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Samsung R430

Samsung R430
alaScore 80

60 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Samsung R430. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and battery. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the design.

performance, price, usability, battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R430 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Samsung R430 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the design and usability. The performance and battery are also appreciated.

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84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SamSUNG OEM AB463446BA BATTERY FOR A137 R430 R500SamSUNG OEM AB463446BA BATTERY FOR A137 R430 R500

Jun, 2018

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I think the Koreans can teach us a little when it comes to throwing in a few unexpected free goodies, this laptop came with all sorts of extras not available in the states.

Bought at Home-Plus in Munsan, South Korea for $800. The 64GB SSD is lightning fast; LED-LCD; White honeycomb finish; No mouse stick in middle of keyboard; Came with 1TB Passport about the size of a wallet; Came with laptop carrying case; came with 4GB...

Not enough USB ports but did come with an 8-Hub USB dongle and cell-phone charger

May, 2010

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amazing bang for buck


Boot time to desktop out of the box was 1 minute 30 seconds. Replaced the 5400RPM drive with a 60 gig OCZ vertex SSD drive and boot time dropped to 7.5 seconds!!! Machine is insanely responsive with the SSD drive. If you are looking for a killer...

Good price. Performance is what you would expect from a Core 2 duo with a 5400rpm drive. Battery life is also what you would expect from a mid-range laptop. Not a lot of bloatware

none so far. Everything is running smoothly

Apr, 2010

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Good Product


Very good package. All the hardware works fine. I found that compared to similar products this laptop is a great bang for the buck. Setup was easy and painless. The 64 bit Windows 7 os is stable and hasn't given an problems. It runs smooth and fast ; I...

The Phoenix Failsafe pop-up is the only issue I had. This product offer should have a removal option if you don't want it. I found that you have to go in and delete the entire Phoenix folder from the Programs Files folder to stop it. I will never think...

Apr, 2010

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Top Grade Value


Easy & Exellent , Product. Easy to Use, Good Custoomer Service.

Oct, 2012

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slow while transferring data


this laptop is great but it is slow for transferring data from it to a usb (flash memory , external HD ) and from dvd-rom too

doesn't heat up, Lightweight


Dec, 2011

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I was my first laptop and ...


I was my first laptop and now um addicted to samsung

Bright display, Built-In Speakers, Durable, Lightweight

Nov, 2011

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I got this laptop last ...


I got this laptop last summer, and it was my first one so I loved it. But my warranty was up in August, and one month after that- it start falling apart. One of the hinges started to break and it will stick shut and once its open doesn't want to shut...

Bright display, Built-In Speakers, Lightweight, Realistic color

Did not meet expectations, Not durable at all, Poor quality

Oct, 2011

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Started completely falling apart within less than a year. Horrible product design, touch pad doesn't work most the time, very laggy..wish I could get my money back :( Worked fine until a few months after it was too late to return (go figure.)

Bright display

Did not meet expectations, Poor quality

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:HDA / SRS 3D
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5


Number of battery cells:6


Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Grey
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter power:60


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD / No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter memory:256
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500 / Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel HD Graphics


Built-in touchpad: Yes
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:60


Bus type:DMI / FSB
Chipset:Intel GL40 Express / Intel GM45 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11 / 16
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel GL40 Express / Intel GM45 Express
Motherboard southbridge:Intel ICH9M
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 410
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:107 / 81
Processor:i3-330M / T4500 / T6600
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2.13 / 2.2 / 2.3
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor model:i3-330M / T4500 / T6600
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / Socket 478
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:37255 / 42925 / 47663
Processor code:SLBNF / SLGF5
Processor package size:34 / 35
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS


Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320

Technical Details

64-bit computing: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9 / 9.41
Height (front):1 / 1.15
Height (rear):1.45 / 2
Weight:4 / 4.98
Width:13 / 13.5