Error
  • JUser::_load: Unable to load user with id: 67

Featured Articles

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

We wanted to learn a bit more about Qualcomm's plans for wearables and it turns out that the company believes its…

More...
Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

We had a chance to talk to Michelle Leyden-Li, Senior Director of Marketing, QCT at Qualcomm and get an update on…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 13:47

Samsung readies ultra-thin X520 15-incher

Written by

Image

Neatly packed in a 2.09kg body


Samsung
has also jumped the thin-and-light bandwagon with a stylish 15.6-inch design based on the SU2700. Most vendors went for slightly smaller form factors in their first ultrathins, but we're guessing more compact Samsung models could be on the way as well.

Image

In many respects the X520 Aura is similar to MSI's X600, but it's based on a slower, 1.3GHz CPU, and it has no discrete graphics, at least not in the SKU we came across. It ships with 4GB of DDR3, 320GB hard drive and it packs Bluetooth, draft-n wireless, an HDMI out and a 6-cell battery.

Image

It measures 381.9 x 256.0 x 24.0-32.4mm and weighs a mere 2.09kg, but robustness shouldn't be an issue, as it uses Samsung's Duracase scratch resistant coating, and Samsung's build quality in general has improved recently. We like the looks as well, although the keyboard looks a bit dull and quaint for such a stylish notebook. It's somewhat understated, not too flashy or smug, which is something business users tend to appreciate.

Image

We're not sure about the availability dates either, but it should launch soon. The price for this particular SKU is €699, which is about the same you'd pay for a somewhat better spec'd MSI X600. Hopefully Samsung will offer some dual-core SKUs soon, as well as some smaller models to take on Lenovo's U350 and MSI's X340.
Last modified on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 13:53
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments