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Samsung R520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Samsung R520. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and screen. The usability and performance also get good opinions. Many are negative about the energy efficiency.

price, performance, usability, screen, battery


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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Review analysis

(Based on 34 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung R520


alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Samsung R520 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviews about the portability and reliability are generally positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated.

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90% of the reviews on 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 Laptop ( T6500 2.1 GHz Processor, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, DVDSMDL, Webcam, HDMI, BT, 6 Cell Battery, Windows 7 Home Premium, Blac

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Alex Bentley (

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

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Julian Prokaza (

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...

Nov, 2009


Expert review by: (

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: (

Preview: R520 and Others


It's no secret that there appeared a lot of preliminary data (for example, on and 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: Kev (

Samsung R520-JA01UK


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

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

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


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


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


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