Samsung X460

The Good Very slim and lightweight; distinctive look; excellent battery life; solid brushed-metal construction; comfortable keyboard.

The Bad Overpriced compared with comparable 14-inch laptops; you'll need to appreciate a black-and-red color scheme.

The Bottom Line If you want a thin-and-light 14-inch laptop or just love the distinctive look, the Samsung X460 is an impressive piece of hardware, but you'll find better value elsewhere.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 7.0
  • Battery 9.0
  • Support 7.0
7.4 Overall

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Review

Samsung X460

For years, Samsung has made laptops for pretty much every laptop-consuming corner of the globe except the U.S (an arrangement that's never particularly bothered us). The Q1 Ultra UMPC is as close as Samsung has come to selling a laptop here, but in the fall of 2008, the company decided to take on the challenging American market. One standout product from the initial lineup is the X460, a slim 14-inch laptop with a unique look.

Clearly aimed at the premium buyer, the $1,699 Samsung X460 has a similarly thin profile as the MacBook Air (albeit slightly larger to accommodate the 14-inch screen), and a distinctive chassis that mixes glossy black plastic with red brushed metal. Components are decent, with discrete Nvidia GeForce 9200 graphics and an Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 processor, but it's still overpriced for what you get--about $600 more than 14-inch systems, such as the Asus X83VM-X1 (with better graphics) or the Toshiba Satellite E105 (with only integrated graphics, but a backlit keyboard) that delivery comparable performance.

If you need the thinnest 14-inch possible, or just love the look, the Samsung X460 is an impressive piece of hardware, but others will find better value elsewhere.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $1,699
  • Brand Samsung
  • Type Core 2 Duo
  • Installed Size 3 GB
  • Edition Windows Vista Business
  • Capacity 320 GB
  • Diagonal Size 14.1 in
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