Friday, 24 September 2010

Samsung QX310 Review

Samsung QX310 Reviews

The Samsung QX310 is powered by an Intel® Core™ i5 processor (i5-460M)
and runs Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system. It is
supports by 4GB DDR3 of memory, supports up to 640GB of storage space, a
13-inch HD LED backlit display that supports 1366 x 768 pixel resolution,
Hybrid Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 310M w/ 512MB dedicated RAM graphics card,
two 1.5W stereo speakers, 802.11 b/g/n and WiMax support, a 4-in-1 media
reader and True2Sound™ SRS Premium Sound™. The QX310 also features a
DVD Super Multi DL, and is powered by a lithium polymer battery that
provides up to 7 hours of battery life.


The Samsung QX310 is a 13.3-inch notebook that is designed in a 27 mm thick
form factor and weighs 1.99kg. It sports an aluminum LCD back and
edge-to-edge LCD display, side doors to hide a variety of connection ports,
and is powered by lithium-polymer battery that gives 6.9 hours of battery
life. It features a light-weight aluminum design and sports a 13-inch HD
SuperBright LED display, multi-function gesture pad with multi-finger
interface commands, is powered by Intel Core™ i5 processor and hybrid
graphics system which is optimized on-the-go based on users’ needs. The
NVIDIA Optimus™ automatically switches between the onboard Intel graphics
and NVIDIA discrete graphics which manage battery life for basic
applications, and deliver high-quality performance for intensive activities
like gaming and multimedia on-demand.

Friday, 10 September 2010

In the battle for Ultrathin Linux laptops, who is king?

Almost two years ago, we started compiling information for Ultrathin Linux laptops from the Launchpad website.

After all this time, different Launchpad teams got organized, shared useful information to get their laptop models to fully work under Linux and triggered the development for new drivers and userland tools in the Linux project.

But in the battle for Ultrathin Linux laptops, who is king?

The header in this blog page says Sony is dominating the chart with more than 280 registered Launchpad team members (20100910), but it's being followed very closely by ASUS and Acer. The almighty HP and Dell aren't summing up to large numbers, even when putting together the different teams that can be described under ultrathin models.

So what is making people decide for Sony, ASUS and Acer when going for a ultrathin Linux laptop purchase?

Sony seems to be filling the high-end market with lots of models around the $2000 mark. ASUS and Acer, on the other side, are the favourite for inexpensive ultrathin laptop models, and they are difficult to pick apart when reading the reviews and comments the Linux userbase is posting on forums and mailing lists.

The usual animosity against the big dogs, which in this case could be HP and Dell, could explain why they aren't doing better in this sector. Sony, with all the battering it's getting for its high prices, is still considered the best of the big dogs.

We will keep following the developments on this front. One sure thing is that the Ultrathin Linux laptops userbase keeps growing, even outside the academy base.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Samsung Ultrathin Q-series @

Samsung launches the hunt for the MacBook with its QX series [IFA 2010]. | Thinkcrack

Samsung has done it again. After revolutionizing the blogs of half
the world during the last week with the launch of its Galaxy Tab, is
directing his fire at Apple. Do not believe me? Then wait and see what
we have prepared the Koreans with new QX series models that have been
announced at the IFA 2010.

Do not you design something that sounds? Indeed, the resemblance to
the MacBook is evident. In fact, I would say that there is nothing like
casual, like it is no coincidence that the presentation to society
Galaxy Tab produce while the announcement of the Apple keynote last
week. That yes, the aluminum finish of the case is really attractive.
And if you liked the design, characteristics of the QX series are not
far behind.

The three new models in the series QX (QX310, QX410 and QX510) all
come equipped with Intel Core i5, but is not clear at what speed.
Regarding memory, hard drives included S-ATA 250 GB and 640 GB,
depending on the model, and mounted a minimum of 4 GB of RAM, can reach
up to 8 GB in the case of QX510.

The screen is made of LED technology and will play video at 720p,
which is surprising not because of the other features of these laptops.
The key may be in the graphics system, designed so that to save
battery power, using the integrated Intel graphics chip on the
motherboard, while for most operations that require moving graphics
will use a nVidia GeForce 310M (or 410mm in the QX410 and QX510).