Average of 15 scores (from 16 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung X460
Source: Hardware Zone Archive.org version
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%
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
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%
Source: Geek.com Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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.
14 inch display size represents a middle ground between the small subnotebook formats and the screens of the standard 15 inch laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, provides good resolutions with usable detail sizes, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact.
In the past, 14-inch devices were very rare, but now they are the standard for laptops after the 15-inchers.» 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.
78.8%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.