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Samsung RF710

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of Samsung RF710. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the screen and price. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the battery and size.

performance, design, portability, price, screen

size, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung RF710 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 RF710

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Samsung RF710 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and usability. The price and sound are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the durability. Views about the reliability and portability are different.

performance, sound, price, usability, design

durability

75% 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 Laptop (Intel Core i5-460M 2.53GHz, 4Gb, 640Gb, Blu-ray/DVDRW, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) - Black/Silver

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Katherine Stevenson (maximumpc.com)

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...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung RF710 Notebook

 

Sophisticated entertainer. Looking for a 17-inch multimedia notebook which not only looks stunning but also has some power under the hood? Look no further than the Samsung RF710. A quad-core processor, 6 GB of RAM and a Blu-Ray DVD drive are just a few...

Good application performance, Low system noise, Moderate temperatures, Bright screen, Good input devices, Attractive design, Two USB 3.0 ports, Blu-Ray DVD drive, The input devices, which Samsung made an excellent job of

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

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Loyd Case (pcworld.com)

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.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (techradar.com)

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

Jan, 2011

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

Samsung RF710 review

 

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

Jan, 2011

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

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...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Loyd Case, pcworld.com (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

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.

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: McTibbetts (tigerdirect.com)

Broke after 1 year

 

Just past it's first birthday, when it started randomly shutting down. That started happening more and more often. Then one day it was working fine and we smelled smoke. We were trying to find out where it was coming from when smoke started puffing out...

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
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
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Surface:Gloss
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

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

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 2.048
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:HM55
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor:CORE I5 / CORE I7
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield
Processor Number:I5-460M / I5-480M / I7-720QM
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor package size:34 / 37.5
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