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Samsung R505

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and price. The screen and keyboard also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the battery.

design, keyboard, screen, price, performance


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R505 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 72 reviews)

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Expert review by: Alex Bentley (

Samsung R505 review


Samsung's R505 is a fantastic entry-level laptop, despite some minor shortcomings

Excellent build quality ; Top-notch usability ; Good screen

Screen is rather reflective ; Easily scratched ; Sub-par multi-tasking performance

Minor flaws detract from what is an otherwise very good laptop

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Alan Lu (

Samsung R505 review


Good build quality and generous hard disk capacity can't quite make up for poor performance and a higher price than PC Nextday's Versa.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Peter Kane (

R505CT a multimedia treat


Sony's ultra-portable Vaio R505CT will benefit most users with its slight form factor and detachable multimedia docking station. Additionally, those with other Sony equipment (like a camera or MP3 player) can use their memory sticks to load data...

The PIII-850/700 SpeedStep CPU provides plenty of processing power, and it's combined with 128MB of SD-RAM and an integrated graphics controller in an i815EM chip set. Running Windows Me, the R505CT scored 129 in our PC WorldBench test suite

Aug, 2001

Expert review by: (

Samsung R505 FA03UK


The new R505-FA03UK laptop from Samsung offers the perfect blend of performance, style and value.

The stylish and nifty Netbook comes with improved energy efficiency and advanced performance supplied by the VIA Nano U2250 processor added to a 1GB RAM, the Windows XP operating system now runs smoothly with no interruptions

However, the battery life, at only 3 hours for us, means that we'd prefer an Eee over the R505 FA03UK

Also with the new Notebook style keyboard and built in 1.3 mega pixel webcam, the improved Netbook could be regarded as the perfect combination of its Notebook counterparts with the convenience of its size and weight making it an ideal travelling...

Consumer review by: Hilary (

Samsung R505-FA03UK Laptop


Quick and easy to access


May, 2009

Consumer review by: Dan (

Samsung R505-FA03UK Laptop


The design is very nice! A little shiny but if kept clean (just like my shiny black coffee table) it looks amazing! Can fault the design or spec of the laptop. Everything about it is perfect

The shiny black case could be a bad point, but if your like me and dont mind giving it a little polish then there are no bad points about the laptop at all

May, 2009

Consumer review by: Andy (

Samsung R505-FA03UK Laptop



Not the fastest graphics card nor does not come with a naked super model

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Samsung R505-FA03UK Laptop


good speed


Mar, 2009

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA / WXGA+

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows Vista Home Premium


Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD3200 / Mobility Radeon HD3470


Chipset Brand:Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:Athlon 64 X2 / Turion 64 X2
Processor Brand:AMD
Processor Number:QL-62 / RM-72