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Samsung R520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of Samsung R520. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the keyboard and screen. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative comments about the energy efficiency.

performance, usability, price, screen, keyboard

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung R520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Samsung R520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the portability and reliability are on the whole positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably.

price, performance, usability, reliability, portability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung R520 15.6 Inch Notebook PC (C2D T6400, 2.0GHz, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, DVDRW, HD, Vista Home Premium) -Black/SilverSamsung R520 15.6 Inch Notebook PC (C2D T6400, 2.0GHz, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, DVDRW, HD, Vista Home Premium) -Black/Silver

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung R520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Samsung R520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Stereo Headset for Samsung SGH-A737, SGH-T639, SGH-T729, and SCH-R520Samsung Stereo Headset for Samsung SGH-A737, SGH-T639, SGH-T729, and SCH-R520

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Alex Bentley (techradar.com)

Samsung R520 review

 

Samsung offers yet another strong entry-level laptop

Powerful processor ; Very portable ; Great features

Screen not that great ; 3D power is lacking

Great performance, usability and features at a price that's hard to beat

Sep, 2009

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung R520 review

 

If Samsung's intention for its R520 was to create a budget laptop that looks and feels like a much more expensive model, it's succeeded.

A stunning laptop for the price, Samsung's R520 has everything you need. If you're on a tight budget, this is the model to buy.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: (ixbtlabs.com)

Preview: R520 and Others

 

It's no secret that there appeared a lot of preliminary data (for example, on www.anandtech.com and www.vr-zone.com) on future ATI products based on the new R520 chip and its crippled low-end modifications (RV5XX). Let's try to sum up the available...

Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung R520-JA01UK

 

Fast, with a clear screen and feel good keys

Loaded with 2007 applications that I couldn't use

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Eileen (reevoo.com)

Samsung R520-JA04UK

 

No bad points, just excellent.

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung R520-JA01UK

 

The laptop is stylish and performs very well. The processor is fast and Windows 7 is better than XP and that's saying something.

None so far.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung R520-JA01UK

 

Very pleased with this laptop having bought it to replace a desktop. It was easy to set up. The memory, speed, screen size and picture definition are excellent and fully meets my requirements.

none so far

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung R520-JA01UK

 

Up and running within minutes of getting it out of the box. All my existing software has transfrred onto this new computer without any problems.

A set-up option to partition the disk with no guidance on the most appropriate options.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Paul (reevoo.com)

Samsung R520-JA01UK

 

Bags of memory, fast intel duo core processor. Very fast. Looks great, nice wide screen. 1.3mp webcam and microphone built in. Soft touch keyboard and clever mousepad allow you to scroll and zoom in without having to select from the screen. Has a...

Glossy screen can be a bit reflective at times eg. Bright sunshine. Some of the application software is trial only and can clash with existing subscriptions eg. I already had a McAfee subscription but the trial version keeps over-riding it and telling...

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

Samsung R520-JA01UK

 

First experience of Windows 7 and it has been a happy one.

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Display

Display Surface:Gloss

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Pentium T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:35583 / 36734 / 37251 / 37253 / 39311 / 40479
Processor package size:35