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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. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the energy efficiency. There are some negative views about the battery.

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

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: Max (

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 by: Wayne (

Samsung R505


Very very fast processor, easy to use

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

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: mick (

Samsung R505


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


Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Samsung R505


Design, features and functions

Bit heavy, battery life seems rather short

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Samsung R505


plenty of memory, good size screen

a bit on the heavy side

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Maxine (

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


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Display Surface:Gloss / Matt


Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25 / 0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 0.5 / 0.768 / 0.958

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4


Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2