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Samsung Q430 Series

Samsung Q430-JS02UKProcessor: Intel Core i3 350M, Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 14.0 inch
Weight: 2.09kg, 2.2kg, 2.4kg
Price: 700, 740, 800 euro
Average Score: 75.2% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 11 reviews)
: - %, performance: 73%, features: 73%, display: 44%
mobility: 55%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 65%

 

Samsung Q430

Specifications

Samsung Q430Notebook: Samsung Q430
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.09kg
Price: 800 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

70% Small Business Notebook Review: Samsung Q430
Source: Small Business Computing English
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Samsung Q430 14in notebook
Source: Reg Hardware English
Not a bad laptop, just a slightly naff-looking one.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Samsung Q430 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Even with a mediocre display, a thin roster of ports, and barely sufficient audio, the Samsung Q430 has enough positives to win over midrange buyers. In particular, the laptop's strong processor and good battery performance help you overlook its shortcomings. The Samsung Q430 skimps on the display and ports, but strong performance and battery life do much to offset that problem.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Q430
Source: PC World English
The Samsung Q430 skimps on the display and ports, but strong performance and battery life do much to offset that problem.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/20/2010
Rating: performance: 85% features: 75%
70% Samsung Q430-11
Source: Laptop Mag English
It's one of the best-looking 14-inch notebooks of the year, and one of the most comfortable thin-and-light notebooks we've used. Plus, the Q430-11 performs well--whether you're watching HD movies online or playing games--and it stays cool under pressure. However, we'd like this machine a lot more if it lasted at least 4 hours on a charge. If you don't plan on moving this machine around much, the Q430-11 is an enticing choice, but we think even home users would appreciate more endurance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% Samsung Q430 review
Source: Electricpig English
The latest Samsung Q430 had a lot to live up to, with its predecessors setting the bar when it comes to affordable portable computing. Thankfully, it more than lives up to expectations, delivering a stylish, powerful, portable and lightweight package at a price that’s still competitive. If the Samsung Q430 falls within your budget, it’s well worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Samsung Q430-11
Source: CNet English
In an earlier retail laptop roundup, we were surprised to discover that the $829 Samsung NP-R580-JSB1US  was one of the best all-around values in the midrange category. It was a complete package with a Blu-ray drive, Nvidia graphics chip, and an Intel Core i5 processor in a 15-inch body that didn't look half-bad. An impressively designed surprise, the Samsung Q430-11 is a feature-packed, fast laptop that looks more expensive than it is.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% features: 70% mobility: 70%

 

Samsung Q430-11

Specifications

Samsung Q430-11Notebook: Samsung Q430-11
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 740 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Q430-11 (Model)

Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

82% Samsung Q430-11
Source: Computer Shopper English

These are truly renaissance days for the thin-and-light laptop, with a wealth of superior models at very moderate prices. Samsung is trying to make a name for itself in this very competitive segment of the U.S. laptop market, and entries like its Q430-11 should certainly help. The Q430-11 offers close to the best performance we’ve seen from a sub-$1,000 thin-and-light. Battery life could be better, but overall, this is a strong choice for anyone looking for a fast portable.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 82%

 

Samsung Q430-JA01

Specifications

Samsung Q430-JA01Notebook: Samsung Q430-JA01
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 700 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

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%
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%

 

Samsung Q430-JS02UK

Specifications

Samsung Q430-JS02UKNotebook: Samsung Q430-JS02UK
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 700 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Q430-JS02UK (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Samsung Q430-JS02UK review
Source: Techradar English
Overall, the Samsung Q430-JS02UK is a well-built and highly usable mid-range laptop. The slim and light chassis makes it a great travel companion and there's no loss of power as a result.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

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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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).

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.

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


Intel Core i5:

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

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.


14.0: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

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


2.09 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 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.


75.2%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Asus U43j
GeForce 310M, Core i5 540M
Asus PL80JT-WO065V
GeForce 310M, Core i5 430UM
Samsung QX410-J01
GeForce 310M, Core i5 460M
Samsung SF410-S02
GeForce 310M, Core i5 460M
Toshiba Satellite E205-S1980
GeForce 310M, Core i5 460M
Asus UL80JT-A1
GeForce 310M, Core i3 330M
Asus PL80J
GeForce 310M, Core i5 520UM

Devices with the same GPU

Asus P52JC-SO009X
GeForce 310M, Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Lenovo Ideapad G560-M27A4GE
GeForce 310M, Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Samsung R580-JS05UK
GeForce 310M, Core i5 430M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Asus K52JC-EX144V
GeForce 310M, Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Samsung SF510-S04DE
GeForce 310M, Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI CX623-258UK
GeForce 310M, Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Samsung R730-JT06
GeForce 310M, Core i3 370M, 17.3", 2.84 kg
Samsung SF510-S55
GeForce 310M, Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Z560-M37AQGE
GeForce 310M, Core i5 430M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Samsung SF510-S01CZ
GeForce 310M, Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
MSI CX623-i5647W7P
GeForce 310M, Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Lenovo Ideapad G560-M274YGE
GeForce 310M, Core i5 450M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Packard Bell Easynote TX86-JN-021FR
GeForce 310M, Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Lenovo Ideapad V560-59057439
GeForce 310M, Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite A665-S6088
GeForce 310M, Core i5 460M, 16.0", 2.9 kg
Lenovo B560A
GeForce 310M, Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Lenovo Ideapad G560 (M2756GE)
GeForce 310M, Core i3 350M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Acer Aspire 5745PG-374G50Mks
GeForce 310M, Core i3 370M, 16.4", 2.8 kg
Acer Aspire 5745PG-354G32Mns
GeForce 310M, Core i3 350M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Asus U53JC Bamboo
GeForce 310M, Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.9 kg
Asus U53JC-XX096V
GeForce 310M, Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.9 kg
Acer 8572TG-5453G32Mikk
GeForce 310M, Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-10- 6 (Update: 2012-05-26)