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Samsung Q430-JA01

Specifications

Samsung Q430-JA01Notebook: Samsung Q430-JA01 (Q430 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 45%, features: - %, display: 44% mobility: 40%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 65%

Reviews for the Samsung Q430-JA01

90% Samsung Q430 review
Source: CNet English
Normally, if you want a light, portable laptop, you'll have to compromise when it comes to performance. The worst we can say about the 14-inch Samsung Q430 laptop is that some of its features are merely standard, rather than really impressive. But, overall, this is a light, powerful, stylish and affordable laptop that's a pleasure to use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

60% Обзор стильного офисного ноутбука Samsung Q430-JA01
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 45% display: 44% mobility: 40% emissions: 65%

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.


14.0":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.4 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


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


75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-11-10 (Update: 2012-05-26)