Pros

  • Nimble processor and graphics chip
  • Long battery life for its class

Cons

  • Minimal range of ports and connections
  • Mediocre display color and contrast

At A Glance

The Samsung Q430 skimps on the display and ports, but strong performance and battery life do much to offset that problem.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.samsung.com/us

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 2400.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Other storage
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
General Information
UPC Code 036725723467
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1066.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 13.5 inches
Depth 9.4 inches
Height 1.5 inches
Weight 5.0 pounds
Weight with Accessories 5.8 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software CyberLink: DVD Suite, YouCam; Samsung Utilities
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 108.0
Battery
Battery Life 4:16   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 256.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 348.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 205.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 381.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 330.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 428.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 223.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 339.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 197.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 67.25   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 51.19   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 57.87   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 43.74   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 317.0