Samsung X460: 14.1″ Wide Notebook PC

Samsung X460 Specifications

Display: 14.1″ TFT LCD with LED Backlight
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Pixel Format: 1280 x 800
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Webcam: 1.3MP
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS 256MB GDDR3
CPU: 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 FSB 1066MHZ 3MB L2 Cache
RAM: Up to 4GB DDR3 1066MHz
HDD: 320GB SATA-150 5400RPM
Connectivity: VGA, HDMI, USB (3), Ethernet, WiFi ABGN, Bluetooth, 7-2 Media Reader (MMC/MMCplus, MS/MS Pro, SD/SDHC, XD)
Optical: DRV+/-RW-DL-RAM
Other: Fingerprint Sensor 
Battery: 6-cell Lithium Ion (5 hours) 
Dimensions: 13.3 x 9.7 x 0.8″-1.25″
Weight: 4.2lbs

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Samsung‘s X460 is a road warrior’s dream notebook with packing almost every bell and whistle! The X460 sports a 14.1″ wide TFT LCD with LED backlight and 1280 x 800 pixel format. The 14.1″ LED backlit LCD is quite bright at 300 cd/m2 and is powered by NVIDIA’s GeForce 9200M GS with 256MB of GDDR3 RAM. Although the 14.1″ LCD sports a decent amount of pixels at 1280 x 800, it would have been nice if Samsung offered the X460 with slightly higher resolutions: 1440 x 900 or even a 16:9 1600 x 900. Another characteristic about the LCD is that it is glossy. The discreet GPU from NVIDIA will give you roughly double the graphics power over anything Intel has to offer, so it’s a good thing.

You’d think it would be heavy since it’s pretty big. But you’d be wrong: it’s just 4.2lbs. Almost as light as a much smaller 13.4″ Adamo 13. How did Samsung do it? A magnesium alloy frame. The lid has a brushed aluminum panel in red–an interesting touch: some will like it, others will think it was not necessary. Integrated mobile broadband? Nope. But I don’t mind since I don’t want to be stuck with a particular carrier and want the option to switch without having to switch my notebook. FireWire is missing too but since a lot of video that is taken these days store the massive files on SD or CF it is best to get a really fast external media reader. I really like my external Lexar Professional UDMA CF/SD reader: it is fast and looks great too. I don’t know the exact site that I used as a reference but Lexar reader had one of the fastest read/write throughput of many other readers tested. But I digress. The keyboard is of the MacBook and VAIO Z variety and looks to be quite comfortable. Trusted Reviews posted up a thorough preview and concluded that, “… Samsung could have a real winner on its hands.” The price is quite agressive for all that the X460 packs in: Amazon has the X460 for $1214.92 that packs a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 3GB RAM, 250GB HDD running Vista Business.

Source: Samsung, cnet, Engadget, Laptop, Trusted Reviews

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