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Samsung Q320

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 reviews of Samsung Q320. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and screen. The design and portability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the touchpad and sound.

performance, portability, design, screen, usability

reliability, sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Q320 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Q320

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Samsung Q320 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the screen and keyboard are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the sound. The touchpad and reliability get critical opinions.

performance, usability, portability, keyboard, screen

reliability, touchpad

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Q320 - 13.4in Laptop

 

Samsung continues its excellent reputation for portable laptops with its latest 13in effort, the Q320-AS02UK.

This is a well considered and classy step-forward from its predecessor. While the Q310 was overly flashy and slightly gaudy, the Q320 is more restrained and offers a look and feel that surpasses its affordable price. This view can be applied to its...

May, 2009

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

Samsung Q320 notebook

 

Over the past few years Samsung has released an impressive range of affordable laptops, mixing quality with features and usability. The Q320 continues this trend, and its portable nature makes it a great choice for business users. Overall, the Samsung...

Good quality, strong 3D performance, highly portable

Glossy lid is a magnet for prints

Overall, the Samsung Q320 is a surprisingly competent all-rounder. It may be small, but it’s also powerful enough for just about any task, and it’s sturdy and usable design makes it an attractive choice. Add to this a good feature set, and the Samsung...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Samsung Q320 review

 

Samsung's Q320 is a highly portable laptop offering quality and usability without compromises

Great looks ; Decent performance ; Very comfortable

Fingerprint magnet ; Some lag when multi-tasking

An outstandingly good all-rounder, providing terrific power and mobility

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Q320-FS01UK review

 

At 2.2kg, Samsung's attractive Q320 is 200g heavier than our limit for ultra-portable laptops, but it's still light enough to carry regularly.

The Q320's excellent design, great keyboard and small size make it a decent travelling companion.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Will Stapley (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Q320-JS03UK review

 

The Q320's excellent design, great keyboard and small size make it a decent travelling companion.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Jason Cross (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Q320 review

 

The laptop is compact and light enough (2.33kg) not to break your back, it has a 13.4in screen that you don't need to squint at, and the Samsung NP-Q320 is powerful enough to run most major applications well. Still, this nice all-purpose laptop suffers...

At £670 the Samsung Q320 poses strong competition for other well-equipped 13in notebooks, such as the Dell Studio XPS 13. Samsung's model has a little more muscle than that, but it isn't quite as stylish. Overall, the NP-Q320 is a pretty good value for...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Jason Cross (pcworld.com)

Samsung NP-Q320

 

For many people, the pricing sweet spot for the perfect laptop is between $800 and $1000. Full-fledged yet svelte, Samsung's NP-Q320 all-purpose notebook ($949 as of September 10, 2009) has the muscle to serve as your primary work/school/home computer....

Good performance for the price ; Attractive and easy to carry

Poor screen contrast and viewing angles ; Too many ports crammed onto one side

With the exception of a lackluster screen, this is a slick general purpose laptop with a good bit of power for the price.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Sylwester Cyba (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung Q320

 

The new Samsung Q320, an attractive, dynamically designed noteboo ...

Stable case and display lid ; Quality material with a pleasant feel ; Aesthetic design ; Fantastic keyboard ; Good loudspeakers ; Numerous interfaces

Fan regulation in idle mode or under low load ; Weak colors and viewing angles ; Reflective display ; High-gloss display lid ; Restricted opening angle

Surmising it can however be noted: Samsung has done a good job with the Q320. The Samsung Q320 proves to be a useable mobile companion

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

Samsung Q320

 

Good productivity and graphics performance. Slot loading drive. Good keyboard.

Ordinary battery life.

Samsung's Q320 impresses us on most levels, except for the critical issue of battery life.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Samsung Q320

 

Samsung's Q320 impresses us on most levels, except for the critical issue of battery life.

Good productivity and graphics performance, Slot loading drive, Good keyboard

Ordinary battery life

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

The Samsung Q320 makes real impact. By combining sensual slim-line design with innovative multimedia and communications technology, the Q320 notebook sets a standard in mobile performance. And the ultra-portable design is ideal for style-conscious students or power hungry business users who need to keep in touch on the move.

Audio

Audio drivers:ALC262
Audio system:ALC272-GR / HD / HD Audio / HDA / HDA SRS 3D / Intel HD Audio
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5 / 2 / 3

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400 / 5200
Battery life (max):5 / 5.4
Number of battery cells:6
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Product colour:Black / White

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:22.9cm
Height:3.7cm
Weight:2.1kg/2.2kg
Width:32.6cm

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display diagonal:33.8 / 34
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
LED Backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):34cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce G105M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:AS02/AS03/AS04/FS01
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung Q320

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:87 / 88
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz

Memory

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

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black/White

Modem

Type: None

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.1 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Networking features:100/1000 Ethernet UTP / Ethernet, WLAN / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN
Networking type:GigabitEtherbet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 32
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-5 - 40

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:6
DVD-RAM write speed:6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)/24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 6x (DVD-RAM)
Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium
Family:Windows Vista
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Other features

Audio system:ALC272-GR / HD / HD Audio / HDA / HDA SRS 3D / Intel HD Audio
Compliance industry standards:802.11b/n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g
Dimensions (WxDxH):326 x 228.5 x 33.2
Display:LCD / LED
Graphics adapter family:nVidia
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem: No
Minimum RAM:1024 / 2048
Power requirements:100 - 240
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:1 / 2
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g / 802.11 a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a.b.g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g / Intel 802,11 a/b/g/n / Intel 802.11a/b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1 / 2
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2 / 3.5
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:60 / 90

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.2GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 13 / 7.5
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel GM45 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing Die size:107 / 143
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.050 / 1.500 - 3.00
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.13 / 2.16 / 2.2 / 2.26 / 2.53
Processor front side bus:1066 / 667 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor Model:P7350 / P7450 / T3400 / T4200 / T4300 / T4400 / T6400 / T6500 / T6600
Processor Number:T4200/T6400/T6600/T7350
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Pentium T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor threads:2
Stepping:M0 / R0 / R1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / 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 / 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):N / 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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N
Processor ARK ID:35583 / 39311 / 40479
Processor code:SLB3P / SLGE3 / SLGF4 / SLGF5 / SLGJ4 / SLGJL / SLGJM / SLGJN
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

Installed Size:3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:116 x 1 x 160 / 430 x 54 x 315 / 640 x 360,640 x 424,640 x 480,1220 x 1200,1600 x 1064,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080,2448 x 2448,3264 x 1832,3264 x 2176,3264 x 2448,3456 x 3456,4608 x 2592,4608 x 3072,4608 x 3456 / Adobe Acrobat Reader \nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manager\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,\nSamsung Update Plus / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nSamsung Magic Doctor / Battery, Charger, Handset, USB data cable, User Manual / BIOS password, user and supervisor password, Kensington Lock support / Cyberlink DVD Solution, Samsung Recovery Solution III, McAfee Security Center, Samsung MagicDoctor, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Display Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Update Plus, Battery Life Extender, Adobe Acrobat Reader / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III \nAdobe Acrobat Reader / Samsung Recovery Solution III\nMcAfee Security Center\nSamsung MagicDoctor\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nSamsung Update Plus\nBattery Life Extender\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007 Testversion 60 Tage / System S/W Media\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007\nSAMSUNG Magic Doctor\nSAMSUNG Update Plus / UL, CUL, NOM, FCC Class B, HDMI (CEC, ARC), Dolby Digital / Windows 7 Professional 32-bit\nWindows Vista Business 32-bit\nWindows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 (DVD)\n
Drivers included: Yes
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Virus Scan / McAfee Virus Scan \nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007\n / Microsoft Office Professional 2007

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB/500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce G105M

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.2 / 2.85 / 22.8 / 22.9 / 25.8
Height :3.32 / 3.6 / 3.66
Height (front):3.3 / 3.32 / 32.6
Height (rear):3.6 / 3.66
Weight:2.2 / 2.23
Width:3.3 / 3.32 / 3.66 / 32.6