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Samsung R610

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews of Samsung R610. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the usability and design are overall positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the battery and image quality.

price, performance, screen, design, usability

sound, image quality, battery

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: ( review summary for Samsung R610


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Samsung R610 from 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 People are impressed by the portability and design. The usability and screen are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and sound get critical comments. There are some mixed reviews about the energy efficiency.

performance, screen, usability, design, portability

sound, reliability

89% of the reviews on 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

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung R610


alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Samsung R610 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviews about the energy efficiency and design are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the durability, and there are some critical views about the image quality and screen.

price, usability, performance, design, energy

screen, image quality

86% of the reviews on 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)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Katherine Stevenson (

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 (



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 (

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 (

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: (

Samsung SCH-r610


The ever-innovative folks at Samsung have produced the SCH-r610, a CDMA slider that includes a music player, stereo Bluetooth, external memory slot that can hold up to 2 gigs and a 1.3 MP camera. Running at EVDO speeds, the SCH-r610 offers a nice...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Alex Bentley (

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

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Patrick Wignall (

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...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (

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 (

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


Expert review by: Sasha Muller (

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

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


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung R610

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


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


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


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T5800/T6400
Type:Core 2 Duo


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


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


Storage Removable

Type: None


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