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Samsung QX410-JO1 Laptop Review

February 20th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


Samsung QX410-Jo1 laptop is a light weight machines comes with powerful features. In fact, QX series was introduced by Samsung along with SF and RF series. Price of this laptop is quite reasonably if compared with processor and other valuable features. It has huge hard drive of capacity 640GB. Importantly, this machine comes with NVIDIA GeForce 310M GPU with Optimus. Optimus is famous for power-conserving technology. Its looks are not more stylish, but reasonable up to certain extent. It has latest Intel WiDi technology and WiMax network capabilities.

Intel Core i5-460M Processor Details:

This Intel Core i5-460M processor, that powers Samsung QX410-Jo1 is clocked at 2.53 GHz and mainly it is famous for its Turbo Boosting Technology with its two cores. Here, this Turbo Boost technology will cater to increase the frequency for a small period when situation demands more processing power. Through this turbo boosting technology, this processor can be overclocked up to 2.8 GHz.  Intel Core i5-460M is completely based on the Arrandale architecture and manufactured with 32 nm technology. Its graphics section is based and manufactured on 45 nm technology.

Graphics performance with this processor is decent, but not great like current and latest Sandy Bridge processors. These Sandy Bridge processors are successful at offering double the graphics performance over the Arrandale architecture.

The best part with Intel Core i5-460M processor is its integrated memory controller and high speed differential DMI bus which communicates effectively with the chipset. Intel succeeded in introducing hyperthreading technology in i5 processors and this can enable four threads running simultaneously with it. Overall performance of this Intel Core i5-460M processor is far better than the earlier Core 2 processors which run at 2.8 GHz.

Samsung QX410-JO1 Laptop Pros:

  • It has rugged looks through aluminum lid which is good for durability.
  • Intel Core i5 processor is definitely an advantage.
  • Its midrange NVIDIA chip allows switching graphics.
  • It is priced reasonably with powerful features.
  • It has Intel WiDi and WiMax.
  • Decent battery backup.
  • It has HDMI and VGA ports.
  • Light in weight with just 5 lbs.
  • It has optical drive.
  • It comes with 2-megapixel webcam.

Samsung QX410-JO1 Laptop Review Cons:

  • Click pad is not comfortable to use.
  • Its non-removable battery is definitely a biggest drawback.
  • It has no Blu-ray disc.
  • No Bluetooth.
  • There is eSATA port too.

Specifications:

Processor:

This machine is powered through Intel Core i5-460M processor. It is clocked at 2.5 GHz. It has two cores with Turbo Boost technology.

System Memory and Hard drive:

This system is arranged with 4 GB DDR 3 RAM. This system memory can be increased up to 8GB successfully.

Hard drive of this laptop is 640 GB capacity. This is a HDD and rotates at 5400 rpm.

Optical Drive:

This laptop comes with a SuperMulti DVD burner. It can read and wrire CDs and DVDs in multiple formats with double-layer support.

Display and Graphics:

Samsung QX410-Jo1 comes with a 14.0-inch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The display type is LED-Backlit.

It has NVIDIA GeForce 310M GPU with Optimus. It has 512 MB capacity RAM> Its Optimus technology is famous for power-conserving ability.

Special Features:

This laptop comes with Intel WiDi and WiMax networking features too.

Audio:

This laptop comes with built-in speakers and offers decent sound quality, but not outstanding quality.

Input Devices:

It has arranged with a full-size keyboard. Keys are big makes you feel plush while typing. The touchpad of the device is quite responsive and there is one integrated SuperButton.

Networking:

Samsung QX410-Jo1 is arranged with 10/100 Ethernet LAN and Wi-Fi Wireless network 802.11 b/g/n.

Webcam:

This laptop is arranged with one 2-megapixel webcam along with built-in microphone for video chats over the internet.

Battery:

This laptop is arranged with a 6-cell Lithium-ion battery which offers 4 hours 28 minutes battery backup for the notebook.

Sizes and Weight:

Width: 13.7-inches.

Depth: 9.7-inches.

Height: 1.1-inches.

Weight: 5.0 lbs.

Operating System:

This laptop comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 home Premium 64-bit Edition.

Additional Ports:

Samsung QX410-Jo1 is arranged with one 5-in-1 media card reader, three USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI output port, one VGA port, one headphone jack and one microphone jack. There is none eSATA port which is essential to connect external hard drive.

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