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Samsung Q330 Core i3 13.3" Laptop - £399.97 Delivered *Using Voucher Code ACE-2* @ Save On Laptops

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Bargain for decent brand 13.3 *Use code ACE-2 for this price* Processor Intel® Core™ i3 Dual Core (350M, 3MB Cache, 2.26 GHz) Screen 13.3" (1366x768 HD Resolution) Operating System Windo…
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6y, 2w agoFound 6 years, 2 weeks ago
Bargain for decent brand 13.3

*Use code ACE-2 for this price*

Processor Intel® Core™ i3 Dual Core (350M, 3MB Cache, 2.26 GHz)
Screen 13.3" (1366x768 HD Resolution)
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium Edition
RAM 4GB (DDR3)
Hard Drive 500GB
Optical Drive DVD Rewriter (Records DVDs 8x & CDs 24x & Dual Layer Super Multi)
Graphics Integrated (Intel® HD Graphics with up to 1274MB Shared Memory)
Wireless LAN Wireless (802.11b/g/n Wireless)
Network Card 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet
Integrated Webcam Integrated Webcam with Microphone
Card Reader 3-in-1 card reader (SD/SDHC,MMC)
USB Ports 3x USB 2.0 ports
Bluetooth Bluetooth® 3.0+HS
Speakers Intergrated Stereo Speakers
VGA Port 1 External VGA Port
Kensington Lock Kensington lock slot
Charge Time 2.5 Hours
HDMI 1x HDMI Port
Warranty 12 Months Samsung Collect & Return Warranty
Battery Life 6-7 Hours (up to 7 hours with power management)
Weight 1-2 Kg (This Model 1.95 Kg)
£50 Off with Offer Code ACE-2

Review here: http://www.trustedreviews.com/laptops/review/2010/07/26/Samsung-Q330/p1
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1 Like #1
probably need to put the code into the title as the price is £449 without the code
#2
It's a very nice looking machine, I was having a play in the airport duty free, the only immediate negative was I found the keyboard to be a little soft and spongy, but I am used to a thinkpad x60 which is renowned for its keyboard
#3
Currently have a Macbook Pro 13" on order through Apple HE store, any views on this in comparison? Should I cancel and get this? Need the laptop for usual university work, word etc, but also Adobe suite, Flash etc, and light graphics (unity)

Any advice appreciated guys.

Edited By: sabz786 on Mar 14, 2011 22:39
#4
I bought one when the last deal was on. I work in IT and it's the best laptop I've ever used. Perfect for me due to size/weight/battery life - all incredible. Unless you need a larger screen or want to play games, it's a perfect all round package and high spec!
#5
Norbie, whats the avg battery life are you getting (with what apps etc running?)
norbie
I bought one when the last deal was on. I work in IT and it's the best laptop I've ever used. Perfect for me due to size/weight/battery life - all incredible. Unless you need a larger screen or want to play games, it's a perfect all round package and high spec!

#6
On average I get around 5 hours of battery life with full usage e.g. decent brightness, wifi, web browsing, emails etc.

You can probably find a load of tips / comments on the old thread here - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-q330-core-i3-13-3-laptop-for-399-saveonlaptops-4gb-ddr3-bt-3-0-w7-hp-500/880324
#7
Great laptop got it when was last on offer at this price. Only slightly thig is battery with wifi etc on is about 3 - 4 hours does seem to have a very power hungry wifi card as turn it off wifi and I get another 60 - 90 mins.
#8
Does the code work with any other laptops on the site?
#9
Good price using code, heat added.


-Kev
#10
bradford_dr
It's a very nice looking machine, I was having a play in the airport duty free, the only immediate negative was I found the keyboard to be a little soft and spongy, but I am used to a thinkpad x60 which is renowned for its keyboard


Really? I've never used a ThinkPad and would fully expect those to be better, but the Q330's keyboard (typing on it now) is far and away the best I've ever used, MacBooks included.

Edited By: Samme on Mar 15, 2011 00:46
#11
Hi, Im replying to you on this same laptop the one I got from the last deal. It's great, I downgraded from a 15" Acer about the same spec for this, but I much prefer this Samsung its keyboard is GREAT and I find 13" is the perfect size.

Good battery too can last for 5-6 hours when just web browsing (Ive disabled bluetooth)
1 Like #12
sabz786
Currently have a Macbook Pro 13" on order through Apple HE store, any views on this in comparison? Should I cancel and get this? Need the laptop for usual university work, word etc, but also Adobe suite, Flash etc, and light graphics (unity)

Any advice appreciated guys.


I'd go bigger screen size if its for work. i.e 15.6". small screen are ok for email & surfing but for word, excell got 15+
#13
sabz786
Currently have a Macbook Pro 13" on order through Apple HE store, any views on this in comparison? Should I cancel and get this? Need the laptop for usual university work, word etc, but also Adobe suite, Flash etc, and light graphics (unity)

Any advice appreciated guys.


Huge price difference between the two. This could handle everything you need it to. Of course the MBP will handle everything better, but to the extent of the price difference? I'm not sure.

Edit: Didn't you post in the previous thread and actually buy one of these, then return it?

Edited By: Samme on Mar 15, 2011 01:06
#14
Only worry for me would be the battery, seems good for 5 hours for web browsing but for adobe flash i may only get 2hrs??
Samme
sabz786
Currently have a Macbook Pro 13" on order through Apple HE store, any views on this in comparison? Should I cancel and get this? Need the laptop for usual university work, word etc, but also Adobe suite, Flash etc, and light graphics (unity)

Any advice appreciated guys.


Huge price difference between the two. This could handle everything you need it to. Of course the MBP will handle everything better, but to the extent of the price difference? I'm not sure.

Edit: Didn't you post in the previous thread and actually buy one of these, then return it?
#15
Can it handle 1080p files? Was thinking of using the HDMI output with my tv. I have a similar spec laptop butwith a dedicated graphics card, not sure if the integrated ones can handle full HD?
1 Like #16
Anyone confirm this has gigabit LAN?

Omikron, the i3 CPU would eat 1080p for breakfast :)
#17
bigup
Anyone confirm this has gigabit LAN?


No gigabit LAN, sorry.
#18
Hot!
#19
Would people who own this recomend it for a round the world trip? I was looking at getting a netbook but prefer the power of these types of laptops. The netbook I'm interested in is the asus eee (1018) but that is about £330 which is rather expensive for a netbook but for an extra £60 I can get something like this.
#20
Would this be ok for playing something like World of Warcraft?
#21
computerdog
Would people who own this recomend it for a round the world trip? I was looking at getting a netbook but prefer the power of these types of laptops. The netbook I'm interested in is the asus eee (1018) but that is about £330 which is rather expensive for a netbook but for an extra £60 I can get something like this.


I wouldn't recommend any laptop/netbook for a round-the-world trip. It will become a real pain having to find safe and secure places to keep it - there aren't so many places without internet cafes these days.
1 Like #22
eatmorefish
computerdog
Would people who own this recomend it for a round the world trip? I was looking at getting a netbook but prefer the power of these types of laptops. The netbook I'm interested in is the asus eee (1018) but that is about £330 which is rather expensive for a netbook but for an extra £60 I can get something like this.


I wouldn't recommend any laptop/netbook for a round-the-world trip. It will become a real pain having to find safe and secure places to keep it - there aren't so many places without internet cafes these days.
Do you really want to type your email or online banking password into a computer at an Internet Cafe?

- buy cheap, there is a fair chance it will not survive anyway
- if possible get an Asus/Toshiba/Acer with a world wide warranty
- if you are going to use it a lot while on the move make sure that a 2nd std/high capacity battery is cheap enough to fit your budget
- stick to 12" and smaller, everything else becomes a pain to carry (I can recommend something like my Thinkpad X61s, very small and robust)




Edited By: SUMMONER on Mar 15, 2011 09:14
#23
norbie
bigup
Anyone confirm this has gigabit LAN?


No gigabit LAN, sorry.


thats a shame, such a nice spec'ed laptop and they miss out gigabit! doh!

need to have a rethink now
#24
eatmorefish
computerdog
Would people who own this recomend it for a round the world trip? I was looking at getting a netbook but prefer the power of these types of laptops. The netbook I'm interested in is the asus eee (1018) but that is about £330 which is rather expensive for a netbook but for an extra £60 I can get something like this.

I wouldn't recommend any laptop/netbook for a round-the-world trip. It will become a real pain having to find safe and secure places to keep it - there aren't so many places without internet cafes these days.

I do agree with your comment but after doing loads of research it seems having a netbook/laptop will be better for me for managing photos, keeping in contact, researching destinations etc and I can do this in the comfort of my room with wifi. I know I wont be around people at internet cafes but I can meet people at other places and the last time I traveled most internet cafe pc's are riddled with viruses.

Does this come with a reflective screen or matte screen?
#25
computerdog
Does this come with a reflective screen or matte screen?
Yup, it comes with the obligatory in-built shaving mirror.

Link to the manufacturer's spec page


Edited By: SUMMONER on Mar 15, 2011 09:26
#26
Samme
bradford_dr
It's a very nice looking machine, I was having a play in the airport duty free, the only immediate negative was I found the keyboard to be a little soft and spongy, but I am used to a thinkpad x60 which is renowned for its keyboard


Really? I've never used a ThinkPad and would fully expect those to be better, but the Q330's keyboard (typing on it now) is far and away the best I've ever used, MacBooks included.


The x60s was one of the later thinkpads (before Lenovo took over) I believe the keyboards are still extremely good. I consider the keyboard on my laptop to by in a different league for example, to my apple wired keyboard on my PC (the plain aluminium chiclet one) that I only bought for the combination of extreme slimness and built-in usb hub.

The positive things about the thinkpad keyboard are decent-size keys with an extremely positive action on them and it has absolutely no flex whatsoever.
#27
bradford_dr
TThe positive things about the thinkpad keyboard are decent-size keys with an extremely positive action on them and it has absolutely no flex whatsoever.

You forgot to mention the nipple (err... Trackpoint) and the middle mouse button. I would never buy a computer for myself that doesn't have both.



Edited By: SUMMONER on Mar 15, 2011 10:05: ,
#28
eatmorefish
[quote=computerdog] Would people who own this recomend it for a round the world trip? I was looking at getting a netbook but prefer the power of these types of laptops. The netbook I'm interested in is the asus eee (1018) but that is about £330 which is rather expensive for a netbook but for an extra £60 I can get something like this.


I wouldn't recommend any laptop/netbook for a round-the-world trip. It will become a real pain having to find safe and secure places to keep it - there aren't so many places without internet cafes these days.[/quote

Absolute rubbish....I've been travelling internationally for 6 years without a single problem and with my notebook....Canon camera...iphone...etc.:p

Edited By: paw2304 on Mar 15, 2011 10:00
#29
SUMMONER
bradford_dr
TThe positive things about the thinkpad keyboard are decent-size keys with an extremely positive action on them and it has absolutely no flex whatsoever.

You forgot to mention the nipple (err... Trackpoint) and the middle mouse button. I would never buy a computer for myself that doesn't have both.




+1
#30
All, I'm looking for a quality laptop for web design, graphics etc. Would you say the size of the screen is too small?

Are there similar laptops about for a similar price?
#31
Is there a big difference between this laptop and this - https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_5741G_971095.html
#32
rawkinrich
All, I'm looking for a quality laptop for web design, graphics etc. Would you say the size of the screen is too small?

Are there similar laptops about for a similar price?

Get the biggest screen you can for your budget. I personally wouldn't get a laptop at all for such work but maybe you have a reason.
#33
Wish these came with a higher res screen.

All these manufacturers going with 1366x768.
What a step backwards.
The standard screen res should get higher, not lower...
#34
I have a acer ferrari 200 with ati graphics card which I play wow on. Its ok to play on. I am selling my ferrari and getting this instead as its a little better. look at http://www.notebookcheck.net/Samsung-Q330-JA04UK.44846.0.html will tell you everything about this laptop. Including frame rate for wow
joshyboy
Would this be ok for playing something like World of Warcraft?
#35
1366x768 isn't too bad on a 13" screen I don't think.

But I think 1366x768 on a 15" screen is a real waste. Especially with most 11.6 laptops coming with the same res! Unfortunately it's rare to find a screen of any size at this price with more resolution.

I used to use a 17" 1920x1200 screen and it was perfect for doing all my design work. Occasionally I'd zoom in to work on pixel level, but it was perfectly manageable. Being able to run two windows side-by-side is a must for me. But it was also too big and heavy to properly go on-the-road with. I've accepted that 13" 1366x768 might be the best option for now.
#36
sabz786
Currently have a Macbook Pro 13" on order through Apple HE store, any views on this in comparison? Should I cancel and get this? Need the laptop for usual university work, word etc, but also Adobe suite, Flash etc, and light graphics (unity)

Any advice appreciated guys.


Firstly you need to get a bigger screen laptop for the stuff you want to do. I've got a 13.3" laptop for doing web application development and its very hard to work with. The text is too small and even worse, you can't fit enough on the screen to switch between applications easily.

For software/web/print work I would say you need a minimum of 15.6" laptop but 16.4" is better with a working resolution of 1600x900
#37
cubed
sabz786
Currently have a Macbook Pro 13" on order through Apple HE store, any views on this in comparison? Should I cancel and get this? Need the laptop for usual university work, word etc, but also Adobe suite, Flash etc, and light graphics (unity)

Any advice appreciated guys.


Firstly you need to get a bigger screen laptop for the stuff you want to do. I've got a 13.3" laptop for doing web application development and its very hard to work with. The text is too small and even worse, you can't fit enough on the screen to switch between applications easily.

For software/web/print work I would say you need a minimum of 15.6" laptop but 16.4" is better with a working resolution of 1600x900


Thanks for your reply - do you know of any laptops that will suit for around this budget? I've just seen the Samsung R730 with a 17" screen though it's a little too expensive.
#38
SUMMONER
eatmorefish
computerdog
Would people who own this recomend it for a round the world trip? I was looking at getting a netbook but prefer the power of these types of laptops. The netbook I'm interested in is the asus eee (1018) but that is about £330 which is rather expensive for a netbook but for an extra £60 I can get something like this.


I wouldn't recommend any laptop/netbook for a round-the-world trip. It will become a real pain having to find safe and secure places to keep it - there aren't so many places without internet cafes these days.
Do you really want to type your email or online banking password into a computer at an Internet Cafe?

- buy cheap, there is a fair chance it will not survive anyway
- if possible get an Asus/Toshiba/Acer with a world wide warranty
- if you are going to use it a lot while on the move make sure that a 2nd std/high capacity battery is cheap enough to fit your budget
- stick to 12" and smaller, everything else becomes a pain to carry (I can recommend something like my Thinkpad X61s, very small and robust)





All sounds like top-notch advice, but with respect, you've never done a round-the-world trip, have you?
#39
Very impressive spec for the price, but will wait for the price to come down to £350 :P
#40
Was just about to order this and now I've saved £50 on top of what was already a good deal!

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