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Samsung RV511

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the keyboard and screen are generally positive. The performance and value for money also get good opinions, whereas many are less positive about the portability.

design, value for money, performance, screen, keyboard


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung RV511 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Samsung RV511-S02 Notebook


Goodbye Glare-Type Samsung is shying away from glare-type screens

Matte, Bright Display; Good Performance; Large Touchpad with Good Feedback; Low System Noise and Silent Mode; Useful Samsung Software; Recovery Disc

Warp-Prone Case; High-Gloss Surface between Keyboard Keys; Low Screen Contrast; Few Ports; Weak Graphics-Rendering

A 3-hour battery with the dedicated GPU always running.

Editor's Choice!

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Samsung RV511-AO1


A stylish 15-inch notebook, the Samsung RV511 delivers long battery life and won't break the bank.

All in all, the $549 Samsung RV511-A01 offers a great blend of features, style, and performance for its low price. The laptop has plenty of multitasking power and has enough staying power to work and play for nearly 5 hours on a charge. We also like...

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Samsung RV511-A01


If you don't need your budget laptop to make a fashion statement, the Samsung RV511-A01, available at Best Buy for $599.99 (list), may fit the bill. What it lacks in aesthetics it makes up with its expanded keyboard, and its performance, which is on...

Big display. Keyboard includes ten-key number pad. HDMI port

Unexciting design

The Samsung RV511-A01 budget laptop may not be much to look at, but it offers decent performance and a few interesting features for the price.


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Samsung RV511-A01 Review


Samsung RV511-A01 review by ConsumerSearch. Pros and cons on this Samsung Cheap Laptop with user reviews and ratings.

Includes WiMAX and Wireless Display (WiDi) connectivity

Integrated graphics

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Amazon review summary for Samsung RV511


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Samsung RV511 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

value for money, performance, design, screen, battery

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


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Recertified Deal


You won't find a higher quality laptop for this price. Samsung always makes good stuff.

This is the absolute best deal for the price ; Comes with 4GB Ram onboard but ships with a free 2GB stick and now I'm running 6GB for free ; Windows Experience Index ; Processor: High 6's ; RAM: High 6's ; Gaming Graphics: Lower 5's

Only problem I have is the bloatware. Just remove ALL of it and install drivers from Windows update. The keyboard arrows and right shift aren't ideal but usable

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Samsung RV511 review


A great all-rounder offering good performance and usability

Good erformance ; Strong usability ; Decent seakers ; Dedicated grahics

Battery life ; Portability ; Aesthetics

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Samsung RV511-S01UK


The isolated keyboard is good for touch typists and those who like to snack at their machine

Good performance ; Strong usability ; Decent speakers ; Dedicated graphics

Battery life ; Portability ; Aesthetics

While there are more portable and desirable machines, the Samsung delivers on almost all fronts, and at a price that can't be beaten. Performance is solid, due to the Intel Core processor and generous amount of memory, while the vibrant screen and...

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Samsung RV511 review


This well-specified notebook is equipped with the latest Intel Core i3-380M processor, running at 2.53GHz, and has a whopping 6GB of RAM. It also has a 640GB hard disk, which is twice the size of most laptops' disks. The fast processor, extra RAM and...

Impressive core components and performance to match, but its dedicated graphics card doesn't add enough value to warrant its high price.

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Samsung RV511-S01 review


The Samsung RV511 doesn't blow our minds in terms of design or portability, but with a Core i3 processor, 6GB of RAM and a dedicated graphics card, this laptop packs great performance for the price.

Great performance for the price ; Excellent usability ; Decent battery life

Quite bulky ; Design won't be to everyone's tastes

All things considered, this is a decent laptop. It doesn't blow our socks off in terms of design or portability, but it's affordable and offers really spiffy graphics performance for the price. If you want something more portable and don't mind...

Product Specifications


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


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

General Features

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 / Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 315M / GMA X4500 / GMA X4500M / Intel ® HD GPU / INTEL HD GPU


Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM55 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I3 / CORE I5 / Core™ i5 / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-380M / I5-480M / P6100 / P6200