Pros

  • Good performance for the price
  • Attractive and easy to carry

Cons

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

At A Glance

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

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.samsung.com/us

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Processor speed 2530.0 MHz
Display
Display size 13.4 inches
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
External Monitor Interface Discrete
Vertical Resolution 768
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia GeForce G 105M
Storage
Drive size 320.0 GB
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • SD Card
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Headphone Jack Yes
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x2)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
Microphone input Yes
Firewire 0
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Bluetooth No
Slots
  • Express Card Slot
  • SD Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Dimensions
Width 12.9 inches
Depth 9.1 inches
Height 1.5 inches
Weight 5.7 pounds
Weight with Accessories 5.7 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit)
Included Software CyberLink DVD Suite
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 94.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Battery
Battery Life 3:56:20 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 257.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 359.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 236.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 420.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 374.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 609.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 222.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 762.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 214.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 31.24   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 24.42   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 29.18   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 22.56   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 20.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 36.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 31.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 42.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 340.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0