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Samsung NP-X420

Samsung NP-X420
alaScore 82

56 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the usability and size are generally positive. The keyboard and battery are also appreciated. There are some negative comments about the touchpad. Comments are divided on the price.

portability, battery, keyboard, size, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP-X420 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 56 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung NP-X420


alaTest has collected and analysed 23 user reviews of Samsung NP-X420 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on

portability, size, usability, performance, keyboard

83% of the reviews on 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))

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Review Samsung X420 Subnotebook


Sparkly. When you hold the Samsung X420 up to the light, you can

Good workmanship; Well designed; Good touchpad; Adequate processor performance for applications; Excellent battery life

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

If you can live with a smaller screen, you could go for the Acer Timeline 1810 which costs less. And Dell's Inspiron 13z offers a DVD drive and similar battery life.

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Samsung X420 Notebook -


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


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Samsung X420 Notebook - X and Why


There's little to fault the X420 in terms of build quality and hardware. It's light, sexy and quite a performer. In retrospect, its glossy lid might be a haven for fingerprints, though it does lend a touch of class to its overall aesthetics compared to...

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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

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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

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Samsung X420 review


Samsung is well known for putting a lot of effort into the design of its products, and this ultra-portable is no exception. The X420 has an unusual pebble-like shape, with silver accents to highlight the soft curves.

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

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Samsung X420 review


The X420 is a decent ultraportable -- impressively light with great battery life, but also quite expensive. With some more powerful components and a higher build quality the price would seem more appropriate, but as it is, the X420 is hard to recommend...

Lightweight ; Full day's battery life ; Nice trackpad ; HDMI port

Expensive ; Build quality isn't great

Battery life is indeed impressive. We subjected the X420 to the Battery Eater Classic test, which puts maximum strain on a laptop's processor, and found the X420 lasted a reasonable 3 hours 35 minutes. Running the Reader test, which simulates less...

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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...

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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.

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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 ...


Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA 4500M / GMA 4500MHD


Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:40GS / 45GS
Processor:Core 2 Duo / Pentium Dual Core
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:SU4100 / SU7300