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Samsung X420

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of Samsung X420. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and battery. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the keyboard. Some have doubts about the touchpad and reliability.

portability, performance, usability, battery, size

reliability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung X420 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung X420

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Samsung X420 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the battery and size are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good opinions, but there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

portability, usability, performance, size, battery

reliability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung X420 14-inch Laptop (C2D ULV SU7300 1.3 GHz Processor, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD HDD, ext. DVDRW, 6 Cell Battery, up to 9.5 Hours, HDMI, Webcam, BlSamsung X420 14-inch Notebook (C2D ULV SU7300 1.3 GHz Processor, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD HDD, ext. DVDRW, 6 Cell Battery, up to 9.5 Hours, HDMI, Webcam,Samsung X420 14.1 inch LED Laptop (Intel PDC ULV SU4100, 3Gb, 320Gb, DVDRW (external), Win 7 Home Premium (Silver/Black))

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung X420 Subnotebook

 

Sparkly When you hold the Samsung X420 up to the light, you can see the glitter of metallic particles embedded in the casing. It also promises good performance and portability with its dual-core processor and large battery. Will the subnotebook turn...

Good workmanship, Well designed, Good touchpad, Adequate processor performance for applications, Excellent battery life, The sparkly metallic particles

Ports poorly positioned for left-handers, Wobbly and imprecise keyboard, Mediocre screen

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Andy Sim (hardwarezone.com)

Samsung X420 Notebook - HardwareZone.com

 

Samsung bumped up their X-series of ultra portable notebooks with a new addition recently. Do stick around if you'd like to find out about the 14-inch X420 and why we think it's a winner. We aren't making any references to Coldplay by the way.

Sleek yet robust design; Extensive battery life; HDMI Port

Odd touchpad keys placement

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (hardwarezone.com)

Exclusive! Samsung X420 CULV Notebook Preview

 

Oh look what we have here: a prototype model of Samsung's newest and sexiest notebook fresh from the factory clad in delicious matte black, the Samsung X420. Check out our preview for a look at this pretty looking Intel CULV-based notebook.

Sleek yet robust designExtensive battery lifeHDMI Port

Odd touchpad keys placement

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Samsung X420 review

 

A great portable option, although the keyboard is not as good as expected

Battery life ; Build quality ; Connectivity ; Decent performance

but not as powerful as some ; Keyboard

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung X420 review

 

The excellent battery life can't make up for a lack of performance and a relatively high price

When compared to laptops that use Intel's newer Core processors, the X420 looks slow. Although it doesn't have fantastic performance, the beautiful design and excellent battery life elevate it above other ultra-portables. If it weren't for the high...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

Samsung X420 review

 

Samsung's X420 is slim, light and relatively inexpensive, but it's far from perfect.

Go back a few years, and finding an ultraportable for £496 exc VAT would have caused a stampede. Now, however, with CULV-equipped laptops popping up all over the place, there's a huge amount of competition, and Samsung's X420 just isn't worthy of your...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Sasha Muller (alphr.com)

Samsung X420

 

Going by the number of slimline ultraportables around at the moment, Intel has really been pushing its Consumer Ultra-Low Voltage platform. That's no bad thing, since it allows the likes of Samsung's X420 to bridge the gap between the upper echelons of...

Samsung's X420 is slim, light and relatively inexpensive, but it's far from perfect.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Scott Colvey (talktalk.co.uk)

Samsung X420

 

Slim, portable laptop with a long battery life ULV is a fashionable abbreviation in mobile computing right now. It is stands for ‘ultra-low voltage’ and, in essence, it refers to a computer ...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Patrick (reevoo.com)

Samsung X420

 

Enviromentally friendly, very safe and uses very little energy. Performance is brilliant for all the essential business-y things

Nothing really, I bought it because it ticked all of my boxes. Would be nice if battery life was a tad longer

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Display

Display Surface:Gloss

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:22