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Samsung NPRF710

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the keyboard and performance are on the whole positive. The value for money and design also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the reliability and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NPRF710 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NPRF710

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 17 user reviews of Samsung NPRF710 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

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reliability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung RF710 17.3 inch HD Laptop (Intel Core i5-460M 2.53GHz, 4Gb, 640Gb, Blu-ray/DVDRW, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) - Black/SilverSamsung RF710 17.3 inch HD notebook (Intel Core i5-460M 2.53GHz, 4Gb, 640Gb, Blu-ray/DVDRW, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) - Black/Silver

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung NPRF710

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Samsung NPRF710 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

portability, performance, design, screen, value for money

battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung NP-RF710-S02US 17.3" Notebook PC

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Samsung RF710 Review

 

If we hadn't just spent time ogling HP's Envy 17, we might have appreciated the Samsung RF710's aesthetics more. After all, it too sports a sleek, sophisticated design. It's just that everything about the RF710 looks low-rent compared to the Envy 17....

Quad-core CPU; decent at games; lightweight for a 17-inch notebook; good price

We’d prefer a 1920x1080 screen; GPU isn’t great for new games; glossy black lid means smudges

But for the price, the RF710’s trade-offs seem reasonable. It might not be constructed of premium materials, but it still seems well made. It offers robust processing power and decent gaming capabilities in a slim profile, and an easy-to-access free...

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Review Samsung RF710 Notebook

 

Sophisticated entertainer. Looking for a 17-inch multimedia noteb

Good application performance; Low system noise; Moderate temperatures; Bright screen; Good input devices; Attractive design; Two USB 3.0 ports; Blu-Ray DVD drive

GeForce GT 420M a little too weak for 1600 x 900; No ExpressCard, eSATA or Firewire; Port layout not ideal; Poor screen contrast & black level; Mediocre battery life

Other 17-inch multimedia notebooks like the Acer Aspire 7745G, the Acer TravelMate 7740G, the Packard Bell EasyNote LX86 or the Samsung R780.

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Samsung RF710-S02 Review - PCWorld

 

The Samsung RF710 desktop replacement laptop is a capable notebook with a strong mix of components, but ultimately it seems to underperform relative to other systems in its class. On the other hand, it's a relatively attractive laptop, all muted dark...

Big hard drive plus Blu-ray playback

Disappointing display

Samsung delivers a modern-looking desktop replacement with some solid components, but the overall implementation underwhelms.

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Samsung RF710-S02US

 

The Samsung RF710-S02US is far from being the baddest, most ferocious media center laptop on the block. What keeps it from obscurity is that it's priced less than every other media center laptop we've compared it to. For under a $1,000, you get a...

A fast quad-core processor. Good graphics performance. Excellent typing and navigating experience. Reasonably priced. Blu-ray drive included

Small battery yielded subpar battery life. Design is a big yawn. Resolution maxes out at 720p

The Samsung RF710-S02US is one of the most affordable media centers, yet you still get a quad-core processor, Blu-ray drive, and plenty of storage.

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Samsung RF710-S03UK review

 

An impressive specification from this highly usable multimedia laptop

Good performance ; Strong usability ; Sharp screen ; Blu-ray drive ; Connectivity

Screen not Full HD ; Plain design ; GPU could be better

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Samsung RF710 review

 

With its glossy black finish and plenty of brushed aluminium, Samsung's latest high-end laptop is a stylish looking desktop replacement with a huge 17.3in display and full-size keyboard. The RF710 has an imposing desk footprint, but the huge dimensions...

Fast, stylish and easy to use, but the RF710 will quickly find itself outpaced when Intel’s newest processors arrive.

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Samsung RF710 review

 

The 17.3-inch Samsung RF710-S03UK looks okay and offers decent performance for your cash. But, while it's a good all-rounder, we've seen other laptops perform better for less money.

Sturdy build quality ; Decent performance ; Good keyboard and trackpad

Display isn't the brightest we've seen ; Very big and heavy ; Unimpressive battery life

The Samsung RF710-S03UK's design is functional but not particularly distinctive, while the laptop is powerful but not astonishingly so for the price. Overall, then, it's a decent all-rounder that's worth a look if you're after a powerful desktop...

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Samsung RF710-S03UK review

 

Following our review of the Samsung RF510, we have its bigger brother – offering more than just two extra inches of screen space.

The Samsung RF710 is not a cheap laptop at over £1100, but it is well specified and capable of good performance. The storage available and strong gaming potential bode well for home-entertainment use, although the value of the slower quad-core...

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Samsung RF710 review

 

The keyboard layout is fairly standard, with the only negative being the smaller size of the function-key row. Having smaller function keys isn't all that bad, but the compactness extends to the Home/PgDn cluster, which makes using those keys a little...

Overall, the Samsung RF710 presents an understated, nice-looking package. It has a good keyboard, plenty of storage, and a Blu-ray drive. Gaming results are lacklustre, but performance in desktop apps is fine, despite the fact that the current...

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Samsung - RF710

 

The phrase 'desktop replacement' is often used to describe any large and heavy laptop computer that's unlikely to be stuffed into a backpack - but in the case of Samsung's RF710, a definite attempt has been ...

Beneath its unassuming exterior, Samsung's RF710 has a tiger of a processor, a more-than-capable graphics card, and an impressive set of features that should have broad appeal - as long as you're willing to pay the hefty £1,100 price tag.

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / Blu-ray Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WSXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT 310M / GeForce GT 330M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:HM55
Processor:CORE I5 / CORE I7
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I5-460M / I5-480M / I7-720QM
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