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Samsung Q330 (Core i3-370M) review: Samsung Q330 (Core i3-370M)

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The Good Improved performance compared to preceding model; better design; still a great all-rounder.

The Bad Still no dedicated graphics card.

The Bottom Line The latest Samsung Q330 has a slightly more powerful processor and a tweaked design. Overall, this 13.3-inch laptop is still great, but rival machines offer better graphics performance.

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8.3 Overall

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We gave the 13.3-inch Samsung Q330 an extensive going-over in August last year. But Samsung's been kind enough to send us over a new version, with a slightly more powerful Intel Core i3-370M processor. We thought we'd see how the new version stacks up in our benchmark tests, and figure out whether it's still a worthy machine half a year on. It's available online for around £525.

Pretty good lookin'

We were really impressed by the previous Q330. It offered spanking performance, good looks, and made a great option for people seeking a portable machine. The good news is that, in terms of portability, the new Q330 is pretty much exactly the same, so, if your main priority is acquiring a laptop that you can chuck in a bag and sprint out of the house with, it's still a great proposition.

The keyboard is a pleasure to type on, and the isolated keys will reduce the chances of you making typos.

The design has been changed slightly. The lid now sports a distinctive, diagonally striped pattern. It's better than the old design, which had a boring, black, brushed-aluminium effect. While the new lid is hardly the snazziest thing we've ever clapped our peepers on, it's pretty good looking. The build quality is up to snuff too -- this laptop isn't going to fall to pieces with the first little bump.

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The new laptop rocks a dual-core, 2.4GHz Intel Core i3-370M CPU, in contrast to the older model's dual-core, 2.26GHz Core i3-350M. They're very similar chips, and all the other components remain unchanged. There's still 3GB of RAM, and still no graphics card.

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