Samsung Q70


Samsung Q70Notebook: Samsung Q70
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G 128 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 75.38% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 72%, features: 60%, display: 66% mobility: 67%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: 55%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Samsung Q70

80% Samsung Q70 notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Samsung Q70 is a good all-round notebook that will suit the daily traveller. While the screen isn’t as bright as we’d have liked, the battery life and keyboard make this a great notebook for using on the daily commute or in the University library. The specification offers good value for money and the build quality won’t disappoint.
(von 10): 8, Leistung gut, Verarbeitung gut, Mobilität gut, Display schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 40% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Samsung Q70 (2.1GHz)
Source: Techradar English

Samsung produces a range of stylish, powerful and affordable ultraportable laptops. Its Q70 (£699 inc. VAT) personifies this with its combination of impressive specifications, strong usability and excellent battery life.

3.5 von 5, Verarbeitung ausgezeichnet, Leistung gut, Preis gut, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 95%
83% Samsung Q70
Source: PC Pro English
We first examined the original Samsung Q70 over a year ago, and we were impressed: a 13in notebook with copious amounts of power, a decent screen and long-lasting battery life. That was a while ago, though, so we've got our hands on a new model to see if the latest raft of updates maintains the high standard. A worthy upgrade that adds power, battery life and versatility - although the same old niggles remain.
5 von 6, Leistung gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
83% Samsung Q70
Source: PC Pro English
They don't make budget notebooks like they used to. Just a year or two ago, you'd have to put up with a poorly designed lump of plastic if you couldn't spend over a grand. Now, you can pick up a well-engineered, stylish machine such as this Samsung Q70. A combination of Intel's 2GHz T7300 Core 2 processor and 2GB of RAM means there's enough grunt here to keep the Q70 looking speedy for several years. It raced through our benchmarks, scoring 1.01 overall - 1% faster than our reference 3.2GHz Pentium D desktop PC. The Q70's even capable of some after-hours gaming: Nvidia's GeForce 8400M G graphics will struggle with modern games, scoring an average of 19fps in Call of Duty 2 at our low settings, but it can cope with older, less demanding titles. There's a large hard disk on offer, too. It's nominally 160GB and, even after Windows Vista Home Premium has had its wicked way, there's still 140GB of space - Samsung splits this across two 70GB partitions, so you could use one for programs and one for data.
5 von 6, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2007
Rating: Total score: 83% mobility: 80%
Samsung Q70 Review
Source: English
The 13.3” Samsung Q70 is a new model to fill a gap in the Samsung product range. It is too large to be called an ultra-portable and, while it is reasonably light, it is not very thin. It is slightly larger than the popular Q35 and its successor, the Q45. The Q70 was not shown by Samsung at CeBIT. Was it still under development or were they deliberately keeping it secret to give the market a surprise? As well as increasing the display size, the notebook has acquired extra weight and thickness and at, 2.03kg (4.45lb) and a maximum 45mm (1.75”), it cannot be classed as either thin-and-light or ultraportable. The Samsung Q70 is a well built notebook but it is a little bulky. It is responsive with good processing power and a large, but quiet fan. A benefit of the thick chassis is that the external surfaces stay acceptably cool. If lightly loaded, it can only run for about 3 hours off its 6 cell battery. So where does the Q70 fit in the market?
Leistung gut, Display exzellent, Mobilität mangelhaft, Emissionen gut
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2007
Rating: performance: 80% display: 95% mobility: 50% emissions: 80%
80% Samsung Q70 laptop
Source: PC Advisor English
The Samsung Q70 is an excellent laptop that will be equally well suited as a business or an entertainment laptop. It’ll blend beautifully into any corporate environment thanks to its glossy finish and nimble 2kg frame, while the fast speed and excellent screen will please gamers and multimedia users. We found the Samsung Q70 to be a better performer than the Samsung Q35 (read our Samsung Q35 review here), and the it showed up well in our WorldBench speed benchmark tests, hitting an excellent score of 78. The Samsung Q70's framerate score of 21fps (frames per second) in our games tests didn’t impress quite as much, although this is still a decent figure. The glossy screen is smaller than most, but the Samsung Q70 still displays images of a crisp quality. We found the viewing angles to be good and the widescreen capabilities worked well during video playback. Although the Samsung Q70's keyboard is small, it's comfortable to use. Its only downfall is the small spacebar. This, though, is understandable due to the Samsung Q70's compact size.

(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 4, Ausstattung 4.5, Verarbeitung 4
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Samsung Q70 Aura Tallin
Source: PC Go - 10/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
Weniger ist mehr!
Source: mobile Zeit - 4/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2008
Rating: features: 80%
80% Samsung Q70-Aura T8300 Tallinn
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70%
Schick, flott und mobil
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 5-6/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/18/2008
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80%
47% Test: Samsung Q70-Aura T7300 Devon
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 47% price: 89% performance: 40% features: 20% display: 40% mobility: 59% workmanship: 40% ergonomy: 16%
Samsung Q70-Aura T7300 Devon Subnotebook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Samsung Q70
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/10/2008
Rating: mobility: 80%
Recensione Samsung Q70
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2008
Rating: price: 90% features: 50%


NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G: The 8400M G is a pared-down 8400M GS with only half as much Stream Processors and a smaller memory bus. Therefore, the performance is much lower and only as fast as the old 7400 card. Only MPEG-2 acceleration.

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.

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.


The Core 2 Duo T7500 is a Merom based Core 2 Duo with 4MB Level 2 Cache. It is positioned in the middle class (in 2009) and performs on par with a modern P7550 or Turion II Ultra M640/M660.

» 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 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

75.38%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)