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Samsung RV511

alaTest has collected and analyzed 489 reviews of Samsung RV511. 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. Opinions about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the energy efficiency.

performance, price, usability, design, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung RV511 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung RV511

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 user reviews of Samsung RV511 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the touchpad.

performance, price, usability, screen, design

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung RV511 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 480M 2.66GHz, 6Gb, 640Gb, DVDRW, WLAN, Win 7 Home Premium)Samsung RV511 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 480M 2.66GHz, 6Gb, 640Gb, DVDRW, WLAN, Win 7 Home Premium)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung RV511

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Samsung RV511 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Comments about the design and performance are on the whole positive. The price and screen are also appreciated. The durability and reliability get less positive views, while there are some mixed opinions about the battery.

usability, screen, price, performance, design

reliability, durability

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung RV511-S02 Notebook

 

Goodbye Glare-Type Samsung is shying away from glare-type screens and has equipped this well-rounded office notebook with a matte (and still bright) display. Check out the "Display" section of the review to see how the matte screen differs from a...

Matte, Bright Display, Good Performance, Large Touchpad with Good Feedback, Low System Noise and Silent Mode, Useful Samsung Software, Recovery Disc, The matte LCD screen and the once again successful Silent Mode

Warp-Prone Case, High-Gloss Surface between Keyboard Keys, Low Screen Contrast, Few Ports, Weak Graphics-Rendering, A sturdier case and non-reflective keyboard surface

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Matthew Murray (pcmag.com)

Samsung RV511-A01

 

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.

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

Unexciting design.

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Apr, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Brian Oliver Bennett (laptopmag.com)

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...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Samsung A01 review: Samsung A01

 

Sleek, curved design; large keyboard; HD screen; Bluetooth.

Thicker chassis; dual-core Atom performance is lackluster; no HDMI.

The curved, eye-catching Samsung NF310 is a bold 10-inch Netbook with some premium features for its price, but in the end it's not different enough to break out of the pack.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

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

May, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (techradar.com)

Samsung RV511 review

 

A great all-rounder offering decent performance

Good performance ; Strong usability ; Decent speakers ; Dedicated graphics

Battery life ; Portability ; Aesthetics

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung RV511 review

 

Everyone likes to find a bargain, not least in the ever-burgeoning laptop market.

The Samsung RV511 is a well specified laptop that provides plenty of the features and certainly most of the performance you can expect of any laptop under £1000. Build quality is also fairly solid, if a bit chunky and plasticky feeling. It’s a...

May, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

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.

Mar, 2011

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

Samsung RV511-S01UK review

 

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

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Samsung NP RV511-A09IN

 

Samsung NP RV511-A09IN is equipped with powerful Intel Core i3 380M 2.53 GHz Processor, with 2 GB RAM and a 500 GB HDD that meets all your storage requirements. This stylish Samsung Laptop is affordably priced and is for meant everyday usage. The...

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD, SRS 3D / HDA / SRS 3D
Audio system direct 3D sound: 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 / 1.5 / 2 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000 / 4400 / 48 / 5200
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):4 / 4.3 / 5 / 5.8 / 6
Battery performance:4000 / 4400 / 5200
Battery recharge time:2 / 3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

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

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 / Aluminium, Plastic
Product type:Notebook

Display

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

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40 / 60

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel HD Graphics / No / NVIDIA GeForce 315M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536 / 2560 x 1600
Number of discrete graphics adapters: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 / 667 / 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: Yes
Keyboard backlit:N
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:100 / 101 / 103
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1 / 2

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 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
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

CD read 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 Double Layer read speed:4 / 8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
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
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD, SRS 3D / HDA / SRS 3D
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):15 x 10 x 1 / 15 x 10.1 x 1.26 / 15 x 10.1 x 1.43
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
GSM module: No
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V / 100 - 240V / 100 - 240V AC / 100-240V, 50/60Hz / 110 - 240 V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / WiFi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC / Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor: No
Electronic compass: No
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Orientation sensor: No
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: No
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 / 4 / 5
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40 / 60

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15 / 16 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i3-370M / I3-380M / I5-480M / I7-2630QM / P6100 / P6200
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 2.933
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2 / 2.13 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-380M / I5-480M / I7-2630QM / P6100 / P6200
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1288 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 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:32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
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: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
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 Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
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):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:50175 / 50176 / 50178 / 52219 / 52952
Processor code:SLBUK / SLBUR / SLC26 / SR02Y
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Beach, Dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset, Underwater / November 18, 2008 / Samsung Support Center, Samsung Recovery Solution, \nSamsung 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 DVD Suite, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Easy Partition Manager, Easy File Share, Anyweb Print, Battery Life Extender / 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\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nSamsung Support Center / Samsung Update Plus\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nSamsung Support Center
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Starter
Pre-installed software:Norton Internet Security, Samsung Recovery Solution, Samsung Update Plus, Easy Display Manger, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Samsung Support Center
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:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640 / 750

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.26 / 10 / 10.1
Depth (imperial):10
Height:1 / 1.26 / 1.38 / 10.1
Height (front):1 / 1.18 / 1.23 / 1.26
Height (front) (imperial):1.23 / 1.25 / 1.26
Height (rear):1 / 1.37 / 1.43 / 1.45
Height (rear) (imperial):1.37 / 1.45
Weight:4 / 5.29 / 5.38 / 5.51 / 5.73
Width:14.9 / 15 / 15.6
Width (imperial):14.9 / 15