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Samsung R520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Samsung R520. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and reliability. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the keyboard. Many are critical about the energy efficiency.

price, performance, usability, reliability, portability


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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Samsung R520 from 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 Comments about the portability and reliability are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good opinions.

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung 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 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

Nov, 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

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

Sep, 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

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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

Convertible: No
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