up being a nice 13-inch notebook. It’s not particularly small, but it’s easy to get around, and while it’s not super tough it’s built well enough. Performance is in keeping with a notebook in both its price and size categories and it ran Vista without any problems.

Verarbeitung gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/18/2008
Rating: performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Samsung Q310 13.3in laptop
Source: Reg Hardware English

If you’ve an eye on gaming, the Q310's 9200M GS graphics will no doubt disappoint, but the P8400 processor managed to push through some decent benchmark scores and at £699 you’re getting a fair amount of tech for your money. Build quality and aesthetics aren’t as spectacular as Samsung would have you believe, but despite our grumbles it’s hard to level any serious complaints at the Q310. Ultimately, it’s great value for money and would suit those who baulk at the thought of a netbook but are watching their pennies.

80%, Preis gut, Verarbeitung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% workmanship: 60%
70% Samsung Q310-34P
Source: Computer Shopper English
Although the Q310 isn’t a bad system, Samsung will have to work a little harder to compete in this fierce market. Its solid mix of features is a good start, but with Toshiba undercutting its price and outperforming its scores, it's tough to justify buying the Q310. On the other hand, if you can get it for less than $1,100 (we’re already seeing it for as little as $1,204 in some places), you should jump at the chance.
7 von 10, Leistung mäßig, Preis schlecht, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 40% performance: 60% mobility: 50%
72% Samsung Q310-34P
Source: Computer Shopper English
The Q310-34P's price isn't bad for a notebook, but it might be a little high for the performance you get.
7.2 von 10, Leistung mäßig, Preis schlecht, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 40% performance: 60% mobility: 40%
70% Samsung Q310-34P
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Samsung Q310-34P is one of the better-designed 13-inch notebooks we’ve tested, and it offers good performance. However, the business-oriented $949 Lenovo ThinkPad SL300 offers nearly double the endurance of the Q310-34P (without charging an arm and a leg for an extra-capacity battery) and the $200 cheaper HP Pavilion dv3510nr features an extra gig of RAM, discrete Nvidia graphics, and a backlit keyboard (although it lasts an hour less on a charge). If good looks and an excellent Vista experience is what you want, the Q310-34P is a tempting option, but other 13-inch notebooks offer better bang for your buck.
3.5 von 5, Leistung gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
84% Samsung Q310 review
Source: CNet English
On paper the Q310 is almost identical to the Q210, with the only noticeable differences being the bigger display, extra 1GB of RAM and a slight change in port placement. However, with exactly the same native resolution as the 12-inch Q210, the effect of the bigger screen is minimal, while the 1GB is wasted on 32-bit Vista. In short, we'd recommend saving some money and opting for the slightly smaller Q210, which is now available for just £599.
8.4 von 10, Mobilität sehr gut, Display schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2008
Rating: Total score: 84% display: 40% mobility: 90%
80% Samsung Q310 review
Source: Techradar English
It's hard to fault the Samsung Q310, as power, usability, battery life and screen are all outstanding. Some buyers may be put off by the glossy design or limited software, but it remains one of the best laptops you can buy at this price.
4 von 5, Verarbeitung sehr gut, Mobilität sehr gut, Leistung gut, Display gut, Preis sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/22/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
90% Samsung Q310 notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Samsung Q310 offers everything we found likeable in the Q210 but the slightly larger screen means it’s just that bit more practical. Considering you get all this power and portability for less than £700, it’s no surprise this is quickly becoming one of our favourite notebooks.
9 von 10, Leistung gut, Preis sehr gut, Mobilität gut, Display schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/13/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 40% mobility: 80%

Foreign Reviews

95% Die besseren ‚Netbooks‘
Source: PC Praxis - 4/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 70%
80% Schick, leicht und flott
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 3-4/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80%
Kompakte Kraftprotze
Source: c't - 2/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 70%
80% Samsung Q310 Aura P8400 Malin (Notebook)
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 100% features: 83% display: 87% mobility: 68% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 73%
80% Samsung Q310 Aura
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%


NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS: Slower clocked 9300M GS and therefore a little bit slower. Supports PureVideo HD (VP3)and Hybrid-SLI (HybridPower and GeForceBoost).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


Middle class dual core CPU with a TDP of 25 Watt. For high end gamer the performance could be not sufficient (for class 1 graphic cards).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

Samsung reviews

81.75%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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Devices with the same GPU

» Samsung R610
Core 2 Duo T6400, 16", 2.744 kg
» HP Compaq Presario CQ60-115eg
Pentium Dual Core T3200, 15.6", 3.1 kg
» Samsung R610-64G
Core 2 Duo T5800, 16.0", 2.8 kg
» Samsung X460
Core 2 Duo P8600, 14.1", 1.9 kg
» HP Compaq Presario CQ70-130eg
Pentium Dual Core T3200, 17.0", 3.9 kg
» HP Pavilion dv4t
Core 2 Duo P8600, 14.1", 2.6 kg
» Samsung E152-Aura T5750 Dajuan
Core 2 Duo T5750, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Samsung Q210
Core 2 Duo P8400, 12.1", 2 kg
» Samsung R510
Core 2 Duo T5750, 15.4", 2.7 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Alienware 13-4051
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U
» Dell Inspiron 13-7348-3818
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U
» HP Pavilion 13-a200ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5010U
» Fujitsu LifeBook T935
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5300U
» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-C4171H
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U
» Gigabyte G3
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Schenker XMG A305
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4710MQ
» Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2015-03
Iris Graphics 6100, Core i5 5257U
» HP Stream 13-c001ng
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840
» Acer TravelMate P236-M-57R4
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U
» HP Envy X2-j001nf
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y10
» HP Pavilion 13-b102TU
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4030U
» Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U
» Dell Latitude 13 7350
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y10
» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-C4034H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LD-C4030H
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U
» HP Pavilion 13-a051sr
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
» HP Pavilion 13-a020nr x360 (K1Q28EA)
Radeon R5 (Beema), A-Series A8-6410
» Lenovo IdeaPad U330-59427487
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» HP Envy X2-j001ng
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y70

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-10-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)