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Samsung R610

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and keyboard. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the resolution and battery.

value for money, screen, design, keyboard, performance

sound, battery, 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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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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Great laptop. Great price. Quiet. Powerful.

 

Considering the price ($750), this is a great laptop. It's performing great and is powerful while still remaining cool and ultra-quiet. (This is the quietest laptop I ever had - which inclued HP, Compaq, Sony Vaio, Alienware, Toshiba, Dell, an Asus...

Not heavy, considering its size. Really quiet. Powerful. Great Price! Has almost every feature I was looking for. Comes with an AutoUpdate software from Samsung, which helps you check for laptop specific driver-/bios-updates. And yes: Great price

Glossy surface (you see each and every fingerprint). Only comes with Windows Vista. No latch for LCD lid. Speakers leave something to be desired. Range of "ideal view angles" for this LCD is a bit limited

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Outstanding Buy

 

I've needed an all purpose laptop to do work on, surfing, games and video editing. Most of the ones I looked at were well over $1,000 and I would love a Mac but I just don't feel like paying too much for it. I found this laptop and while wary of some...

Very fast, dedicated and fast NVIDIA graphics, nice look, so much cheaper than a MAC with the same specs

Lacks firewire port

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Excellent, not outstanding laptop

 

I bought this laptop because I wanted one with a 16 inch screen and a full keyboard. The processor is decent and it has Centrino technology. the R610 laptop has ample memory and the hard drive is spacious. Bluetooth is a great feature for me because I...

Great feature set, lots of outputs well placed, great screen, Bluetooth, very little bloatware looks great, solidly built; light, according to specs.. A longer lasting 5200Ma batt is available as an option from Samsung

Speakers leave something to be desired, and the sound codec is Realtek, notorious for bad sound, but who buys a laptop for sound? No lightscribe

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Amazon review summary for Samsung R610

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 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, performance, connectivity

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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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

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Great laptop

 

Newegg simply rocks...amazingly fast shipping. Love Newegg!

This laptop is great for the mid end user that is interested in playing games in addition to using it for internet/email. I can play FEAR 2 in the min settings which are not bad for a laptop. Loads and runs Office along with other video editing...

The speakers are not up to par. You will need a decent set of external speakers or headphones to really listen to your games, movies, or music. The webcam is also weak...not the greatest resolution. However, these deficiencies are not enough for me not...

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
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