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Samsung R525

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Samsung R525. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and keyboard. The screen and price also get good feedback. There are mixed views on the image quality and battery. The size and reliability get negative comments.

performance, price, screen, keyboard, design

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R525 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung R525 Eikee NP-R525-JS01DE Notebook

 

Office with a heart for Games. We only review over-priced Apple MacBooks? Wrong. Here is a 535 euro all-rounder that everyone can afford. The 15.6 incher doesn't only have office qualities due to an ATI HD 5470 and a fast hard disk.

Very low system noise, Good office keyboard with number pad, Fast & quiet hard disk, Bright display, Nice and quiet due to silent mode. The key layout is almost perfect

Short battery life, Low gaming performance, TFT not AR-coated, Low contrasts, Few interfaces, A matt display and a clear alignment toward office would have made the Eikee to a premium office all-rounder without much effort

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (bestbuy.ca)

Problem After Problem

 

I've had this laptop for less than a year, and in that time I've had the ENTIRE laptop replaced and was given a new one, and, most recently, the HDD and motherboard needed total replacements with absolutely no warning. I paid [price] for this laptop...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review (bestbuy.ca)

Value price value deal

 

had for 3 months now. Aside from the occasional freeze crashing and the okay battery life, this laptop is pretty good! awesome screen, real nice keyboard usable design. You can get a lot done with this thing. playing games on it are ok. screen and...

Jul, 2011

Consumer review (bestbuy.ca)

Great Value

 

Best bang for the buck. Bought it on sale a few weeks ago after comparing it to other higher priced laptops. Extremely satisfied with its performance!

Jul, 2011

Consumer review (bestbuy.ca)

Great Value

 

Best bang for the buck. Bought it on sale a few weeks ago after comparing it to other higher priced laptops. Extremely satisfied with its performance!

Jul, 2011

Consumer review (bestbuy.ca)

Very Happy

 

I purchased this laptop about 3 weeks ago and have used all my usual applications with it. I am very happy with it. The screen quality is excellent and so is the performance of the computer. There are only a couple of things that I would like to see...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review (bestbuy.ca)

Pro gamer

 

I just picked it up today from oakville and this thing surpassed all my expectations of a laptop! I am telling you guys now that this thing runs Crysis on high settings, thats right Crysis! The massive hard drive is great and this thing barely...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review (bestbuy.ca)

Great spec for great price

 

This is one amazing laptop for the price you pay. Its quad core processor runs very smoothly and has

Jun, 2011

Consumer review (bestbuy.ca)

Great spec for great price

 

This is one amazing laptop for the price you pay. Its quad core processor runs very smoothly and has

Jun, 2011

Consumer review (bestbuy.ca)

good value

 

good laptop for buisness aswell runs a few high end games on medium to high graphics settings.

Jun, 2011
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Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000 / 44 / 48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44 / 48
Battery life (max):4.4
Battery performance:4000
Battery recharge time:3
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Certification:TCO 3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:8
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
On-board graphics adapter: No
On-board graphics adapter model: No

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:101
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone

Memory

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

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN
Networking Type:Fast Ethernet
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:HD
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP/Vista/7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 bg/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Graphics adapter family:AMD
GSM module: No
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: No
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
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 / 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:60 / 90

Processor

Chipset:AMD RS880M
Motherboard chipset:AMD RS880M
Processor:M300 / M320 / P360 / P860
Processor cache:1 / 1.5 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor family:AMD Athlon / AMD Athlon II / AMD Athlon II Dual-Core / AMD Phenom II
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.26 / 2.3
Processor Manufacturer:AMD
Processor model:M300 / M320 / P360 / P860

Processor special features

Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Samsung MagicDoctor, Samsung Recovery Solution, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Display Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Update Plus, AnyPC, Adobe Acrobat Reader / Samsung Recovery Solution / Samsung Update Plus, Easy Display Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Samsung Support Center
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security (60) / McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office Ready 2007 / McAfee Virus Scan, Microsoft Office 2007 / Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.1
Height (front):1.18 / 1.2
Height (rear):1.43 / 1.5
Weight:5.51
Width:14.8 / 15