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Samsung R620

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Samsung R620. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The keyboard and performance also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the energy efficiency, while some have doubts about the image quality and battery.

design, performance, keyboard, price, portability

sound, battery, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R620 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung R620

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Samsung R620 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the usability and price are on the whole positive. The keyboard and design also get good comments.

portability, design, keyboard, price, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung R620 16.0 Inch Laptop PC (C2D T6500, 2.1GHz, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, BR/DVDRW, LED, HD, Vista Home Premium) -BlackSamsung R620 16.0 Inch Laptop PC (C2D T6500, 2.1GHz, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, BR/DVDRW, LED, HD, Vista Home Premium) -Black

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Tommy Melville (techradar.com)

Samsung R620 review

 

Great power and features on offer from this competitively priced machine

Blu-ray drive ; Dedicated graphics card ; good performance ; Good connectivity

Shiny plastics and Super-TFT coating ; Minor build quality issues

A great laptop packed with more features than you can shake a stick at. Go on, we dare you...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Andrew Tiney (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung R620 notebook

 

Samsung is known for its range of well-priced and well-made laptops, and the R620 is an affordable 16-inch media centre that sits towards the top of the company's range. If you're in the market for a multimedia laptop, you could do a lot worse than the...

Well-made, stylish, great keyboard, Blu-ray and value for money

Glossy lid attracts prints and scratches, average 3D power

If you’re in the market for a multimedia laptop, you could do a lot worse than the R620. Well-made, attractive and with a good feature set for the money, it’s an impressive machine. Only its mediocre 3D performance lets it down, but at this price it’s...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung R620 review

 

Along with Samsung's great design and build quality, the R620 includes a Blu-ray drive, making it much better value than anything else at this price.

Jan, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung R620 - 16.4in Blu-ray Laptop

 

A Blu-ray laptop for a non-Blu-ray laptop price - we like this.

There are some rough edges to the Samsung R620, particularly due its poor audio output, but with its Blu-ray drive, excellent balance of features and competent performance, it offers outstanding value if a Blu-ray laptop is high on your wish list.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: electricpig.co.uk (electricpig.co.uk)

Samsung R620 review

 

An average laptop, brought up to speed with the inclusion of Blu-ray

Blu-ray included

Body gets scratched easily, unspectacular specs

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: stephen (reevoo.com)

Samsung R620-FS02UK

 

the design, the functions, the memory and the storage space - all great.....

but..... the blu ray software suite suspends during loading (a design fault samsung recognise) freezing the pc and making it unusable!

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Bigman (reevoo.com)

Samsung R620-FS02UK

 

Despite not having the greatest graphics card it has been flawless at playing blu-ray movies (connected to an HDTV at 1080p 24fps). With Windows 7 loaded it has been impresively quick. Spacious keypad (and that's a qualified opinion as I have big hands)

Woefully short battery life even without having the optical disc drive going No oomph in the sound whatsoever from the speakers Very likeable design but fingerprints seem to breed on it

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Bigman (reevoo.com)

Samsung R620-FS02UK

 

Despite not having the greatest graphics card it has been flawless at playing blu-ray movies (connected to an HDTV at 1080p 24fps) ; With Windows 7 loaded it has been impresively quick ; Spacious keypad (and that's a qualified opinion as I have big hands)

Woefully short battery life even without having the optical disc drive going ; No oomph in the sound whatsoever from the speakers ; Very likeable design but fingerprints seem to breed on it

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Stephen (reevoo.com)

Samsung R620-JS01UK

 

I've yet to find any.

Keyboard is tinny. Screen resolution for text is poor. Windows 7 Home edition - very irksome as it does not run my importnat programs

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung R620-JS01UK

 

Its amazing on 64 bit windows 7, it handles it very well and very fast.

no built in mic

Nov, 2009
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Product Specifications

This stunning designed Samsung R620 notebook is complimented with a range of high performance features, great for on the move or as a desktop replacement. Its ultra sharp 16" LED screen has a pure 16:9 aspect ratio, which is optimized for watching HD movies or playing games, with no black bars in widescreen.

Audio

Audio drivers:Realtek ALC272
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / Realtek ALC272 / SRS SE
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000 / 4400
Battery life (max):4.5
Battery performance:4000 / 4400
Number of battery cells:6
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Camera

Front Camera:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Design

Color of product:Black
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.2in
Height:1.4in
Weight:6.1lbs/6.1lbs / 6.2lbs/6lbs
Width:15in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
LED backlight: Yes

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4330 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4650 / AMD Mobilty Radeon HD 4330 / AMD Radeon HD 4330 / AMD Radeon HD 4650
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024 / 512

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:63G/64BR/64G
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung R620

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Keyboard

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

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed: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

Miscellaneous

Color:Deep black

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem/Fax / modem / None/None

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology: / 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n/802.11b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/802.11b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Optical Storage

Type:BD-RE/DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g
Dimensions (WxDxH):15 x 10.2 x 1.22 / 15 x 10.2 x 1.3
Display:LCD
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:AC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:1 / 2
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g / 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel PM45 Express
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 9.5
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:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:P7350 / P8700 / T4200 / T4300 / T6400 / T6500 / T6600
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Pentium / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.16 / 2.2 / 2.53
Processor front side bus:1066 / 800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:P7350 / P8700 / T4200 / T4300 / T6400 / T6500 / T6600
Processor Number:T6500/T6600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor threads:2
Stepping:R0 / R1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:105 / 90
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: 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
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:36750 / 37006 / 37251 / 37253 / 37255 / 39311 / 40479
Processor code:SLGE3 / SLGF4 / SLGF5 / SLGFE / SLGJ4 / SLGJM / SLGJN
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

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

Security

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:-Adobe Acrobat Reader.\n-Easy Battery Manager.\n-Easy Display Manger.\n-Easy Network Manager.\n-Easy SpeedUp Manager.\n-SAMSUNG Magic Doctor.\n-SAMSUNG Update Plus. / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nSamsung Magic Doctor / AMSUNG Magic Doctor, SAMSUNG Update Plus, Easy Display Manger, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, \nAdobe Acrobat Reader / 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 / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III\nAdobe Acrobat Reader
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Security Centre / McAfee Security\nMicrosoft Office 2007 / McAfee Virus Scan\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007 / McAfee Virus Scan\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007\n / Microsoft Office Professional 2007 / Microsoft Office Professional 2007.

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB/500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Technical Details

Power supply type:AC

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.2 / 10 / 10.2
Height:1.22 / 1.3 / 10.2
Height (front):1 / 1.22 / 1.3
Height (rear):1.42 / 1.46 / 1.47 / 2
Weight:6.06 / 7
Width:15