Product Type: Samsung laptops
Newest Review: ... only around. Most ultra portable laptops do come at a price, for example the new sony vaios come in at over £1500, however after people j... more
portability at a pretty good price
Samsung Q45 Aura T7100 Duke
Member Name: techno_man_37
Samsung Q45 Aura T7100 Duke
Advantages: quite cheap, so portable
Disadvantages: looks a bit boxey
More and more people are wanting ultra portable laptops these days, and of course they do, after all that's what laptops were made for, if laptops were made you sitting in the same place at home or work all the time then you could simply just get a desktop computer.
However the only problem with making smaller laptops is that it usually limit's the amount of ram and hard drive, and even the processor you get with it, and all this limitation comes at a higher price than it would be for a faster, but bigger laptop. Which doesn't seem fair at all, however I do suppose it takes a lot of work cramming a huge normal sized laptop into a tiny thing like this. Something thought to be impossible back in the old days when the huge desktops were only around.
Most ultra portable laptops do come at a price, for example the new sony vaios come in at over £1500, however after people just arnt paying these prices, the costs are now starting to drop. The asus models are available from just £100, however these are a lot toy like, and less laptop like the the vaio models.
This is in between these models it looks and does everything that a laptop can do, however its just a fraction of the price of the sony vaio at only £559. However for a laptop with just 1gb of ram this does sound quite expensive.
Its not too fast either, however most tasks that need to be done with this laptop wont require a lot of physical memory and I would guess most people would use it for typing up documents. I wouldn't suggest this for gaming either, or watching DVDs on, it could be done however its just not up to scratch unlike the sony vaio.
The ram can however be increased to a maximum of 4gb, which is surprising that this laptop could take this much ram. If it was me id probably put at least another 1gb into this laptop to get it running things a little quicker.
In terms of hard drive space, I don't really think 120 gb will be a problem for anyone, especially since as I said most people will probably just be doing typing work on this laptop when on the move.
As with the asus and song vaio though the processor isn't that good, with this laptop though its just like a normal laptop shrunk down into a smaller body, it seems they have got a good performance level at 1.6 Ghz speeds balanced out just right with the incredible 6 hours of battery life that this laptop has to offer. This is something that gives this one the edge over all its other competitors.
At 12.1 inches the screen isn't too small to even use this laptop as your main replacement desktop while not on the move as well, this might not be large enough for some and it would take me quite a while to get used to it also.
This has some fantastic features that gives it another edge over its rivals, its got a 1.3 mega pixel camera built in, which is surprisingly good quality, and a 6 in 1 built in card reader. All this and it weighs in under 2 kg at just 1.9kgs.
This laptop just doesn't look great though, perhaps I'm too picky when it comes to how good laptops should look, however compared to the sony vaio, well actually its looks just doesn't compare, the sony is so much better looking. However at a third of the price, I known which one id get.
Summary: quite cheap, so portable
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