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Samsung R720

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 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 price and size. The usability and screen are also mentioned favorably. The sound and energy efficiency get critical opinions. Comments are divided on the portability.

performance, screen, usability, size, price

battery, energy, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R720 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 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. People really like the performance and portability. The durability and screen are also appreciated. There are mixed views on the reliability and usability.

price, screen, durability, portability, performance

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

Dec, 2017

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

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: Chris (reevoo.com)

Samsung R720-FS03UK

 

screen

extremely slow since purchase overheats dreadful performance behaves like there is no memory when there is shed loads remaining. Would not recommend to worst enemy

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Ian (reevoo.com)

Samsung R720-PS02UK

 

Had a good look around before buying this laptop. This seemed to tick all the boxes at a great price. The speed is fantastic with multiple applications running on windows 7 with no problems. I would highly recommend this item to anyone, worth paying a...

Its shiny and black, watch out for those fingerprints.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung R720-JS01UK

 

SCREEN SIZE, PROCESSING SPEED

BATTERY LIFE

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Greg (reevoo.com)

Samsung R720-JS01UK

 

I use my Laptops as desktop replacements, and therefore this is what I had in mind when I purchased this one. To start off the processor speed and the RAM combined help to make it a very fast computer, it rarley struggles with any thing, and if it does...

This machine has 64-bit archetecture, but comes with 32-bit. I think this was probably to make it compatable with older devices which don't 64-bit drivers, however, this means that only 3 of the four gigs of ram is seen by the O.S. Another issue is...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung R720-PS02UK

 

Crisp and clean video - nice bright screen. Starts up quickly.

The machine is a 64 bit machine - why did they come supplied with 32 bit software?

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: James (reevoo.com)

Samsung R720-PS02UK

 

Great laptop, large bright screen. Instant connectivity across the board. Multitouch mousepad an good unexpected feature.

Preloaded with Win 7 32 bit, even though the processor is 64bit capable. (NOTE: 64bit installation is possible and drivers are avaiable on Samsung website. No problems since the reinstall)

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio drivers:Realtek ALC272
Audio system:16/20/24 bit ADC & DAC / HD / HD 16/20/24 bit / HD Audio / HDA / Intel HD / Realtek ALC272 / SRS 3D
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer:No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000 / 4400 / 48 / 48.84
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48 / 48.84
Battery life (max):2 / 3 / 3.7 / 4.5
Battery performance:4000 / 4400
Battery recharge time:3 / 3.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display brightness:220 / 250 / 300
Display Diagonal:17 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:44.4 / 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 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024 / 1024 / 512
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2400
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:100 / 101
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 800
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology: / 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Ethernet, WLAN / Giabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking Type:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

BD-R Dual Layer write speed:2
BD-R read speed:4
BD-R write speed:4
BD-RE read speed:4
BD-RE write speed:4
CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:16 / 24
CD write speed:18 / 24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:8
DVD-RAM write speed:4 / 5
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.2 x 10.7 x 1.3 / 16.2 x 10.7 x 1.56
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem:No / Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:100~240V AC, 50/60Hz / AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Warranty:2
Wireless communication data transfer rate:1000
Wireless communication version:1000
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g / 802.11b/g / 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: No
Handheld remote control: No
Mouse included: No

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity: 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
I/O ports:1 x PCI Express 54 mm
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in:No / 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:2 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:44.4 / 60 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI / FSB
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 13 / 21 / 23 / 7.5 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:107 / 143
Processor:I3-2310M / I5-2410M / P7350 / P7450 / P8700 / T3400 / T4200 / T4300 / T4400 / T6400 / T6500 / T6600
Processor boost frequency:2.9
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Pentium Dual-Core / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.13 / 2.16 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.53
Processor front side bus:1066 / 667 / 800
Processor lithography:32 / 45 / 65
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2310M / I5-2410M / P7350 / P7450 / P8700 / T3400 / T4200 / T4300 / T4400 / T6400 / 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 Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Pentium T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:J1 / M0 / R0 / R1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:35583 / 36734 / 36750 / 37006 / 37251 / 37253 / 37255 / 39311 / 40479 / 40739 / 52220 / 52224
Processor code:SLB3P / SLGE3 / SLGF4 / SLGF5 / SLGFE / SLGJ4 / SLGJL / SLGJM / SLGJN / SR04S
Processor package size:31 / 35
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD / HDD, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD / HDD, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

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, \nSAMSUNG Update Plus / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nSamsung Magic Doctor / AMSUNG Recovery Solution III\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / Rotate, No / Samsung Magic Doctor, Samsung Update Plus, Easy Display Manger, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / Samsung Recovery Solution IV\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / Samsung Recovery Solution, Samsung Support Center, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy Partition Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Update Plus, Battery Life Extender, Easy File Share, Easy Content Share, Samsung Fast Start, Easy Display Manager / Wifi Manager, Norton Online Backup, Movie Color Enhancer, AnyWeb, Easy Migration, Fast Browsing, PC2Phone, Electonic Manual, WildTangent Game Console, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter / Samsung Update Plus, Easy Display Manger, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Samsung Support Center
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:-Microsoft Office Professional 2007. / McAfee Security Center\nMicrosoft Office 2007 / McAfee Security\nMicrosoft Office 2007 / McAfee Virus Scan / McAfee Virus Scan\nMicrosoft Office Professional / McAfee Virus Scan\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007 / Microsoft Office 2007 / Microsoft Office Professional 2007 / Microsoft Office Professional 2007 (free 60-day trial) / Microsoft Office Professional 2007, McAfee Virus Scan / Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7 / 10.9 / 11
Height:1 / 1.28 / 1.3 / 1.54 / 1.56
Height (front):1 / 1.15 / 1.26 / 1.28 / 1.29 / 1.3
Height (rear):1.39 / 1.4 / 1.43 / 1.52 / 1.54 / 1.56 / 2
Weight:6.17 / 6.35 / 6.39 / 6.44 / 6.48 / 6.53 / 7
Width:16 / 16.2 / 16.5 / 17.4