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Samsung Q320

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 reviews of Samsung Q320. 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. People are impressed by the usability and screen. The design and portability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the touchpad and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung Q320 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 Q320

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Samsung Q320 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and portability. The screen and usability also get good feedback, but the touchpad and sound get negative comments.

performance, usability, screen, portability, keyboard

reliability, sound, touchpad

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Sylwester Cyba (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung Q320

 

The new Samsung Q320, an attractive, dynamically designed noteboo ...

Stable case and display lid ; Quality material with a pleasant feel ; Aesthetic design ; Fantastic keyboard ; Good loudspeakers ; Numerous interfaces

Fan regulation in idle mode or under low load ; Weak colors and viewing angles ; Reflective display ; High-gloss display lid ; Restricted opening angle

Surmising it can however be noted: Samsung has done a good job with the Q320. The Samsung Q320 proves to be a useable mobile companion

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Samsung Q320

 

Samsung's Q320 impresses us on most levels, except for the critical issue of battery life.

Good productivity and graphics performance, Slot loading drive, Good keyboard

Ordinary battery life

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Jason Cross (pcworld.com)

Samsung NP-Q320

 

For many people, the pricing sweet spot for the perfect laptop is between $800 and $1000. Full-fledged yet svelte, Samsung's NP-Q320 all-purpose notebook ($949 as of September 10, 2009) has the muscle to serve as your primary work/school/home computer....

Good performance for the price ; Attractive and easy to carry

Poor screen contrast and viewing angles ; Too many ports crammed onto one side

With the exception of a lackluster screen, this is a slick general purpose laptop with a good bit of power for the price.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Q320 Review

 

At first glance, Q320 seems like a bargain, because it is significantly less expensive than 13-inch competitors with discrete graphics, such as the Dell Studio XPS 13 ($1,354) and Sony VAIO SR Series ($1,359). Unfortunately, a hefty frame and short...

Attractive design, Good keyboard, Strong performance

Mediocre media playback, Relatively short battery life, Slow Hard Drive

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Ricky (etechreviews.net)

Review Of The Samsung Q320 Laptop

 

Well, I found the speaker quality the most unimpressive among all the other stuff it has been packed with. The sound was barely audible, tinny and even high pitched at times. Also the video quality was not that great not only during video streaming but...

good processing power, excellent graphics performance, conventional but classy design, well spaced keyboard

low battery life, slow hard drive, media player features are also pretty much average

With a low battery life and a heavy frame this one isn’t exactly the portable notebook that you'd be looking for. But the price along with the other features that it has to offer make it a pretty much compelling choice. I would recommend it to anyone...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Samsung Q320 review

 

Samsung's Q320 is a highly portable laptop offering quality and usability without compromises

Great looks ; Decent performance ; Very comfortable

Fingerprint magnet ; Some lag when multi-tasking

An outstandingly good all-rounder, providing terrific power and mobility

Jun, 2009

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

Samsung Q320 notebook

 

Over the past few years Samsung has released an impressive range of affordable laptops, mixing quality with features and usability. The Q320 continues this trend, and its portable nature makes it a great choice for business users. Overall, the Samsung...

Good quality, strong 3D performance, highly portable

Glossy lid is a magnet for prints

Overall, the Samsung Q320 is a surprisingly competent all-rounder. It may be small, but it’s also powerful enough for just about any task, and it’s sturdy and usable design makes it an attractive choice. Add to this a good feature set, and the Samsung...

May, 2009

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Q320-FS01UK review

 

At 2.2kg, Samsung's attractive Q320 is 200g heavier than our limit for ultra-portable laptops, but it's still light enough to carry regularly.

The Q320's excellent design, great keyboard and small size make it a decent travelling companion.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Will Stapley (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Q320-JS03UK review

 

The Q320's excellent design, great keyboard and small size make it a decent travelling companion.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Jason Cross (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Q320 review

 

The laptop is compact and light enough (2.33kg) not to break your back, it has a 13.4in screen that you don't need to squint at, and the Samsung NP-Q320 is powerful enough to run most major applications well. Still, this nice all-purpose laptop suffers...

At £670 the Samsung Q320 poses strong competition for other well-equipped 13in notebooks, such as the Dell Studio XPS 13. Samsung's model has a little more muscle than that, but it isn't quite as stylish. Overall, the NP-Q320 is a pretty good value for...

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

The Samsung Q320 makes real impact. By combining sensual slim-line design with innovative multimedia and communications technology, the Q320 notebook sets a standard in mobile performance. And the ultra-portable design is ideal for style-conscious students or power hungry business users who need to keep in touch on the move.

Audio

Audio drivers:ALC262
Audio system:ALC272-GR / HD / HD Audio / HDA / HDA SRS 3D / Intel HD Audio
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 3

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400 / 5200
Battery life (max):5 / 5.4
Battery performance:4400 / 5200
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Design

Color of product:Black / White

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9in
Height:1.4in
Weight:4.9lbs
Width:12.8in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:13.3 / 13.4
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
LED backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):34cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:60 / 90

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce G105M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:FS01
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung Q320

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:87 / 88
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

Memory

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Networking features:100/1000 Ethernet UTP / Ethernet, WLAN / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN
Networking Type:GigabitEtherbet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 32
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 32
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-5 - 40
Storage temperature range (T-T):-5 - 40

Optical Drive

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

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Compliance industry standards:802.11b/n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.8 x 9 x 1.31
Display:LCD / LED
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem: No
Minimum RAM:1024 / 2048
Power Requirements:100 - 240
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:1 / 2
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g / 802.11 a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a.b.g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g / Intel 802,11 a/b/g/n / intel 802.11a/b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Performance

TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1 / 2
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2 / 3.5
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:60 / 90

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GM45 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Clock Speed:2.53GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 13 / 7.5
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:P7350 / P7450 / T3400 / T4200 / T4300 / T4400 / T6400 / T6500 / T6600
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.050 / 1.500 - 3.00
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.13 / 2.16 / 2.2 / 2.26 / 2.53
Processor front side bus:1066 / 667 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:P7350 / P7450 / T3400 / T4200 / T4300 / T4400 / T6400 / T6500 / T6600
Processor Number:P8700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Pentium T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor threads:2
Stepping:M0 / R0 / R1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: 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
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:35583 / 36734 / 36750 / 37251 / 37253 / 37255 / 39311 / 40479 / 40739
Processor code:SLB3P / SLGE3 / SLGF4 / SLGF5 / SLGJ4 / SLGJL / SLGJM / SLGJN
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

Installed Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader \nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nSAMSUNG Magic Doctor\nSAMSUNG Update Plus / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nSamsung Magic Doctor / Cyberlink DVD Solution, Samsung Recovery Solution III, McAfee Security Center, Samsung MagicDoctor, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Display Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Update Plus, Battery Life Extender, Adobe Acrobat Reader / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III \nAdobe Acrobat Reader / Samsung Recovery Solution III\nMcAfee Security Center\nSamsung MagicDoctor\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nSamsung Update Plus\nBattery Life Extender\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007 Testversion 60 Tage / System S/W Media\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007\nSAMSUNG Magic Doctor\nSAMSUNG Update Plus
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 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Virus Scan / McAfee Virus Scan \nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007\n / Microsoft Office Professional 2007

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce G105M

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.12 / 10.2 / 8.98 / 86.6 / 9.02
Height:1.31 / 1.42 / 1.44
Height (front):1.3 / 1.31 / 12.8
Height (rear):1.42 / 1.44
Weight:4.85 / 4.92
Width:1.3 / 1.31 / 1.44 / 12.8