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Samsung QX412

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Samsung QX412. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the size and screen are generally positive. The durability and design are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the price, while there are some critical views about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung QX412 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (

Review Samsung QX412-S01DE Notebook


Sneaker. Without a drum roll or any clamour from the market, a fa

Very good runtimes; Potent application performance; High-end aluminium lid; Compact chassis with DVD; Touchpad with ample feedback; Quiet operation / quiet HDD; Cool in all modes of operation; Fast-Boot & and useful tools; USB 3.0

Spongy pressure point of the keys; Panel with a lot of reflections; Very weak contrasts; Small viewing angles

A very low level of current consumption. The battery life of nearly six hours is impressive considering the power i5-processor.

Apr, 2011


Expert review by : Steve B. (

Samsung NP-QX412 Notebook


Over the next four years, laptop sales are expected to go up by almost 50%. Desktop sales will continue on the decline, and we'll see tablets taking an increased share in the market as well. Ten years ago every household would have a desktop computer...

Second generation Core i5 processor gives great battery life and high performance ; Nvidia Optimus technology for a balance of strong battery life and strong graphics performance when needed ; SSD option really boosts performance ; Sharp 14" LED...

Gloss screen covering is very fingerprint prone ; Sub-par audio performance on built-in speakers ; High price will put it out of reach for some buyers ; View the discussion comments powered by DISQUSback to top ; Start ; Prev ; 1 ; 2 ; 3 ;...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (

Samsung NP-QX412


Samsung's stylish-looking laptop is a reasonable performer — although it looks a little better than it actually performs.

Good battery life ; Solid construction ; Decent performance

Lots of wasted bezel space ; Nvidia graphics don't really add much

The NP-QX412 is fair value for money on most fronts. The dedicated graphics don't provide as much oomph as we'd hope, but it's still a solid performer for most tasks, backed up with respectable battery life in a very attractive exterior shell.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (

Samsung NP-QX412


Samsung's stylish-looking laptop is a reasonable performer — although it looks a little better than it actually performs.

Good battery life ; Solid construction ; Decent performance

Lots of wasted bezel space ; Nvidia graphics don't really add much

The NP-QX412 is fair value for money on most fronts. The dedicated graphics don't provide as much oomph as we'd hope, but it's still a solid performer for most tasks, backed up with respectable battery life in a very attractive exterior shell.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Cybershack (

Review: Samsung QX412 Notebook


In the paraphernalia that accompanies the Samsung QX412 14-inch notebook, it is claimed to have a “blazing fast processing speed and video recreation” thanks to its second generation Intel Core i5 2410 processor. What they are trying to say is that if...

Nice and compact, Excellent screen, fast processing

Sound not great, finishing could be better

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HD, SRS 3D / SRS / SRS 3D
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3


Battery Capacity:5900 / 65
Battery capacity (Watt hours):65
Battery life (max):7 / 7.7
Battery performance:5900
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes


Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic / Metal, Plastic
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3
Display brightness:200 / 300
Display Diagonal:14 / 14.1
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display surface:Gloss
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter power:60 / 90


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:88
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:6 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM


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

Optical Drive

Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD, SRS 3D / SRS / SRS 3D
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Display:LED / TFT
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:110 - 240 V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:N
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Mouse included:N
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Quick start guide: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:60 / 90


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-2410M / I5-2520M / i5-2530UM
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3.2
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-2xxx
Processor frequency:1.4 / 2.3 / 2.5
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-2410M / I5-2520M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
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 Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52224 / 52229
Processor code:SR048
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


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


Bundled software:5.0 + EMUI 3.1 / HP Pavilion DV6-3000 / Samsung Update Plus, Easy Display Manager, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Easy Partition Manager, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Samsung Support Center / Samsung Update Plus, Easy Display Manger, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Samsung Support Center / Samsung Update Plus;\nEasy Display Manger;\nEasy Battery Manager;\nEasy Network Manager;\nEasy SpeedUp Manager;\nAdobe Acrobat Reader;\nSamsung Support Center.
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:McAfee Virus Scan, Microsoft Office Professional / Norton Internet Security


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 320

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.29 / 9.69 / 9.72
Height:1.06 / 1.07 / 1.08
Weight:4.52 / 4.85 / 5.07
Width:13 / 13.7