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Samsung R519

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 reviews of Samsung R519. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the design and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and battery, and there are some mixed views about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R519 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung R519

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 user reviews of Samsung R519 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. Comments about the portability and design are generally positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative reviews about the reliability.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung R519 15.6-inch Notebook (Intel Celeron Dual Core Processor T3100 1.9 GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium, Black)Samsung R519 15.6-inch Notebook (Intel Celeron Dual Core Processor T3100 1.9 GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium, Black)

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Bernd Müller (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung E251 T4200 Esilo Notebook

 

Premium brand but affordable. Bargain hunters can find Samsung's

Runs quietly in silent mode; Performance well-suited to office work; Matt surfaces

No anti-reflective screen coating; Very few ports; Spongy keyboard; No number pad

You can judge a laptop by its enemies... Acer's Extensa 5230E is a direct competitor. Lenovo also offers a reasonably priced office laptop in the G550 series.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Samsung R519

 

Samsung's R519 brings entry-level pricing and sensibilities to the market in a notebook that won't wow anybody, or send them broke either.

Decent keyboard, Low asking price, Simple style

Ordinary style, Heavy, Poor battery life

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Philip Barker (techradar.com)

Samsung R519 review

 

A no-frills machine offering truly impressive value for money

Solid build quality ; Decent CPU

Noisy keyboard ; Only 2GB of RAM

A robust machine with a decent amount of power but lacks the style of other competitors

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Andrew Tiney (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung R519 notebook

 

With prices for laptops tumbling year on year, it's now easy to get a perfectly good machine for the price of a high-end netbook. Samsung's R519 is a great example of this, and although you won't be able to play games, it could be the ideal laptop if...

Well-made, comfortable keyboard, outstanding value

Painfully dull design, location of all the ports

The Samsung R519 definitely won’t bring excitement into your life, but it does provide an awful lot of laptop for the same price as a well-equipped netbook. Unlike most netbooks, however, it also provides a much more usable screen and user interface,...

Sep, 2009

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

Samsung R519 review

 

As well as notable netbooks and popular ultraportables, Samsung has also successfully staked out the competitive ground of entry-level full-size laptops.

Simple but reasonably quick and solid, the Samsung R519 is a sound choice as a cheap no-frills 15in laptop, and one offering great value for money.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (zdnet.com.au)

Samsung R519

 

Decent keyboard, Low asking price, Simple style

Ordinary style, Heavy, Poor battery life

Samsung's R519 brings entry-level pricing and sensibilities to the market in a notebook that won't wow anybody, or send them broke either.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Samsung R519

 

The Samsung R519 laptop boasts an Intel Premium Dual Core processor, Windows Vista Home Premium, and an ultra-sharp 15.6-inch 1,366x768 WXGA LCD screen. It also has a 1.3-megapixel webcam and measures 376x256x38mm. It weighs 2.6kg. Samsung R519 is...

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Susie (reevoo.com)

Samsung R519-JA0AUK

 

Windows 7 is really easy to use, being able to open lots of tabs is very useful. My children love the webcam!

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: stephen (reevoo.com)

Samsung R519-FA01UK

 

brilliant

no probs

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: BzRKLeGacY (play.com)

Question

 

I have this laptop at the moment, I am wondering if you can record from a Hauppage HD PVR with this laptop?

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Featuring state-of-the-art Intel processor technology with advanced connectivity, this ultra sharp 15.6" screen has a pure 16:9 aspect ratio, which is optimized for watching HD movies or playing games, with no black bars in widescreen. Equipped with the latest optical disc drive and built-in stereo speakers, you can enjoy enhanced HD content, with perfect image and sound reproduction, wherever you choose to be. Featuring an integrated 0.3-megapixel digital motion camera, the R519 offers a simple way to keep in touch with friends or family, using video-conferencing or live messaging.

Audio

Audio drivers:Realtek ALC272
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / SRS 3D
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000
Battery life (max):4 / 4.5
Battery performance:4000
Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:5 / 6
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Camera

Front Camera:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3

Certificates

Certification:EPEAT, RoHS
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Plastic

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.1in
Height:1.5in
Weight:5.5lbs
Width:14.8in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:44.4 / 60 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.384 / 0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA 950 / Intel GMA X4500 / Intel GMA X4500M / Intel GMA X4500MHD / NVIDIA GeForce G105M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.384 / 0.5 / 384
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model: / Intel HD Graphics / No

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:53S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung R519

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:101 / 86 / 87 / 88
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1066 / 800
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Modem

Type: None

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:10/100 Ethernet UTP / 10/100/1000 / Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Networking Type:802.11 b/g, 10 / 100 Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:16
CD-RW write speed:16 / 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:4
DVD-RW write speed:4 / 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:4
DVD+RW write speed:4 / 8
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.8 x 10 x 1.34 / 14.8 x 10.1 x 1.2 / 14.8 x 10.1 x 1.22 / 14.8 x 10.1 x 1.23 / 14.8 x 10.1 x 1.5 / 15 x 10 x 1
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Graphics adapter family:Intel / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V / 100 - 240V
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:1 / 2
Wireless communication data transfer rate:100
Wireless communication version:100
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi / WLAN, Fast Ethernet

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
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
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:44.4 / 60 / 90

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GL40 Express / Intel GM45 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Clock Speed:2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 13 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel GL40 Express / Intel GM45 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing die size:107 / 143
Processor:900 / T3000 / T3100 / T3400 / T4200 / T4300 / T4400 / T6500
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:Intel Celeron Mobile / Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Pentium / Intel Pentium Dual-Core / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:1.8 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.16 / 2.2
Processor front side bus:667 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:900 / T3000 / T3100 / T3400 / T4200 / T4300 / T4400 / T6500
Processor Number:T4200
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 900 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor threads:1 / 2
Stepping:M0 / R0
Tcase:105
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105
Type:Pentium

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
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 Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
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):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:35583 / 37251 / 37253 / 37258 / 39311 / 40738 / 40739 / 41498
Processor code:SLB3P / SLGF4 / SLGJL / SLGJM / SLGJN / SLGMY / SLGVS
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

Installed Size:3GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Display Manger, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, SAMSUNG Magic Doctor, SAMSUNG Update Plus\nSAMSUNG Recovery Solution III / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nSamsung Recovery Solution III / Samsung Magic Doctor,\nEasy SpeedUp Manager,\nEasy Network\nManager, Easy Battery Manager,\nEasy Display Manager,\nSamsung Update Plus,\nSamsung Wall Paper / Screen Saver,\nAdobe Acrobat Reader,\nSamsung Recovery Solution IV / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III \nAdobe Acrobat Reader / Samsung Recovery Solution III, McAfee Security Center, Samsung MagicDoctor, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Display Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Update Plus, Adobe Acrobat Reader / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / Samsung Recovery Solution IV\nAdobe Acrobat Reader
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Basic / Windows Vista Home Premium
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Trial software:McAfee Security Center\nMicrosoft Office 2007 / McAfee Virus Scan \nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007 / McAfee Virus Scan\nMicrosoft Office 2007\n / McAfee Virus Scan\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007 / Microsoft Office 2007 / Microsoft Office 2007\nMcAfee Security Center / Microsoft Office Professional 2007 / Microsoft Office Professional 2007\nMcAfee Virus Scan

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500 / 520

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500M

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.1
Height:1 / 1.2 / 1.22 / 1.23 / 1.34 / 1.5
Height (front):1 / 1.2 / 1.22 / 1.23 / 1.34
Height (rear):1.46 / 1.5 / 2
Weight:5.51 / 5.58 / 5.62 / 5.64 / 7
Width:14.8 / 15