We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Laptops Reviews
15,670 Reviews

Samsung Q35

£899 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Samsung

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

Complete with Vista Home Premium, the Q35 is the smallest and easily the most portable Vista laptop we've reviewed.

Complete with Vista Home Premium, the Samsung Q35 is the smallest and easily the most portable Vista laptop we've reviewed.

See our Laptop Advisor website for expert reviews of today’s best laptops, plus read our essential advice to make sure you choose the right specs

Despite its light weight the Samsung Q35 feels robust, but the lack of lid clasps make it less secure than we would have liked. the Samsung Q35's red shiny casing seems resistant to scratches and, with a contrasting silver interior, makes for an attractive laptop.

The 12.1in screen is large enough to view comfortably and, although the Samsung Q35’s dainty proportions mean a considerably smaller keyboard, it’s easy and responsive to use. The trackpad, spacebar and return key are large enough, but the buttons below the trackpad are thin and difficult to press. Similarly, the clearly marked scrolling panel is tricky to use and unresponsive.

The Samsung Q35 features built-in Bluetooth and can connect to a, b or g wireless networks. There's a six-in-one card reader and a DSub port to connect an external monitor. However, we were disappointed to find just two USB ports and neither a webcam nor a TV tuner.

The Samsung Q35's widescreen display makes the Q35 a very compact unit and, with a resolution of 1,280x800, the screen quality is impressive, producing good brightness and rich colour. Disappointingly, the Samsung Q35 managed only 3fps in our gaming tests, hobbled by Intel’s Mobile 945GM Express chipset for its graphics duties.

There are no media playback buttons, but the single quick access button launches Samsung AV Station Now – an application specifically designed for playing music and video, and viewing photos.With a 100GB hard drive, over 1GB of memory and a Core 2 Duo T5600, the Samsung Q35 is perfectly suited to those wanting a stylish, portable laptop without compromising on power.

Test performance


  • WorldBench 6 benchmark score: 64
  • Battery life: 110 minutes
  • Games test: 3 fps
Samsung Q35 Expert Verdict »


Samsung Q35 reviews verified by Reevoo

Samsung Q35Scores 9.5 out of 10 based on 2 reviews
1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5600
SpeedStep
2 USB ports, 1 FireWire port
1GB DDR2 RAM
100GB hard disk space
299x214x27mm
1.9kg
802.11 a/b/g, Bluetooth wireless
6-in-1 card reader
12.1in, 1,280x800 screen
Integrated Mobile Intel 945GM Express, 128MB
5x/8x/8x/2.4x/4x/4x/8x (DVD RAM/+R/-R/+R DL/-R DL/ROM) 24x/24x/10x (CD-ROM/-R/-RW)
Vista Home Premium, EasyBox, Battery Manager, Network Manager, Update Plus, Samsung AVStation Media Manager
  • Build Quality: We give this item 7 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 7 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 7 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

The Samsung Q35 is perfectly suited to those wanting a stylish, portable laptop without compromising on power.

  • Samsung Q70 laptop

    Samsung Q70 laptop

    The Samsung Q70 is an excellent laptop that will be equally well suited as a business or an entertainment laptop. It’ll blend beautifully into any corporate environment thanks to its glossy finish and nimble 2kg frame, while the fast speed and excellent screen will please gamers and multimedia users.

  • Samsung R70 Intel Santa Rosa laptop

    Samsung R70 Intel Santa Rosa laptop

    At first glance, Samsung's R70 looks similar to the Samsung R20, sporting a slimline design and polished black outer casing. Although the Samsung R70's shiny surface is undoubtedly stylish, it does smear, a feature we've noticed in some of Samsung's other notebooks.

  • Samsung Q320 review

    Samsung Q320

    Full-fledged yet svelte, the Samsung NP-Q320 all-purpose notebook has the muscle to serve as your primary work/school home computer.

  • Samsung Q430 review

    Samsung Q430

    The Samsung Q430 laptop has the specs required to zip through work and play. Unusually in the UK, the Samsung Q430 us a 14in laptop.

  • Samsung RV511 review

    Samsung RV511

    In the under-£500 category, the Samsung RV511 is an Intel Core i3-powered 15in-screen laptop, packing most of the features you'd need in a budget laptop.


IDG UK Sites

Best January sales 2015 UK tech deals LIVE: Best New Year bargains and savings on phones, tablets,...

IDG UK Sites

Chromebooks: ready for the prime time (but not for everybody)

IDG UK Sites

Hands-on with Sony's latest smartglasses

IDG UK Sites

Apple TV expert tips: get US Apple TV content, watch Google Play, use multiple Apple IDs and more