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Samsung R730

alaTest has collected and analyzed 595 reviews of Samsung R730. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the design and usability are overall positive. The price and screen are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the sound. Some have doubts about the connectivity.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 user reviews of Samsung R730 from 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 Comments about the keyboard and price are on the whole positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the touchpad and sound.

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94% of the reviews on 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 (PDC T4300 2.1 GHz Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD HDD, DVDRW, 6 Cell Battery, HD+, HDMI, Webcam, Windows 7 Home PremiumSamsung R730 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-380M Processor, 2.53GHz, 4GB RAM, 640GB HD, DVDSMDL, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium) - Red/Silver

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (

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 (

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 (

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 review by: Rory Reid (

Samsung R730 review


The Samsung R730 is a pretty decent budget laptop. It's not particularly fast or well equipped, but it's an attractive and dependable day-to-day machine that'll serve you well both for business and pleasure purposes

Red lid ; Comfortable keyboard ; Affordable price

Interior section isn't as attractive as the lid ; Relatively limited connectivity for such a large machine ; Mediocre performance

Conclusion The Samsung R730 isn't particularly fast or well equipped, but it's a great-looking laptop that's well suited to people on a budget

Jun, 2010


Expert review by: (

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 (

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 (

Great Laptop but poor sound quality


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

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Franco (

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: Andrew (



17.3" backlit LED screen + Intel CORE3i + 500GB hard drive + 4GB RAM + Windows 7 + Quick delivery from ARGOS + Reduced price in sale!! This is a fantastic bargin!! Had it for a month now and I am very happy. Set-up info is lacking from Samsung!!. You...

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Les (

Very good


I looked around for a good brand and spec of laptop and settled on this model, it does everything my wife wants, she's very pleased with it, not too heavy and looks good. Very happy with it. Price and delivery from Argos were very good. No complaints!

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader / 4 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes
Wireless LAN:No / Yes


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

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 310M / GMA 4500 / GMA 4500M / GMA X4500 / GMA X4500M / Intel ® HD GPU / INTEL HD GPU


Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:40GL / 45PM / HM55 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I3 / Pentium / Pentium Dual Core
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-330M / I3-350M / I3-370M / I3-380M / P6100 / P6200 / T4300 / T4400 / T4500