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Samsung RC520

Samsung RC520
alaScore 81

68 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 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. Reviewers 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 81/100 = 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 are impressed by the battery and usability. The price and screen also get good views.

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, 4Gb, 500Gb, DVD SuperMulti DL, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) - Black/SiSamsung RC520 15.6 inch notebook (Intel Core i5 2410M 2.3GHz, 4Gb, 500Gb, DVD SuperMulti DL, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) - Black/

Nov, 2015

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


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: Yes
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
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 / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT520M / Intel HD Graphics 3000


Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel®
Chipset Type:HM65
Processor:CORE I5 / Core™ i3
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-2310M / I5-2410M