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Samsung Q430

alaTest has collected and analyzed 224 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the performance and portability are overall positive. The value for money and design also get good reviews. There are some negative reviews about the connectivity and touchpad.

screen, design, price, portability, performance

touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung Q430 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Q430

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 13 user reviews of Samsung Q430 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

portability, keyboard, build quality, usability, sound

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Q430 14-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 Q430 14 inch LED Laptop (Intel Core i3-370M 2.4GHz, 4Gb, 500Gb, DVDRW, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) - BlackSamsung Q430 14-inch Notebook (Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, DVD Super Multi DL, Bluetooth 3.0, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium)

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Q430

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 user reviews of Samsung Q430 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

value for money, design, performance, screen, portability

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Q430 14-Inch HD LED Laptop (Aluminum surface with Black finish)Samsung NP-Q430-JS03US Laptop (Black)Samsung NP-Q430-JSB1US notebook: 14 Inch LED, 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 450M, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive, DVD +/-RW Super Multi Drive, b/g/n WLAN, bluetoo

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Samsung Q430

 

The Samsung Q430 has the specs required to zip through work and play. Unfortunately, a dull display, pointless and annoying software extras, and a few cut corners hold the Q430 back from excellence. But even so, its strong underlying performance makes...

Nimble processor and graphics chip ; Long battery life for its class

Minimal range of ports and connections ; Mediocre display color and contrast

The Samsung Q430 skimps on the display and ports, but strong performance and battery life do much to offset that problem.

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Samsung Q430-11

 

This striking aluminum-clad notebook is comfortable to use and packs some graphics punch, but you'll need to bring that charger with you.

It's one of the best-looking 14-inch notebooks of the year, and one of the most comfortable thin-and-light notebooks we've used. Plus, the Q430-11 performs well--whether you're watching HD movies online or playing games--and it stays cool under...

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Samsung Q430-11

 

In an earlier retail laptop roundup, we were surprised to discover that the $829 Samsung NP-R580-JSB1US was one of the best all-around values in the midrange category. It was a complete package with a Blu-ray drive, Nvidia graphics chip, and an Intel...

Solid, higher-end design in a compact package; Intel Core i5 processor and Nvidia graphics for an affordable price

Ports are sparse; no Bluetooth

An impressively designed surprise, the Samsung Q430-11 is a feature-packed, fast laptop that looks more expensive than it is.

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Samsung Q430 Laptop Review

 

Laptop with only high performance to price ratio can't satisfy users greatly. They have thought a lot of laptops' appearance and workmanship. Samsung Q430 laptop caters to their needs, decent performance and excellent appearance.

The maximum temperature on the back is also found in the heat vents area, reaching 38 °, while the remaining part performances well, being controlled under 36 °.

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Samsung Q430-11

 

The Q430-11 offers close to the best performance we've seen from a sub-The Q430-11 offers close to the best performance we,000 thin-and-light. Battery life could be better, but overall, this is a strong choice for anyone looking for a fast portable.

Strong CPU and GPU performance; sleek design; welcome multimedia software suite; excellent Webcam

Short battery life; mediocre speakers; no dedicated multimedia/volume buttons

The Samsung Q430-11 does exact a few compromises to get its price under The Samsung Q430-11 does exact a few compromises to get its price under $1,000: namely, sacrificing Bluetooth, an eSATA port, and a few other extras. The machine’s dedicated...

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Samsung Q430

 

The first thought that leaps to mind when thinking about the Samsung Q430 is “they sure didn't name it very well.” That may seem like a small thing, but having a catchy, recognizable name helps customers associate a particular line of computers with...

Samsung offers multiple support options. You can call them to talk to a friendly representative. You also have the option to use their website to find answers to commonly asked questions and access their forums

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Samsung Q430-JS02UK review

 

A highly usable and portable laptop with commendable performance

Performance ; Dedicated graphics ; Battery life ; Build quality

Small amount of flex in palmrest ; Can get Core i5 for similar price

Editor's Choice!

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Samsung Q430 review

 

The worst we can say about the 14-inch Samsung Q430 laptop is that some of its features are merely standard, rather than really impressive. But, overall, this is a light, powerful, stylish and affordable laptop that's a pleasure to use.

Bright, colourful display ; Good performance ; Thin and light ; Stylish looks

Trackpad is rather small

We can't find anything that's really wrong with the Samsung Q430. Some aspects of it are bog-standard, such as the trackpad and the port selection, but otherwise it's an impressive machine, and buying one won't cost you the Earth. Overall, then, it's ace.

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Samsung Q430 review

 

Unfortunately, a dull display, pointless and annoying software extras, and a few cut corners hold the Samsung Q430 back from excellence. But even so, its strong underlying performance makes the laptop worth considering for general-use, midrange buyers.

Even with a mediocre display, a thin roster of ports, and barely sufficient audio, the Samsung Q430 has enough positives to win over midrange buyers. In particular, the laptop's strong processor and good battery performance help you overlook its...

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Samsung Q430 review

 

Buying from a big-name brand like Samsung, you expect a certain level of quality, and the Q430 doesn't disappoint. The glossy black lid has a classy brushed metal finish, and it opens to reveal a silver interior with the same effect on the keyboard...

Decent Windows and 3D performance, over five hours battery life and an excellent screen make the Q430 a great lightweight all-round laptop.

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 310M / GeForce GT 310M / GeForce GT 330M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM55 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I3 / CORE I5
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I3-330M / I3-350M / I3-370M / I5-480M
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