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Samsung RV520

Samsung RV520
alaScore 84

284 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 284 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. People really like the screen and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas the touchpad and size get mixed opinions.

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 are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas comments about the touchpad and reliability are mixed.

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, 2016

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. People are impressed by the reliability and performance. 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, 2016

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Samsung RV520-W01

 

The 640GB, 5,400rpm hard drive is larger than the 500GB one found in the HP dv6-6013cl and Toshiba L655-S5161RDx. The rest of the RV520's features are in line with its peers, including the 3 USB ports, a DVD burner, and HDMI. There's a 1.3 Megapixel...

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

The Samsung RV520-W01 budget laptop delivered excellent battery life and a glut of new age wireless technologies, but it's lacking a bit in terms of design.

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

expert REVIEWS - BUDGET BUY!

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: Richard (reevoo.com)

Samsung RV520-A07UK

 

Nice Design, Fast

I don't like the mouse

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Megan (reevoo.com)

Samsung RV520-A07UK

 

Good basic laptop

Quite large and heavy

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Display

HD type: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 52224 / 53434 / 53450 / 53452 / 55626 / 55627
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)