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Samsung Q40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Samsung Q40. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the battery and screen are on the whole positive. The design and portability also get good comments. There are some mixed views about the price, and some have doubts about the performance.

portability, design, screen, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung Q40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

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

Expert review by: Clive Webster (

Samsung Q40


A great ultraportable for the price; small, stylish and lightweight, it's only a whisker away from the A List.

May, 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 Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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


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

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz




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


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

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:1.2GHz
Processor Number:U1400
Type:Core Solo


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

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