SpecificationsNotebook: Samsung X460
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1400 euro
Average of 15 scores (from 16 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung X460
Source: Hardware Zone
With a retail price of S$2099, the Samsung X460 is priced quite reasonably for its capabilities, though it may seem a tad pricey to some folks. You may probably get a better specced notebook at the same price, but we doubt you'll be able to find something that easily matches the build and design of this notebook. That's really what seals the deal for us. Grab this notebook if it fits your budget and needs; you won't regret it (unless you despise the glossy finish internally and externally).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
A highly portable and practical laptop with great all-round performance. Samsung produces many highly portable laptops in the sub-£799 category. The X460 is a departure from this, and is a halo product looking to take the brand upmarket. If you don't mind the cost, the Samsung X460 is a highly impressive machine. It may lack the premium feel of other high-end laptops, but its excellent abilities and amazing portability make it one of the best 14.1-inch machines we've seen.
80, Leistung 80, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
The bigger issues with the X460 are the notebook’s price and the competition. There isn’t a lot of direct competition if you are looking for a 4.0 pound notebook with a 14-inch display (aside from the pricey Toughbook F8 or the older Y7) but if you are willing to add a bit of weight/thickness there are some great deals to be had. Selling for about $1600 the X460-44P isn’t particularly cheap which means the buyer is going to have to want this size and the optical drive specifically and will appreciate the thinness and design of the computer. The X460 is a very good computer and it is especially thin for its size, but considering that it is coming in more expensive than the new MacBook, the Dell Studio XPS 13, and some other very solid systems, it might be a tough sell. The X360 does a bit better job of distinguishing itself from the pack, but it increases the price as well, so might seem like an alternative, but it is aimed more at people looking for an ultraportable.
90, Preis 40, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 40% mobility: 80%
Source: Pocket Lint
In taking on the MacBook Air, the X460 has a huge amount to live up to. In many ways, it succeeds, and then some. If you’re determined to get one of the lightest and thinnest laptops, without compromising on screen size, performance or features, then it’s definitely worth a look. It can’t match the quality of its rival from Apple, however, nor the latest ultra portables from Sony. And therein lies the crux of the problem. With similar materials, design and performance to its cheaper siblings, we’re just not convinced it’s worth the extra money over “lesser” Samsung models. Such as the sublime Samsung Q310.
80, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 80, Mobilität 80, Display 50, Verarbeitung 40
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 50% workmanship: 40%
Source: PC Advisor
We're pretty impressed with the Samsung X460. Oh, sure, we have a couple of quibbles about choices such as the discrete but low-end GPU (obviously a cost-cutting measure), but that doesn't stop us from recommending this machine. It's a little outside the range of our definition of an ultraportable laptop (which includes a screen smaller than 13.3in diagonally), but this is a great thin-and-light choice, regardless.
4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
An excellent all-purpose notebook that boasts a competitive price and good portability, the X460 is only let down by a merely okay screen and some design quirks that could do with remedying.
von 10: 8, Preis 9, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 8, Mobilität gut, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 50% mobility: 80%
Source: PC World
I'm pretty impressed with the Samsung X460. Oh, sure, I have a couple quibbles about choices like the discrete but low-end GPU (obviously a cost-cutting measure), but that doesn't stop me from recommending this machine. It's a little outside the range of our definition of an ultraportable laptop (which includes a screen smaller than 13.3 inches diagonally and usually a weight under 4 pounds), but this is a great thin-and-light choice, regardless.
77, Leistung 79, Ausstattung 87
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 79% features: 87%
If you want a thin-and-light 14-inch laptop or just love the distinctive look, the Samsung X460 is an impressive piece of hardware, but you'll find better value elsewhere.
von 10: 7.4, Ausstattung 7, Leistung 7, Mobilität 9, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2008
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 40% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 90%
Source: PC Mag
A gorgeous design and good performance features make the X460-44P a worthy ambassador of the Samsung brand.
4 von 5, Mobilität sehr gut, Display mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 60% mobility: 90%
Source: Laptop Mag
Although it’s not quite the lightest 14.1-inch notebook around, the Samsung X460-44P is certainly the thinnest, and it offers more style than all of its business notebook competitors. Plus, this machine provides a good one-two punch of performance and battery life. We wish the nine-cell battery option cost less, and that Samsung offered integrated mobile broadband connectivity. Also keep in mind that you can’t configure this system to order; what you see is what you get. But overall the X460-44P is one of our favorite thin-and-light notebooks.
4 von 5, Display zufriedenstellend, Mobilität gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80%
Source: Gamestar DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 65% price: 50% performance: 43% features: 60% display: 75%
Source: PC Welt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 100% features: 100% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 68%
Source: c't - 10/09
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2009
Rating: performance: 70% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 40%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 77% performance: 75% features: 93% display: 86% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 74%
Source: PC Go - 4/09
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 90%
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS: Slower clocked 9300M GS and therefore a little bit slower. Supports PureVideo HD (VP3)and Hybrid-SLI (HybridPower and GeForceBoost).
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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.
Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.» 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.
78.8%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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