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Samsung R720

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Samsung R720. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The price and screen also get good views, but the battery and portability get negative views. Opinions are divided on the keyboard.

performance, screen, price, usability, design

portability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R720 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 32 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung R720

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Samsung R720 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and portability. The durability and screen are also appreciated. Comments about the reliability and usability are mixed.

price, screen, durability, portability, performance

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

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Alex Bentley (techradar.com)

Samsung R720 Blu-ray review

 

Blu-ray support and a great price make this a fantastic home media centre

Performance ; Blu-ray ; Screen ; Build quality

Not Full HD ; Only SD card support

A powerful machine that uses good components and still manages to hit a good price point

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Tommy Melville (techradar.com)

Samsung R720 review

 

A comfortable and usable desktop machine that outperforms the competition

Decent screen ; Decent performance ; Connectivity

Limited portability

Nov, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by: Darien Graham-Smith (alphr.com)

Samsung R720

 

You might not be able to tell from the picture, but Samsung's R720 is one seriously big laptop. If you're looking for something portable, there are many better choices available.

Samsung's latest desktop replacement has a huge, high-resolution 17.3in display - and a tiny, tiny price tag

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Will Stapley (reghardware.co.uk)

Samsung R720 17.3in notebook

 

Great value 17in laptop, that's not averse to a bit of light gaming. Pity there's no 802.11n Wi-Fi though.

The 17.3in screen looks good and, despite Samsung's decision to go with a Pentium Dual Core processor, the R720 returned some decent benchmark scores. Perhaps most surprising was the 3D performance afforded by the Radeon HD 4330 graphics card. Yet...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Samsung - R720

 

With a price tag of £599, Samsung's R720 sits in the budget desktop replacement sector. Going by looks alone, though, it certainly doesn't come across as being a budget laptop. Open up the lid and you're ...

At £599, the Samsung R720 packs in a lot. Sure, the Pentium Dual Core processor might put some people off, but the fact is it really doesn't impact performance too much. And although the Radeon HD 4330 graphics card won't be up to high-resolution,...

Sep, 2009

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

Black Snap-On Hard Skin Case Cover for Samsung Admire R720

 

Did what it was supposed to do

Cheap plastic

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Swinslow (play.com)

Great laptop

 

I have had this laptop for over 6 months and so far have had no problems with it. The only thing I would say is that the piano black case picks up lots of smudges. I have kept the protective plastic on for that very reason. Graphics wise this can run...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung R720-JA02UK

 

The laptop is excellent - especially the spec and windows 7, easily the best laptop purchased to date

A bit heavy

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Daisy69 (play.com)

Please help, if anyone can...

 

I recently bought this item and knowing I'm not the best person with this technical stuff, I thought I'd ask!

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Andy (reevoo.com)

Samsung R720-JS01UK

 

The screen size and hard disk size are good ; The laptop's speed is generally good ; The laptop usefully includes an HDMI port, and a chargeable USB socket

The laptop is very big, but this is because it includes a full-sized keyboard ; It requires a bag specifically designed to fit a 17" laptop ; There's no Bluetooth module

Dec, 2009
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: No
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:HD+

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Pentium T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:35