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Samsung R610

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 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. People are impressed by the usability and screen. The design and performance also get good reviews, but many are negative about the sound and image quality. There are some mixed reviews about the energy efficiency.

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. Reviews about the portability and design are on the whole positive. The usability and screen also get good reviews. Comments are divided on the energy efficiency, and some have doubts 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

Nov, 2017

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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the energy efficiency and design. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the image quality and screen. There are some mixed comments 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)

Nov, 2017

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 (techadvisor.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

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

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Solid value

 

At this price I think you would be hard pressed to find more laptop for less money. Sure you can get more laptop for more money, but if this box fits your needs (and it will fit a LOT of people's need) I think you'll be happy with it. I bought one of...

Excellent value for money at $700. No bloat-ware. Nice keyboard. Good feel. Sensible port layout

Shiny everything

May, 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

Audio drivers:Realtek ALC262 / REALTEK ALC262-VC2-GR
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD EDS / HDA / HDA EDS / High Definition / High Definition Audio / Intel HDA
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-in subwoofer:No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:400
Battery life (max):3
Battery performance:400
Battery recharge time:3
Number of battery cells:6
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Red

Dimensions & Weight

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

Disk Drive

Hard disk controller:Serial ATA-150

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15.4 / 16
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
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

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60 / 90
Battery performance:57.72

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25 / 0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 9200M / NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS / NVIDIA GeForce Go 9200M GS / NVIDIA GeForce Go 9600M GS
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.021 / 512
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
On-board graphics adapter: No
On-board graphics adapter model: No

Hard Drive

Hard disk controller:Serial ATA-150

Header

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

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:100 / 101 / 89
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:667 / 800
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM

Modem

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

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Cabling technology: / 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
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)
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Networking features:10/100/1000 / 10/100/1000 Mbps / 100/1000 Ethernet UTP / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Networking Type:Ethernet LAN, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
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 Drive

CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Other Features

Audio system:HD Audio / High Definition Audio / Intel HDA
Compliance industry standards:802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.1 x 10.4 x 1.13 / 14.1 x 10.4 x 1.26 / 14.9 x 10.4 x 1.25 / 14.9 x 10.4 x 1.5
Display:LCD
Driver software for optical drive:OS DVD, System S/W Media
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:ITU V.92 / V.92
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:1 / 2
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi / 802.11 b/g / 802.11a.b.g/n / 802.11a/b/g/n 1x2 (MIMO) / AR2423-802.11b/g / Atheros 802.11b/g / Atheros Wi-Fi-802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/ draft n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n / Intel 802.11a/b/g/n 1 x 2 (MIMO) / Intel 802.11b.g / Intel WiFi Link 5100 - 802.11a/b/g/n / Intel WiFi Link 5300 - 802.11a/b/g/n / Intel Wireless Link 500 - 802,11a/b/g/N / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Mouse included: No

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60 / 90
Battery performance:57.72

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel PM45 Express
Clock Speed:2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 7.5 / 8.5 / 9 / 9.4
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel PM45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing die size:107 / 143
Processor:P7350 / P7450 / P8400 / P8600 / P9500 / T3200 / T3400 / T5800 / T6400 / T6600
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.062 - 1.150
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2 / 2.13 / 2.16 / 2.2 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53
Processor front side bus:1066 / 667 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:P7350 / P7450 / P8400 / P8600 / P9500 / T3200 / T3400 / T5800 / T6400 / T6600
Processor Number:T5800/T6400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
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 socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor system type:Up
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / M0 / R0 / R1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 90
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:35566 / 35568 / 35569 / 35581 / 35583 / 36734 / 36750 / 37160 / 37255 / 40479
Processor code:SL3BU / SL3BV / SLAVG / SLB3P / SLB4E / SLB6E / SLGE3 / SLGF5 / SLGJ4
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

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

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Network Manager Easy\nSpeedUp Manager\nSAMSUNG Magic Doctor\nSAMSUNG Update Plus / DVD Systeme d'exploitation, DVD Logiciels Pre-Installés, SAMSUNG Magic Doctor, SAMSUNG Update Plus, Easy Display Manger, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader / Magic Keyboard, Easy Display Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, SAMSUNG Magic Doctor, SAMSUNG Update Plus, Recovery Solutions III, \nAdobe Acrobat Reader 8, Cyberlink DVD Suite / McAfee Virus Scan, SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Display Manger, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, SAMSUNG Magic Doctor, SAMSUNG Update Plus / McAfee Virus Scan, Samsung Recovery Solution III, Samsung MagicDoctor\nasy Battery Manager, Easy Display Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Update Plus,Adobe Acrobat Reader / SAMSUNG Magic Doctor, SAMSUNG Update Plus,\nEasy Display Manger, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader / SAMSUNG Magic Doctor\nSAMSUNG Update Plus\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / Samsung Recovery Solution II / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III / Samsung Recovery Solution III, Samsung Magic Doctor, Samsung Update Plus, Easy Display Manager, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, McAfee Virus Scan, Adobe Acobat Reader
Drivers included: Yes
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:Genuine Microsoft Office Professional 2007 / McAfee Virus Scan / Microsoft Office 2007 / Microsoft Office Professional 2007 / Microsoft Office Professional 2007, McAfee Internet Security 9.0

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SDHC / SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

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

External video modes max. refresh rate:85
External video modes refresh rate (max):85

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.25 / 10.1 / 10.4 / 11 / 14.9
Height:1.26 / 10.4
Height (front):1 / 1.13 / 1.22 / 1.25 / 1.26
Height (rear):1.44 / 1.5 / 1.51 / 2
Weight:5.95 / 6.06 / 6.17 / 7
Width:1.5 / 14.1 / 14.9 / 15