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Samsung X420

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of Samsung X420. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability. The battery and performance also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the touchpad and reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the screen and keyboard.

portability, performance, battery, usability, size

reliability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung X420 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung X420


alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Samsung X420 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the battery and size. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative reviews about the reliability.

portability, usability, performance, size, battery


90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung X420 14-inch Laptop (C2D ULV SU7300 1.3 GHz Processor, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD HDD, ext. DVDRW, 6 Cell Battery, up to 9.5 Hours, HDMI, Webcam, BlSamsung X420 14-inch Laptop (C2D ULV SU7300 1.3 GHz Processor, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD HDD, ext. DVDRW, 6 Cell Battery, up to 9.5 Hours, HDMI, Webcam, Bl

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Tech Staff (

Samsung X420 review


A great portable option, although the keyboard is not as good as expected

Battery life ; Build quality ; Connectivity ; Decent performance

but not as powerful as some ; Keyboard

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (

Samsung X420 review


The excellent battery life can't make up for a lack of performance and a relatively high price

Oct, 2010

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Samsung X420 review


Samsung's X420 is slim, light and relatively inexpensive, but it's far from perfect.

Go back a few years, and finding an ultraportable for £496 exc VAT would have caused a stampede. Now, however, with CULV-equipped laptops popping up all over the place, there's a huge amount of competition, and Samsung's X420 just isn't worthy of your...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Scott Colvey (

Samsung X420


Slim, portable laptop with a long battery life ULV is a fashionable abbreviation in mobile computing right now. It is stands for ‘ultra-low voltage’ and, in essence, it refers to a computer ...

Nov, 2009

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Review Samsung X420 Subnotebook


Sparkly When you hold the Samsung X420 up to the light, you can see the glitter of metallic particles embedded in the casing. It also promises good performance and portability with its dual-core processor and large battery. Will the subnotebook turn...

Good workmanship, Well designed, Good touchpad, Adequate processor performance for applications, Excellent battery life, The sparkly metallic particles

Ports poorly positioned for left-handers, Wobbly and imprecise keyboard, Mediocre screen

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Andy Sim (

Samsung X420 Notebook -


Samsung bumped up their X-series of ultra portable notebooks with a new addition recently. Do stick around if you'd like to find out about the 14-inch X420 and why we think it's a winner. We aren't making any references to Coldplay by the way.

Sleek yet robust design; Extensive battery life; HDMI Port

Odd touchpad keys placement

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (

Exclusive! Samsung X420 CULV Notebook Preview


Oh look what we have here: a prototype model of Samsung's newest and sexiest notebook fresh from the factory clad in delicious matte black, the Samsung X420. Check out our preview for a look at this pretty looking Intel CULV-based notebook.

Sleek yet robust designExtensive battery lifeHDMI Port

Odd touchpad keys placement

Sep, 2009

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Samsung X420


relatively light weight (although the one you see in the shop is minus the battery pack - which makes all the difference). Good battery life though. Like having an external DVD drive supplied with it, as I don't usually carry that around.

Jul, 2010

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Samsung X420


For those who think a netbook is too small and a laptop too big, this is a good compromise. Big enough to work on documents and small enough to be portable. Good battery life. Easy to use.

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (

Samsung X420


Very pleased with the product. It is light weight and will fit in my hand luggage suitcase for travelling. I have also been able to get access to the internet and so when on holiday I am able to access any information I want and also speak to my...

Not aware of any bad points at the present from the usage I need.

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio drivers:Realtek ALC269Q-GR
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD SRS 3D / Intel HD Audio
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5 / 2 / 3


Battery Capacity:5900
Battery life (max):6 / 9
Battery recharge time:3
Number of battery cells:6


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Swivel webcam: No


Certification:TCO 3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / White
Product colour:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / White


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:35.6 / 36
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
LED Backlight: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA X4500 / Intel GMA X4500HD / Intel GMA X4500MHD
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.384
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
On-board graphics adapter model:


Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:83 / 88 / 89
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone


Internal Memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1066 / 800
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Networking features:10/100 Mbit / Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Ethernet, WLAN / Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking type:Fast Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW / No

Other features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD SRS 3D / Intel HD Audio
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Dimensions (WxDxH):338 x 235 x 23 / 338 x 235 x 23.2 / 338 x 235 x 31.5 / 338 x 235 x 32 / 341.7 x 235.5 x 23.2 / 342 x 235 x 23
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:AC
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802,11b/g/n / 802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / 802.11bg/n / IEEE 802.11 abg/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 bg/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Mouse included:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Mouse included: No


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40


Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity:No / Yes
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS40 Express / Intel GS45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing Die size:107
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Pentium / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.3
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:SU2300 / SU4100 / SU7300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor SU2000 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA956
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit:No / Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
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 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
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): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor code:SLGS4 / SLGS6 / SLGSB
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes


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


Bundled software:220 x 910 x 247 / Adobe Acrobat Reader / Adobe Acrobat Reader, Easy Battery Manager,\nEasy Display Manger, Easy Network Manager,\nEasy SpeedUp Manager, SAMSUNG Magic Doctor,\nSAMSUNG Update Plus / Adobe Acrobat Reader,\nEasy Battery Manager,\nEasy Display Manger,\nEasy Network Manager,\nEasy SpeedUp Manager,\nSamsung Magic Doctor,\nSamsung Update Plus / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nSamsung Magic Doctor / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nSamsung Recovery Solution III / Easy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nSamsung Magic Doctor / SAMSUNG Magic Doctor\nSAMSUNG Update Plus\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution IV / Samsung Recovery Solution IV\nAdobe Acrobat Reader
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee / McAfee Virus Scan / McAfee Virus Scan \nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007 / McAfee Virus Scan\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007 / McAfee Virus Scan\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007\n / McAfee Vіrus Scan / Microsoft Office Professional 2007 / Microsoft Office Professional 2007, McAfee Virus Scan / Microsoft Office Professional 2007\nMcAfee Virus Scan


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:250
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Technical Details

Power supply type:AC


External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):85

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.5 / 23.6 / 24
Height :2.3 / 2.32 / 3.15
Height (front):2 / 2.3 / 2.32
Height (rear):3 / 3.1 / 3.15 / 3.2
Weight:1.76 / 1.79 / 2
Width:33.8 / 34 / 34.2