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Samsung X520

Specifications

Samsung X520Notebook: Samsung X520 (X520 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M 384 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.09kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 71.38% - average
Average of 16 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 51%, features: 62%, display: 73% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 64%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Samsung X520

84% Review Samsung X520 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Legacy? Samsung's X-range is having a downright family gathering in our editorial office at the moment. After we have reviewed the small X120 and the somewhat bigger X420 in the previous weeks, their big brother, X520, now dares to stride over our benchmark course. The little ones showed weaknesses in the keyboard and display. Will the big brother prove to be different or is there a great family resemblance?
80% Samsung X520 review
Source: Stuff Magazine English
A stylish, lightweight option for anyone seeking a simple laptop on a budget
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Samsung X520 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Samsung X520 is undeniably a light 15in laptop with usefully long battery life and enough to firepower to keep most users satisfied. But we weren't enamoured by the build and 'feel', which we hazard will not become a true classic in the line-up of Samsung's normally solid-feeling notebooks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% workmanship: 60%
60% Samsung X520 review
Source: Electricpig English
The dinky but decent Samsung X120 is one of our favourites of a new slew of 11-inch lappies. So how does its bigger bro, the Samsung X520, fare? Is it a colossus without any standout skills? Or a big screen warhorse, ideal for multitasking? Read our definitive Samsung X520 review and we’ll tell you. There’s no escaping the fact that the Samsung X520 is a monster. Tipping the scales at 2.2kg and rocking a 15.6-inch screen, this isn’t a machine for those after lightweight portability . But that’s not to say it doesn’t have its plus points. A solid, if unspectacular laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Samsung X520 – 15.6in CULV Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
After last week’s Asus UL50Vg, there’s now another option if you're after a relatively thin and light laptop with a large screen and, potentially, excellent battery life. Indeed, Samsung’s 15.6in X520 has more or less the same specifications as the Asus, including Intel's Consumer Ultra Low Voltage (CULV) processor. With the X520, Samsung has created a competent but never outstanding laptop and while it’s not a bad buy, at this size there are better options available.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 80%
Samsung - X520 review
Source: IT Reviews English
Despite its low-powered processor, the X520 is perfectly adequate for undemanding users who aren't going to be doing much more than surfing the Internet, word processing and a bit of image-editing. And with good battery life and a decent keyboard, the X520 has got plenty going for it. On the downside, it's fairly expensive at £649. However, with Samsung releasing laptops like there's no tomorrow, its models tend to fall in price only a few months after they're released.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2009
Rating: price: 40% mobility: 80%
70% Samsung X520 review
Source: Techradar English
Decent performance and comfort, but its not the most portable CULV laptop Samsung's X-series is made up entirely of machines powered by Intel CULV processors. The X520 is the largest laptop in the X-Series, making it one of the least portable, but its size makes it very comfortable to use and performance also proved to be good. The Samsung X520 offers a good mix of power and comfort, with portability slightly lacking. If you want a machine to accompany you on the daily commute, you should probably look elsewhere, but if you're not put off by its size or weight, this is a great option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Samsung X520 notebook
Source: Reg Hardware English
with smooth, curved edges and an eye-pleasing design, the 15.6in X520 slips into Samsung’s new X-series range. With its good, albeit not nine-hour, battery life and a rather enticing design, the X520 certainly has its plus points. And despite some unnecessary design imperfections, such as the springy numeric keypad and thin trackpad buttons, it’s a decent choice for mobile workers. Alternatively, if you’re willing to shave an inch off the display, the X420 will save you around £50.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Das Display-Wunder
Source: Facts - 2/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
72% Samsung X520-Aura SU2700
Source: PC Go - 2/10 German
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 80%
60% Samsung X520 aura SU2700 Addi
Source: Chip.de - 01/2010 German
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80%
84% Test Samsung X520 Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 61% display: 75% mobility: 92% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 79% emissions: 90%
46% Samsung X520-Aura im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 46% price: 70% features: 61% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 60%
46% Samsung X520-Aura
Source: T-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 46% price: 70% features: 61% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 60%
80% Samsung X520 Aura SU2700 Addi
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 30% features: 30% display: 40% mobility: 90% workmanship: 30% ergonomy: 80%
70% Recensione Samsung X520
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 70%
90% Samsung NP-X520-JA01NL
Source: Kieskeurig Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% display: 100%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.

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.


SU3500: Power efficient single core processor for small subnotebooks that is based on the Penryn core and includes all features (like Virtualization, C6 state, ...). The performance should be comparable with a 1.7 GHz Athlon II Neo K125.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.09 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


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


71.38%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

Devices with the same GPU

Dell Vostro V130D-158
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Core i5 470UM, 13.3", 1.6 kg
HP Pavilion dm3-1340EV
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 13.3", 1.9 kg
Toshiba Satellite T130-10T
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium SU2700, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Toshiba Satellite T130-145
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium SU2700, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Gigabyte inNote i1320
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Celeron Dual-Core SU2300, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Asus UL20A-2X024V
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Celeron Dual-Core SU2300, 12.1", 1.9 kg
Toshiba Satellite T130-13Q
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium SU2700, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Mesh Edge 13 Aero RS
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Core 2 Solo SU3500, 13.3", 1.7 kg
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1300 Pro Greenline
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium SU2700, 13.3", 1.3 kg
Viewsonic ViewBook VNB130
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Toshiba Satellite T130-14X
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 13.3", 1.68 kg
Toshiba Satellite T135-S1305WH
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 13.3", 1.6 kg
Toshiba Satellite T130-11H
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium SU2700, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Viewsonic ViewBook Pro
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 13.3", 1.6 kg
Toshiba Satellite T130-13K
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium SU2700, 13.3", 1.6 kg
Toshiba Satellite T130-14T
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 13.3", 1.68 kg
Acer Aspire 1810TZ-412G25n
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite T135-S1310
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Medion E3211
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Celeron M 723, 13.3", 1.7 kg
Samsung X120
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 11.6", 1.37 kg
Acer Aspire 1810T-352G25N
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Core 2 Solo SU3500, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad U350
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Core 2 Solo SU3500, 13.3", 1.6 kg
Dell Vostro 1220
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Core 2 Duo T6670, 12.1", 1.6 kg
Asus EeePc 1004DN
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Atom N280, 10.2", 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire Timeline 3810T
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Core 2 Solo SU3500, 13.3", 0 kg

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Samsung Chromebook XE500C12-K01US
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.2 kg
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Mali-T628 MP6, unknown, 13.3", 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-09-30 (Update: 2012-05-26)