Samsung Q330

Specifications

Samsung Q330Notebook: Samsung Q330 (Q330 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 79.61% - good
Average of 18 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 71%, performance: 82%, features: 72%, display: 68% mobility: 61%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 75%

Reviews for the Samsung Q330

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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.

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.


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.


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.


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


79.61%: 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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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba Portégé Z835-P360
Core i3 2367M, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R700-13K
Core i3 350M, 1.4 kg
» Samsung 900X3A-A01FR
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» Acer Aspire 3820TZ
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Core i3 370M, 1.8 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R835-P56X
Core i5 2410M, 1.5 kg
» Asus P31F-RO108X
Core i3 380M, 1.9 kg
» HP ProBook 5320m-WS996EA
Core i5 450M, 1.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite R630-143
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» Toshiba Portégé R700-184
Core i5 560M, 1.8 kg
Current Prices

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-07-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)