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Samsung R series R420-FA04

Samsung R series R420-FA04
alaScore 78

18 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Samsung R series R420-FA04. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the usability and price. The design and battery also get good feedback.

battery, design, price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R series R420-FA04 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung R series R420-FA04


alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Samsung R series R420-FA04 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The price also gets good feedback.

battery, price, usability

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Jayesh Shinde (

Samsung R420


The 14-inch Samsung R420 has a nice all-black exterior that doesn't attract fingerprints. It also offers pretty good performance.

Nice, matte exterior ; All-black design ; Good performance

Mediocre battery life ; Average feature set

The Samsung R420's a nice 14-inch laptop with an all-black, non-glossy exterior. It offers good performance, but has some chinks in its feature set and has mediocre battery life.

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD SRS 3D
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5


Number of battery cells:6


Color of product:Black


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss

Energy Management

AC adapter power:60


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD


Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Networking features:Fast Ethernet, WLAN

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

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: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:60


Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GM45 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel GM45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Pentium Mobile
Processor frequency:2
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:T4200
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:Socket P
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: 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
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 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:37251
Processor code:SLGJN
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


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


Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Virus Scan


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

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):1.18
Height (rear):1.48