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Samsung R610

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and keyboard. The design and screen also get good comments, but there are some less positive reviews about the resolution and size.

value for money, screen, design, keyboard, usability

battery, sound, size, resolution

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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Review analysis

(Based on 148 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung R610

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 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 Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, screen, design, value for money, portability

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 - C2D T5800 2.0GHz 1x2Gb 250Gb BR/DVDRW HDMI 16.1" WXGA Vista HP - Black/RedSamsung R610 Notebook Core 2 Duo (T5800) 2.0GHz 2048MB 250GB 16 inch WXGA TFT Blu-Ray Drive LAN WLAN Vista Home Premium (GeForce 9200M GS) (NP-R610-FS

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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 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, screen, build quality, performance

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

This summary is based on the product: 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)

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Samsung R610-64G

 

It's one of the lightest and best-looking 16-inch notebooks, but its performance could be better.

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...

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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

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Samsung R610 review

 

The Samsung R610 rather uncomfortably and unsuccessfully straddles the space between a traditional laptop and a model that's aimed at the entertainment market. We think most buyers would be better off with the company's R560 or R710 models instead

Blu-ray drive ; True 16:9 screen ; Good keyboard

Relatively short battery life ; Tinny speakers

Conclusion Although the Samsung R610 has a reasonable price tag, it falls between two stools. Despite the Blu-ray drive, it's not sufficiently feature-rich to tempt those after an entertainment laptop, and it's too expensive for those seeking a budget...

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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.

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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...

Recommended!

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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.

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Samsung R610-AS01UK review

 

Samsung's R610 is available in various guises, and with an onboard Blu-ray Disc drive it is remarkable value.

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.

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

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display (Projector)

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

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
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T5800/T6400
Type:Core 2 Duo

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