Samsung Q45 Aura T7100 Duke
Samsung Q45 Aura T7100 Duke

Samsung Q45 Aura


Samsung Q45 AuraNotebook: Samsung Q45 Aura (Q45 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 128 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 79.1% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 78%, features: 60%, display: 55% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 66%

Reviews for the Samsung Q45 Aura

80% Samsung Q45
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Q45 is a great laptop for those who need a portable machine that offers a great battery life, but doesn't cut corners on performance. It won't suit all users, as the screen is small, but for the price, this is a great laptop.
4 von 5, Leistung gut, Mobilität sehr gut, Display mangelhaft, Ausstattung mangelhaft, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 90%
70% Samsung Q45 HSDPA Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Overall Samsung's updated HSDPA Q45 (H001) is a great little machine, which despite its dated chassis and other flaws is packed with features and some decent specifications. But at over £900, it simply costs too much compared to the competition or even other Q45 models, which offer good value for money.
(von 10) 7, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 8, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 40% performance: 80% features: 80%
80% Samsung Q45 T5450
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Despite the slightly ageing chassis the Samsung Q45 is still a superb portable laptop at the price, especially for the student. Battery performance is very impressive and though you won't be throwing games or intensive processing tasks at it, it'll tackle most typical computing activities comfortably. Thus, if you want portability at the right price and an Asus Eee PC 900 doesn't offer the performance you need, this is still worth serious consideration.
(von 10): 8, Ausstattung 6, Leistung 7, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 60%
70% Samsung Q45 laptop Review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Can you go anywhere with this ultraportable laptop? Samsung continues to overhaul its notebook range with the Q45. This is a lightweight entry-level machine that uses its new Aura design, which includes a piano-lacquer style of finish. This gives the Q45 a great look that is highly reflective but it soon gathers dust and fingerprints. Being made from tough plastic, the build quality is sturdy with plenty of protection on the lid. More alarming is the fact that we found it easy to scratch, which doesn’t bode well for the long-term life of the machine. We’d advice carrying this machine around in a notebook slipcase or skin. When it comes to performance, you’ll find an Intel 1.8GHz Core 2 Duo T7100 delivering more than sufficient power for every day tasks.
7 von 10, Preis/Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität gut, Display schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% display: 40% mobility: 80%
Samsung Q45T000 Laptop Review
Source: Conita English
For those that are looking for an affordable computer, the Samsung Q45T000 Laptop is the one to purchase. It averages at a price of about 629 pounds, making it an affordable, high-end computer on the market. In some retail outlets, the computer may be purchased for a cheaper rate. These rates can typically be located on the internet.  This is one of the better values for a laptop today, giving the consumers all the more reason to appreciate and have the desire to purchase a Samsung Q45T000 Laptop.
Preis/Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/25/2007
Rating: price: 80%
Samsung - Q45 review
Source: IT Reviews English
Samsung's popular Q series of notebooks has had a recent addition to the family line-up - the Q45 - which continues the family trait of highly portable, well-featured business laptops and adds in the latest Intel Santa Rosa technology and a really strong price tag. In the spirit of "if it ain't broke don't fix it", the Q45 looks like it uses the same chassis as its predecessor, the Q35, with the only apparent change being the front of the chassis, which is now rounded off. The Q45's style and finish will cause divisions with its shiny, piano-black exterior offset by the matt black finish of the interior. You can hear the shouts of "It looks like a Thinkpad!" even now, but it makes a pleasant change from all the silver-and-grey systems around at the moment. Measuring just 299 x 217 x 36.3mm, the well-built Q45 weighs in at 2.35kg including the power brick, meaning you can carry this baby all day and not really notice it.
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Preis/Leistung gut, Ausstattung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2007
Rating: price: 80% features: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Vier edle Subnotebooks im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/24/2008
performance: 80%
83% Samsung Q45-Aura T9300 Devit
Source: PC Go - 7/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% performance: 90% emissions: 50%
90% Klein, kleiner, EeePC
Source: PC Praxis - 7/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 80% mobility: 50%
83% Samsung Q45-Aura
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% performance: 90% emissions: 50%
70% Samsung Q45-Aura T5450 Danyal
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 40% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
Schnäppchen für den Rucksack
Source: c't - 4/08 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 01/31/2008
Rating: performance: 60% features: 40% display: 40% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 80%
82% Test Samsung Q45 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/18/2007
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% performance: 84% display: 82% mobility: 84% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 75%
Schnelles Schwarzes: Samsung Q45 im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/19/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
83% Equipos ultraportátiles: Samsung Q45
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 91% workmanship: 50%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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

Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

T7100: Entry level to mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage 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.

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

79.1%: 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.

Reviews and price comparison on Samsung Laptops at Ciao
Price comparison on Samsung Laptops at Idealo

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-14)