Samsung Q330 Series

Samsung Q330-JA08UKProcessor: Intel Core i3 350M, Intel Core i3 370M, Intel Core i3 380M, Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.9kg, 2kg, 2.019kg, 2.4kg
Price: 700, 800, 900, 999, 1000 euro
Average Score: 80.31% - good
Average of 29 scores (from 36 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 78%, features: 73%, display: 68%
mobility: 69%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 78%

 

Samsung Q330

Specifications

Samsung Q330Notebook: Samsung Q330
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 700 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 79.61% - good
Average of 18 scores (from 22 reviews)

 

80% Samsung Q330
Source: Channel Web English

Samsung’s Q330 laptop is thin and relatively light, weighing 2kg. It has a 13.3in screen which puts it firmly into the category in-between full-sized laptops and smaller, less-powerful netbook computers. One big distinguishing feature from a netbook is that Samsung has managed to squeeze a CD/DVD drive into the Q330, which is impressive given its thinness.

Relatively expensive for what it offers but if you need more power than a netbook it’s a good choice. 


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Q330
Source: Computer Active English

It has a 13.3in screen which puts it firmly into the category in-between full-sized laptops and smaller, less-powerful netbook computers. One big distinguishing feature from a netbook is that Samsung has managed to squeeze a CD/DVD drive into the Q330, which is impressive given its thinness. Relatively expensive for what it offers but if you need more power than a netbook it’s a good choice


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Q330 review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Q330 is a fantastic mid-range laptop and a strong ultra-portable. Its performance particularly impresses given the slim chassis and slimmer price, while the overall build quality is something we'd expect from a more expensive machine. We'd highly recommend it to anyone who wants a reliable machine for use on the go.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Q330 laptop review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Combining a sleek look with reasonable battery life and a high-quality display means the Samsung Q330 is a laptop worth looking at. Quick and quiet, it could well become a popular choice for busy executives looking for their next laptop upgrade. However it's slightly heavier than we expected and the Core i3 processor means it's by no means the fastest laptop around.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
30% Samsung Q330 laptop review
Source: Channel Web English
Combining a sleek look with reasonable battery life and a high-quality display means the Samsung Q330 is a laptop worth looking at. Quick and quiet, it could well become a popular choice for busy executives looking for their next laptop upgrade. However it's slightly heavier than we expected and the Core i3 processor means it's by no means the fastest laptop around.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 30%
80% Samsung Q330 laptop review
Source: Computing English
Combining a sleek look with reasonable battery life and a high-quality display means the Samsung Q330 is a laptop worth looking at. Quick and quiet, it could well become a popular choice for busy executives looking for their next laptop upgrade. However it's slightly heavier than we expected and the Core i3 processor means it's by no means the fastest laptop around.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Samsung Q330 review
Source: CNet English
When it comes to making a laptop, striking the right balance between power and portability is a delicate task. The good news for us is that Samsung seems to have pulled it off with the 13.3-inch, ultra-portable Q330, while managing to keep the laptop just under the £600 mark. The 13.3-inch Samsung Q330 backs up its stunning performance with looks to match.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Samsung Q330 review
Source: Techradar English
Adding to its already impressive foundation of consumer machines, the improved performance, build quality and materials of the Q330 make it one of the best entry-level ultraportables you can currently buy. At this low price, it's a deal that's impossible to ignore.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Samsung Q330 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Aside from the silly touchpad placement, it's difficult to fault the Q330. It's durable, looks good, performs well and has very good battery life: all the things you need in a genuinely mobile laptop. Best of all, however, is the price. At £600 it's an absolute bargain, and one that won't need replacing any time soon.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 80%
80% Samsung Q330 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Overall, this is a highly enjoyable laptop to use - the keys are comfortable, responsive and work well for fast typing. The styling, though not as standout as recent Samsung models, is designed to match the Jet mobile phone. The graphics card isn't good enough to deliver fast gameplay but that's about the weakest element in a light, manageable and effective notebook. Decent value, too.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Q330 review
Source: T3 English
 It might not carry the cache of a Macbook or VAIO but Samsung's model matches both for performance and looks. The only let down is the lack of a dedicated graphics card.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Samsung Q330 review
Source: PC Pro English
Combines serious speed with great battery life, and doesn't cost the earth either.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 83% features: 67%
86% Samsung Q330 Aura i3-350M Suri
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 86%
78% Samsung Q330
Source: PC Go - 12/10 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 78%
86% Samsung Q330 Aura i3-350M Suri (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 75% performance: 85% features: 100% display: 94% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 85%
80% Samsung Q330-Silver
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
Лучшие ноутбуки 2010 года: Samsung Q330
Source: UPS Special RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/25/2010
Samsung Q330
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/06/2010
Rating: price: 30%
Samsung Q330: törperős
Source: Mobilport HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/25/2010
Rating: price: 70% performance: 80%
Samsung Q330
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2010
Rating: price: 40% mobility: 50% emissions: 60%
80% Samsung Q330
Source: NotebookTV.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 75% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%
80% Samsung Q330 notebook teszt
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Samsung Q330-JS01

Specifications

Samsung Q330-JS01Notebook: Samsung Q330-JS01
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 800 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 68% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

68% Обзор универсального ноутбука Samsung Q330-JS01
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 52% display: 48% mobility: 68% emissions: 56%

 

Samsung Q330-JS03AU

Specifications

Samsung Q330-JS03AUNotebook: Samsung Q330-JS03AU
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 79.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

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%
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%

 

Samsung Q330-JA04UK

Specifications

Samsung Q330-JA04UKNotebook: Samsung Q330-JA04UK
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 800 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Samsung Q330 (Core i3-370M) review
Source: CNet English
We gave the 13.3-inch Samsung Q330 an extensive going-over in August last year. But Samsung's been kind enough to send us over a new version, with a slightly more powerful Intel Core i3-370M processor. The latest Samsung Q330 has a slightly more powerful processor and a tweaked design. Overall, this 13.3-inch laptop is still great, but rival machines offer better graphics performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Samsung Q330 review
Source: It Pro English
The Samsung Q330 doesn't have many business-specific features, but it does have reasonably long battery life, good Windows performance and a comfortable keyboard and touchpad at an inexpensive price. Although there are ultra-portable laptops with built-in DVD drives that have even longer lasting batteries, they won't be as inexpensive as the Q330. It's a great value laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Samsung Q330-JS03DE Suri

Specifications

Samsung Q330-JS03DE SuriNotebook: Samsung Q330-JS03DE Suri
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M 512 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.019kg
Price: 999 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

83% Review Samsung Q330 Suri Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Glare office. Samsung bestows its 13.3 incher with the perfect display brightness. Find out why the subnotebook has to stay at home despite its good battery life. It can't be because of the noise because it always works at a low level.
84% Test Samsung Q330 Suri Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 73% display: 66% mobility: 88% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 91%
Samsung Q330 Aura i3-350M Suri: Optimus und Flüsterleise
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
silent fan, bad glare display, not suited for gaming, workmanship ok but not perfect
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2011

 

Samsung Q330-JA03xx

Specifications

Samsung Q330-JA03xxNotebook: Samsung Q330-JA03xx
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 700 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

 

Samsung Q330 - s optickou mechanikou v malém těle
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/11/2011

 

Samsung Q330-PS55

Specifications

Samsung Q330-PS55Notebook: Samsung Q330-PS55
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 900 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

 

밸런스와 사용 편의성이 돋보이는 삼성의 베스트 셀러 - 센스 Q330 (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/07/2011
밸런스와 사용 편의성이 돋보이는 삼성의 베스트 셀러 - 센스 Q330 (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/20/2010

 

Samsung Q330-JS04

Specifications

Samsung Q330-JS04Notebook: Samsung Q330-JS04
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 800 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

83% Samsung Q330-JS04
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 83%

 

Samsung Q330-JA08UK

Specifications

Samsung Q330-JA08UKNotebook: Samsung Q330-JA08UK
Processor: Intel Core i3 380M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 700 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Samsung Q330 laptop review
Source: Computing English
Although not primarily a business model, the updated Samsung Q330 has facets which could tempt such users. For example, it now runs Windows 7 Professional instead of the Home Premium version and has decent system backup and recovery options. But we'd expect to see USB 3.0 finding it's way onto systems like this, as well as gigabit Ethernet on board as well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Comment

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

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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).

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


Intel Core i3:

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.

370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 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.

380M: The Core i3-380M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.53 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.

Intel Core i5:

450M: Should be similar to the Core i5-520M but without AES functions.


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.

2.4 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


80.31%: 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.

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

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