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Samsung RV520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 311 reviews of Samsung RV520. 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. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The usability and price also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the touchpad and size.

performance, price, usability, design, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung RV520 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 RV520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 user reviews of Samsung RV520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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. There are some mixed comments about the touchpad and reliability.

performance, price, usability, screen, design

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung RV520 15.6 inch Laptop - Silver (Intel Core i3 2330M 2.20GHz, RAM 6GB, HDD 640GB, DVDSMDL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 BiSamsung RV520 15.6 inch Laptop - Silver (Intel Core i3 2330M 2.20GHz, RAM 6GB, HDD 640GB, DVDSMDL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bi

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung RV520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Samsung RV520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the reliability and performance are on the whole positive. The screen and usability are also appreciated.

price, usability, screen, performance, reliability

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung NP-RV520-W01US Nb I3/4gb/640gb/dvdx2/15.6/w7hp **refurbished Mfg Warranty Only***Samsung NP-RV520-W01US Nb I3/4gb/640gb/dvdx2/15.6/w7hp **refurbished Mfg Warranty Only***

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Samsung RV520-W01

 

The Samsung RV520-W01 is battery efficient and equipped with some cutting edge wireless features, but it'll take a better design to unseat the best budget laptops.

Very good battery life. WiDi 2.0 and WiMAX wireless technologies built-in. One of the lightest 15-inch laptops. Priced reasonably. Numeric keypad included.

Noisy mouse clicks. Design is falling behind the times.

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Jul, 2011

Expert review by: What Laptop (techradar.com)

Samsung RV520 review

 

A budget laptop with a great processor

Good performance ; Good build quality ; Generous storage and RAM

Highly reflective screen ; Integrated graphics

Oct, 2011

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung RV520 review

 

We've long praised Samsung for its stylish laptop designs, and the RV520 - the 15in cousin of the RV720 - is no exception. It has a smart matt silver case with a pinstripe texture on its two-tone lid and a glossy black keyboard panel. Most of its edges...

A simple laptop with a budget processor, integrated graphics and half a terabyte of hard disk space for just £420; catch it while you can

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Laptops.co.uk (laptops.co.uk)

RV520

 

If you have a limited budget and want a good mixture of style, strength and some pace too, then the RV520 is a great machine. Samsung have done everything well here on this great budget laptop and with prices competitive in this area it can be bought...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Christian Harris (businesscomputingworld.co.uk)

REVIEW: Samsung RV520

 

The RV520 from Samsung is one such product. Costing just £430 (inc. VAT) and sporting a well-rounded set of features for non-demanding use, the machine is very usable and very affordable. The first thing that strikes you about the RV520 is how much...

, which is much better suited to corporates and includes a more powerful Intel Core i5-2430M (2.40GHz) processor, anti-glare display and backlit keyboard for £449 (ex. VAT).

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Lil Lady (newegg.com)

Really Great Laptop

 

This notebook looks great and is lightweight with a sleek design. I really love the side numeric keypad and large screen. The notebook appears to be in perfect condition and was not pre-loaded with what I consider a lot of "junk" programs, like my last...

The only con is I don't like the way the mouse buttons click ; I will be getting a wireless mouse

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Lax (newegg.com)

Recertified = 30 Day Wait

 

Moral of the story, it was probably worth the money to buy it new for the fiance's birthday.

The machine looked perfect

I have purchased flawless refurbished items in the past. However, I live in Florida, and the RMA department is in California. So if for some reason products have to go back, 10 Days to ship it across the country, 10 days to "process, repair, or...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: surferdude1 (asda.com)

Best Purchase Ever

 

One of the best possible laptops uot there!!!

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Muhammad (reevoo.com)

Samsung RV520-A07UK

 

nice display

menifacture and programing problumes

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung RV520-A07UK

 

A great workhorse, keeps going efficiently for hours (powered) Excellent screen resolution Comfort-friendly design

Battery life should be far better for this specification (<4hrs)

May, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD, SRS 3D / HDA / High Definition / SRS 3D
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 3
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400 / 48 / 4800
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):4.5
Battery performance:4400 / 4800
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

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

Design

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

Display

3D:N / No / Y
3D compatibility:No / Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200 / 220
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display surface:Gloss
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:60 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 0.512 / 1
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
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:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200 / 1300
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 key pitch:2.36
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:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
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 / 2 x 4
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 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1 / 2

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / Y
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
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 / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking Type:Gigabit LAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD, SRS 3D / HDA / High Definition / SRS 3D
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):15 x 10.1 x 1.26 / 15 x 10.1 x 1.37
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V / 100-240 V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Weight:5.29
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

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
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 / 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
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

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

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y / Yes
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x8, 2x16, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:B940 / B950 / I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:B940 / B950 / I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 85 / 85C ; 100C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
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
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:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / 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 Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
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):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No / 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® Rapid Start Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 52224 / 53434 / 53450 / 53452 / 55626 / 55627
Processor code:SR04J / SR04S / SR04W / SR04Z
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:- Samsung Update Plus\n- Easy Display Manager\n- Easy Battery Manager\n- Easy Network Manager\n- Easy SpeedUp Manager\n- Adobe Acrobat Reader\n- Samsung Support Center / 11.2 x 17 x 43.5 / 74.8 x 29.5 / 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, Easy Display Manger, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, 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:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MMC+, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5200 / 5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5200 / 5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.1 / 15
Depth (imperial):10 / 10.1
Height:1.26 / 1.37 / 1.43
Height (front):1.15 / 1.26
Height (front) (imperial):1.25 / 1.26
Height (rear):1.37 / 1.38
Height (rear) (imperial):1.37
Weight:5.29
Width:10.1 / 15
Width (imperial):15