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Samsung R610

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 reviews of Samsung R610. 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. Reviewers really like the usability and screen. The design and performance also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the sound and image quality.

price, performance, design, screen, usability

battery, image quality, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R610 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung R610

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Samsung R610 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability and design. The usability and screen also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the energy efficiency, while there are some negative opinions about the reliability and sound.

performance, screen, usability, design, portability

sound, reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung R610 16 inch Laptop, Intel Core2 Duo T6400 2.0 GHz, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, Blu-ray, Vista Home PremiumSamsung R610 16 inch Laptop, Intel Core2 Duo T6400 2.0 GHz, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, Blu-ray, Vista Home Premium

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung R610

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Samsung R610 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the energy efficiency and design are overall positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative reviews about the image quality and screen. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

price, usability, performance, design, energy

screen, image quality

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung R610-64G 16-Inch Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 Centrino 2 Processor, 3 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium)Samsung R610-64G 16-Inch Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 Centrino 2 Processor, 3 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Katherine Stevenson (maximumpc.com)

Samsung R610 Notebook

 

If it's odd to see Samsung's name on a notebook, you'll likely get used to it. While the company had previously sold its branded notebooks only overseas, it recently entered the U.S. market with no fewer than five notebook lines, ranging from netbooks...

A multicore notebook for $1,000! Well-rounded amenities

It looks, feels, and performs like a budget notebook

Despite our criticisms, we’re reticent to say the R610 is a bad buy. There are obvious signs of scrimping and performance is not its strong suit, but we can’t imagine getting much more of a machine for the price. A power-user notebook this is not, but...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Arthur Gies (pcworld.com)

R610-64G

 

Yet another notebook trend is on the rise: Laptops that try to straddle the fine line between portable media player and desktop replacement. They sport comparatively large displays (and footprints) with lower price tags than one would assume for the...

Full-sized, comfortable keyboard Great software suite

Difficult-to-see, low-resolution screen

The backup software suite gets the job done, with the now-standard recovery utilities allowing you to easily create backup images with a minimum of stress. I won't ding Samsung for it, but seeing a driver-level backup option in a future version would...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Arthur Gies (pcworld.com)

Samsung R610-64G Laptop Review

 

Full-sized, comfortable keyboard ; Great software suite

Difficult-to-see, low-resolution screen

The R610 is a nice looking laptop, but with a low-resolution subpar display it's a hard sell.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Samsung R610-64G Review

 

The Samsung R610 is, by far, one of the lightest and most portable 16-inch notebooks we've tested. It's also one of the most attractive. However, when we look at the reasons for buying a 16-inch notebook over something more portable--multimedia...

Lightweight, , , Attractive chassis, , , Full keyboard with number pad

No Blu-ray option, , , Short battery life, , , Mediocre sound and video quality

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Alex Bentley (techradar.com)

Samsung R610 review

 

A fantastic and well-priced full-HD laptop that can grow with your needs

Bargain price ; Blu-ray drive ; Good usability ; Generous array of features

Limited performance

Bag a lot of laptop for your buck with this great value, hi-def machine

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung R610-AS01UK review

 

Following current fashion, the Samsung R610-AS01UK gleams in a high-gloss black lacquer-like finish, inside and out, excepting the front edge of the main body which has a neat red gradient. Embedded within this area, to the left of the offset trackpad,...

Well finished and very well specified, the Samsung R610-AS01UK is a promising laptop for all-round use, and the nearest thing to a favourite on test. We would have liked to have seen useful battery life though.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Frazier Barretto (techtree.com)

R610- A Desktop Replacement Option from Samsung

 

Balances portability and home computing

Good looks, size, weight, full size keypad with numpad

Battery, graphic performance, fingerprint magnet

Good Laptop but pathetic review... How come a computing product is reviewed without providing specs details? Their are numerous shortcomings in the review. At the end while giving verdict this notebook is compared with dell and acer without pointing...

May, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by: Sasha Muller (alphr.com)

Samsung R610

 

Let's begin with the Full HD display. Like the MSI EX620, the R610 touts a 16:9 ratio display, but this one packs a huge 1,920 x 1,080 resolution into its 16in frame.

The R610 embraces the credit crunch: Blu-ray, a 1080p display and dedicated graphics crammed into a tiny budget.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Samsung R610-AS01UK review

 

Well finished and very well specified, the Samsung R610-AS01UK is a promising laptop for all-round use, and the nearest thing to a favourite on test. We would have liked to have seen useful battery life though.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Samsung R610

 

The perfect laptop for movie fans has arrived in the Samsung R610. It offers a 16-inch screen with full 16:9 widescreen display and full high 1920 x 1080 resolution. The R610 has an Intel Core 2 Duo processor along with 320GB of storage and 4GB of...

Oct, 2008

Product Specifications

Get in the game, at home or on the go with the R610 notebook PC. A 16" widescreen LED display offers an amazing 30% more screen space than traditional models. And with a powerful processor and dedicated graphic memory, your gaming adventures are guaranteed to be packed with excitement. As powerful as your desktop PC, the Samsung R610 also makes a unique statement with its revolutionary Touch of Color design.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.4in
Height:1.5in
Weight:6.2lbs
Width:14.9in

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:HD+

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:16in
Diagonal Size (metric):40.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25 / 0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.021

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:62G/64G
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung R610

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / 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) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor Number:T5800/T6400
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P9000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Pentium T3000 series for Mobile
Processor system type:Up
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:35566 / 35568 / 35569 / 35581 / 35583 / 36750 / 37255 / 40479
Processor package size:35

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS