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Samsung RF710

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 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. Reviewers really like the usability and portability. The price and design also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the size. There are some critical views about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung RF710 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 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. Opinions about the design and usability are overall positive. The price and sound are also mentioned favorably. Opinions about the reliability and portability are mixed, while many are critical about the durability.

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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

Dec, 2017

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: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Samsung RF710-S02US

 

The Samsung RF710-S02US has many of the parts you'd normally find in a media center laptop, but at a lower price.

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.

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Nov, 2010

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 (techadvisor.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 (techadvisor.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

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / SRS PS
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer:No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):4
Battery performance:4400
Number of battery cells:6

Certificates

Certification:TCO 3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Blue, Silver / Black, Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:17 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display response rise/fall:8
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter power:60 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 330M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 420 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1024 / 2.048
Maximum Resolution:2.048 x 1.536 / 2048 x 1536
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / No

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard number of keys:101 / 103 / 104
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology: / 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

BD-R Dual Layer write speed:2
BD-R read speed:4
BD-R write speed:4
BD-RE write speed:4
CD read speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / SRS PS
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Home Premium
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Plug and Play: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC - DC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

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

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
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-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:296 / 81
Processor:I5-460M / I5-480M / i7-720QM
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 2.933
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-460M / I5-480M / i7-720QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105

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:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / 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 / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
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):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / 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: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:43122 / 50179 / 52952
Processor code:SLBLY / SLC22 / SLC26
Processor package size:34 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:+12V DC, 5.0A / Easy Display Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Update Plus, Battery Life Extender, Easy File Share, Easy Content Share, Game Console, Samsung Fast Start, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter / Samsung Support Center, Samsung Recovery Solution, Samsung Update Plus.\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010 / Samsung Support Center, Samsung Recovery Solution, Samsung Update Plus\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010 / 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
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security (60) / Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500 / 640

Technical Details

Power supply type:AC - DC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.1 / 10.9 / 11
Height:1.49 / 16.4
Height (front):1 / 1.26 / 1.27 / 1.28
Height (rear):1.49 / 1.5 / 2
Weight:5.73 / 6.39 / 6.44 / 7
Width:1.49 / 15 / 16.4 / 17