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Samsung RF511

Samsung RF511
alaScore 85

142 reviews

Apr, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 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. People are impressed by the design and usability. The screen and price also get good opinions. Views are divided on the portability.

performance, price, screen, usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung RF511 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = 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 57 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. Reviewers really like the keyboard and price. The screen and usability also get good reviews, whereas there are some negative views about the portability.

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portability

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-biSamsung RF511 15.6 inch Laptop - Silver (Intel Core i5 2430M 2.4GHz, RAM 8GB, HDD 750GB, Blu-ray, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, BT, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Apr, 2016

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: 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

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Will (reevoo.com)

Samsung RF511-A01UK

 

looks, speed, data storage capacity

weight

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Alexandro (reevoo.com)

Samsung RF511-A01UK

 

I brought this for my sister at uni as her one died. So far she is happy with it and it does no little and no less than what she needs

No bad points as far as she has said

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Display

Display Surface:Matt

Graphics

Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)