Review: Samsung X1 (Pocket-lint.co.uk)

Pocket-lint.co.uk has a review of the Samsung X1 Laptop, which they consider to be the upper end of ultraportable laptops – It’s under 4lbs (3.7lbs/1.7kg) so the weight is certainly down there, but the interesting thing is, it has a 14-inch screen and a height of just one inch. It has an optical drive (although it’s on top and not on the side) and is powered by a 1.2GHz Pentium M Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) CPU, which gives it a battery life of upto 5 hours (depending on which capacity battery you use). One shortfall is the keyboard, some may not like it, plus the ULV CPU is not the fastest CPU around for a machine with such a large display.

I mentioned this because more and more of the 14-inch – 13-inch laptops are slim and light enough to fit into the ultraportable category (not that there is any set screen size – I consider an ultraportable to be a 12-inch display or less, but after handling several of the 13-inch Sonys I am working on adding them into the mix, because they are weighing in at under three pounds).

This entry was posted in Other Mfrs, Reviews, Samsung. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.