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Samsung R520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the durability and reliability. The screen and battery also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency.

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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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 34 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung R520

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 20 user reviews of Samsung R520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

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90% 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 Laptop PC (C2D T6400, 2.0GHz, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, DVDRW, HD, Vista Home Premium) -Black/SilverSamsung R520 15.6-inch Notebook ( T6500 2.1 GHz Processor, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, DVDSMDL, Webcam, HDMI, BT, 6 Cell Battery, Windows 7 Home Premium, B

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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

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Samsung R520 review

 

The Samsung R520 isn't a bad deal if you just want a laptop for running productivity software, but, if you're looking for a machine to use at home, the larger R720 is a much better all-rounder that costs only slightly more

Good keyboard ; Decent battery life

Images on the screen can look rather washed-out ; Weak 3D graphics capability

Conclusion Although it's £100 cheaper than the R720, the Samsung R520 isn't as desirable. It's not much more portable than its larger sibling and doesn't perform as well overall. That's not to say that this isn't a good-value laptop, but better...

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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.

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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...

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Samsung R520-JA01UK

 

Great little laptop,no problems running multiple tasks at once.easy to set up and very quiet once running.top marks

the keyboard is very fiddly and typing at length is rather tricky and annoying

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

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

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino 2 VPro / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino 2 VPro / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows Vista Home Premium
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA X4500 / GMA X4500MHD / Mobility Radeon HD 4330 / Radeon HD4650

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:45GM / Unknown
Processor:Core 2 Duo / Pentium Dual Core
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:T4200 / T4300 / T6400 / T6500
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