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Samsung NP-R70

Samsung NP-R70
alaScore 82

96 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the battery and performance are generally positive. The value for money and screen also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the size.

design, screen, value for money, performance, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP-R70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 96 reviews)

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Review Samsung R70 Notebook

 

They are among us... A long time ago, first reports about the new

Pleasing design ; Very good workmanship ; High-quality case with good haptics ; Keyboard comfortable in use ; Bright display, good illuminatioin ; Good performance ; Low noise and temperature emissions ; Workable battery runtime

Sensible display coating ; Opening angle of display limited ; Display without transport look

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Samsung Q70 Review

 

The Q70 comes with a shiny black cover, which is the current Samsung family styling. However, perhaps to set it apart from the slightly smaller Q45, it has been given a dark grey brushed aluminium palm rest and keyboard surround

An excellent display with bright, uniform illumination and contrast ; Effective and quiet cooling system ; Good audio volume and quality for this size of notebook ; Powerful CPU and generous RAM and hard disk capacity ; The brushed aluminium palm rest...

Relatively fat for this size of notebook ; Very small right shift key (on the UK version) with some other keys in non-standard places ; A limited selection of ports compared to other notebooks in this size range ; The provision of a PC card slot rather...

I am certain that Samsung can interchange the motherboard with the Q45 so they could quickly introduce a model with the X3100 GPU and much better battery life. If mine had come in that configuration then I would probably keep it because my own priority...

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Samsung Q70 notebook review

 

Samsung may not be the first name you think of when considering a notebook but in the last 12 months, the company has released a surprising number of machines. The Q70 is a stylish and powerful notebook aimed at those who need portability and power....

Powerful, well-built, good battery life

The screen is flat and washed-out

A powerful and lightweight notebook perfect for the traveller but it would be better served by a sharper display

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Samsung R70 laptop review

 

Samsung may be better known for its mobile phones but it's had a wide range of notebooks for the best part of 5 years now and with the latest design refresh, the company has opted for a high-gloss finish that looks impressive and certainly feels cool...

Powerful, great spec for price

Easily scratched

Samsung has put together a great specification at a good price but you’ll need to be careful not to scratch the casing

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Samsung R70 review

 

Power, performance and style

p>Support for wireless N Good looks Deccent performance</p

p>Fragile screen panel</p

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Samsung Q70 (2GHz - Nvidia)

 

The 13.3-inch display is a widescreen panel, so proved ideal for watching movies and working with spreadsheets

Good multimedia credentials, Strong performance

Casing prone to scratches

For such a compact machine, performance was surprisingly fast. We found Windows Vista booted with minimal delay - this was certainly helped by 2048MB of memory. Applications also ran smoothly, and there was more than enough power for everyday use. A...

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Samsung R70 review

 

The chassis may not be a new design, but it's attractive and feels well made.

Although we've seen Samsung's R70 before, we really wanted to compare this updated model against the competition. This may not be the fastest laptop in 2D or 3D applications, but its keyboard, large hard disk and long battery life make it an award winner.

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Samsung Aura R70 Santa Rosa - Exclusive Preview

 

With Intel launching its Santa Rosa platform today, Riyad gets to grips with Samsung's latest laptop.

The new CPU is backed up by the latest incarnation of Intel's 965 Express chipset which now supports an 800MHz front side bus ? this means that the T7300 CPU in this R70 only requires a 10x multiplier to reach its 2GHz core frequency rather than the...

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Samsung - R70

 

Samsung's marketing blurb for the R-series says that it is inspired by technology (well, we'd certainly hope so), is user-friendly and ideal for the whole family. The latest member of the clan, the R70, holds up ...

Another winner from Samsung: this laptop has a great blend of features, performance and price. The inclusion of an HDMI port is a real plus point in its favour. Samsung's R70 may carry a budget price tag, but it's very well built and packed with features.

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Samsung Q70

 

Packed with the latest Intel Centrino technology is just a slight benefit.

Samsung have tried to specialize in technology rather than looks and style. Along with the Intel T7300 Processor which runs at a good 2GHz, along with 2GB of RAM, you also get a 13.3” screen and a 160GB hard drive

Samsung have branded this is being ultra portable; well I’m sorry Samsung because this is quite a large and heavy laptop. It weights in at 2kg if the large battery is attached

Overall this laptop has gone less for style and more for technology. It’s packed with all sorts to help most people through their day. It is slightly on the heavy side and is one of the less desirable ultra portable laptops, yet for this amount of...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Unknown / Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire:No / Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes
Wireless LAN:No / Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight: No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSXGA+ / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino Duo / Centrino Pro / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino Duo / Centrino Pro / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows XP Professional
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 8400 M / GeForce 8400 MGS / GeForce 8400 MGT / GeForce 8600 MGT / k.A. / Mobility Radeon X1700

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:965 / 965PM / Unknown
Processor:Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:T5450 / T7100 / T7250 / T7300 / T7500
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