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Samsung Notebook Launch (Summer 2005)
By Justin Ong
Category : Events
Published by Vijay Anand on Tuesday, 10th May, 2005


The 'X' Class

The X-series of Samsung notebooks represent the company's lineup of slim yet performance packed notebooks with the 'X' models launched today all weighing less than 2.5kg each. Components wise, an Intel 915PM Northbridge chip together with an ICH6-M Southbridge are standard across each X-series notebook. These are the fundamental components of any modern Centrino notebook as we've iterated in our recent line of notebook articles. Determined to deliver notebooks that are slim and of superior build quality, Samsung has gone ahead to commission top grade magnesium alloy in the build materials that go into the bodywork of each Samsung 'X' class notebook, further explaining the high price tags for these notebooks.

Samsung X20 is a mainstream lightweight notebook with an RRP of S$2,499.


Lighter than the X20 but packed with an ATI MOBILITY RADEON X700 discrete VPU, Bluetooth and fingerprint recognition hardware, the X25 will set you back by S$3,699.


Claimed as the world's thinnest and lightest 15.4-inch widescreen entertainment notebook, the X50 weighs just 2.41kg in spite of all the functionalities it boasts. RRP is set at S$3,799.

Technical Specifications of 'X' Class
  X20 X25 X50
Processor
  • Intel Pentium M Processor 730/740/750/760/770
  • Intel Pentium M Processor 730/740/750/760/770
  • Intel Pentium M Processor 730/740/750/760/770
Chipset
  • Intel 915GM, ICH6M
  • Intel 915PM, ICH6M
  • Intel 915PM, ICH6M
System Memory
  • 256MB ~ 2G
  • PC3200 (DDR2 400MHz)
  • PC4300 (DDR2 533MHz)
  • 256MB ~ 2GB
  • PC3200 (DDR2 400MHz)
  • PC4300 (DDR2 533MHz)
  • 256MB ~ 2GB
  • PC3200 (DDR2 400MHz)
  • PC4300 (DDR2 533MHz)
LCD
  • 15-inch XGA (1024 x 768 pixels) / SXGA+ (1400 x 1050 pixels)
  • 15-inch XGA (1024 x 768 pixels, 280 nit)
  • SXGA+ (1400 x 1050 pixels)
  • 15.4-inch WXGA (1280 x 800 pixels)
  • WXGA+ (1680 x 1050 pixels)
Graphic
  • Intel GMA 900 (DVMT 128MB or 224MB Shared)
  • ATI MOBILITY RADEON X700 128MB / X600 64MB
  • ATI MOBILITY RADEON X700 128MB / X600 64MB
Sound
  • AC'97
  • AC'97
  • AC'97
HDD
  • 40 / 60 / 80GB
  • 5,400RPM
  • 40 / 60 / 80GB
  • 5,400RPM
  • 40 / 60 / 80GB
  • 5,400RPM
ODD
  • Combo Drive
  • Super Multi (9.5mm Slim Type)
  • Combo Drive
  • Super Multi (9.5mm Slim Type)
  • Combo Drive
  • Super Multi (9.5mm Slim Type)
Ethernet LAN
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet (Broadcom)
  • 10 / 100m Ethernet LAN (Intel)
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet (Broadcom)
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet (Broadcom)
Wireless LAN
  • Intel PRO / Wireless 2200BG (802.11bg)
  • Intel PRO / Wireless 2915ABG (802.11abg)
  • Intel PRO / Wireless 2915ABG (802.11abg)
  • Bluetooth
  • Intel PRO / Wireless 2915ABG (802.11abg)
  • Bluetooth
I/O Ports
  • 3 USB (USB 2.0)
  • VGA port
  • IEEE1394 (6-pin)
  • Type II PC card slot
  • Memory stick reader
  • SD card reader
  • RJ11
  • RJ45
  • S-Video out
  • Headphone-out
  • Microphone-in
  • Optical S/PDIF
  • 3 USB (USB 2.0)
  • VGA port
  • IEEE1394 (6-pin)
  • Type II PC card slot
  • Memory stick reader
  • SD card reader
  • RJ11
  • RJ45
  • S-Video out
  • Headphone-out
  • Microphone-in
  • Optical S/PDIF
  • 3 USB (USB 2.0)
  • VGA port
  • IEEE1394 (6-pin)
  • Type II PC card slot
  • Memory stick reader
  • SD card reader
  • RJ11
  • RJ45
  • S-Video out
  • Headphone-out
  • Microphone-in
  • Optical S/PDIF
Battery
  • Standard: Li-Ion battery, 53Wh (up to 6.16 hours)
  • Optional: Li-Ion battery, 80Wh (up to 9.24 hours)
  • Standard: Li-Ion battery, 53Wh (up to 4.26 hours)
  • Optional: Li-Ion battery, 80Wh (up to 6.39 hours)
  • Standard: Li-Ion battery, 53Wh (up to 4.5 hours)
  • Optional: Li-Ion battery, 80Wh (up to 6.8 hours)
AC Adaptor
  • 90 Watts /60 Watts
  • 90 Watts, 110 ~ 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • 90 Watts, 110 ~ 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Security
  • BIOS Boot up password
  • BIOS Boot up password
  • Factory option: Security chip & fingerprint recognition
  • BIOS Boot up password
  • Factory option: Security chip & fingerprint recognition
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Anti-Virus Software
  • Norton Anti-Virus
  • Norton Anti-Virus
  • Norton Anti-Virus
CD/DVD Authoring Software
  • Nero Burning ROM 6
  • Nero Burning ROM 6
  • Nero Burning ROM 6
DVD Playback
  • AV Station Now
  • PowerDVD
  • AV Station Now
  • PowerDVD
  • AV Station Now
  • PowerDVD
Other Software
  • ULead Video Studio
  • Photo Explorer
  • ULead Video Studio
  • Photo Explorer
  • ULead Video Studio
  • Photo Explorer
Dimension (W x H x D)
  • 329.8 x 274.5 x 26.4 ~ 31.3mm
  • 329.8 x 274.5 x 25.9 ~ 31.3mm
  • 329.8 x 274.5 x 26.4 ~ 31.3mm
Weight
  • 2.38kg
  • 2.37kg
  • 2.41kg

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