Samsung's relentless laptop assault continues and today sees its new Q Series hit the UK.
The focus is affordability and portability with 13.3in 'Q330', 14in 'Q430' and 15.6in 'Q530' all unveiled and sporting fairly similar specs with 16:9 aspect ratio displays, island keyboards, HDDs of up to 640GB and Intel Core i3 and i5 CPU options.
Where they do differ is in terms of graphics with the Q330 offering either dedicated Nvidia GeForce 310M or integrated Intel GMA HD GPUs. Meanwhile the Q430 and Q530 add GeForce 330M dedicated graphics into the mix. Returning to the commonalities and Bluetooth 3.0, wireless n, HDMI ports, 3-in-1 card readers and six cell batteries (good for up to seven hours on the Q330 with integrated graphics) are all standard.
Where frustrations do arise is Samsung's continued resistance to fit any high res screens on its laptops. The entire Q Series is stuck at 1366 x 768 pixels and it remains the only laptop maker I know not to offer a Full HD resolution in its entire product range - even on 17in models - strange when it is such a big supporter of Blu-ray.
Then again with Samsung there are always things to cheer us up and with Q Series due before the end of the month, prices from just £599 and this cheesetastic (Gillette inspired?) ad it's hard to hold a grudge...
Link: Samsung UK Laptops