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Samsung Q430

Specifications

Samsung Q430Notebook: Samsung Q430 (Q430 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.09kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 88%, features: 73%, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung Q430

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%

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.


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


2.09 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.

Samsung Q430-11
GeForce 310M

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08-19 (Update: 2012-05-26)