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Samsung Q310

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Samsung Q310. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and battery. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the energy efficiency and usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung Q310 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 Q310

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Samsung Q310 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the battery and design are generally positive. The durability and performance are also mentioned favorably.

screen, performance, durability, design, battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Q310

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Samsung Q310 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The screen and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

performance, portability, screen, design, battery

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: 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)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)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Jeffrey L. Wilson (laptopmag.com)

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...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Q310-34P Review

 

The Samsung Q310-34P is one of the better-designed 13-inch notebooks we've tested, and it offers good performance. However, the business-oriented $949 Lenovo ThinkPad SL300 offers nearly double the endurance of the Q310-34P (without charging an arm and...

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

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Marc Adams (hardocp.com)

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.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Geek.com (geek.com)

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...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Rick Broida (computershopper.com)

Samsung Q310-34P Review and Ratings

 

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

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: - (techradar.com)

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

A great all-rounder, boasting admirable build quality and some attractive features for a tasty price

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Stephen Patrick (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Q310 notebook

 

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. The Samsung Q310 offers everything we found likeable in the Q210 but the slightly larger screen means...

Powerful, great value, good battery

Small screen

The Samsung Q310 offers everything we found likeable in the Q210 but the slightly larger screen means it’s just that bit more practical. Considering you get all this power and portability for less than £700, it’s no surprise this is quickly becoming...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

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.

Feb, 2011

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

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.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

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.

May, 2012
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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

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / High Definition Audio
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3 / 4

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:5200
Battery life (max):3
Battery performance:5200
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Design

Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.5in
Height:1.5in
Weight:4.4lbs
Width:12.7in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display Surface:Gloss

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

AC adapter power:90

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA X4500 / NVIDIA GeForce 9200 GS / NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS / NVIDIA GeForce Go 9200M / NVIDIA GeForce Go 9200M GS
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.256 / 1.021

Header

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

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard number of keys:83 / 88 / 89
Pointing device:Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:667 / 800
Memory layout:2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Color:Glossy black

Modem

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

Networking

3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
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)
Networking features:10/100/1000 Ethernet / 10/100/1000Mbps / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN / Intel WiFi Link 5100, Ethernet
Networking Type:10/100/1000 LAN / Ethernet LAN / Ethernet LAN, WLAN
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 Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business

Other Features

Audio system:HD / High Definition Audio
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.7 x 9.49 x 1.13 / 12.7 x 9.49 x 1.5 / 12.7 x 9.49 x 1.52
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Intel Turbo Memory:2
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:ITU V.92 / V.92
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:1 / 2
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g / 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi / 802.11 a/g/n / 802.11a.b.g/n / 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/ draft n / Intel 5000 a/b/g/N / Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n / intel 802.11a/b/g/n / Intel Wi-Fi Link 5000 802,11 a/b/g/n

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type III
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 3.5
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:90

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GM45 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Clock Speed:2.26GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 7.5 / 8.5 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel GM45 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing die size:107 / 143
Processor:P7450 / P8400 / P8600 / T5800 / T6400
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4
Processor front side bus:1066 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:P7450 / P8400 / P8600 / T5800 / T6400
Processor Number:P8400/T5800
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479
Processor technology:Intel Centrino 2
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / M0 / R0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:105 / 85 / 90
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
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
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:35568 / 35569 / 35581 / 36734 / 40479
Processor code:SL3BU / SL3BV / SLB6E / SLGJ4
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

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

Security

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:McAfee Virus Scan,\nSAMSUNG Recovery Solution III / OS DVD, System Software Media, \nSAMSUNG Recovery Solution III, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Display Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, SAMSUNG Magic Doctor, SAMSUNG Update Plus / SAMSUNG Magic Doctor\nSAMSUNG Update Plus\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III / Samsung Recovery Solution III,Samsung Magic Doctor, Samsung Update Plus, Easy Display Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy Speedup Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader
Drivers included: Yes
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:Genuine Microsoft Office Professional 2007 / McAfee Virus Scan / McAfee Virus Scan, Microsoft Office Professional / McAfee Virus Scan, Microsoft Office Professional 2007 / Microsoft Office Professional 2007 / Microsoft Office Professional 2007,\nMcAfee Virus Scan / Microsoft Office Professional 2007\nMcAfee Virus Scan

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.49
Height:1.13 / 1.5 / 1.52
Height (front):1.13
Height (rear):1.52
Weight:4.41 / 4.74
Width:12.7