Samsung Q330 review

A stunningly well made and powerful ultraportable at a great price

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The Samsung Q330's 13.3-inch screen features a glossy Super-TFT coating that's highly reflective. If you regularly work outside, this will prove distracting and may strain your eyes.

The upshot, however, is that images are more lifelike, with pleasingly warm colours. The Samsung Q330's display is also crisp, with the 1366 x 768 WXGA resolution proving more than sufficient for intricate photo editing and working on spreadsheets. Movies also look great, with deep blacks and no motion blur.

Another strong feature is the 320GB hard drive, which offers plenty of storage despite the slim chassis. Only users with large media collections will quickly fill that much space, which is enough for hundreds of albums and feature-length movies.

Samsung q330 review dvd drive

There aren't too many other features here, but there is enough space in the Samsung Q330's chassis for a DVD drive so that you can watch movies on the move. Alternatively, VGA and HDMI ports are both available for attaching an external monitor – handy if you want to stick on a film at home but need a bigger screen.

Samsung q330 review ports

If your camera or other portable devices use SD cards, you'll be pleased to know that you can plug them straight into the Samsung Q330's SD card reader, enabling you to access your media without fiddling around with cables. However, some devices use different media cards, such as Sony's Memory Stick Duo technology, so you'll have to check their compatibility first.

Samsung q330 review memory card reader

802.11n Wi-Fi is on board for the fastest possible wireless networking, while Gigabit Ethernet provides its wired equivalent. The Samsung Q330 also includes Bluetooth 2.1 for transferring files with compatible devices, or attaching peripherals, such as Bluetooth headsets.

Tech Specs

Product TypeNotebook
Hard Drive Capacity320 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ModelHD Graphics
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeDVD-Writer
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Maximum Battery Run Time5 Hour
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilyQ
Processor Modeli3-350M
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Brand NameSamsung
Processor Speed2.26 GHz
Processor TypeCore i3
Screen Size33.8 cm (13.3")
Number of Cells6-cell
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Standard Memory3 GB
Weight (Approximate)1.97 kg
Cache3 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
64-bit ProcessingYes
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelHM55 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots2
Optical Media SupportedDVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Dual-Layer Media SupportedYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports3
Height32 mm
Width329 mm
Depth230.5 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product SeriesQ
Product ModelQ330
Product NameQ330 Notebook PC
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberNP-Q330-JA01UK
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing InformationFor slimline sophistication and blistering performance nothing can match the Samsung Q330 notebook. Even though it's thinner than most modern smart phones and digital cameras, it still boasts the power of the latest Intel Core i3 Processor, Geniune Windows 7 Home Premium. It's also packed with user-friendly features, including a super slim-line (9.5mm) Optical Disk Drive (ODD), island keyboard with a comfortable 19mm key pitch, USB and HDMI ports, and 3-in-1 card reader, for maximum connectivity and performance on the go.
Package Contents
  • Q330 Notebook PC
  • Standard Battery
  • AC Adapter