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Samsung R522

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of Samsung R522. 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. People really like the usability and battery. The price and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the keyboard. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and touchpad.

performance, design, price, battery, usability

sound, touchpad, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R522 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung R522

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Samsung R522 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image quality and durability. The design and price are also appreciated, but many are critical about the battery.

performance, price, design, durability, image quality

battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung R522 15.6 inch Laptop, Core2Duo T6400 2.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, DVDRW, HD, Vista Home PremuimSamsung R522 15.6 inch Laptop, Core2Duo T6400 2.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, DVDRW, HD, Vista Home Premuim

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung R522-Aura Notebook

 

Gaming Beginner. Samsung provides a, in view of configuration, at

Very good value for money ratio; System performance; Gaming performance; Configuration; Quality of manufacturing; Interface distribution; HDMI, eSATA included; Battery life and emission without load

USB ports on the right could be obstructive; High emissions under longer load; Omission of Bluetooth; Small touchpad; Sound; Reflective display with average contrast

The competition of the middle class is quite big, here a few examples: Asus N51V, Toshiba A500 15H or the Acer Aspire 5739G.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Philip Barker (techradar.com)

Samsung R522 review

 

The Samsung R522 is a comfortable and stylish laptop, but is limited when it comes to media use

Comfortable use ; Good battery life

Sub-par performance ; Features like Bluetooth missing

A good laptop that just fails to outperform some others available

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Stephen Patrick (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung R522 notebook

 

Samsung's R-series targets those on a budget, offering impressive features and quality at decent prices. The R522 is a 15.6-inch laptop that offers comfort, style and decent office performance. The Samsung R522 is a capable laptop, but it's difficult...

Reasonable value, good office performance, comfortable keyboard

Integrated graphics, lacks any stand-out features

The Samsung R522 is a capable laptop, but it’s difficult to get enthusiastic about it. Styling is neat, performance is capable, features are average - in no way is it a bad laptop. Unlike some of Samsung’s smaller offerings, however, it’s also not a...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung R522 - 15.6in Notebook

 

Samsung brings a little style and refinement to the mid-range laptop sector with the R522-FA01UK.

Samsung has also integrated a 2-megapixel webcam above the screen. Unlike previous machines, though, the microphone is also above the screen instead of by the keyboard. This makes a lot more sense, even if Samsung has opted to put the mic in the corner...

May, 2011

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Samsung - R522

 

With a compact and relatively lightweight design, the R522 from Samsung is an attractive laptop aimed at those who want reasonable performance on-the-go. The core specs are solid enough: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 processor, 4GB ...

We can't fathom why Samsung neglected to include 802.11n wireless support, but with its decent battery life, reasonable performance and overall good looks, the R522 is good value at this price. Its use of integrated graphics means 3D performance is...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Will Stapley (reghardware.co.uk)

Samsung R522

 

Cheap 'n' cheerful Core 2 Duo, but lacks 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

The keyboard won't suit all tastes and we were hoping for slightly better battery life, but on the whole this is a decent budget laptop from Samsung. That said, the bizarre decision to go with 802.11g wireless and the total lack of Bluetooth may be...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung R522-JS01UK

 

The piano black surface is great to look at but it gathers dust and leaves finger prints like no other! Keyboard could be of higher quality but overall very good product.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung R522-JS01UK

 

Excellent laptop, good battery life, great picture quality, boots quickly, transfers data to and from phone/mp3 player/camera without any trouble. Glad i bought a Samsung.

nothing major - screen reflects a bit too much.

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung R522-JS01UK

 

easy to use very clear graphics

nil

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Claudio (reevoo.com)

Samsung R522-JS01UK

 

Massive hard disk 500Gb, very good CPU dual core. Indipendent graphic card, 3 USB of which one is recharging. Screen 16/8 high definition. Windows 7 is quick to boot and light.

It lacks bluetooth

Jan, 2010
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Product Specifications

Anyone who enjoys the enhanced visual quality of High Definition (HD) multimedia will appreciate the ground-breaking design of the Samsung R522 notebook. Its innovative 15.6" high resolution screen has a pure 16:9 aspect ratio, which is optimized for watching HD movies or playing games, with no black bars in widescreen, and also makes it easier to use Windows Vista gadgets. The R522 is packed with the latest communications technology and advanced productivity features, which makes it the perfect choice if you want to get things done on the move or simply need a high performance desktop replacement. And because it's equipped with the latest optical disc drive and built-in stereo speakers, you can enjoy HD content, with perfect image and sound reproduction, wherever you choose to be.

Audio

Audio drivers:Realtek ALC272
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD SRS 3D / HDA / HDA SRS 3D / High Definition Audio / Realtek ALC272 / SRS 3D
Audio system direct 3D sound:No / Yes
Audio system full duplex: No
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 3

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000 / 4400
Battery life (max):5 / 6
Battery performance:4000 / 4400
Battery recharge time:3
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):4.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10in
Height:1.4in
Weight:5.5lbs
Width:14.8in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:60 / 90

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4330 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4650 / AMD Mobilty Radeon HD 4330 / AMD Radeon HD 4330 / AMD Radeon HD 4650 / Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA X4500 / Intel GMA X4500HD
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.384 / 0.5 / 1.024 / 512
On-board graphics adapter: No
On-board graphics adapter model: No

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:FA02
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung R522

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:87 / 88 / 89
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:533 / 667 / 800
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Modem

Type: None

Networking

3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology: / 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:10/100/1000 / 10/100/1000 Ethernet UTP / 10/100/1000Mbit / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN / Gigabit LAN Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g
Networking Type:10/100/1000 LAN / 802.11 b/g, 10 / 100 / 1000 / Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
DVD drive type:SATA
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Other Features

Audio system:HD Audio / HD SRS 3D / HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Bluetooth / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.8 x 1.23 x 10.1 / 14.8 x 10 x 1.22 / 14.8 x 10.1 x 1.22 / 14.8 x 10.1 x 1.23 / 14.8 x 10.1 x 1.46
Display:LCD / LED
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard disk drive, user password:No / Yes
HDD user password:N / Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Protection tools:McAfee
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Warranty:1 / 2
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11 n / 802.11b.g / 802.11b/g / 802.11b/g/n / 802.11bg/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 bg/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1 / 3.5
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:60 / 90

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GM45 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Clock Speed:2.1GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 13 / 8.5 / 9 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel GM45 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Motherboard southbridge:Intel ICH9M
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing die size:107 / 143
Processor:P7550 / P8600 / P8700 / T3400 / T4200 / T4300 / T4400 / T6400 / T6500 / T6600
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.5 - 3
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.16 / 2.2 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53
Processor front side bus:1066 / 667 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:P7550 / P8600 / T3400 / T4200 / T4300 / T4400 / T6400 / T6500 / T6600
Processor Number:T6500
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Pentium T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / M0 / R0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):2 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:35568 / 35583 / 37251 / 37253 / 37255 / 39311 / 40479 / 40739 / 42014
Processor code:SL3BV / SLB3P / SLGF4 / SLGF5 / SLGF8 / SLGFE / SLGJ4 / SLGJL / SLGJM / SLGJN
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

Installed Size:3GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:-SAMSUNG Magic Doctor.\n-SAMSUNG Update Plus.\n-Easy Display Manager.\n-Easy Battery Manager.\n-Easy Network Manager.\n-Easy SpeedUp Manager.\n-Adobe Acrobat Reader. / Adobe Acrobat Reader / Samsung Magic Doctor,\nEasy SpeedUp Manager,\nEasy Network\nManager,\nEasy Battery Manager,\nEasy Display Manager,\nSamsung Update Plus,\nSamsung Wall Paper / Screen Saver,\nAdobe Acrobat Reader,\nCyberlink DVD Solution,\nSamsung Recovery Solution IV / SAMSUNG Magic Doctor/SAMSUNG Update Plus/Easy Display Manger\nEasy Battery Manager/Easy Network Manager/Easy SpeedUp Manager / SAMSUNG Magic Doctor\nSAMSUNG Update Plus\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III \nAdobe Acrobat Reader / Samsung Recovery Solution III,\nMcAfee Security Center,\nSamsung MagicDoctor,\nEasy Battery Manager,\nEasy Display Manager,\nEasy Network Manager,\nEasy SpeedUp Manager,\nSamsung Update Plus,\nAdobe Acrobat Reader. / Samsung Recovery Solution III,\nMcAfee Security Center,\nSamsung MagicDoctor\nEasy Battery Manager,\nEasy Display Manager,\nEasy Network Manager,\nEasy SpeedUp Manager,\nSamsung Update Plus,\nAdobe Acrobat Reader. / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III\nCyberlink DVD\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nSAMSUNG Magic Doctor\nSAMSUNG Update Plus / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution IV \nAdobe Acrobat Reader
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows XP Home Edition
Trial software:-Microsoft Office Professional 2007 / Adobe Acrobat Reader/Genuine Microsoft Office Professional 2007\nMcAfee Virus Scan / Adobe Acrobat Reader/Genuine, Microsoft Office Professional 2007 / Genuine Microsoft Office Professional 2007 / McAfee Security\nMicrosoft Office 2007 / McAfee Virus Scan / McAfee Virus Scan \nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007 / McAfee Virus Scan,\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007 / McAfee Virus Scan\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007 / Microsoft Office 2007 / Microsoft Office Professional 2007 / Office Professional 2007

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:348MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.1
Height:1 / 1.22 / 1.23 / 1.46
Height (front):1.22 / 1.23
Height (rear):1.46
Weight:5.62 / 7
Width:14.8 / 15