Intel Centrino 2 Processor Technology (FSB 1066MHz)
DDR3 1066MHz 1GB ~ 4GB
14.1” Flat-LED WXGA (1280 x 800) Gloss
120 GB ~ 320 GB (5400 rpm S-ATA)
Super Multi Dual Layer (9.5mm S-ATA)
nVIDIA GeForce Go 9300M GS (Ext. Graphic)
Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate
7-in-1 Card Reader (MS, MS Pro, SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC plus, xD)
3 x USB 2.0
1 x PCI Express Card Slot (34 mm)
1 x HDMI
1 x Headphone-out
1 x Mic in
1 x Integrated Mic
1 x VGA Port
1 x RJ45 (LAN)
1 x Docking Port
1.3 Mega Pixel Web Camera
Dimensions (W x D x H): 333.0 x 245.7 x 20.9 ~ 31.9 mm
Weight: 1.84 kg (incl. ODD & 6 cell battery)
That definitely makes my Dell E6400 look overweight!
However, why no WXGA+? Samsung do make them and Dell uses them (but reported to not be as good as the LG alternative).
Somewhere I had said that I thought Samsung were pulling out of the premium end of the market in favour of volume sales, but the X360 and X460 hasn't, after all, forgotten its notebook roots with models such as the X1. Models such as these would provide a good entry point into North America.
I've owned several Samsung notebooks and the quality is good. The X series are their premium range and should be above average.
The light weight of the X460 is its outstanding feature in comparison with the Dells. It is about 0.4kg / 0.9lb lighter than my E6400 (Intel GPU + 6 cell battery). The Dells feel very solid, but I have an older Samsung X60plus and that is also very solid while a class-leading 2.5kg weight.
Features that my E6400 has, but the X460 does not offer, are the WXGA+ display, eSATA port and backlit keyboard. The lack of WXGA+ on the X460 is its main drawback.
You need to decide whether you want WXGA+ option or the lower weight. If you want WXGA and the lowest weight then the X460 is the obvious choice.