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Samsung R540

alaTest has collected and analyzed 242 reviews of Samsung R540. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and design are generally positive. The usability and price are also appreciated. Reviews about the durability and battery are mixed. Many are critical about the touchpad.

performance, price, usability, design, screen


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R540 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung R540


alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of Samsung R540 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the reliability and design. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, but the touchpad and size get less positive comments.

price, usability, performance, design, reliability

size, touchpad

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung R540 15.6" Laptop (Intel Pentium P6100 Processor, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, DVD-RW, 802.11 b/g/n, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit) - SilverSamsung R540 15.6" Laptop (Intel Pentium P6100 Processor, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, DVD-RW, 802.11 b/g/n, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit) - Silver

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung R540


alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Samsung R540 from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the keyboard and usability. The screen and price also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

performance, price, screen, usability, keyboard

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

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

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: (

Review Samsung R540-JS08DE Notebook


Refurbished. Samsung beefs up its low price entry-level R530 with an Intel Core CPU and Radeon graphics. The TFT isn't reflective anymore, but the lid and wrist-rest are even more so. Will the office-multimedia-all-rounder's concept be successful?

Quiet & cool (Silent Mode), Very good keyboard, Antireflective TFT, Viable brightness, Good application performance, 3D performance for casual gamers, Matt display in a small multimedia all rounder. This should be the case more often

Narrow viewing angles, Few interfaces, Short battery life, Yielding base plate, Clattery mouse keys, The greasy finger wrist-rest deters the office worker. It would have been a comprehensive office notebook without this compromise on the style factor

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (

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

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Samsung R540-11 Review


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...

Fast performance, Strong graphics, Comfortable keyboard, Cool operation, Good speakers

Polarizing faux-wood desgin, Short battery life, Small touchpad and buttons

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Zack Stern (

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.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (

Samsung R540-11


The Samsung R540-11 is the lightest and fastest 15-inch laptop you can get, but you'll find better battery life elsewhere.

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.

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Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Ian Hardy (

TELUS Samsung R540 Video Review


The Telus Samsung R540 is an affordable device that has a couple nice features that puts this just above an entry level flip phone.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: James Stables (

Samsung R540 review


A decent all-round laptop for performing basic tasks at a bargain price

Decent office performance ; Memory ; 500GB hard drive

Graphics performance

May, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (

Samsung R540 review


A smart and well-built laptop, the R540 is powerful enough but lacks a dedicated graphics processor, and it's also missing a few expansion ports and features

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Zack Stern, (

Samsung R540 review


For about £589 inc VAT, the Samsung R540 delivers impressive specs, including a 2.2GHz Intel Core i3 350M processor, Intel HD Graphics, 4GB of system RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. The R540 fared well in real-world performance testing. From productivity...

Though the Samsung R540 laptop has the specs and Blu-ray drive of a multimedia powerhouse, its average-looking screen, indifferent audio, and weak battery life prevent the R540 from achieving greatness.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Siobhan Keogh (

Samsung R540E


When we got the R540E in, I was pretty excited. I had to lend my laptop to someone else, so I got the chance to live with this bad boy from Samsung as my primary computer for three weeks.

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications


Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 1
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics


4G: No


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L2 / L3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 47341 / 47663 / 49020 / 49022 / 49058 / 50175 / 50176 / 50178 / 50179 / 52952
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28