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Samsung SF310

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Samsung SF310. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and design. The portability and battery are also appreciated, whereas views about the sound and touchpad are different. Many are less positive about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung SF310 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 SF310

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Samsung SF310 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The battery and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the usability.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SF310 13.3 inch LED Laptop (Intel Core i5-460M 2.53GHz, 4Gb, 320Gb, DVDRW, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) - IvorySamsung SF310 13.3 inch LED Laptop (Intel Core i5-460M 2.53GHz, 4Gb, 320Gb, DVDRW, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) - Ivory

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Samsung SF310

 

Some buyers will be intrigued by features like Bluetooth 3.0, Sleep-and-Charge, and quick restarts, but more discerning buyers may shun the Samsung SF310 for its underutilized components and small hard drive.

Intel Core i5-480M processor. Nvidia GeForce 310M graphics with automatic switching. Lots of extra features, like Bluetooth 3.0, Sleep-and-Charge, and quick restarts. Good battery life.

Covered ports are less accessible. Wimpy speakers. Middling performance. Internal battery can't be accessed or replaced by buyer. Small hard drive.

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May, 2011

Expert review by: Brian Oliver Bennett (laptopmag.com)

Samsung SF310

 

The sleek Samsung SF310 offers comfort and speed and looks good doing it, but the touchpad could be better.

For $729, the Samsung SF310 provides an attractive design, a comfortable keyboard, and relatively strong processing and graphics muscle for the price. The only real drawbacks are the somewhat flaky clickpad and the fact that it doesn't last as long on...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Mike (netbooklive.net)

Samsung SF310 video review – a stylish 13.3 incher in a bulky body

 

Managed to get my hands on the Samsung SF310 13.3 inch laptop these days, a device Samsung advertises as “thin and light” and you're going to find in the next rows my impressions on it and a p...

Still, if I were on the market for a 13.3 incher, I would for sure go for an Acer 3820TG (which is similarly priced) or try squeeze some extra bucks for the Asus U36J (or even one of those ultra-slim 13.3 Macbook Airs). But that's just what I would do…...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: lang2009 (blog.laptopz.com )

Samsung SF310/SF410 Laptop Review

 

Samsung introduced new SF series notebooks– Samsung SF310/SF410/SF510, these series laptops are beyond the current traditional design. Samsung SF310/SF410/SF510 added the maverick “golden arc” design and shared the curvy clamshell pattern. Samsung...

Samsung SF Series comes with li-ion batteries, which can effectively extend notebook battery life. Further more, Samsung SF Series also supports quick charge function, and the battery can be charged fully in 2-3 hours.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Tommy Melville (t3.com)

Samsung SF310 review

 

Great value and great performance

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Holmes (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung SF310-S02UK

 

The first thing you notice about the Samsung SF310 isn't the 13.3-inch screen, the Core i5 processor, the nice complement of ports and features (including NVidia Optimus graphics and a DVD-RW drive), the excellent build quality or the battery life;...

A good keyboard, fast resume, great battery life, powerful processor with far-from-shabby graphics performance, those curves do make it stand out

Touchpad is a little small and is twitchy, the plethora of function keys are redundant and sometimes confusing, the screen and sound didn't blow us away

The Samsung SF310 is the kind of compromise we’re happy to make. You could certainly improve on it (and not just with a touchpad that didn't jump around like a nervous cat). Nvidia's Optimus graphics do an excellent job of combining power and power...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Alan Dexter (techradar.com)

Samsung SF310 review

 

Samsung's new thin and light is curvier than most, but can it marry performance and stamina with those seductive looks?

Subtle yet pleasing design ; Powerful processor performance ; Discrete, efficient graphics core ; Decent storage

Horrible touchpad ; Graphics aren't powerful enough ; Uninspiring battery life ; High price tag

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung SF310

 

A uniquely curvy design and Nvidia's switchable Optimus graphics are but some of the highlights of this affordable 13.3in laptop.

Eye-catching curvaceous internal design, Excellent battery life

Spongy keyboard, Slightly uneven backlight, It's a dust and fingerprint magnet

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung SF310 review

 

Apart from the underpowered graphics card and average screen, the SF310 a great all-rounder thanks to a long-lasting battery, decent performance and an excellent design.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung SF310 review

 

Smaller than the popular 15in notebook and larger than a netbook, the 13in-screen portable remains a favourite size for laptops. And it's certainly a crowded market at this size.

Samsung has puts its eggs into the performance basket, gifting the Samsung SF310 with a nippy dual-core processor. But this is at the expense of essential high-quality parts such as a decent trackpad. If outright speed tops your wishlist, or you fancy...

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD, SRS 3D / SRS 3D
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:5500 / 61
Battery capacity (Watt hours):61
Battery life (max):7.5 / 7.8
Battery performance:5500
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Ivory / Black, White / Grey / Ivory / Silver / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display manufacturer:Samsung
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter output current:3.16
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:60
Power Management: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 310M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 310M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
Maximum Resolution:1366 x 768
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Keyboard function keys:Y
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard number of keys:87 / 88
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network connection type:RJ-45
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:802.11 b/g/n / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit LAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 90
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 32
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 32
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Storage temperature range (T-T):5 - 40

Optical Drive

Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical drive removable: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD, SRS 3D / SRS 3D
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):13 x 9.29 x 1.06
Display:LED
Driver software for optical drive:Cyberlink DVD Suite
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password:No / Yes
HDD user password:N / Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC - DC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:2
Weight:4.54

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV-out:N / Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter output current:3.16
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:60
Power Management:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i3-370M / I3-380M / I5-460M / I5-480M
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 2.933
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-370M / I5-460M / I5-480M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
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 Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:49020 / 50179 / 52952
Processor code:SLBUK / SLC22 / SLC26
Processor package size:34 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter 2010\nCyberlink YouCam\n / Samsung Recovery Solution IV, Samsung Internet Service, Samsung Update Plus, Easy Display Manager, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, McAfee Virus Scan, Adobe Acrobat Reader / 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
CD/DVD writing software:Y
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Virus Scan / Microsoft Office Professional, McAfee Virus Scan / Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security (60-day free Trial) Norton Online Backup (30-day free Trial)

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320

Technical Details

Volume dial:N

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.21 / 9.29
Height:1.26
Height (front):1.06
Height (rear):1.26 / 1.28
Weight:4.54
Width:13