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Samsung NP-Q45

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the battery and portability are overall positive. The keyboard and performance are also appreciated. There are some critical opinions about the sound and screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP-Q45 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NP-Q45

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Samsung NP-Q45 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price and design. The performance and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the keyboard.

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung NP-Q45 Laptop AC Adapter Charger Power Supply PSU NP-Q45Samsung NP-Q45 Laptop AC Adapter Charger Power Supply PSU NP-Q45

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung Q45 Notebook

 

The Samsung Q45 Aura T7100 Damali is top equipped with 200 GB har ...

Top performance considering it is a subnotebook; Good price performance ratio; High-quality keyboard; Relatively quiet; Nice looking design

but, sensible glossy display cover; Reflecting display; Moderate Workmanship

Of course also the office performance is very good and makes working without delays possible

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: lukealexander (NotebookReview.com)

Samsung Q45 Review

 

The Samsung Q45 is a 12.1" ultraportable notebook is a budget priced system that still manages to pack impressive performance and features into a relatively small footprint. Based around Intel's Core 2 Duo Santa Rosa platform and featuring Intel X3100...

Very quiet ; Long battery life ; Relatively lightweight ; Sober and elegant styling

Quite heavy for the size of screen/versus other ultraportables ; Awkward keyboard arrangement ; Heat vent on right hand side ; Shiny lid may become scratched

The Samsung Q45 is easily one of the most cost-effective ultraportable computers available, and pretty much the only one similar for less than ’,000. The specifications are ideal for the tasks it will perform,  and complement the very good battery life...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Michael Browne (techradar.com)

Samsung Q45 review

 

Compact, but it delivers both great performance and usable battery life

Powerful performance ; 320GB storage ; Impressive battery life ; Lightweight

Screen is a touch on the small side ; Basic feature set

Good portability and a great spec make this an excellent value business laptop

Aug, 2008

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

Samsung Q45 laptop

 

Samsung continues to overhaul its notebook range with the Q45. This is a lightweight entry-level machine that uses its new Aura design, which includes a piano-lacquer style of finish. This gives the Q45 a great look that is highly reflective but it...

Great value, long-life battery

Poor keyboard, grainy screen

The Samsung Q45 is something of a mixed bag, as the performance and battery life are more than appealing, especially at this price point and make it easy to recommend.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (pcplus.co.uk)

Samsung Q45

 

The latest in Samsung's Q range of small laptops is, on the face of it, a very appealing prospect. Outwardly, its minimalist 'piano black' casing gives it what most users would class as an enviable, even chic, appearance

Great value for money, Good display

Poor sound, Nothing to get excited about

Reasonably good in most areas, and good value too, but don't expect to fall in love

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Q45 T5450

 

Andy takes a look the latest version of the Samsung Q45 to see if it's still one of the best, affordable and fully featured portable laptops around.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Q45 review

 

Samsung's Q45 stands apart from the rest of the laptops in this group, with a design that's suited to a life in the great outdoors.

Mar, 2008

Recommended!

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Q45

 

Samsung updates the Q35 for Santa Rosa, and calls it the Q45. Does it match the excellence of its predecessor?

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Samsung has already managed great things with the Q35, and the Q45 only continues that trend. It isn't the most complete Santa Rosa notebook out there, but at this price it hardly matters.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Samsung - Q45

 

Samsung's popular Q series of notebooks has had a recent addition to the family line-up - the Q45 - which continues the family trait of highly portable, well-featured business laptops and adds in the latest Intel ...

With the Q45 Samsung has another winner on its hands. The combination of the latest technology, features and price tag make it a business laptop that's hard to ignore.

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:7.1 / AD1986A / HD / HD Audio / Realtek ALC262
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:2400
Battery life (max):6 / 6.5
Battery performance:2400
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:12.1
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display Surface:Gloss

Energy Management

AC adapter power:60

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA X3000 / Intel GMA X3100 / NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G / NVIDIA GeForce Go 8400M G
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.5

Keyboard

Keyboard number of keys:83
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout:2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Networking features:10/100 ethernet LAN / 10/100 Ethernet UTP / Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN
Networking Type:Ethernet LAN, WLAN

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD+R write speed:8
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:7.1 / AD1986A / HD / HD Audio / Realtek ALC262
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Dimensions (WxDxH):0.0394 x 0.0394 x 0.0394 / 11.8 x 8.54 x 1.42 / 11.8 x 8.54 x 1.43
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.92
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:1
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g / 802.11a/b/g / 802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11b/a/g / Intel 802.11a/b/g / Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG, Bluetooth v2.0+EDR

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

AC adapter power:60

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel PM965 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 12 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel PM965 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing die size:107 / 143
Processor:T5450 / T7100 / T7250 / T7300 / T7500 / T8100 / T8300
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.075 - 1.175
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.663 / 1.8 / 2 / 2.00 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.4
Processor front side bus:667 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:T5450 / T7100 / T7250 / T7300 / T7500 / T8100 / T8300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series
Processor socket:PBGA479, PPGA478 / Socket 478 / Socket 479
Processor system type:Up
Processor threads:2
Stepping:E1 / M0
Tcase:68
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: 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):1 / 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:29759 / 29760 / 29761 / 30787 / 31728 / 33099 / 33916
Processor code:SLA49 / SLAPR / SLAVJ
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS

Software

Bundled software:McAfee Virus Scan\nAdobe Reader\nAV Station Now\nPlay AV Station\nPlay Camera Easy Display Manager\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nSamsung Magic Doctor\nSamsung Update Plus\nBluetooth Application [BTW] \nMicrosoft Office Professional \nIntel Media Share S/W\nAbby Lingvo / McAfee VirusScan, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Cyberlink PowerDVD, Samsung Network Manager, Samsung Update Plus, Cyberlink DVD Solution, Samsung EasyBox, Magic Doctor, Microsoft Office 2007 (Trial), Samsung Recovery Solution II, Samsung Play Camera, Samsung Speed Up Manager / McAfee VirusScan, Samsung Network Manager, Adobe Reader, Samsung Battery Manager, AVStation Now, Magic Doctor, Samsung Recovery Solution / McAfee VirusScan, Samsung Network Manager, Adobe Reader, Samsung Battery Manager, AVStation Now, Samsung EasyBox, Microsoft Office Professional 2007 / Samsung Recovery Solution II / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution II\n
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Basic / Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Virus Scan

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD, xD / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:4200 / 5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:4200 / 5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.43 / 8.54
Height:1.42 / 1.44
Height (front):0.874 / 1.06
Height (rear):1.41 / 1.43
Weight:4.1 / 4.19
Width:11.8