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Samsung R40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the usability and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and value for money also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the portability and resolution.

design, value for money, performance, screen, usability

battery, resolution, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 57 reviews)

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Samsung R40 Review (pics, specs)

 

The Samsung R40 is a 15.4 widescreen notebook which focuses mainly on multimedia, and which Samsung places under the category Mobile Professional. The notebook uses the ATI chipset with the ATI Radeon Xpress 200m graphics card, and weighs 2.7kg, about...

Stylish design Quiet and cool Windows vista capable Fast processor, snappy performance Useful shortcuts Relatively small amount of preinstalled software/bloatware Bright sharp display Good overall build quality Quality keyboard

Flex and twisting in lid No Bluetooth Matte screen No option for higher resolution screen Average battery life No built in camera

The Samsung R40 satisfies my needs very well. For a budget laptop, it is good value for money, having a generous amount of ram and, although one of the slowest core duo processors, much faster than the previous generation of notebooks. For my needs the...

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Samsung R40

 

The 15.4-inch screen is a standard TFT panel

Good price, Stays cool in use, Decent spec for the price

Some signs of cost-cutting, Poor battery life

While we weren't initially overwhelmed with the Samsung R40, it quickly proved to be a usable and effective laptop. The battery life lets down what is a semi-portable machine, but if you're looking for a bargain priced desktop replacement and don't...

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Samsung Q40 ultraportable laptop

 

There's lots to like about the Samsung Q40: it's a neat and trim 12.1in laptop with a brushed aluminium finish that weighs a scant 1.2kg, making it worthy of the term ultraportable.

While the very poor performance score meant we couldn't give the Samsung Q40 a PC Advisor Recommended rosette, we hope to see more well-constructed, truly ultraportable laptops like this one. A faster processor and twice the RAM would have made a huge...

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Samsung 5500 Series 40’’ Smart TV review

 

The newest 40-inch model in Samsung's “Smart” LED-backlit range of TVs offers a full house of features, but is somewhat pricey

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Samsung Q40 ultraportable laptop

 

There's lots to like about the Samsung Q40: it's a neat and trim 12.1in laptop with a brushed aluminium finish that weighs a scant 1.2kg, making it worthy of the term ultraportable.

We hope to see more well-constructed, truly ultraportable laptops like this one. A faster processor and twice the RAM would have made a huge difference to our final verdict on this desirable piece of kit.

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Samsung R40

 

Product Specifications

The R40 is a notebook PC that perfectly balances mobile performance with cost.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.4in
Height:1.5in
Weight:6lbs
Width:14.2in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Germany/Spain/United Kingdom
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:K002/LWD 5500/T2300 Caosee
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung R40

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:667MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:802.11 Super G / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 Super G / 802.11b/g/802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 4x (DVD/16x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.66GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T2300/T2300E/T5500
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo

RAM

Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:100GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
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