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Samsung NP-R20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Samsung NP-R20. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the size. Some have doubts about the sound and battery.

design, performance, usability, screen, price

battery, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP-R20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Samsung NP-R20 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the durability and usability. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but views are divided on the design. There are some negative opinions about the battery and sound.

screen, price, performance, usability, durability

portability, sound, battery

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung R20 - Core Duo T2350 1.86Ghz 2x512Mb 120Gb Hard Drive DVDSM Wireless LAN 14.1" TFT Vista Home PremiumSamsung R20 Plus Notebook Core 2 Duo (T5550) 1.83GHz 2048MB (2x1024MB) 200GB 14.1 inch WXGA TFT DVD±RW LAN WLAN Vista Home Premium - BlackSamsung R20 Plus - Core 2 Duo T5500 / 1.83 GHz - RAM 2 GB - HDD 200 GB - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - Radeon X1250 - WLAN : 802.11 Super G, 802.11b/g -

May, 2016

Expert review by: John Ratsey (

Samsung R20 Review


So why would I buy an R20? At the time this model was released, in February 2007, the combination of a reasonable dual core CPU, 1GB RAM, a generous 160GB HDD and a DVD burner in a medium sized unit was unbeatable at the price. The 14” size is...

Under 2.3kg for the computer and 2.75kg complete with PSU and power cables ; A very bright display ; Effective and fairly quiet cooling system under normal use / keeps cool on the underside ; Very good keyboard (provided you like the Fn key in the...

Small battery and limited battery run time ; Limited audio volume ; No S-Video port, Firewire or Bluetooth ; Limited 3D graphics capability but is the best performing of the integrated graphics solutions

Since the review was prepared, Samsung have released another BIOS update (11SH) for the R20. This update was installed and the computer was checked to see if there was any change to the power management. There is progress since the CPU now enters the...

May, 2007

Expert review by: staff (

Samsung R20 review


The entry-level model in Samsung's new 'Aura' design range

Comfortable to use ; Smart design

Underpowered ; Limited battery life

A comfortable machine but one that's a little short of power

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Stephen Patrick (

Samsung R20 laptop - Pocket-lint


When it comes to notebooks, Samsung may be overshadowed by some of the larger far-east manufacturers but we've been impressed with almost all the machines

Cheap, great weight

Average battery, poor graphics

The Samsung R20 is a great example of what can be achieved in a notebook when power and portability are required.

Apr, 2007


Expert review by: Zoe Mutter (

Samsung R20 laptop


Our review of the Samsung R20, Samsung's latest slim and user-friendly laptop PC, shows a stylish and full-featured system.

Stylish, user-friendly and well featured at the price, we really liked the Samsung R20. And gaming was half-decent, too.

May, 2007


Expert review by: Benny Har-Even (

Samsung R20 Aura


If you want the looks and the performance but don't have the budget the Samsung R20 could be the answer.

Samsung has managed to offer a budget notebook that doesn't actually look like a budget notebook, at least when the lid is closed. The screen is only adequate but the basics are all there, such as an excellent keyboard. If you're on a budget and want...

Mar, 2007


Expert review by: Dave Stevenson (

Samsung R20


As brands go, Samsung isn't one that you'd normally expect to find fraternising with the budget laptop market. Samsung sponsors Chelsea Football Club, for instance, a sure sign that a company is looking to associate itself more with Fortnum & Mason...

A veritable gem of a laptop. It isn't without its flaws, but they're easy to live with when you consider the price.

Nov, 2007

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Samsung R20


Samsung has overhauled most of its notebook range in recent months, implementing what it calls its "Aura" design. The R20 is the entry-level machine in the range, yet judging from the look you wouldn't think so.

Quite portable, Reasonably powerful

Easily scratched, Limited battery life

Top performance that's best suited for home use

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: (

Samsung - R20


Samsung could have stuck to the tried and trusted Centrino formula when it developed the R20 but instead it chose to use a rare old mixture of components in this sleek laptop. There's a dual core ...

This is a slender, light, cheap laptop that offers plenty of performance, however the finish is a bit on the cheap side and the battery life isn't especially impressive. We can overlook those points at this price, but the way the screen darkens...

May, 2007

Expert review by: (

Samsung R20 F001


This stylish Samsung laptop is ideal for home users looking for a reliable laptop. There's a slight difference between the 2 laptops, even though both are under the R20 umbrella.

Great design

Samsung still playing it safe

Almost identical to the R20 F001 F002.

Product Specifications


Front Camera: No


Display Surface:Gloss


Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.256


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):34

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:35