Reviews for the Samsung X1
Source: What Laptop
Samsung has reinvented itself this year as a company that specialises in ultraportable laptops. This doesn’t mean simply making them as small as possible, as the 14-inch screen of the Samsung X1 (£1409 inc. VAT) proves. Rather, the company has designed some stunningly slim and lightweight machines, as the 24mm chassis, which weighs 1.7kg, attests too. To get a chassis this slim, Samsung has had to move the optical drive away from the side of the casing and place it on the mainboard. So when you press a button, the drive lid pops up. This makes getting discs in and out easier, but doesn’t allow for any upgrade path. Fortunately, the dual-format DVD rewriter is as cutting-edge as you’ll find, so this won’t be a problem.
minimal ausgestatteter Kurz-Test; online abrufbar
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/13/2006
Source: WCM DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/26/2006
Rating: features: 60% workmanship: 90%
CommentIntel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip with shared memory on Mobile Intel 915GM chipset. It is the predecessor of Graphics Media Accelerator 950. The performance can be compared with the Mobile Radeon 9000 (with a 64 bit memory bus). 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 Pentium M: With Intel chip set (855 or 915) and Intel WLAN also available with the name Centrino (name for the package).
In the comparison very fast per megahertz and very modest with weaknesses in floating point operations.
It is also available as a low voltage version with very small current consumption.
753: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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.
In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.
In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.