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Samsung RF711

alaTest has collected and analyzed 368 reviews of Samsung RF711. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the portability and price are generally positive. The usability and screen also get good reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung RF711 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung RF711

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 user reviews of Samsung RF711 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and price. The screen and usability also get good feedback. There are mixed views on the touchpad and durability.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung RF711 17.3-inch Laptop (Black) (Intel Core i7 2670QM 2.2GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Blu-ray, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit)Samsung RF711 17.3-inch Laptop (Black) (Intel Core i7 2670QM 2.2GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Blu-ray, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung RF711

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Samsung RF711 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The usability and screen also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the keyboard.

performance, screen, usability, price, portability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung RF711-S02DE Notebook

 

Multimedian. Samsung introduces the Sandy Bridge processors to the RF range and supplies a proper multimedia laptop that is even suitable for gaming in the RF711. Why this laptop wastes a part of its theoretical maximum performance can be read in our...

Solid workmanship, Stylish, but nevertheless plain design, Good keyboard, BluRay drive, Adequate battery runtimes in low load, Typing is very pleasant on the Samsung RF711's keyboard. You even like to type longer texts on it

No Full HD display, Throttling during full load (undersized power adapter), Display brightness is limited in battery mode, We would have liked to see a Full HD display for the RF711 so that the quality of BluRays can be exploited

May, 2011

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Expert review by: Jake Mete (pureoverclock)

Samsung RF711 Notebook

 

Mobile multimedia workhorse with a respectable price tag.

Samsung is not a big player in the mobile computer market, but their RF711 notebook appears to signify an attempt to change that. Looking to make a splash with consumers, it's priced rather well and offers some strong hardware specifications and...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung RF711

 

This 17.3in Sandy Bridge laptop is an affordable and stylish multimedia powerhouse that's stuffed with features and connectivity.

Stylish, fingerprint-resistant interior, Powerful quad-core processing, Dedicated Nvidia graphics allow light gaming, 1TB of hard drive space and USB 3.0, Decent ergonomics

Average screen, Disappointing speakers, Poor battery life, 'Cheap' chassis doesn't match premium internals

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung RF711 review

 

A blazingly-fast processor makes the RF711 great for multimedia editing, but the 17.3in screen should have a higher resolution, and its keyboard isn't great

May, 2011

Expert review by: Dave Stevenson (reghardware.co.uk)

Samsung RF711 17.3in Core i7 laptop

 

Review It's not unusual for desktop replacements to have a bit of heft, but Samsung's RF711 positively throws caution to the wind. Tipping the scales at an obese 2.9kg and measuring 416mm across (almost one-and-a-half feet), it's only a laptop in the...

As machinery goes, the RF711 is only slightly more portable than the Large Hadron Collider [4], which is to say you shouldn't buy it if you want to use it on your commute or take it on a plane. What it does have is absolutely stacks of computing power,...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Ardjuna Seghers (smarthouse.com.au)

Samsung RF711

 

Samsung's latest entrant to the large screen laptop arena aimed at multimedia and browsing around the house promises a package that's full on technology and connectivity. But does it stand up to the performance of rivals?

Stylish, fingerprint-resistant interior; Powerful quad-core processing; Dedicated Nvidia graphics allow light gaming; 1TB of hard drive space and USB 3.0; Decent ergonomics

Average screen; Disappointing speakers; Poor battery life; 'Cheap' chassis doesn't match premium internals

May, 2011

Consumer review by: AzDragonLord (newegg.com)

Great Machine...Good price

 

Only wish it came with Win7 Pro as an option instead of Win7 Home...maybe I'll take care of that later. :)

I'm an IT person by trade...working with desktops, servers and everything in between ; I bought this laptop for my wife for Christmas and it's been a great machine! She plays mmorpg games and the large capacity hard drive and on-board video with...

None so far

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: mnem0n (tigerdirect.com)

Great value for feature set

 

This is my first laptop. I have built and overclocked my own desktops for around 10 years but never really liked laptops. Now that I have been forced to buy one, I feel this was a very good value at a buck under $900. Of course I would have liked more...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Shep78 (tigerdirect.com)

Games YES - Power YES

 

Works with all of my games... runs then clean with out any hesitation or frame slowness.... Love it, great buy.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: saipansam (tigerdirect.com)

One Flaw

 

Great Laptop. Had it for a month and love it. The only flaw I find is the awkward keyboard layout for the number pad and cursor arrows. Not a huge deal. Still very much worth the buy.

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400 / 5200
Battery life (max):3.6 / 4 / 4.3 / 4.8 / 5
Battery performance:4400 / 5200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

EPEAT compliance:Gold
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Blue, Silver / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Metallic / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220 / 280
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Display response rise/fall:8
Display surface:Gloss
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:120 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
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: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:101 / 103 / 104
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:6 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

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

Optical Drive

BD-R Dual Layer write speed:2
BD-R write speed:4
BD-RE read speed:4
BD-RE write speed:4
CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24 / 4
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24 / 4
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
HD DVD-ROM write speed:2
Labelflash: No
LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD, SRS 3D / HD, SRS PS / HDA
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.4 x 10.9 x 1.27 / 16.4 x 10.9 x 1.5
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
Power Requirements:100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC/DC / АС/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Weight:6.39
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / WiFi / Wireless LAN

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.9 x 4.21 x 16.1
Package weight:9.7
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

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
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:2
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
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3 / 32 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:120 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express / Intel QM65
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 20 / 22 / 23 / 24
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
L2 cache:0.512 / 3 / 6
L3 cache:3 / 6
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express / Intel QM65
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I5-2410M / I5-2430M / i5-450M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor boost frequency:2.66 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:2 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-2410M / I5-2430M / i5-450M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / J1 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:4.8 / 5
System bus rate:4.8 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
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 Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:49022 / 52219 / 52224 / 53450 / 53470
Processor code:SLBTZ / SR02S / SR02Y / SR04W
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Cyberlink Power DVD\nSamsung Recovery Solution\nSamsung Update Plus\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nEasy Partition Manager\nAdobe Reader\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nSamsung 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, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter / Energystar 6 , TCO 6 , TUV-GS , CE , FCC , EAC / IE 6.0+;\nSafari 1.1+ / Samsung Support Center, Samsung Fast Start, Easy Speedup Manager, Easy Network\nManager, Battery Life Extender, Easy Display Manager, Samsung Update Plus, Sleep-and-\nCharge USB, Easy File Share, Easy Content Share, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter,\nCyberlink BD Suite, CyberLink YouCam, Game Console / Samsung Support Center, Samsung Recovery Solution, Samsung Update Plus, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Movie Color Enhancer, Easy Display Manager, Fast Browsing, Game Console, Windows Live Suite, Easy Content Share, Skype, Cyberlink YouCam, Cyberlink BluRay Suite, Samsung Fast Start, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Easy Partition Manager, Easy File Share, Anyweb Print, Battery Life Extender, Chargeable USB / Samsung Support Center, Samsung Recovery Solution, Samsung Update Plus\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010 / 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
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, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5200 / 5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1500 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7 / 10.8 / 10.9
Depth (imperial):10.8
Height:1.27 / 1.49 / 1.5
Height (front):1.24 / 1.26 / 1.27 / 1.49
Height (front) (imperial):1.27
Height (imperial):1.49
Height (rear):1.49 / 1.5 / 1.55
Height (rear) (imperial):1.49
Weight:6.17 / 6.39
Width:16.2 / 16.3 / 16.4
Width (imperial):16.3