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Samsung R505

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 reviews of Samsung R505. 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. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The usability and design also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the battery. Opinions are divided on the energy efficiency.

performance, design, usability, screen, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R505 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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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

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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...

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Samsung R505


The hd screen is brill its fast to and the hardrive is huge so plenty of storage space

Battery not to good only lasts 1.5 hour

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (

Samsung R505


Very very fast processor, easy to use

Battery runs out quick (2hrs) even on power saver setting

Dec, 2009

Consumer review (

Samsung R505


a outstanding laptop and great value for the money set up and running in 10 mins


Nov, 2009

Consumer review (

Samsung R505


Design, features and functions

Bit heavy, battery life seems rather short

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (

Samsung R505


plenty of memory, good size screen

a bit on the heavy side

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (

Samsung R505


Beautiful design, compact, lightweight. It has everything you need and more!

The battery life goes really fast, even if it is charged to 100%, it said in the specification that it was supposed to last for 2 and a half hours, i'm lucky if it lasts for 1.

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / Intel HD Audio Codec / Intel HDA
Audio system manufacturer:REALTEK ALC262-VC2-GR
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:4


Battery life (max):3
Battery recharge time:2.5
Number of battery cells:6


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam:No / Yes


Color of product:Black / Black, Red / Black, Silver / Silver

Disk Drive

Hard disk controller:Serial ATA-150


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15 / 15.4
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt

Energy Management

AC adapter power:60 / 90


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25 / 0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3470 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2 / AMD Radeon HD 3200 / AMD Radeon HD 3470 / AMD Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 0.5 / 0.768 / 0.958 / 512
On-board graphics adapter model: No

Hard Drive

Hard disk controller:Serial ATA-150


Keyboard number of keys:88 / 89
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone


Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Networking features:10/100/1000 / 10/100/1000 Ethernet UTP / Gb LAN / Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless LAN / Gigabit LAN / LAN 10/100/1000
Networking Type:Ethernet LAN, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Ethernet

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
DVD read speed:8
DVD write speed:8
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:2.4 / 4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:4
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:2.4 / 4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:6
DVD+RW write speed:6 / 8
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HD / Intel HD Audio Codec
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.1 x 10.4 x 1.25 / 14.1 x 10.6 x 1.52 / 14.9 x 10.4 x 1.25
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
TV in port: No
Warranty:1 / 2
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g / Atheros 802.11b/g / Atheros Wifi 802.11b.g / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g / WLAN 802.11b/g

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Mouse included: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
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 / 90


Chipset:AMD RX781
Motherboard chipset:AMD RX781
Processor:QL-62 / RM-72 / ZM-80
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:AMD Athlon
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1
Processor front side bus:667
Processor model:QL-62 / RM-72 / ZM-80


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No


Bundled software:SAMSUNG Magic Doctor\nSAMSUNG Update Plus\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Security\nSamsung MagicDoctor / McAfee Virus Scan / McAfee VirusScan / Microsoft Office Professional 2007


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.4 / 10.6 / 11
Height (front):1 / 1.25 / 1.52
Height (rear):1.25 / 1.51 / 1.52 / 2
Weight:5.91 / 5.95 / 6.06 / 7
Width:14 / 14.1 / 14.9