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Samsung X series X520-AA01

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Samsung X series X520-AA01. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the touchpad. The portability is also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the screen and keyboard.

design, portability, touchpad

performance, keyboard, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung X series X520-AA01 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (

Samsung X520 – 15.6in CULV Laptop


We take a close look at the X520, Samsung's 15.6in CULV laptop that promises more use between charges.

Despite displaying the usual fondness for fingerprints, the touchpad buttons (integrated into a single chromed rocker switch) do give excellent feedback. Below these are the laptop's status indicators, which are backlit in blue or green. These will of...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Will Stapley (

Samsung X520 notebook


With integrated graphics and a 1.3GHz processor the X520 is no speed demon, but decent battery life and a stylish design boost its appeal.

With its good, albeit not nine-hour, battery life and a rather enticing design, the X520 certainly has its plus points. And despite some unnecessary design imperfections, such as the springy numeric keypad and thin trackpad buttons, it’s a decent...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (

Review Samsung X520 Notebook


Legacy? Samsung's X-range is having a downright family gathering ...

Chic and compact design ; Good touchpad ; Quiet and cool

Wobbly keyboard ; No dual-core processor ; Average display

That the display size doesn't have much impact on the X-range's battery life

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5 / 3


Battery life (max):9
Number of battery cells:6


Swivel webcam: No


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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD


Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:100
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone


Internal Memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / No

Other features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Mouse included:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Mouse included: 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
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
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing Die size:107
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:SU7300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA956
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: 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
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® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Processor code:SLGS6
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


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


Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader,\nEasy Battery Manager,\nEasy Display Manger,\nEasy Network Manager,\nEasy SpeedUp Manager,\nSamsung Magic Doctor,\nSamsung Update Plus / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee / Microsoft Office Professional 2007


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

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):2.4
Height (rear):3.15 / 3.24