The first notebook where Samsung tried to crack the notbooks market
in Europe, 3 and 1/2 years ago, taunting Vista capable at the time.
Priced at €800 it was very competitive with one of the few that
offer Vista Upgrade for FREE.
Since this is an European model, it came with 2 years warranty with
full service the 1st year.
Originally MS Windows XP Media Center Edition
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic upgrade 32 bits
Microsoft® Windows® Service Pack 2 (just updated)
. Intel® Centrino® processor technology
. ATI Chipset RC410ME, L2 Cache, 2MB
. Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2050,
. Data Bus Speed @ 533 MHz
. 1GBMemory Speed
. DDR2 SDRAM (2x512MB) PC2-4200 @ 533MHz
. Max. Supported Memory: 2GB
. 80GB IDE 5400rpm
. DVD +/- RW (+R double layer) / DVD Ram
. Write: CD x24, DVD-R x8, DVD+R x8, DVD+R DL x 2.4
. Read: CD x24, DVD x8
. WXGA SuperBright LCD
. ATI Radeon Xpress 200M wih 128MB
. 1 x Microphone - Input - Mini-phone 3.5 mm ,
. 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ,
. 4 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A ,
. 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ,
. 1 x display / video - S-video output - 4 PIN mini-DIN ,
. 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ,
. 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45
. 1 x CardBus - type I/II
. 1 x Card reader supportingSD Memory Card, Memory Stick, Memory
Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card
. Integrated Wireless LAN, 802.11b/g
. Ethernet network 100 BASE-TX/10 BASE-T
. Realtek ALC262
. Windows® Sound System Compatible / HIgh Definition Audio
. Touch Pad 1
. Power button
. Auto Resolution: Plug and Display
. Kensigton Lock
. Adobe Acrobat Reader
. Phoenix FirstWare Recover Pro ,
. Samsung Network Manager ,
. Samsung Smart Screen ,
. Samsung Theme ,
. Samsung Battery Manager ,
. Samsung EasyBox 2 ,
. Samsung Update Plus ,
. Cyberlink DVD Solution ,
. Norton Antivirus (90 days subscription).
. AC Adapter
. 3-Cell 11.1v 4400mAh battery, 90w power supply
. Power Cord
. 36cm x 26.5cm x 3.9cm
. Weight with Supplied Battery and Supplied Drive : 2.7kg
What's in the Box:
. AC Adapter
. Power Cord
. Manual, quick setup
. Restore CDs
Looks & Design
Nothing is fancy about this SAMSUNG, simple form and clean, no
The 15.4-inch screen makes the notebook portable, and well suited
for home entertainment. The screen is bright and colourful, but
lacks the sharpness.
Keys are solid and responsive and comfortable.
It is of a wide footprint, responsive and comfortable. One can
turn it off with the assistance of a FN key combination.
It is noted that it was innovative for Samsung to offer
. a FN key to turn off the touch pad when an external mouse is
. a FN key to turn off the screen on demand
. a FN key to throttle the comp when on battery
Good connectivity, with its ability to quickly find and connect to
the home network.
The double layer supporting DVD drive performs flawlessly and
So so sound quality, not to expect too much from any notebooks.
Heat and Noise
It is a cool and quiet running machine. One can hardly expect with
only a vent on the side.
I will update the review in this area shortly, but can't really
expect much from a 2.4 WEI machine
... to be updated
Input and Output Ports
... To be updated.
Surprisingly after 3 years plus the battery can still pull a good
1hr50min working condition.
. Very competitive price at introduction
. Fair to good system performance
. (Very) Quiet Operation
. Integrated GPU.
This is a good introductory machine that runs well with Vista.