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Samsung Q310

Samsung Q310
alaScore 82

47 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and portability. The battery and design are also mentioned favorably.

screen, design, battery, portability, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung Q310 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung Q310


alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of Samsung Q310 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on

screen, size, battery

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Q310 13.3-inch Laptop, Centrino 2 P8600, 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, LightScribe, Vista Home PremiumSamsung Q310 13.3-inch Laptop, Centrino 2 P8600, 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, LightScribe, Vista Home Premium

Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung Q310


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Samsung Q310 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

portability, performance, screen, design, battery

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Q310-34P 13.3-Inch Laptop (2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 Centrino 2 Processor, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, Vista Business)Samsung Q310-34G 13.3-Inch Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 Centrino 2 Processor, 3 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, Vista Business)

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Samsung Q310-34P - Review of the Samsung Q310-34P


Sporting a handsome design, smooth performance, and good endurance, this 13-inch notebook is a strong contender.

Stylish design, Good sound, Strong productivity perfomance, Comfortable keyboard, Very good battery life

Small touchpad, Mushy mouse buttons, No discrete graphics option, Awkward stacked USB ports

The keyboard is good, without too much flex, but the touchpad is a bit on the small side and features mushy mouse buttons that lacked a satisfying click. It should be noted that the keyboard has a silver nano antibacterial coating designed to keep...


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Q310 CPU Heat Sink / Air Cooler Roundup


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A strong little cooler and the least expensive one tested here today. While the performance was decent, I would suggest this as an excellent alternative to someone looking for better than stock performance but constrained by a tight budget.

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Review: Samsung Q310 Notebook


Reading the title of this article, I am sure some people will be a bit confused. Samsung has been making notebook computers for a long time, but up until October 2008 they were not available in the US. This probably had more than a few people in the US...

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Samsung Q310-34P


The Q310-34P's price isn't bad for a notebook, but it might be a little high for the performance you get.

Sleek, glossy design; huge hard drive; above-average performance

High price for the performance; average battery life; subpar 3D scores

Although the Q310 isn’t a bad system, Samsung will have to work a little harder to compete in this fierce market. Its solid mix of features is a good start, but with Toshiba undercutting its price and outperforming its scores, it's tough to justify...

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Samsung Q310 review


Hard to fault and one of the best laptops you can buy at this price

Great build quality ; Excellent battery life ; Lightweight ; Powerful performance ; Vibrant screen

Disappointing lack of software

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Samsung Q310 notebook review


Samsung has overhauled its range in recent months, first with the 12-inch Q210 and now with its slightly larger sibling, the 13.3-inches of the Q310. It's made from plastic but build quality is high and we were impressed with how solid it felt to the...

Powerful, great value, good battery

Small screen

A great mix of portability and power at an aggressive price makes this one of our favourite notebooks

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Samsung Q310 (ASS0UK) 13.3in Notebook


We take a look at the 13.3 inch offering in Samsung's 'Touch of Colour' range of notebooks.

Quite apart from the coloured front, most of the machine is finished in Samsung's trademark piano black. This includes the lid and it's simple and sleek, with only the Samsung logo in discrete white lettering marring its clean surface. Its edges are...


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Samsung Q310 review


Samsung's Q310 is the only 13.3in laptop on test here, but its screen has a resolution of 1,280x800, which is the same as the screens in most 15.4in laptops.

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Samsung Q310 review


The only major difference between this and the 12-inch Q210 is the slightly bigger display. However, since both run at the same native resolution, the benefits of the Q310's 13-inch screen are minimal. And with similar performance, we prefer the...

Battery life ; Sturdy chassis ; Compact and light

Disappointing screen ; Keyboard flexing at the corner ; 13-inch screen not worth the extra money

However, with exactly the same native resolution as the 12-inch Q210, the effect of the bigger screen is minimal, while the 1GB is wasted on 32-bit Vista. In short, we'd recommend saving some money and opting for the slightly smaller Q210, which is now...

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Samsung Q310 Laptop


On the inside it is powered by an Intel dual core processor which makes it adept at multi-tasking. There is even a 256MB nVIDIA graphics chip on board, which combined with the processor means the Q310 is not a bad little gaming machine.


Product Specifications

You bring style to whatever you do. That's why you want a notebook that makes a statement. Introducing the Q-Series notebook PCs from Samsung. With its stunning Touch of Color design and the latest technology, it's the perfect combination of style, technology and ultra mobility. Run today's most demanding applications with fast Intel processors. Enjoy your favorite videos and pictures on a brilliant, compact 13.3-inch display. And always stay connected with your friends and family, thanks to long battery life, built-in webcam and advanced wireless connectivity. All this, and more, packed into a sleek thin and light design. With the Q-Series notebooks from Samsung, you can work hard and look good doing it.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Country Kits:United States
Model:34G/34G / AA01/34P/34P / AA02
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung Q310

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz


Color:Glossy black


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.26GHz/2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P8400/T5800
Type:Core 2 Duo


Installed Size:3GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB/320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X4500