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Samsung Q330-JS03AU

Specifications

Samsung Q330-JS03AUNotebook: Samsung Q330-JS03AU (Q330 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 79.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: 83%, features: 81%, display: 94% mobility: 74%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung Q330-JS03AU

83% Samsung Q330, our new A-List budget laptop
Source: PC Authority English
With the Q330 being so close in performance to Sony’s E Series and Apple’s Macbook, price becomes all-important. At just $950, the Q330 is cheaper than either the Macbook or the Sony, with better specs. As long as battery life isn’t your key consideration, this is a value laptop worth every cent you’ll spend on it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 67% features: 67%
80% Samsung Q330
Source: Digital Versus English

Following the Q320, Samsung has now launched something "for those on the move looking for no compromise performance". According to the company, the Q330 now gives those on the move the full PC experience without cutting down on battery life. The Q330 offers decent performance across a full range of tasks. If, however, portability and battery life are your main priorities, you may well prefer the MacBook Air 13.3-inch.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Samsung Q330-JS03AU notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English

We're not fans of the way the Optimus graphics switching technology has been implemented in the Samsung Q330, but we still think this is a great notebook to consider. In particular, we love the fact that it's a 13.3in laptop rather than a 15.6in model; it makes it much easier to carry to and from work or the classroom. The notebook's performance, even though it uses a Core i3 instead of a Core i5 CPU, is good enough to run taxing tasks in addition to everyday office applications.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

85% Samsung Q330-Suri
Source: Chip.de - 12/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 98% features: 95% display: 94% mobility: 74% ergonomy: 74%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


350M:

The Core i3-350M is technically a Core i5-430M without the Turbo Boost overlocking feature. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.26 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» 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.


1.9 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.

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79.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-10- 5 (Update: 2012-05-26)