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Samsung X420 Aura SU4100

Specifications

Samsung X420 Aura SU4100Notebook: Samsung X420 Aura SU4100
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.77kg
Price: 650 euro
Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 55%, features: 70%, display: 60% mobility: 96%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Samsung X420 Aura SU4100

84% Review Samsung X420 Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Sparkly. When you hold the Samsung X420 up to the light, you can see the glitter of metallic particles embedded in the casing. It also promises good performance and portability with its dual-core processor and large battery. Will the subnotebook turn out to be an ultra-mobile glamour queen or something more down-to-earth? Read on to find out.
70% Samsung X420 review
Source: Techradar English
There's been a huge increase in the number of CULV ultraportable laptops recently, and one of the latest offerings is the Samsung X420.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
63% Samsung X420 review
Source: CNet English
Meet the Samung X420: an ultraportable laptop that boasts impressive battery life, a 14-inch screen and a delightfully lightweight 1.78kg frame. The X420 is a decent ultraportable -- impressively light with great battery life, but also quite expensive. With some more powerful components and a higher build quality the price would seem more appropriate, but as it is, the X420 is hard to recommend over a high-end netbook or a more powerful thin-and-light laptop
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 63%
50% Samsung X420
Source: PC Pro English
Going by the number of slimline ultraportables around at the moment, Intel has really been pushing its Consumer Ultra-Low Voltage platform. That's no bad thing, since it allows the likes of Samsung's X420 to bridge the gap between the upper echelons of netbook society and expensive ultraportables. Samsung's X420 is slim, light and relatively inexpensive, but it's far from perfect.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 40% features: 50%
83% Samsung X420
Source: Mobile Computer English
The Samsung X120 ULV ultraportable was by far our favourite laptop of 2009, but not everyone wants something that’s quite so compact. So, if you don’t fancy squinting at an 11.6” screen, the X420 may be for you. It’s the next model up in Samsung’s X Series and while the specification is broadly similar to the X120, the X420 has a 14” screen and much better battery life. There’s a lot to like about the Samsung X420 and if you like the look of the X120, but worry about its small screen, this is an excellent — and almost as portable — alternative.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 83%
90% Samsung X420 Notebook - X and Why
Source: Hardware Zone English
There's little to fault the X420 in terms of build quality and hardware. It's light, sexy and quite a performer. In retrospect, its glossy lid might be a haven for fingerprints, though it does lend a touch of class to its overall aesthetics compared to the prototype's matte cover. Also, the 16:9 screen is satisfactorily bright and sharp to suit your needs, whether it's for office applications or movie playback. Not to mention the notebook also comes with a HDMI port should you prefer to blow up your HD clips onto a larger screen or TV.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Samsung X420
Source: V3.co.uk English
ULV is a fashionable abbreviation in mobile computing right now. It is stands for ‘ultra-low voltage’ and, in essence, it refers to a computer processor that is power efficient, which is great for laptops and other mobile gadgets. Our only qualm was that the built-in speakers are a little weedy. Still, there is an audio output socket so a pair of headphones or speakers can be connected. With all of the impressive credentials of the X420 we reckon Samsung has a winner on its hands.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Samsung X420
Source: Channel Web English
ULV is a fashionable abbreviation in mobile computing right now. It is stands for ‘ultra-low voltage’ and, in essence, it refers to a computer processor that is power efficient, which is great for laptops and other mobile gadgets. Samsung claims, thanks to the Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 ULV processor inside it, its new X420 laptop will work for up to nine hours on a single battery charge. An impressive computer with great battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Slim, portable laptop with a long battery life
Source: Computer Active English
An impressive computer with great battery life

Good points Multi-touch touchpad; excellent battery life;
HDMI connector

Bad points Wobbly lid; weak speakers; 4GB memory would have
been better
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 100%

Foreign Reviews

80% Samsung X420-Aura Notebook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 50% features: 80% display: 50% mobility: 100% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 80%
84% Test Samsung X420 Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 65% display: 65% mobility: 94% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 78% emissions: 91%
80% Samsung X420 Aura SU4100
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

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 Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.


SU4100: Entry-level dual core processor for slim and light subnotebooks. Due to the Pentium name, the CPU may have less power saving features than Core 2 Duo processors.» 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.


1.77 kg:

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.

Samsung reviews


82%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Gigabyte Q1105
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Lenovo IdeaPad U160-08945LU
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i5 470UM, 11.6", 1.4 kg
HP Pavilion dm3-3110us
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium U5400, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Acer Aspire 3820T-6480
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i3 380M, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Novatech NovaBook Greenlife
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i3 330UM, 13.3", 1.6 kg
Advent Eclipse E300
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Celeron Dual-Core SU2300, 13.0", 1.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite L630-13M
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium P6000, 13.3", 2.1 kg
MSI X360
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i5 520UM, 13.0", 1.5 kg
MSI X-Slim X350-408US
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 13.0", 1.5 kg
Dell Latitude 13
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire 1825PTZ-414G32N
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 11.6", 1.7 kg
Acer Aspire One 753-U342ki
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Celeron M U3400, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Acer Aspire 1825PTZ-413G32i
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 11.6", 1.7 kg
Toshiba Portégé R600-149
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 12.1", 1.1 kg
HP Pavilion dm3-1105ea
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Celeron Dual-Core SU2300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Toshiba Portégé R600-13X
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 12.1", 1.1 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook P8110
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9600, 12.1", 1.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite T130-13R
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium SU2700, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Toshiba Portégé T130 PST3EL-003009
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 13.3", 1.7 kg
MSI X-Slim X350
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 13.4", 1.5 kg
Toshiba Satellite T130-15F
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Sony Vaio VPCY11M1E/S
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 13.3", 1.8 kg
HP Pavilion dm3-1040us
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 13.3", 1.9 kg
Dell Adamo Admire Onyx
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300, 13.4", 1.8 kg
Asus UL30A-A2
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Toshiba Portégé R600-11B
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-10-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)