Samsung X460 review: Samsung X460

The Samsung X460 impressed us with its battery life, running for 3 hours and 31 minutes on our video playback battery drain test, using the included six-cell battery. Both the Asus and HP 14-inch systems ran for a little more than 2 hours. Note that our battery drain test is tough on systems, so you can expect longer life from casual Web surfing and office use.

Samsung includes a one-year parts-and-labor warranty with the system, although for a premium-priced product, we would have liked to see two or three years of coverage included as standard. Support is accessible through a 24-7 toll-free phone line. Also, Samsung's Web site has an online knowledge base and driver downloads. One nice surprise--perhaps because Samsung's U.S. offerings are new, the support Web site is similarly fresh, with sections logically laid out and easy to navigate.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
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Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
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Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
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Samsung X460-44P
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400; 3,072MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,066MHz; 256MB Nvidia GeForce 9200M GS; 320GB Fujitsu 5,400rpm.

Apple MacBook Core 2 Duo - 2.4GHz / 13.3-inch OS X 10.5.5 Leopard; Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz; 2048MB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 256MB Nvidia GeForce 9400M; 250GB Toshiba 5,400rpm.

Lenovo Thinkpad X301
Windows Vista Business Edition SP1; 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo U9400; 2,048MB DDR3 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB Mobile Intel 4500MHD; 64GB Samsung solid-state drive.

Asus X83VM-X1
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400; 4,096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 1GB Nvidia GeForce 9600M GS; 320GB Seagate 5,400rpm.

HP Pavilion dv4-1125nr
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5800; 4,096MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm.

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Samsung X460

Part Number: NP-X460-AS02US Released: Nov. 1, 2008

MSRP: $1,699.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Nov. 1, 2008
  • Resolution 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
  • Installed Size 3 GB
  • Weight 4 lbs
  • Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM
  • Graphics Processor NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS - 256 MB GDDR3 SDRAM
  • CPU Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 / 2.26 GHz