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Samsung RC520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Samsung RC520. 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. People really like the battery and screen. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably.

performance, price, usability, screen, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung RC520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Samsung RC520 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the battery and usability. The price and screen also get good feedback.

performance, screen, price, usability, battery

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung RC520 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 2410M 2.3GHz, 6Gb, 750Gb, DVD SuperMulti DL, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) - Black/SiSamsung RC520 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 2410M 2.3GHz, 6Gb, 750Gb, DVD SuperMulti DL, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) - Black/Si

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Gary (

Samsung RC520-S02UK


NIce and light, fast start with a very good battery life (compaired to my 5yr old Toshiba) does just about everything you would want from a laptop without costing a fortune

Nothing to think of

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Beth (

Samsung RC520-S02UK


First off I would like to comment on the excellent battery life of this laptop; using just Microsoft Word, I can easily get 7 hours, usually just over 5 for general internet browsing and music and 2 hours for playing games such as the Sims 3, etc ; The...

Can be loud when reading CD/DVDs and on my particular laptop it makes a rattling sound inside when typing or tapping on the right hand side, near the CD drive, though this is a very minor issue

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Samsung RC520-A01UK


Great laptop

The actual laptop looks nothing like the picture

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: robert (

Samsung RC520-S02UK


not as fast on start up as i expected

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Chris (

Samsung RC520-S02UK


Great performance for the price ; The graphics card is a great edition for the price - really good for gaming alongside the RAM and processor. My main reason for buying this model is to play games - I'm currently playing Empire and Shogun II Total War...

For the price I wouldn't say there are any - the battery life could be better but for the performance of this laptop it's about what I expected

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Terence (

Samsung RC520-S02UK



Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Graham (

Samsung RC520-S02UK


I really like this Laptop, the full size keyboard is great, it's really fast, screen is very clear and the sound is really clear. For the price it's good value for money

None really, just the usual ,battery life could be longer but it a powerful machine so 3 hours isn't that bad at all

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Joanne (

Samsung RC520-S02UK


Compared to my last laptop the battery life is excellent. Lasts a good few hours ; Screen quality is excellent

Slighty heavy so slighty uncomfortable if you want to lay it on your lap

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Sean (

Samsung RC520-S02UK


The keyboard is awesome as it is spaced out, as i always spilled stuff on my previous keyboard

The battery life is a bit short for me, but overall its not that bad

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Martin (

Samsung RC520-S02UK


Quick start up. Hardly any heat comes from it, Loud enough for music, good for games

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:8


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 52224
Processor package size:31


Cable lock slot type:Kensington