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Samsung QX410-J01 14in Notebook Aluminum

by Samsung

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  • Intel Core i5 Processor 2.53GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 640GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 14-Inch Screen, GeForce
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Product Information

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Screen Size14 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1336 x 768 pixels
Processor2.53 GHz Intel Core i5
RAM4 GB DDR3
Hard Drive640 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorGeForce
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Card DescriptionGeForce 310M
Graphics Card Ram Size512 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Brand NameSamsung
SeriesQX410-J01
Item model numberNP-QX410-J01US
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
Item Weight4.7 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H9.70 x 13.70 x 1.10 inches
Color silver
Processor BrandIntel
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive Typedvd_plus_minus_rw, dvd_ram
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
  
Additional Information
ASINB004B57XTG
Best Sellers Rank #20,114 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.7 pounds
Date First AvailableNovember 7, 2010
  
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Product Description

High-end look and feel; good keyboard; large touch pad; Intel Wireless Display, Nvidia Optimus graphics switching; very affordable for the features.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mark on January 24, 2011
Let me start by saying there are some drawbacks to this computer: No bluetooth, no blueray, i5 and not i7, and I don't love the touchpad, but...

There are some great features that I love on this laptop.

The multimedia functionality is quite good. The processing speeds for multiple high-demand applications running simultaneously are good. The keyboard is very comfortable and responsive which is huge for me because I type on it a lot. It has a great port configuration with HDMI and 2 of the 3 USBs under an easily accessible protective cover on the left, and 1 USB on the right - very efficient for multiple devices. There is very little preloaded "factory" software to remove after purchase, in fact some of the samsung applications are quite handy (the backup for instance).

The aesthetics of this machine are great, it was half the price of the Macbook Pro with the same processing capabilities, it has the seperate dedicated video processing chip which is essential I think, and the battery life is double a comparable Sony or Toshiba (about 6.25 hours per charge -- with an additional 3/4 of an hour after powering back on after first shut down).

One thing no one has mentioned is the overall thoughtful engineering. Not only is it very solid and comfortable, but there are a lot of little things that are well thought out. For instance the palm rest is slightly elevated above the keyboard so that when it closes the screen does not contact the keys. Seems like a small feature, but I enjoy watching my friend constantly cleaning finger oils off the screen of his $2,200 MacBook Pro.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By longcipher on January 6, 2011
I won't lie - what first drew me to this laptop was its look. It is the essence of cool - borrowing all the best parts from a host of other laptops and putting them together into the ultimate package. Ultra thin, light, and edge-to-edge glass = drool. But looks fade, right?

Well, so far, the QX410's brains match its looks. This laptop is fast and powerful. I've been editing HD video on here as well as mixing multiple tracks of audio. I have yet to make it slow down or stutter.

Last but not least, the battery. I routinely get 5-6 hours out of the battery and am very happy with that performance.

If someone forced me to say something negative I'd say that I wish the screen resolution were a bit higher - it would help when I have an editing program open and a bunch of tool windows. Most times, this doesn't affect me.

Buy this laptop, you won't regret it.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By GonzoRadio on January 10, 2011
I've had the QX410 about 3 weeks now. I really like it.

Pros:
- Nice feel, nice keyboard action. Stiff hinge. Looks pretty, feels solid.
- Built-in drive partitioning
- Nice start-up and shut-down speed
- Great battery life - 5 to 6+ hours per charge
- Very nice display - love the edge-to-edge glass, brighter and easier to clean than standard LCD

Cons:
- A lot heavier than it looks
- The i5 processor is so-so for multimedia work - better than most in its class, but bogs down a lot faster than the Lenovo Thinkpad R400 I use for work.
- Hate the keyboard layout - if you're an IBM person, you're going to screw up your screen dimensions whenever you reach for your control key. Yes, you adjust eventually, but it's frustrating.
- Also don't much like the mouse buttons integrated into the mouse pad. I keep relocating the cursor with my sleeves. But again, you adjust eventually. It's not a big deal.

Overall, it looks and feels great. Good strong wireless, nice port set up (3 USBs and a HDMI) for a slimline, really good battery life even on full-light display. Great value for the money, and I'm happy with it. It'll handle 2-3 high-load operations at a time. But if you're looking for serious multimedia processing power, this may not be the one for you.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By T. Fowle on June 8, 2011
In order to provide an extensive review, I would have to wait some more time for such a review. However, my first impressions can (hopefully) suffice for now.
I purchased this laptop from Woot! back on May 21st and eagerly awaited its arrival, which occurred on June 1st. I've had it for about a week now, have toyed with it, and so far it is wonderful. I could rave and go on about the great things about it, but I will only give a few cons for right now.

As per the most helpful critical review, I've had no touchpad problems of that sort. However, I have noticed that at times the touchpad doesn't register the click immediately after typing, even with the Palm Guard option turned off. This is hardly a nuisance, however, since I use a wireless mouse most of the time.
The hard drive is 5400 rpm, so those who are used to 7200 rpm hard drives may notice some degradation in terms of performance or file transfers, but whether this is troublesome or not depends on the end user. In my case, it makes no difference.
The screen is a bit iffy. While the edge-to-edge glass is pretty nice, it is extremely reflective, which can be a nuisance on lower brightness settings. But hey, you don't have to worry about accidentally hitting your screen and having it damage the pixels inside. Also, the 14" screen is nice, but considering the extra space around the edges to match the width of the laptop, Samsung could have fit in a 15" screen just as easily.
The battery may be a problem in the future. It is not user-replaceable, so anyone who likes to remove it when not in use cannot do so.
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