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Samsung P500 (S5231137)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Samsung P500 (S5231137). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the durability and design. The size and screen are also appreciated.

usability, screen, size, design, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung P500 (S5231137) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Martina Osztovits (notebookcheck.net)

Review Schenker XMG P500 PRO Gaming Notebook

 

Extreme Gaming? The XMG P500 Pro from Schenker wants to impress w

Excellent application and gaming performance; Stable and plain case with matt surfaces; Very good display quality; Good input devices; Many interface options

Can get loud and warm; Short battery life

Gaming notebooks with a matt display are still rare. Notebooks with the same graphics card can be found in Asus G73JW (17 inch) or Toshiba's Qosmio X500 notebook. Comparable graphics performance are provided in notebooks with ATI's HD 5850 graphics...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Michael Browne (techradar.com)

Samsung P500 review

 

A practical but understated machine that failed to shine in this group test

Decent build quality ; Good screen ; Competitive price

Lacklustre performance ; Low on features

An unremarkable laptop, but its cheap and will do well on the commute

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Stephen Patrick (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung P500 notebook

 

Samsung is aggressively attacking all sectors of the notebook market at present but none quite as aggressively as the entry-level end of the market. The Samsung P500 is a well-built machine that offers decent if not outstanding value for money. The...

Great price, decent battery life

Basic spec, keyboard rattles

The Samsung P500 is a well-built machine that offers decent if not outstanding value for money. The build quality is mixed, with a solid design but the keyboard does tend to let the overall effect down.

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: PTSA President (staples.com)

I was skeptical at first

 

We are planning to use 10 of them in a giant fundraiser that we run once a year and gross over $500,000.

All the features,Fast printing,Great Price,Solid keys,Tax button,Why pay more

Isn\'t found in the store

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Christa (staples.com)

We would purchase this calculator again

 

We have replaced another old machine (another brand) with this calculator. Love it!!

Adequate Capabilities,Attractive Design,Clear Display,Compact Size,Easy To Use,Long Battery Life,Quality Construction

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: KMAT (staples.com)

Great size...great price!

 

Exactly what I needed, at a great price! I love that it came in Black and it doesn't take up too much room on my desk.

Adequate Capabilities,Attractive Design,Clear Display,Compact Size,Easy To Use

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Troy (staples.com)

Works Great!

 

My coworker has the older version and because it worked so well for her, I decided to get one too. They didn't make the model she had, so I got the new version. No complaints, working well!

Attractive Design,Clear Display,Compact Size,Easy To Use

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: jtrimarchi (staples.com)

Skips numbers

 

We had three of these calculators in our accounting office and all of them had the same problem. You have to press the keys very hard and precisely in order for the numbers to register. This means that if you are entering numbers quickly it is very...

Inadequate Capabilities

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Gin (staples.com)

Great calculator

 

Great, user friendly, would highly reccomend

Adequate Capabilities,Attractive Design,Clear Display,Easy To Use,Quality Construction

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: jamwriter73 (staples.com)

GREAT LITTLE CALCULATOR

 

I like this little calculator--actually more than I thought I would. As an accountant, I use a calculator constantly. What I like about it is its small size. It takes up very little desk space, the tape printout is crystal clear, the print cartridge is...

Adequate Capabilities,Clear Display,Compact Size,Easy To Use,Quiet

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:ALC262-GR HD / HD / HD Audio
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:2000
Battery life (max):4
Battery performance:2000
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:N

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:15.4
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Pixel Pitch:0.0102 x 0.0102

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.16
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:44.4 / 60 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon Xpress 1250 / AMD Radeon Xpress X1250
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.256

Keyboard

Keyboard number of keys:89
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Atheros 802.11b/g / Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN
Networking Type:Ethernet LAN, WLAN

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:ALC262-GR HD / HD / HD Audio
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP/Vista
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.1 x 10.3 x 1.38
Display:LCD
Display viewable area (HxV):13 x 8.15
Display viewable area HxV:13 x 8.15
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:5 / 56
Modem Type:V.92
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Warranty:1
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: 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 / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
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 output current:3.16
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:44.4 / 60 / 90

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Chipset:ATI RS600ME
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 12.5 / 14
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:ATI RS600ME
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing die size:107 / 143
Processor:T2390 / T5450 / T5550 / T5750 / T7250 / T7500 / T8100 / T9300
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.062 - 1.150 / 1.075 - 1.175
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Celeron Mobile / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.663 / 1.73 / 1.83 / 1.86 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.56
Processor front side bus:533 / 667 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:T2390 / T5450 / T5550 / T5750 / T7250 / T7500 / T8100 / T9300
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series / Intel Pentium T2000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:mPGA4 / Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket M (mPGA478MT) / Socket P
Processor system type:Up
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / E1 / M0
Tcase:68
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: 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 (VT-x):1 / N / Y
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:29761 / 30787 / 31728 / 32427 / 33915 / 33916 / 33917 / 35153
Processor code:SLA49 / SLA4D / SLA4H / SLAVJ / SLAYY
Processor package size:35 / 35 x 35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS

Software

Bundled software:Norton Antivirus, Samsung Network Manager, Adobe Reader, Samsung Update Plus, AV Station Premium, Samsung EasyBox / SAMSUNG Magic Doctor\nSAMSUNG Update Plus\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / Samsung Magic Doctor\nSamsung Update Plus\nSamsung Recovery Solution II / Samsung Recovery Solution II
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business / Windows XP Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Trial software:McAfee Virus Scan / Microsoft Office Professional 2007

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 160 / 250 / 80

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.3
Height:1.38
Height (front):1.22
Height (rear):1.38
Weight:5.91
Width:14.1