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      02.06.2009 20:37
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      Great, Great, Great!

      Where do I start? A great laptop for a great price! $700 and up.

      What does this badboy have?
      Of course Intel Core 2 Duo, 1066 MHz, and 3GB of memory. Dont forget the 320 GB hard drive capacity. Reliable, and gets the job done. Memory could be a little bigger, but not bad at all. If you need the extra space, a 4GB version is available. I personally prefer using external hard drives to store the bulk of the files.

      It can be carried with little effort, being about 4 pounds, and having a screen size of 14.1 inches. Not the most portable baby in the bunch, but it works.
      The keyboard is slick and the touchpad is great. Unlike many laptops I have had, I actually enjoy typing on this thing! Very easy and efficient. The screen is very nice, and is great for working outdoors. Some laptops out there are useless in the sunlight because the glare prevents you from seeing anything on the screen. This screen is perfect, and I enjoy bringing it on camping trips.

      The only slight problem I see with this laptop is overheating. It hasnt overheated on me, but it does sometimes get quite hot if left on for extended amounts of time. This doesnt bother me too much becuase I prefer to keep my laptop hibernated or shut off when I am not using it. It's better for the computer and your electricity bill!
      The webcam, microphone, and fingerprint readers are excellent add on devices that I enjoy with this laptop. The fingerprint reader is very convenient when I need to log into many different accounts online, and all I need is a quick swipe to access my email. Also, for a laptop, the speakers are quite good. I was surprised how loud it could get when I hooked it up to my bigscreen TV to watch a movie. I didnt need to plug in my speakers! The audio is very clear, and definitely gets a gold star from me.

      Overall, I give it an A++

      Finally a laptop I can truly depend on, and keep for more than a year!

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        08.10.2008 10:27
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        excellent choice in this catagory

        Samsung P460
        Samsung is rocking with its latest P series notebooks with highly configured features and latest technology. Earlier I have reviewed 15.4" series P560 which also was loaded with good features and now in this series I have chose another popular 14.1" screen size laptop.
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        I will discuss here good features of this laptop and its advantages as well as disadvantages also. First of all I always use to keep write on processor and here also a good processor we can have. The time is now for multicore processor and kipping this tradition on Samsung has provided, Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 with clock speed of 2.4 GHz and front size bus speed is 1066 MHz, Another point that should be consider in processor is its L2 cache size and in this processor it has 3MN of L2 cache size, front size bus speed and L2 cache are common in both of the models, but they have made slightly change in clock speed with 2.26GHz to 2.4GHz.
        Now if we think about this processor than its providing excellent speed of 2.4 GHz and have a better L2 cache with 1066 MHz of bus speed, we can say that it is modern multicore processor and has a good speed and accessibility.
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        The next point is its memory size in both term, internal RAM and Hard disk drive. Here RAM is more important to be considering because it has a main role in processing speed to run application smoothly and Samsung has managed it well by providing 3 GB of DDR3 RAM with 1066 MHz of speed. DDR3 technology is best available technology now a days and it has excellent performance with gaming and 3D applications. Generally this size of RAM is more enough to run approximately all kind of applications, but if wants 64 bit technology software's and operating system than you can chose another option or u can upgrade it to 4 GB, the maximum available choice in this model.
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        Next memory is its storage media which is more or less common in all brands of laptops and it is 250 GB Serial ATA technology hard disk drive,. 250GB is in my opinion, reasonable and best option to have that. More capacity hard drive we can choose from 320 GB etc. But I think SSD drive will be the best choice to have that because that drive has less probability of crash and our DATA remains secure. But due to the high cost with less capacity, that drive is available in very few models of laptops.
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        Display is something common with 14.1" bright screen resolution with maximum resolution 1280 x 800(WXGA ), with wide screen display. 14.1" size of laptop is meant for generally portability and it can be easily taken to everywhere with less effort or we can say that it is portable friendly series laptops.
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        Now the main target in on graphics card and here also a good graphics card available in this model and having Intel GMA X4500, with 128MB of graphics memory with some shared memory also it can provide good graphics result in gaming and 3D applications. If you are planning to buy it for complex 3D applications like MAYA or 3DS max than this capacity of graphics is not sufficient you should have some extra dedicated graphics memory of better result or smoother work.
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        And all other features are generally common in compare to all available notebooks like DVD RW, camera, network card, card reader, interfaces and battery.
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        Over all conclusions..
        Bundled excellent feature with 14.1" series of laptop its provide excellent speed and accessibly and graphics results.
        Purpose is for portable high configured notebook with working peoples as well as home uses. Try this for you daily routine, recommended.

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