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Samsung R540

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the performance and keyboard. The screen and value for money also get good feedback. Many are negative about the sound. The touchpad and portability get mixed opinions.

design, value for money, screen, keyboard, performance

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R540 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 171 reviews)

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Review Samsung R540-JS08DE Notebook

 

Refurbished. Samsung beefs up its low price entry-level R530 with

Quiet & cool (Silent Mode); Very good keyboard; Antireflective TFT; Viable brightness; Good application performance; 3D performance for casual gamers

Narrow viewing angles; Few interfaces; Short battery life; Yielding base plate; Clattery mouse keys

The popular use of the term "fastest graphic performance". The HD 545v definitely doesn't belong to the performance machines.

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Samsung R540 Review

 

There is no shortage of low-cost laptops available in stores this holiday season, but the $700 Samsung R540 might be worth a closer look. Keep reading to find out what we thought about this 15-inch laptop with Intel Core i3 processor.

Good performance ; Decent keyboard ; Runs cool and quiet

Cheap build quality ; Small touchpad ; Washed out screen ; Limited battery life ; Overpriced

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Samsung R540-11

 

Samsung's latest 15-inch notebook performs well and plays games smoothly, but its faux wood design isn't for everyone.

The Samsung R540-11 ($999) delivers fast performance, smooth graphics, and a Blu-ray drive for a reasonable price. However, some may be turned off by the faux-wood look. If you can do without Blu-ray, we think the $899 Toshiba Satellite A655 is a...

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Samsung R540

 

The Samsung R540 seems to target a demanding audience, since its CPU, GPU, and all-around performance can drive powerful applications and games. But a mediocre display, a weak battery, and a stingy allocation of ports keep it from hitting the mark. If...

Blu-ray drive powers high-def movies ; Speedy CPU and GPU can drive any application

Disappointing battery life ; Mediocre screen

The quick processor and graphics chip performance only partly offset the mediocre screen and weak battery.

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Samsung R540-11

 

A 15.6-inch widescreen has as much viewing space as its rivals. Its price, like everyone else in its class, limits the R540-11 to a 1,366 by 768 resolution, which is good enough for a 720p experience. A desktop replacement laptop like the HP dv7-4083cl...

Lightest in its class. Top of its class in speed. Blu-ray drive included. Powered by a Core i5 processor. Midrange ATI graphics card is more powerful than its predecessor. Very nice design. Adjacent numeric keypad

Poor battery life. Small battery

The Samsung R540-11 is a nice step up in speed from our former Editors' Choice, the R580, but skimping on the battery size is a definite drawback for the lightest 15-inch laptop in the business.

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Great desktop replacement (not a gamer)

 

I run this laptop 6 to 8 hours a day non-stop. I am a writer. I have loaded some screen gadgets and music as well as some photos. I do alot of writing in word, and a lot of web surfing and emailing (Skype too). This laptop rocks! I love the keyboard...

i3-380 dual core processor, 4 GB RAM, 3 MB 3L cache, 2.53 GHz, BIG hard drive, backlit led screen. All of which means it's fast and doesn't suffer from over heating. This laptop doesn't lag when opening multiple windows. Not much "stuff" to have to get ri

Doesn't come with a 7200 rpm HDD

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Great desktop replacement (not a gamer)

 

I run this laptop 6 to 8 hours a day non-stop. I am a writer. I have loaded some screen gadgets and music as well as some photos. I do alot of writing in word, and a lot of web surfing and emailing (Skype too). This laptop rocks! I love ... Expand full...

i3-380 dual core processor, 4 GB RAM, 3 MB 3L cache, 2.53 GHz, BIG hard drive, backlit led screen. All of which means it's fast and doesn't suffer from over heating. This laptop doesn't lag when opening multiple windows. Not much "stuff" to have to get ri

Doesn't come with a 7200 rpm HDD

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Amazon review summary for Samsung R540

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Samsung R540 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

value for money, performance, screen, keyboard, battery

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung R540-JA06 15.6" LED Notebook - Core i3 i3-380M 2.53 GHz - Silver

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I like it

 

Happy with this computer

low cost

has a slightly cheap feel, but that might be because it's fairly light weight. Lighter than my last laptop

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Very Good

 

This is a superb bargain at this price. It is a powerful mid level laptop. Screen is very nice. Setup a breeze and up on internet in 10 minutes. This is not for high end gaming but will do video editing just fine. The keyboard is very nice and...

Glossy finish is finger print magnet

Product Specifications

Configuration

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 / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
Wireless LAN:No / Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA X4500 / INTEL HD GPU / Mobility Radeon HD 5145

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM55 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I3 / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I3-350M / I3-370M / I3-380M / P6100
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