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Samsung R730

alaTest has collected and analyzed 625 reviews of Samsung R730. 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 design and price are overall positive. The usability and screen also get good feedback.

performance, screen, usability, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R730 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung R730

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 user reviews of Samsung R730 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and price. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but there are mixed comments on the touchpad and sound.

screen, performance, usability, price, keyboard

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung R730 17.3-inch Laptop PC (Intel Pentium Dual Core P6100, 2.13Ghz, 4GB RAM 500 GB HDD, WLAN, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium) Red/BlackSamsung R730 17.3-inch Laptop PC (Intel Pentium Dual Core P6100, 2.13Ghz, 4GB RAM 500 GB HDD, WLAN, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium) Red/Black

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung R730

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Samsung R730 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability, whereas some have doubts about the performance.

usability

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79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Exhibit II 4G t679, T759, T589, R730, M930, i677, D600 Standard Battery (EB484659VA)Samsung Exhibit II 4G t679, T759, T589, R730, M930, i677, D600 Standard Battery (EB484659VA)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung R730-JT06 Notebook

 

17" newcomer. The R730-JT06 offers a large display diagonal, a chic design and a good keyboard. Are the Intel Core i3 and the GeForce G 310M enough for a notebook of this size? Or should it have come with a bit more?

Chic design, Good construction, Good keyboard, Numeric keypad, Volume, Temperatures, We found the design of the lid to be very attractive, as well as the well executed keyboard with its large writing

Limited viewing angle, No matte TFT, Relatively limited performance, Range of connections is rather mediocre, Backlighting compatible with the touchpad should have been offered.  We also missed Bluetooh on the Samsung R730

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Alex Bentley (techradar.com)

Samsung R730 review

 

A stylish and powerful big-screen media laptop centre that is hard to beat at this price

Good power ; Good screen ; Build quality and finish

Battery life ; Portability

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung R730 - 17.3in Laptop

 

If you want a large, easy to use laptop on a budget, the R730 could be for you.

A lot of screen for the price, Relatively lightweight, Roomy keyboard

Limited gaming performance, Mediocre viewing angles, Poor built-in speakers

May, 2011

expert REVIEWS - BUDGET BUY!

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung R730 review

 

Samsung's recent laptops have really impressed us, so we were hoping that the company could continue its fine form on a tight budget. Fortunately, we weren't let down by the 17.3in R730. For starters, it looks gorgeous from the outside and looks much...

Well designed, with an incredible screen and decent battery life, this is a great choice if you're shopping for an inexpensive desktop replacement.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Geoff Rabans (reviewexplorer.com)

Review: Samsung R730

 

It's sometimes the case that when you're looking for a laptop within a budget price-range, you end up with a laptop that really looks like it's from that budget price-range. Thankfully that isn't the case with Samsung's R730……..

Often when manufacturers cut costs to provide laptops to a wider market, they get it horribly wrong. However, Samsung have got it pretty much spot on with the R730 and after those costs have been cut, you’re still left with an excellent-value device...

Jun, 2010

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

Great Laptop but poor sound quality

 

Everything about this laptop is great except for the sound quality.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

Samsung R730-JB08UK

 

Esy to use straight from the box

Could live without subscription to anti-virus software as part of the package

Sep, 2011

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

1st ever laptop

 

Have been desktop PC Junkie for years and I am well pleased with the performance of this laptop. Will recommend to friends and family.

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung R730-JB08UK

 

Screen size and responsive keyboard (doesn't drop letters)

memory size

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

Samsung R730-JB09UK

 

Excellent first class

could be lighter with longer battery duration

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD SRS 3D / HDA / HDA SRS 3D / SRS / SRS 3D / SRS HD
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000 / 44.4 / 4400 / 47.7
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44.4 / 47.7
Battery life (max):3 / 4.3 / 4.4 / 4.7 / 5
Battery performance:4000 / 4400
Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:TCO 3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Red / Black, Red, Silver / Black, Silver / Grey, Red / Red / Red, Silver / Silver / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / Y
3D compatibility:No / Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:17 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900 / 2048 x 1536
Display response rise/fall:8
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:2K Ultra HD / HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:44.4 / 60
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel 4500M / Intel GMA / Intel GMA 4500 / Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA HD / Intel HD Graphics / No / NVIDIA GeForce 310M / NVIDIA GeForce G310M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 310M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.384 / 0.5
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model: / Intel GMA 4500 / Intel HD Graphics / 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 / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 800
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
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
Memory slots (available):2

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Cabling technology: / 10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:10/100 / 10/100 LAN / East Ethernet, WLAN / Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Networking topology:Fast Ethernet
Networking Type:802.11 b/g/n, 10 / 100 Fast Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed: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 read speed:4
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW write speed:6 / 8
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:4
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:6 / 8
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD SRS 3D / HDA / HDA SRS 3D / SRS / SRS 3D
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 bg/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11bg/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab100 - 240V / IEEE 802.3/802.3u
Dimensions (WxDxH):16 x 11 x 2 / 16.2 x 1.57 x 10.7 / 16.2 x 10.7 x 1.26 / 16.2 x 10.7 x 1.57
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Fast
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240 / 100 - 240V / 100 - 240V AC / 100-240V, 50/60Hz / 110 - 240 V
Power supply type:AC / AC - DC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:6.26
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g / 802.11bg / 802.11bg/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 bg/n / Wi-Fi / Wireless LAN

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:2
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
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 connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV-out:N / Y
USB 1.1 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:44.4 / 60
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI / FSB
Chipset:Intel GL40 Express / Intel HM55 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10.5 / 11 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel GL40 Express / Intel HM55 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Motherboard southbridge:Intel ICH9
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 410
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:107 / 81
Processor:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / I5-480M / P6100 / P6200 / T4300 / T4400 / T4500 / T6600
Processor boost frequency:2.933
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 1 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.00 - 1.250 / 1.050 - 1.150
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.13 / 2.2 / 2.26 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / I5-480M / P6100 / T4300 / T4400 / T4500 / T6600
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1288 / PGA988 / Socket 478 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / K0 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction: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:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
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 Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / N / 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
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:37253 / 37255 / 40739 / 43529 / 47663 / 49020 / 50175 / 50178 / 52952
Processor code:SLBNF / SLBPL / SLBUK / SLBUR / SLC26 / SLGF5 / SLGJL / SLGJM
Processor package size:34 / 35 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
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:08.05.2015 / Adobe Acrobat Reader / Adobe Acrobat Reader;\nEasy Battery Manager;\nEasy Display Manger;\nEasy Network Manager;\nEasy SpeedUp Manager;\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007 (free 60-day trial);\nSAMSUNG Support Center;\nSAMSUNG Update Plus. / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nSAMSUNG Support Center\nSAMSUNG Update Plus / Samsung Recovery Solution IV, Samsung MagicDoctor, McAfee Security Center, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Display Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Update Plus, Adobe Acrobat Reader / Samsung Recovery Solution IV, Samsung MagicDoctor, Phoenix FailSafe, McAfee Security Center, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Display Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Update Plus, AnyPC\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / Samsung Update Plus,\nEasy Display Manger,\nEasy Battery Manager,\nEasy Network Manager,\nEasy SpeedUp Manager,\nAdobe Acrobat Reader,\nSamsung Support Center / Samsung Update Plus\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nSamsung Support Center
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:- Microsoft Office Professional 2007 / McAfee / McAfee Virus Scan / McAfee Virus ScanMicrosoft Office Professional 2007 (free 60-day trial) / McAfee Virus Scan\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007 (free 60-day trial) / McAfee VirusScan / Microsoft Office 2007 / Microsoft Office Professional 2007 / Microsoft Office Professional 2007, McAfee

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7 / 10.8 / 11 / 16.2
Height:1.26 / 1.56 / 1.57 / 16.2
Height (front):1 / 1.26 / 1.57 / 10.7
Height (rear):1.26 / 1.54 / 1.57 / 2
Weight:6.26 / 7
Width:1.57 / 10.7 / 16 / 16.2