Okay, so we can't say we're exactly enthralled about the styling of this here laptop trio -- Q330, Q430 and Q530 (Q430 not pictured) -- that Samsung announced in London today, but let's see if their specs can win us over. For starters, all three machines share the same 27mm thickness, anti-scratch chassis technology, and 1,366 x 768 screen resolution (but across the 13.3-, 14- and 15.6-inch screens). Similarly, you're limited to a Core i3-350M (2.26GHz), DVD burner, 6-cell battery, three USB ports and the same black / silver paint job across all three models. The differences? Look no further than the GPU options and weight -- you get an integrated Intel GMA HD and five-hour battery life on the 1.96kg (4.32 pounds) Q330; the slightly stronger NVIDIA GeForce 310M on the 2.05kg (4.52 pounds) Q430; and the GeForce GT 330M on the 2.33kg (5.14 pounds) Q530. Nothing too thrilling here to be honest, plus the faux brushed metal texture gave a weird touch to the trackpads, but the keyboards were surprisingly nice to type on. Anyhow, we'll hold our final judgment until the prices come out in two months' time.

Samsung Q330, Q430 and Q530 slim laptops to invade Britain in July

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SUPER-SLIM SAMSUNG Q-SERIES NOTEBOOK RANGE LAUNCHES IN THE UK

Ultra slim, high performance Q330, Q430 & Q530 available from July


LONDON – May 11, 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a market leader in consumer electronics and world leader in IT technology, today announces the launch of the Samsung Q-Series notebooks, three new thin and light, stylish notebooks which feature standard voltage CPU's for uncompromised performance on the go.

With a thickness of just 27mm, the new Q-Series models are thinner than the average digital camera, offering unparalleled portability in a sleek design. While the Q-Series boast impressive physical features, they are also some of the highest performance notebooks in their class, thanks to Intel's Core i3 (Calpella) platform.

Featuring a GlossSuperBright HD screen, 4GB of RAM, NVDIA graphics card and up to 500GB hard drive, the Q-Series is well equipped to handle HD and 3D content whether it's in the office or the home environment.

To compliment the stunning looks and powerful performance, the Q-Series notebooks also offer up to five hours of battery life, giving users the flexibility and freedom to work or play on the go without having to worry about running out of power.

Speaking at the UK launch of the Q-Series notebooks at the British Museum, Graham Long, Vice President of Samsung's IT Business Division, said: "The Q-Series combines stunning looks and powerful performance in an ultra-portable and durable chassis to provide PC users with the next generation in mobile computing."
"With home and business computing tasks becoming increasingly complex, we believe that the Q-Series will provide a first-class solution for users who desire a stylish, lightweight and powerful notebook with a long battery life."

Samsung All-Share
The Q-Series notebooks also come complete with Samsung All-Share – the new way to share and find files in your home. The software finds multimedia files on your home network and streams them wirelessly so they can be played on remote TV.

The easy-to-use and intuitive User Interface allows users to share, search and play media files with ease, bringing a truly portable multimedia experience to the home through seamless connectivity.

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Samsung Q330, Q430 and Q530 slim laptops to invade Britain in July