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Samsung Q430-JA01

Specifications

Samsung Q430-JA01
Samsung Q430-JA01 (Q430 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i3-350M 2 x 2.3 GHz, Arrandale
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
2.4 kg ( = 84.66 oz / 5.29 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
700 Euro

 

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Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 45%, features: - %, display: 44% mobility: 40%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 65%

Reviews for the Samsung Q430-JA01

90% Samsung Q430 review
Source: CNet English Archive.org version
Normally, if you want a light, portable laptop, you'll have to compromise when it comes to performance. The worst we can say about the 14-inch Samsung Q430 laptop is that some of its features are merely standard, rather than really impressive. But, overall, this is a light, powerful, stylish and affordable laptop that's a pleasure to use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

60% Обзор стильного офисного ноутбука Samsung Q430-JA01
Source: Retera RU→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 45% display: 44% mobility: 40% emissions: 65%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

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.


350M:

The Core i3-350M is technically a Core i5-430M without the Turbo Boost overlocking feature. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.26 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.00":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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


Samsung: Samsung Group is the largest South Korean conglomerate and was founded in 1938. Samsung Group employed 489,000 people in 2014 and is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue and market strength. The name Samsung means "Three Stars" in Korean and represents the three sons of the company's founder. The company was founded in 1938 as a grocery store. With its subsidiary Samsung Electronics, founded in 1969, Samsung took up the production of electrotechnical items, focusing on consumer electronics and household appliances at an early stage. Other branches in which the large corporation is active include mechanical engineering, automobiles (Hyundai), insurance, wholesale, real estate and leisure. Samsung manufactures a wide range of electronic products, including smartphones, televisions, home appliances and semiconductors. The company's Galaxy line of smartphones is one of the most popular in the world. Samsung is also a major player in the semiconductor industry, making memory chips and processors for many other electronics manufacturers.


75%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


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

 

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