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Samsung NP-R40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Samsung NP-R40. 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. Opinions about the keyboard and price are overall positive. The screen and design are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the portability and durability, and there are some critical reviews about the battery.

performance, design, screen, price, keyboard


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP-R40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: tama (

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...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: staff (

Samsung R40 review


A cost-effective solution that offers good performance

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

Some signs of cost-cutting ; Poor battery life

Battery life is a serious let-down but you do get rather a lot for your money

Jan, 2007

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Samsung R40

Apr, 2007

Product Specifications

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

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight


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


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

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:667MHz


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


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
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

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


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


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


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