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Samsung Q40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen. The portability is also mentioned favorably. The price and performance get mixed reviews.

design, portability, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung Q40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Samsung Q40 HSDPA Notebook


Slim, light, stylish and always connected. Could this be the notebook that Riyad has been looking for?

Feb, 2011

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Samsung Q40 review


Samsung's incredibly stylish Q40 is the lightest and slimmest notebook in the group.

The Q40 is stylish and portable, but the keyboard could be better and it's slow in applications. If you want a truly portable notebook, the ThinkPad is a better bet.

May, 2007

Expert review by : Techworld (

Samsung Q40 ultraportable laptop


We hope to see more well-constructed, truly ultraportable laptops like this one. A faster processor and twice the RAM would have made a huge difference to our final verdict on this desirable piece of kit.

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

The Q40 features the Intel Core Solo processor - the next generation mobile processor for power-optimized mobile processing. It is enhanced to handle today's demanding software applications, such as graphics-intensive games or serious number-crunching programs. Its power-saving features enable improved battery life, extended wireless mobility and even smaller components. Samsung is a world leader in the development of "thin & light" notebooks, and the Q40 is leading the way. Q40 really is ultra-portable and yet it still incorporates a complete Intel architecture and a full-sized ergonomic keyboard, so there is no compromise on performance or usability. And with its intuitive latchless design and durable magnesium alloy casing providing amazing strength and superior reliability the Q40 is built to last.


Audio system:HDA
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Front Camera:N

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:5:3
Display Diagonal:12.1
Display Resolution:1280 x 768
HD type:Not supported

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

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


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 950
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128


Country Kits:United Kingdom
Model:HWDM U1400
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung Q40

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM




Cellular Enhancement Protocol:HSDPA
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Type:Fax / modem


Bluetooth: Yes
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless LAN
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

Audio system:HDA
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:Data/Fax V.92
Security Features:BIOS Boot-up Password
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


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


Chipset:Intel 945GMS Express
Clock Speed:1.2GHz
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GMS Express
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:Intel® Core™ Solo
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor front side bus:533
Processor Number:U1400
Type:Core Solo


Installed Size:1.25GB
Max Supported Size:1.25GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:CyberLink DVD\nNorton AntiVirus (trial)\nAdobe Acrobat Reader 7.0\nSamsung Network Manager\nSamsung Theme\nEasybox\nSamsung Update Plus\nMagic Doctor\nMagic Keyboard
Operating system installed:Windows XP Professional


Hard disk rotational speed:4200
Hard drive speed:4200
Total Storage Capacity:60

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive



Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:60GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950

Weight & Dimensions