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Samsung RF510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews of Samsung RF510. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and keyboard are generally positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the battery. Comments are divided on the size.

performance, usability, price, keyboard, screen


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung RF510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Samsung RF510 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Views about the sound and price are overall positive. The keyboard and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the reliability, while there are some critical reviews about the touchpad and size.

usability, performance, keyboard, price, sound

portability, size, touchpad

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung RF510 15.6 inch HD Laptop (Intel Core i5-460M 2.53GHz, 4Gb, 640Gb, DVDRW, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) - Black/SilverSamsung RF510 15.6 inch HD Laptop (Intel Core i5-460M 2.53GHz, 4Gb, 640Gb, DVDRW, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) - Black/Silver

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Samsung RF510-S01US


The Samsung RF510-S01US desktop replacement laptop has two things going for it: its speedy processor and powerful integrated Nvidia graphics chip.

Fast Core i5 processor. Excellent Nvidia graphics chip. Two USB 3.0 ports. Affordable.

Design is bland. Battery life is ho-hum. Doesn?t take advantage of a graphics switching technology.

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Mar, 2011

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

Samsung RF510 Review


The Samsung RF510 provides above-average performance in a stylish and resasonably-priced package. However, in this price range, the Dell XPS 15 provides similar performance with better audio, a more colorful screen, a backlit keyboard, and...

Strong graphics, Attractive design, Cool temperatures, Responsive keyboard and touchpad

Short battery life, Weak viewing angles, Mediocre audio

Dec, 2010

Expert review by (

Review Samsung RF510 Notebook


Matt Multimedian. Multimedia performance with Core i5-460M & GeForce GT 330M, paired with office qualities like a matt display, low emissions and good input devices. The perfect 15.6 incher for the consumer bearing ambitions?

High-end materials, Generally stable case, Blu-Ray player & USB 3.0, Inputs with good feedback, Quiet & cool, High computing performance, Fast hard disk, A perfect cooling system with Samsung's typical Silent Mode. When it has to be quiet, it is...

Color poor and contrast low TFT, Narrow viewing angles, Fairly short battery life, No eSATA, ExpressCard, A display with stable viewing angles and better contrasts would be beneficial for movie fans and office users alike

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Andy Sim & Aloysius Low (

Samsung RF510 - A Fleeting Workhorse


Samsung's latest RF series was built with one thing in mind - performance. Prepped with a Core i7 processor and discrete GeForce graphics, will the 15.6-inch RF510 ultimately hold its own against the competition? We took a long hard look at the sleek...

Decent PerformanceSpacious & Responsive TouchpadExcellent Keyboard

Poor Battery LifeExpensive For Its Class

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Samsung RF510-S01 Review and Ratings


The RF510 is a highly capable mainstream notebook with Core i5 power and USB 3.0 technology. It's a fine fit for mainstream users who value speed over portability.

Good overall performance ; Solid feature set ; Nice display

Short battery life ; Uninspired design

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Alex Bentley (

Samsung RF510 review


A powerful and comprehensively featured media centre laptop that's hard to fault

Good performance ; Blu-ray drive ; Storage ; Features

Battery life slightly poor

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Paul Monckton (

Samsung RF510-S02UK review


Closest in both specification and price to HP's Pavilion dv6-3130sa, the Samsung RF510-S02UK is a 15.6in laptop that offers many distinctive features which make it a…

The Samsung RF510-S02UK is a great performer at a very good price, with unique features such as USB 3.0. However, as an all-round entertainment laptop we found it a little lacking.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Samsung RF510 Notebook


On the face of it very like the professional notebook that I recently reviewed from Samsung however despite having USB3 ports gone is the non reflective screen and back has come the normal shiny black that shows fingermarks.

Doing my Internet searches found the Samsung RF510 at a best price of £769.92 from the first link below

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Andy Sim,Aloysius Low (

Samsung RF510 - A Fleeting Workhorse


Samsung's latest RF series was built with one thing in mind - performance. Prepped with a Core i7 processor and discrete GeForce graphics, will the 15.6-inch RF510 ultimately hold its own against the competition? We took a long hard look at the sleek a...

Decent Performance; Spacious & Responsive Touchpad; Excellent Keyboard

Poor Battery Life; Expensive For Its Class

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Spencer Dalziel (

Samsung RF510-SO2UK review


Frequent business travellers always need the right technology to make sure they are able to do the right job, but there is often a compromise between functionality and practicality with laptops.

Great keyboard; beautiful design; high quality display; strong performance; good value for money

Short battery life; poor audio quality; memory not upgradeable; no protective lid clasp

The Samsung RF510-SO2UK is a well designed laptop that's great value for money and can cope with any business task. Samsung has also thrown in some good multimedia components and a great screen and keyboard. Shame about the sub-par audio set up and...

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD SRS 3D / HD, SRS Premium Sound Effect / SRS Premium Sound
Audio system direct 3D sound:No / Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer:No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 3


Battery Capacity:4400 / 5200
Battery life (max):3 / 4 / 5
Battery performance:4000 / 4400 / 5200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6


Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3


Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes


Color of product:Black / Black, Blue, Silver / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:8
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

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


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
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® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / No


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard number of keys:100 / 101 / 104
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes


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


3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

BD-R Dual Layer write speed:2
BD-R read speed:4
BD-R write speed:4
BD-RE read speed:4
BD-RE write speed:4
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 read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write 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 / HD Audio / HD SRS 3D / HD, SRS Premium Sound Effect / SRS Premium Sound
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power supply type:AC - DC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC / ЗС
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):17 x 16 x 4
Package weight:9


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
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-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Volume Control:Digital


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


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:296 / 81
Processor:i3-370M / I5-460M / I5-480M / i5-560M / i7-720QM
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 2.933 / 3.20
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-370M / I5-460M / I5-480M / i5-560M / i7-720QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 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 / Yes
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: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection 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 / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:1.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
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):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):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 / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43122 / 49020 / 49653 / 50179 / 52952
Processor code:SLBLY / SLBTT / SLBUK / SLC22 / SLC26
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


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


Bundled software:+12V DC, 5.0A / Cyberlink Power DVD\nAdobe Reader / Easy Display Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Update Plus, Battery Life Extender, Easy File Share, Easy Content Share, Game Console, Samsung Fast Start, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter / Samsung Support Center, Easy Display Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Update Plus, Battery Life Extender, Easy File Share, Easy Content Share, Game Console, Samsung Fast Start, Sleep-and-Charge USB, Cyberlink BD Suite, Cyberlink DVD Suite, 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 / Wave, Monte, Solid Extreme, B3310, B3410, Genio Slide, Omnia Pro, S3100, Galaxy Portal, DIVA, Genio, Genio Touch, Omnia II, Tocco Lite, I8910 HD, Tocco Ultra Edition, Pixon.
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5200 / 5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 640 / 750
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 / 600 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.1 / 10.9
Height (front):1 / 1.2 / 1.22 / 1.24 / 1.27
Height (front) (imperial):1.2
Height (rear):1.46 / 1.49 / 1.5 / 2
Height (rear) (imperial):1.5
Weight:5.69 / 5.73 / 6.39 / 7
Width:14.9 / 15 / 16.4
Width (imperial):14.9