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Samsung Q330

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews of Samsung Q330. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The price and portability also get good feedback. The sound and touchpad get less positive comments. There are some mixed opinions about the screen.

performance, portability, price, usability, design

touchpad, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung Q330 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Q330

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Samsung Q330 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. People really like the durability and usability. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the battery and sound.

performance, portability, price, usability, durability

reliability, sound, battery

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Q330 13.3-inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, DVD Super Multi DL, Bluetooth 3.0, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium)Samsung Q330 13.3-inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, DVD Super Multi DL, Bluetooth 3.0, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Q330

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung Q330 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the performance, whereas many are negative about the durability.

performance

durability

0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Q330 13.3" Notebook - Intel Core i5 i5-480M 2.67 GHz (NP-Q330-JA01US)Samsung Q330 13.3" Notebook - Intel Core i5 i5-480M 2.67 GHz (NP-Q330-JA01US)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung Q330 Suri Subnotebook

 

Glare office. Samsung bestows its 13.3 incher with the perfect display brightness. Find out why the subnotebook has to stay at home despite its good battery life. It can't be because of the noise because it always works at a low level.

Very bright TFT, Application performance, Quiet & cool (Silent Mode), DVD drive, Superficial aluminum looks, Fingerprint repellent, Good battery life, Nvidia Optimus, The haptic grip together with an almost always cool work surface. The well-known...

TFT not AR coated, Tight viewing angles, Low contrast, Few inerfaces, Partly lacks torsional stiffness, Leave out the graphics card (incl. Optimus), give the display an AR coat and reduce the price by 100 euros

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Spencer Dalziel (t3.com)

Samsung Q330 review

 

Samsung's Q-Series is a mobile contender par excellence that looks as good as it perform

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (techradar.com)

Samsung Q330 review

 

A stunningly well made and powerful ultraportable at a great price

Solid, premium chassis ; Portable build ; Strong usability ; Excellent performance for the price ; Crisp and vibrant display

Battery life is fair, but not a match for some other modern ultra-portables ; Glossy screen is highly reflective ; Limited integrated graphics

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung Q330-JS03AU notebook

 

A 13.3in Samsung notebook that offer great portability at an affordable price

Stylish, good size for travellers, built-in optical drive, good performance, big hard drive

NVIDIA graphics card doesn't provide much of a performance boost, SD card slot awkwardly located at the front, touchpad not centred under space bar

We love the style and size of the Samsung Q330 and think it's a great notebook for travellers. Its performance is good and it has a useful set of features, but it also has two graphics adapters that provide similar performance to each other. We'd...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: David Phelan (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Q330

 

Recent Samsung laptops have been stylish affairs, notable as much for their glossy red casing and matching keyboard and trackpad as for their computing capabilities. Overall, this is a highly enjoyable laptop to use - the keys are comfortable,...

Subtle looks and good performance from a well-priced laptop

Average graphics capabilities

Overall, this is a highly enjoyable laptop to use - the keys are comfortable, responsive and work well for fast typing. The styling, though not as standout as recent Samsung models, is designed to match the Jet mobile phone. The graphics card isn't...

Jul, 2010

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

Samsung Q330 review

 

Improves on the original, but only just; we still want to see 4GB of RAM, but the Q330 is still an excellent ultra-portable laptop.

Apr, 2011

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

Samsung Q330 (NP-Q330-JA01UK) review

 

It's a decent ultra-portable, but for this price you can get a laptop with more memory.

Sep, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Q330

 

Samsung produces yet another excellent and affordable 13.3-inch laptop.

Durable ; Stylish ; Cheap ; Excellent battery life

Annoying touchpad positioning ; Glossy touchpad buttons ; Poor screen viewing angles

Aside from the silly touchpad placement, it's difficult to fault the Q330. It's durable, looks good, performs well and has very good battery life: all the things you need in a genuinely mobile laptop. Best of all, however, is the price. At £600 it's an...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Zara Baxter (crn.com.au)

Samsung Q330, an A-List budget laptop

 

Stylish and usable if you're after performance and power more than battery life.

Jan, 2011

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

Expert review by: Zara Baxter (pcauthority.com.au)

Samsung Q330, our new A-List budget laptop

 

It's stylish and usable, and if you're after performance and power more than battery life, this Core i3 laptop

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD SRS 3D / HDA / SRS / SRS 3D
Audio system direct 3D sound:No / Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400 / 5900
Battery life (max):7
Battery performance:4400 / 5900
Battery recharge time:3
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3
Swivel webcam: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Red / Black, Silver / Grey, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200 / 220
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:16 / 8
Display Surface:Gloss
LED backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / NVIDIA GeForce 310M / NVIDIA GeForce G310M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: No
Keyboard number of keys:67 / 87 / 88 / 89
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
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

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:244
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
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:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA / SRS / SRS 3D
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Fast
Graphics adapter family:Intel / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Plug and Play: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100-240V
Power supply type:AC - DC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:4.32
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
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 connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / I5-480M
Processor boost frequency:2.933
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / I5-480M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
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 Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
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):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 49020 / 50178 / 52952
Processor code:SLBPL / SLBUK / SLC26
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD / HDD, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD / HDD, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Reader\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Content Share\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy File Share\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy Resolution Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nSamsung Support Center\nSamsung Update Plus / Samsung Magic Doctor, Samsung Update Plus, Easy Display Manager, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader / Samsung Recovery Solution IV, Samsung Support Center, Easy Display Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Update Plus, Battery Life Extender, Easy File Share, Easy Content Share, Windows Live, Google Toolbar, Game Console, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security / McAfee Virus Scan / Microsoft Office Professional 2007, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.8 / 13 / 9.02 / 9.04
Depth (imperial):9.04
Height:1.04
Height (front):1.04
Height (imperial):1.04
Height (rear):1.26
Weight:4.19 / 4.32 / 4.34
Width:12.9 / 13 / 9.02
Width (imperial):12.9