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Samsung R710

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Samsung R710. 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. Comments about the usability and price are generally positive. The screen and design are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the portability. Many are critical about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R710 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 R710

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Samsung R710 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the design and price are on the whole positive. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung R710 17 inch Laptop, Centrino T6400, 2.0GHz, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, LightScribe, Vista Home PremiumSamsung R710 17 inch Laptop, Centrino T6400, 2.0GHz, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, LightScribe, Vista Home Premium

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung R710

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Samsung R710 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Alex Bentley (techradar.com)

Samsung R710 review

 

A dull screen, but the power, usability and Blu-ray drive ably compensate

Great keyboard ; Good CPU ; Outstanding battery

Dim screen ; Dull design

Barring the few cosmetic flaws this is a great multimedia laptop that can play most of the latest games, whizz through office tasks and even watch HD movies

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Andrew Gould (techsmart.co.za)

Samsung R710

 

The Samsung R710 is a powerful desktop replacement notebook with a solid set of specs and a sophisticated look. Its 17\

Well designed; good performance; Blu-ray drive included in some configurations. Relatively low price.

Screen not as bright as we'd like; compared to similar notebooks, the trackpad is relatively small.

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: SingleMomGoing2College (homedepot.com)

Tears Easy

 

I paid way too much for something that tears so easy. I was very careful when putting it on. There were two of us gently sliding it on and it still ripped defeating its purpose. Tape kept falling off when i tried to put it over the torn area.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Elaine (argos.co.uk)

Samsung R710 3GB RAM 320GB HD 17 Inch Laptop

 

I am so happy with my purchase especially changing from a huge desktop computer wished I had changed years ago. The performance is second to none and easy to install, thank you to the other peoples reviews in helping me to decide on my purchase.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Brian (argos.co.uk)

R710 laptop

 

Very reliable and responsive laptop. Good spec and well worth the price.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: JOAN (reevoo.com)

Samsung R710-AS06BE

 

a first class computer very stylish just my type of computer for my work!!!!!

I have found no bad points as of yet

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung R710-AS06BE

 

Excellent screen. Very quiet.

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung R710-AS09UK

 

Screen, Easy of layout & Weight is fantastic.

No Bluetooth

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung R710-AS09UK

 

Screen, Easy of layout & Weight is fantastic

No Bluetooth

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung R710-AS09UK

 

Bought to watch DVDs and TV and sound is too quiet. Fine for CDs and internet.

Jun, 2009
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Audio system:ALC262-VC2-GR HD / HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio / Intel HDA / Realtek ALC262
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:5200
Battery performance:5200
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Red
Form Factor:Clamshell

Disk Drive

Hard disk controller:Serial ATA-150

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:17
Display Resolution:1440 x 900
Display Surface:Gloss
LED backlight:No / Yes

Energy Management

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25 / 0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA X4500 / NVIDIA GeForce 9300 GS / NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS / NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT / NVIDIA GeForce Go 9200M GS / NVIDIA GeForce Go 9300M GS / NVIDIA GeForce Go 9600M / NVIDIA GeForce Go 9600M GT
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 0.384 / 0.5 / 0.768 / 1.021 / 1.024
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
On-board graphics adapter: No
On-board graphics adapter model: No

Hard Drive

Hard disk controller:Serial ATA-150

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Integrated wireless LAN, type of network I/F chip:Atheros 802.11b/g / Intel / Intel WiFi Link 5000 / Intel WiFi Link 5100
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:10/100/1000 Mbps / Ethernet LAN, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, Intel WiFi Link 5100 / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN / Gigabit LAN Ethernet / Intel 802.11a/b/g/n (1x2)
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Networking Type:Ethernet LAN, WLAN / Ethernet UTP / Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW write speed:10
DVD read speed:8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:2.4 / 6
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:2.4 / 6
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:4 / 8
LightScribe: Yes
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:ALC262-VC2-GR HD / HD / HD Audio / Intel HDA / Realtek ALC262
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP/Vista/7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.6 x 11 x 1.17
Display:LCD / LED
Driver software for optical drive:Cyberlink DVD Suite / Operating System Recovery DVD, System S/W Media (Including Cyberlink DVD Suite) / OS DVD, System S/W Media / OS-dvd, Systeem S/W Media
Graphics adapter family:Intel / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:54 / 56
Modem Type:V.92
Power Requirements:100 - 240V/50 - 60 Hz
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Warranty:1 / 2
Wireless Technology:802,11 b/g / 802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11a.b.g/n / 802.11a/b/g / 802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11b/g / Atheros 802,11b/g / Atheros 802.11b.g / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft) / Intel 802,11 a/b/g/n / Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n / Wi-Fi / WiFi 802.11 b/g / WiFi Intel 802.11 a/g/n

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

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

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GM45 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 12 / 13 / 7.5 / 8.5 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel GM45 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Motherboard southbridge:Intel ICH9M
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Number of processors supported:1
Processing die size:107 / 143
Processor:P7350 / P7450 / P8400 / P8600 / T3200 / T3400 / T4200 / T5800 / T6400
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
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 / 2.26 / 2.4
Processor front side bus:1066 / 667 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:P7350 / P7450 / P8400 / P8600 / T3200 / T3400 / T4200 / 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 T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Pentium T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / M0 / R0 / R1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 90

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):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:35568 / 35569 / 35581 / 35583 / 36734 / 36750 / 37160 / 37251 / 40479
Processor code:SL3BU / SL3BV / SLAVG / SLB3P / SLB6E / SLGE3 / SLGJ4 / SLGJN
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader,\nEasy Battery Manager,\nEasy Display Manager,\nEasy Network Manager Easy,\nSpeedUp Manager,\nSAMSUNG Magic Doctor,\nSAMSUNG Update Plus / McAfee VirusScan, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Samsung Update Plus, Magic Doctor, CyberLink DVD Suite, Samsung Easy Battery Manager, Samsung Easy Network Manager, Samsung Easy Display Manager, Samsung Easy Speed Up Manager, recovery DVD, Samsung Recovery Solution III / SAMSUNG Magic Doctor\nSAMSUNG Update Plus\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nAdobe 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 III / Samsung Recovery Solution III, McAfee Virus Scan, Operating System Recovery DVD, System S/W Media (Including Cyberlink DVD Suite), Samsung Magic Doctor / Samsung Update Plus / Easy Display Manger / Easy Battery Manager/ Easy Network Manager / Easy SpeedUp Manager Adobe Acrobat Reader
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows XP Professional
Trial software:Genuine Microsoft Office Professional 2007 / McAfee Virus Scan / McAfee virusscanner / Microsoft Office Professional 2007 / Microsoft Office Professional 2007 (60 days trial)

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / MMC, MS Duo, MS Pro, SD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / MMC, XD / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11
Height:1.48
Height (front):1.14 / 1.17 / 11.7
Height (rear):1.46 / 1.48 / 1.57
Weight:6.79 / 6.83 / 7.01
Width:14.1 / 15.6