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Samsung RV515

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 reviews of Samsung RV515. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas views about the energy efficiency and durability are different.

performance, price, usability, portability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung RV515 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung RV515

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Samsung RV515 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. People are impressed by the design and portability. The performance and price also get good reviews. Reviews are divided on the size.

usability, price, performance, portability, design

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung RV515 15.6 inch Laptop - Silver (AMD Dual Core E450 1.65GHz, RAM 4GB, HDD 500GB, DVD-SM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bSamsung RV515 15.6 inch Laptop - Silver (AMD Dual Core E450 1.65GHz, RAM 4GB, HDD 500GB, DVD-SM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-b

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung RV515

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Samsung RV515 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and portability. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the sound. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and image quality.

performance, price, usability, portability, design

durability, image quality, energy

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung LTN156AT02 (does not fit LTN156AT01 CCFL Version) 15.6" Laptop LCD Screen Panel, Glossy For Dell Inspiron 1545 LED VersionSamsung LTN156AT02 (does not fit LTN156AT01 CCFL Version) 15.6" Laptop LCD Screen Panel, Glossy For Dell Inspiron 1545 LED Version

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung RV515-S03DE Notebook

 

Zacate gamer. We have often criticized the unsatisfactory gaming capabilities of AMD's E-series APUs. Samsung wants to solve this problem by combining it with a dedicated HD 6470M graphics card. Gaming power AND mobility in an entry-level laptop?

Large & swift touchpad, Low noise & Silent Mode, Useful Samsung tools, Recovery data carriers, Agreeably quiet and cool at the touch of a button

Yielding chassis, Keys' high-gloss frame, Low contrast, Few ports, Poor 3D performance, Why a glare-type? If it has to be a low-cost typewriter, then with a matte screen

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Eric (newegg.com)

Decent for the money

 

It is a cheap computer that looks expensive. It's also samsung, but if you care about the monitor or overall performance, go with a cheaper brand with better guts.

This is not a bad laptop. It's solidly constructed with fine parts. it also looks amazing and is under 400 bucks shipped. I really like the keyboard, mousepad, and feature package, however, the Asus I bought with this had more bang for the buck. That's...

I will say it has a subpar monitor and the processor leaves some to be desired. It is also not as impressive as the asus I also bought refurbished for 25 bucks less

May, 2012

Consumer review by: kq6ea (newegg.com)

Nice!

 

My wife was looking for a laptop on a budget, and I found this for her. It arrived yesterday, and being the "IT Guy" in the house, I'm the one who powered it up and checked it out. Took a while to update, but it appears to be very suitable for what she...

Super clean, looks brand-new. Well packed. Manufactured 6 months ago. Thankfully free of "added value" software. Comes with a 60 day subscription to Norton

Hard disk is only 120GB, NOT the 320 listed in the description ; NO printed documentation provided ; Comes with a 60 day subscription to Norton

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Tara V. (rakuten.com)

Tara V.

 

After being a loyal Sony user for years I decided to buy this computer b/c it was a great deal for the $. When I spoke to customer service to answer questions about warranties they were WONDERFUL. The computer has too many add ons for me. There are all...

Consumer review by: funkyshoes3 (ciao.co.uk)

Samsung RV515

 

it may arrive differently. The Samsung rv515 comes in a large cardboard box. On top of t ...

Screen, battery life, software

Nothing

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Anupam Majumdar (flipkart.com)

EXcellent Option in this Range

 

Nice Laptop , Portable, Well Constructed. I think this is the best laptop for this price range, i was confused between intel processors and AMD. But since, I will be using it for light graphics, this is better in choice, looks. pros: feels very light...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Stephanie (reevoo.com)

Samsung RV515-A01UK

 

it is light and therefore easy to carry around. It plays games on the highest graphical settings. Teenager had this for a present and very pleased!!!

none that the teenager can think of!

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Valentine (reevoo.com)

Samsung RV515-S01UK

 

light weight, stylist keyboard, smudge proof cover, smooth performance, HD

few errors as so as i started the laptop, microsoft word stops working as you open a new document, skype doesnt work either. not as good as i thought for gaming performance

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: nicola (reevoo.com)

Samsung RV515-A01UK

 

Esay to view screen and set up

slow to load

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Victoria (reevoo.com)

Samsung RV515-A01UK

 

Looks good, easy to use, good battery!

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD, SRS 3D / HDA / SRS 3D / SRS PS / SRS Sound Effect
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400 / 48 / 60
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48 / 60
Battery life (max):4 / 4.5 / 4.8 / 5
Battery performance:4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Rear camera:N

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver / Stainless Steel
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Multimedia
Product type:Notebook

Display

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

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:40 / 60

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6470M / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6320 / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No

Keyboard

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

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 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, Wi-Fi / 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
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW
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
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:6
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+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD, SRS 3D / HDA / SRS 3D / SRS Sound Effect
Dimensions (WxDxH):15 x 10.1 x 1.38
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
L2 cache:1024
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Weight:5.29
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Package dimensions (WxDxH):11.8 x 19.5 x 3.31 / 19.5 x 11.8 x 3.31
Package weight:4.85 / 7.39
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
DisplayPorts quantity:1
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 connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
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:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:40 / 60

Processor

Chipset:AMD A50M
L2 cache:1
L3 cache:1
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:AMD A50M
Processor:E-350 / E-450
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor cores:2
Processor family:AMD Athlon II Dual-Core / AMD Dual-Core / AMD E
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.65 / 1.66
Processor Manufacturer:AMD / Intel
Processor model:E-350 / E-450
Processor threads:2

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:HSPA+ / Samsung Recovery Solution\nSamsung Support Center\nSamsung Fast Start\nEasy Speedup Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nBattery Life Extender\nEasy Display Manager\nSamsung Update Plus\nSleep&Charge USB\nEasy File Share\nEasy Content Share\nMicrosoft Office 2010 Starter\nCyberLink YouCam\nGame Console / Samsung Support Center, Samsung Fast Start, Easy Speedup Manager, Easy Network Manager, Battery Life Extender, Easy Display Manager, Samsung Update Plus, Sleep-and-Charge USB, Easy File Share, Easy Content Share, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, CyberLink YouCam, Game Console / Samsung Support Center, Samsung Fast Start,\nEasy Speedup Manager, Easy Network Manager,\nBattery Life Extender, Easy Display Manager,\nSamsung Update Plus, Sleep-and-Charge USB,\nEasy File Share, Easy Content Share, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, CyberLink YouCam, Game Console / Samsung Support Center\nSamsung Fast Start\nEasy Speedup Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nBattery Life Extender\nEasy Display Manager\nSamsung Update Plus\nSleep-&-Charge USB\nEasy File Share\nEasy Content Share\nMicrosoft Office 2010 Starter\nCyberLink YouCam\nGame Console / Samsung Update Plus Easy, Display Manager, 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 Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Starter
Trial software:Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security (60 days trial)

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / 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:1000 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.1 / 15
Depth (imperial):10
Height:1.37 / 1.38
Height (front):1.25 / 1.26 / 1.28
Height (front) (imperial):1.25 / 1.26
Height (imperial):1.37
Height (rear):1.37
Height (rear) (imperial):1.37
Weight:5.29
Width:10.1 / 15
Width (imperial):15