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Samsung RF511

Samsung RF511
alaScore 84

252 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 252 reviews of Samsung RF511. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung RF511 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung RF511

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Samsung RF511 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk.

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung RF511 15.6 inch Notebook - Black (Intel Core i5 2450M 2.5GHz, RAM 8GB, HDD 1TB, DVD-SM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-biSamsung RF511 15.6 inch Notebook - Black (Intel Core i5 2450M 2.5GHz, RAM 8GB, HDD 1TB, DVD-SM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bi

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung RF511 Notebook

 

Quad all-rounder. Samsung responds to the high demand on the previous model, RF510, with a revision called RF511. Graphics and processor performance have been upgraded to a quad core and Fermi. The perfect all-rounder?

High quality materials, Matt, bright display, BluRay & USB 3.0, BluRay player, Input devices with good feedback, Quiet & cool, High computing performance, Low idle power consumption, Strong 5-6 hour battery life, Pleasantly matt work surface that is...

Contrast weak TFT, Narrow viewing angles, Merely WXGA resolution, No eSATA & ExpressCard, Adapter overburdened @ full load, A WXGA++ screen, preferably with sRGB coverage and wide viewing angles. An Intel quad core without throttling - even if most...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (pcmag.com)

Samsung NP-RF511-S03

 

A 15.6-inch laptop with an Intel Core i5-2410M processor, the Samsung NP-RF511-S03 offers dedicated Nvidia graphics, SRS Premium Sound and a built-in Blu-ray drive.

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Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Jeff Parsons (techradar.com)

Samsung RF511 review

 

A distinctive look and feel, but not nearly enough to justify the price

Good office performance ; Good screen ; Nice design

Annoying pre-installed software ; A bit pricey ; Graphics performance

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: GoodGearGuide Staff (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung RF511: a good all-purpose laptop

 

This 15.6in laptop can be used for gaming as well as tough multimedia tasks and day-to-day office work

Plenty of speed ; Great keyboard ; Blu-ray drive

Screen too glossy ; Build quality not great

Samsung's RF511 is relatively inexpensive, yet it packs a lot of speed and good features. For just over $1000 (if you shop around), you get an Intel Core i7 CPU as well as a Blu-ray drive. We think it's a great laptop for anyone who wants to be...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (itreviews.co.uk)

Samsung RF511 review

 

15” laptop with Intel Core i5 processor & USB 3.0. Samsung's latest laptop is pleasingly priced for...

Cost effective; Bluetooth 3.0; USB 3.0; functional design

Dull design; average build quality; WXGA panel; no keyboard backlighting

Physically, the RF511 is distinctly middle of the road. It's got the look of an office laptop, only with a conservative mesh of platinum coloured keys and borders. Put simply, it looks very old-fashioned, and could soon look even more so, once the...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Oscar (newegg.com)

Samsung RF511-S02 Excellent

 

Have this laptop since April 2011 (3 years), and has not missed a beat still fast as heck. Very well made, durable, beautiful laptop. No problems whatsoever. Well I also have a high tech knowledge so I know how to take care of computers though ; I...

None

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Oscar (newegg.com)

Not Compatible with Wii U Control Pad

 

Have this laptop since April 2011 (3 years), and has not missed a beat still fast as heck. Very well made, durable, beautiful laptop. No problems whatsoever. Well I also have a high tech knowledge so I know how to take care of computers though ; I...

None

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Andrew (newegg.com)

OK, but crashes

 

Looks nice, price was good

Crashes when I play computer games, the graphics card overheats

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Pauline (reevoo.com)

Samsung RF511-A01UK

 

Very fast and easy to use.

No bad points as yet.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Pauline (reevoo.com)

Samsung RF511-A01UK

 

Very fast and easy to use

No bad points as yet

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Audio system:HD / HD, SRS PS / HDA / SRS PS
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:48 / 5200
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):4.5 / 5 / 5.1
Battery performance:5200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:N

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Blue, Silver / Black, Metallic / Black, Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic / Plastic
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / Y
3D compatibility:No / Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200 / 300
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:HD+ / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:120 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard language:Portuguese
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:101 / 103 / 104
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:N / No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT / Gigabit LAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

BD-R Dual Layer write speed:2
BD-R write speed:4
BD-RE write speed:4
CD read speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:4
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
Labelflash: No
LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD, SRS PS / HDA / SRS PS
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
Number of Speakers:2
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Weight:5.73
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Package dimensions (WxDxH):19.6 x 11.8 x 3.7
Package weight:8.6
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:120 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2310M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I5-2520M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.2
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2310M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I5-2520M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 52220 / 52224 / 52229 / 53450 / 53452 / 53470
Processor code:SR02S / SR02Y / SR048 / SR04S / SR04W / SR04Z
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:8.43 x 2.52 x 7.28 / Canon XL-H1, XH-A1, XH-G1;\nSony HDR-FX1/FX7, HVR-V1/Z5/Z7/S270. / Cyberlink Power DVD\nSamsung Recovery Solution\nSamsung Update Plus\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nEasy Partition Manager\nAdobe Reader\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nSamsung Support Center / HP CoolSense\nHP ProtectSmart\nMagic Desktop EasyBits\nEvernote\nWindows Live Essentials / IE 6.0+;\nSafari 1.1+ / R. Goodijk / Samsung Support Center, Samsung Recovery Solution, Samsung Update Plus\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010 / Samsung Update Plus, Easy Display Manager, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Easy Partition Manager, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Samsung Support Center
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security (60-day trial) / Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.1
Depth (imperial):10
Height:1.45 / 1.46
Height (front):1.22 / 1.23 / 1.24 / 1.26
Height (front) (imperial):1.23
Height (rear):1.37 / 1.45 / 1.46
Height (rear) (imperial):1.45
Weight:5.29 / 5.73
Width:14.8 / 14.9 / 15
Width (imperial):14.9