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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. Opinions about the usability and battery are generally positive. The price and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the keyboard. Many are critical 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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Samsung R522 from 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 Reviews about the image quality and durability are overall positive. The design and price also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the battery.

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100% of the reviews on 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

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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: (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

Samsung R522-JS01UK


easy to use very clear graphics


Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Claudio (

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

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 Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):4.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Dimensions & Weight



Display Surface:Gloss / Matt

Display (Projector)

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

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.384 / 0.5 / 1.024


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung R522

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
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

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor Number:T6500
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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 2 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:35568 / 35583 / 37006 / 37251 / 37253 / 37255 / 39311 / 40479 / 40739 / 42014
Processor package size:35


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


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

Video Memory

Installed Size:348MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD