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Samsung Q430 14-Inch HD LED Laptop (Aluminum surface with Black finish)

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  • Intel Core i5 Processor 2.66GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB Hard Drive
  • 14-Inch Screen, GeForce 310M
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
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Screen Size14 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1336 x 768 pixels
Processor2.66 GHz Intel Core i5
RAM4 GB DDR3
Hard Drive500 GB
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA GeForce 310M
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Brand NameSamsung
SeriesQ series
Item model numberNP-Q430-JU01US
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight5.2 pounds
Color black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
  
Additional Information
ASINB0043B7WDK
Shipping Weight7.1 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 16, 2010
  
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Samsung Q430: Durable Aluminum Construction and High Performance NVIDIATM Graphics

Superior Design, Unbeatable Performance

The feature-rich Samsung Q Series NP-Q430-JU01US Notebook PC sports a durable aluminum surface finished in black. Its 14" High Definition (720p) LED-backlit display with edge-to-edge glass delivers a rich viewing experience with 16:9 aspect ratio ideal for watching widescreen DVDs. The Samsung Q Series NP-Q430-JU01US Notebook PC's performance is impressive, with its Intel Core i5-460M processor with turbo boost technology and 4GB of memory, and NVIDIA OptimusTM technology for outstanding graphics. The Samsung Q Series NP-Q430-JU01US Notebook PC connects to your digital life with HDMI, a 3-in-1 memory card slot and 3 USB 2.0 ports. An integrated webcam makes video chats easy, and the 500GB hard drive provides ample room for movies, music and photos.

The Q430's 14" LED-backlit display with edge-to-edge glass delivers bright, colorful HD images for a rich viewing experience.

The black brushed aluminum display enclosure adds durability and style so you look good wherever you go.

The Q430 sports a durable and stylish brushed aluminum keyboard deck with island style keyboard.

LED Backlit Display

With a 16:9 aspect ratio, the Q430-JU01 provides sharper, brighter images and the most accurate representation of High Definition (HD) video content and games. So you can watch true HD movies in 16:9 widescreen format that fits the full size of the screen, without any black bands. You'll see images that are fine-tuned with the sharpest details and boldest colors on the Q430-JU01.

NVIDIA® Graphics

With 512 MB of dedicated graphics memory and the NVIDIA® GeForce® 310 M graphics engine, expect superior graphics performance on multimedia applications, including photo and video editing, as well as gaming. You can get the most out of the latest state-of-the-art 3D computer games and action-packed High Definition movies. GeForce 310M GPUs provide up to 10 times the performance of integrated graphics1 with amazing visuals and Windows 7 compatibility. GeForce 310M GPUs allow you to fully enjoy the new GPU-accelerated visual capabilities and features built into Windows 7. NVIDIA® OptimusTM technology intelligently optimizes your notebook PC, providing the outstanding graphcis performance you need, when you need it, all the while extending battery life for longer enjoyment.

1 - compared to Intel Integrated GM45

Key Features

  • 14-inch widescreen HD LED-Backlit display with edge-to-edge glass for a sleek look and stunning visuals. The LED display uses less power and is more (1366 X 768 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio).
  • 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5-460M dual-core processor for smart performance with a speed boost (2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 3 MB L3 cache). Intel's Turbo Boost technology maximizes speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload--providing more performance when you need it the most. It also comes equipped with Intel HD Graphics--an advanced video engine that delivers smooth, high-quality HD video playback, and advanced 3D capabilities, providing an ideal graphics solution for everyday computing.
  • 500 GB SATA hard drive provides ample room for movies, music, and photos
  • 4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (expandable to 8 GB) for outstanding performance.
  • NVIDIA GeForce 310M with 512MB of dedicated video memory provides up to 10 times the performance of integrated graphics with amazing visuals and Windows 7 compatibility. NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology intelligently optimizes your notebook PC, providing the outstanding graphics performance you need, when you need it, all the while extending battery life for longer enjoyment.
  • Low-light Webcam makes videoconferencing possible virtually anywhere.
  • DVD Dual Layer Burner for creating media disks with your favorite movies, music, or photos
  • >Wireless Connectivity (802.11b/g/n) provides freedom to roam while staying connected
  • 3 total USB ports with 1 eSATA/USB combo port enables you to connect to compatible external hard drives for lightning fast transfers of large multimedia files.
  • HDMI high-definition audio/video output allows a single cable to transmit uncompressed high-definition video to your compatible digital TV or external monitor.
  • VGA video output (analog, RGB)
  • Microphone input port with Sleep and Music functionality plus headphone output jack
  • Multi-format memory card reader compatible with Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Multi Media Card
  • USB Sleep and Charge offers a great way to keep your portable electronics powered up without requiring your laptop to be on. With this laptop's Sleep and Charge USB port, you'll be able to charge your smart phone, MP3 player, and other portable electronics even with the notebook powered off.
  • SRS Premium Sound Experience the ultimate sound experience with recorded TV, movies, music, and more
  • Microsoft® Office 2010 Preloaded This PC is optimized for Microsoft® Office 2010. Purchase a Product Key Card or Traditional Disc (FPP) to activate full-featured Office
  • Norton Internet Security (60 day trial)
  • Up to 4.5 hours of battery life (6-cell battery; 48 Wh)
  • Dimensions & Weight: 13.5 x 9.4 x 1.04~~1.26 inches (WxDxH); 5.0 pounds

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version), you'll be able to easily create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. Windows 7 is the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. Better ways to find and manage files, like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews, help you speed through everyday tasks. Windows 7 is designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to.

What's in the box?

This package contains the Samsung Q430-JU01 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. This laptop is backed by a 1-year limited hardware warranty and US-based customer support.

Environmental Specifications

  • Energy Star 5.0 certified
  • Gold EPEAT designation for meeting standards to help reduce its environmental impact.
  • RoHS compliant effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.
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Product Description

Samsung 14" Q430 Desktop ReplacementQ Series Desktop Replacement Notebooks:Q430- JU01 Model Name: Q430-JU01 Description: Samsung 14" Q430 Desktop Replacement Notebook:Intel Core i5-460M, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD Screen Size: 14 HD Display Resolution: 1366 x 768, (16:9 HD Aspect Ratio) Display Brightness: HDback-lit LED Processor: Intel Core i5-460M processor Processor Speed: 2.53GHz, 1066 MHz Front SideBus, 3 MB Intel Smart Cache Hard Drive Size: 500GB, 2.5 HD, 5400 RPM SATA Memory Size: 4GB DDR3 1066MHz I/O Ports: 3-USB 2.0 (1 Chargeable USB included), VGA, HDMI, Headphone in, Mic-in, RJ45, 3-in-1 Multimemory Card Slot (SD, SDHC, MMC) Graphics:NV310M (Hybrid) Optical Disk Drive: DVD +/-RW Dual Layer Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, 10/100 Mbps Battery: 6-Cell 4400mAh Lithium Ion Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT Software: Samsung Recovery Solution, Samsung Update Plus Easy Display Manager, Samsung Easy Battery Manager, Samsung Easy Network Manager, Samsung Easy SpeedUp Manager, McAfee Virus Scan (60-day trial), Adobe Acrobat Reader Security: Kensington Lock Other: 0.3 Mega Pixel webcam, Internal Mic, Stereo Speakers 1.5W x2, HD Audio Dimensions: 13.50(W) x 9.37(H) x 1.04 1.26(D) Weight: 4.7lbs Warranty: 1 year standard parts and labor Battery Life Status:up to 4 hours *based on independent MobileMark Test

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Dropped wireless constantly!
zsb
So if you're wondering, i say buy it, you wont be sorry. as nike says, just do it!
scifikid
The look of the laptop is great, nice and sleek and well designed aesthetically.
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66 of 67 people found the following review helpful By user on November 7, 2010
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I bought this laptop couple days ago and am very satisfied with it. I thought the design might look ugly just looking at the pictures, but the design is very nice.
Anyways here are the pros and cons
Pro: nice sleek design, comfortable keyboard, good performance, reasonable graphic card, cheap price (at least based on my price), light weight, and does not get very hot
Cons: lack of bluetooth (which i hardly use), lack of some ports such as memory card reader (which again I hardly use), sound quality is not very good, arrow keys kinda smooshed together with the rest of the keypads (not really a problem), lack of hoktkeys (which means you have to hold the "fn" button to control the volume and etc)

I really think this is a decent laptop for decent price (unless they raise the price up). Even though there seems to be a lot of cons, i think those are really minor issues (at least for me) and the pros outweight the cons. So if you are look for a decent laptop for a cheap price, I recommend this product.
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59 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Michael L on November 25, 2010
Initially I was going to go for a more expensive laptop, and then I stumbled upon the Samsung q430 in a best buy as I was browsing that section of the store. Typically I'm wary of any pc's that are in the local stores as they usually get the watered down versions of laptops where you can find the better, more advanced models online.

While not on sale anymore, it was still relatively inexpensive compared to a lot of the other laptops that were no faster. icore5 2.4 GHZ processor, 4GB of memory, 500GB hard drive, 512 MB Nvidia video card, built-in SD memory card reader, DVD-burner...what's not to like!

Also, while it's easy to overlook something as simple as keyboard layout...it was one of the bigger selling points for me in finding a new laptop. I used to have a powerbook titanium G4 which had a nice keyboard layout, and even now the mac book pros have in my opinion the best keyboard design available in any laptop. The q430's keyboard is quite similar, with the raised, solid, black keys that are responsive, spaced out nicely and provide nice feedback. So once I made the decision to go with a non-mac laptop, I was hoping I could find something comparable in the keyboard area. And the Samsung q430 I think is the closest you can get to having a mac book pro keyboard on a pc laptop. I love this keyboard perhaps with the exception of a smaller than usual shift key, I love it.

If there was anything I would change about the laptop, perhaps it would be to not have a glossy screen as sometimes the reflection can be annoying. But nevertheless the screen is bright and strong when I need it to be and I notice it less and less.

Wireless works great, 3 usb ports, decent built in webcam, fairly lightweight and has HDMI out!
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By makk on December 16, 2010
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I have been trying this laptop for two days now and I am very satisfied by it.
The Good:
1. Light for its size. I had a Dell XPS M1330 before and this feels lighter than that even though its a 14 incher !

2. Fast processor. The turbo boost on its Core i5 really makes it snappy for everyday work and also for photo and video editing. The new Office 2010 runs smoothly on it.

3. Looks expensive. The aluminium on its lid and around its keyboard give the product a distinct look.

4. Graphics management. The intel HD and nVidia 310m graphics switch seamlessly according to the programs needs. Runs 1080p HD video (native and flash) smoothly without any hitch.

5. The Keyboard is this laptop's strong point. Its chiclet style and good to type on.

6. Heat management is great on this laptop. The CPU and graphics card temperature didn't exceed 65C even after several hours of (moderate) use. The outside also felt cool.

The Bad:
1. Touchpad could have been better. The scrolling seems incosistence. (I am not sure if the touch pad or Windows 7 is to blame)
2. The battery life could have been better. It is giving me 3.5-4hrs on a charge with moderate use.

The Verdict:

Its a steal. I was looking at the Envy 14 before this but with this laptop's price, features and looks, I am glad I got it.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By GC on January 1, 2011
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This laptop had all the necessary components you would need. The design, processor, and graphics are the best in its price range. Considering that I was able to buy it for $649 including the $100 Amazon promotional code. The Intel i5 IMO is the best processor since it balances battery life and performance unlike i3(lacks performance) and i7(short battery life). On the graphics, It can play most of the latest games at low-medium settings only. Design...just look at the pictures. Everything else are just average for a laptop (screen, spekers, etc.) The things that bothers me is the Wireless Card and the wrong description of Amazon about having a Fast-Start feature.

Pros: Intel i5-460m, Nvidia 310m!!(laptops with dedicated graphics are worth $700+), Design (looks like a Mac)

Cons and Solutions:
*The Wireless Card is below average and as what some reviews says that it disconnects occasionally is actually true. It happened to me but I was able to solve that problem. To repair it update your driver by downloading it on wikidrivers not on samsung site

*The Samsung Fast Start Feature is not available on this laptop. I tried downloading the software but it says that this laptop does not support it. Is there anyone who can confirm this?

*Trackpad issues, not true. Mine work perfectly except for the two finger scrolling which is not important since there is a traditional scrolling at the side that works fine. Some reviews says that the mouse is too sensitive, that is because the Momentum feature is turned on. Configure your mouse settings to remove undesired features.

*Battery Life sucks! 2-3 hours of battery life on power saving mode.
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