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Samsung RC710

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Samsung RC710. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and keyboard. The usability and screen are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the portability. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

performance, screen, usability, keyboard, price

portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung RC710 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung RC710

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Samsung RC710 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the keyboard and screen. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the portability. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

performance, usability, sound, screen, keyboard

portability

74% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung RC710 17.3-inch Laptop PC (Intel Core i5-480M 2.66 Ghz, 4GB RAM, 640 GB HDD, WLAN, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium)Samsung RC710 17.3-inch Laptop PC (Intel Core i5-480M 2.66 Ghz, 4GB RAM, 640 GB HDD, WLAN, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (techradar.com)

Samsung RC710 review

 

A great home option for getting online as well as enjoying your media

Good office performance ; Sharp and vibrant screen ; Decent graphics performance ; Good usability

Not very portable ; Webcam not good with motion

May, 2011

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung RC710 review

 

A well designed desktop replacement, but it isn't great value at this price

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Well Behaved (productreview.com.au)

I would recommend the SAMSUNG RC710 to anybody

 

I couldn't respond or comment directly to the review posted on this product, so I'll try this way... I run a medium size business and I purchased a number (9) of Samsung RC710 laptops a few years ago. I have NEVER had a problem with any of them and...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Fit (productreview.com.au)

Dont buy a Samung Laptop!!!!

 

Worst experience with a laptop ever. After sales service even worse. Very rude and happy to put you on hold or blame you for the problems. Workmanship very poor.

Purchased the product. Fresh out of the box had a faulty hard drive, mouse pad did not scroll and was coming unstuck. Finally got the post box to send it away and got it back with a new hard drive, new scratches a screen border detaching from the...

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Rob (reevoo.com)

Samsung RC710-S02UK

 

Large, bright screen, very fast processor

No catch fr lid, nothing other really. A very good quality laptop!

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung RC710-S01UK

 

Runs fast - boots up quickly. Large clear screen. Good keyboard. Light for size of screen (in my opinion). It's great to be able to stream iPlayer video without having to download files first. The graphics are sharp. I'm very pleased with this machine.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Brian (reevoo.com)

Samsung RC710-S02UK

 

Quick Machine, Graphics for gaming, bright display, Keyboard layout,

not found any so far

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Adam (reevoo.com)

Samsung RC710-S02UK

 

Looks nice and stylish with a high-quality finish. The keyboard layout is excellent, much better than my old laptop as I can type quickly and always hit the right keys without pressing two by accident as they have good spacing. The laptop performs very...

Battery Life isn't great, so if you forget it when you take it somewhere you may be in trouble although it does have power-save settings which can help a bit. Also the outer casing is marked by grease and fingerprints VERY easily and I have given up...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung RC710-S02UK

 

Really quick easy to get on with

Nothing really does what it says on the box

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Philip (reevoo.com)

Samsung RC710-S02UK

 

excellent visual imaging. very,very quick to boot up. large keypad,numerals and letters. Wonderful windows 7 a pleasure to work with.

Not Bad. This product has the feel of a model twice it's price.It should be 'proud', but the casing is bland and does not incite the owner to want to wipe the keyboard and polish the logo'd lid when it is closed.

Sep, 2011
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / SRS
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

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):4 / 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):1.3

Certificates

Certification:TCO3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:ABS synthetics
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:280
Display Diagonal: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:60 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 315M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

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

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:10 / 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 / 4
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 read speed:5 / 8
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:4 / 8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HD / SRS
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Home Premium
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.2 x 10.7 x 1.26
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240V AC / 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

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

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I3-380M / I5-480M
Processor boost frequency:2.933
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-xxx
Processor frequency:2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I3-380M / I5-480M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / PGA988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:K0
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: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: 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 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): 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):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):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:50178 / 52952
Processor code:SLC26
Processor package size:34 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter 2010.\nGame Console, Windows Live Suite, Easy Content Share, Skype, Cyberlink YouCam,\nCyberlink DVD Suite. / Samsung Theme, Skype, Cyberlink Media Suite, YouCam3.1, 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, 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 Manager, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Easy Partition Manager, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Samsung Support Center / 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
Trial software:Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5200 / 5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5200 / 5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7 / 10.9
Height (front):1.15 / 1.26
Height (rear):1.39 / 1.4 / 1.57
Weight:6.48 / 6.5
Width:16.2 / 16.5