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Samsung RV711

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews of Samsung RV711. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the price and design are on the whole positive. The screen and usability are also appreciated, but many are critical about the touchpad and sound.

performance, usability, screen, design, price

size, durability, sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung RV711 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Samsung RV711 from 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 Reviews about the design and price are on the whole positive. The screen and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the touchpad, and there are mixed reviews on the portability and durability.

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93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung RV711 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i3 380M 2.53GHz, 3Gb, 500Gb, DVD Supermulti DL, WLAN, Webcam, BT, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit) - B;ack/SiSamsung RV711 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i3 380M 2.53GHz, 3Gb, 500Gb, DVD Supermulti DL, WLAN, Webcam, BT, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit) - B;ack/Si

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (

Nothing special


Although good, it's not great!nWhilst the size of the screen is nice it can impair the size of graphics on web pages. My wife has the exact same design laptop but this has the 15.9" screen. Many graphics are larger as they are not lost in the larger...


Apr, 2012

Consumer review (

Samsung RV711-A04UK


Absolutely love my laptop, good value for money and would definately recommend this to everyone :-)

None, i have had no problems at all with this laptop

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (

Excellent Notebook


This Laptop has it all. Big 17.3" screen, fast processing speed Core i5 Intel processor with 4GB RAM with a full size keyboard and numeric keypad. I especially like the way I can navigate around the Samsung and the software it came with (Windows 7...

Fast and easy to use.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (

Samsung RV711-A04UK


large screen , good keyboard with seperate number keys.


Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

Samsung RV711-A04UK


It looks good. Has a wonderful display. In good bag it does not seem heavy. Very fast. Above all it does the what laptop is supposed to do.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

Samsung RV711-A04UK


I am thoroughly pleased with my laptop, the screen is excellent & crystal clear. I bought the 17.3" Samsung & I don't regret it. I only bought it 2 weeks ago & up to now very happy with it. Would definately recommend this model, I did look at other...

None that I have found up to now.

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (

Samsung RV711-A04UK


sleek design, large screen, great graphics

Nov, 2011

Consumer review (

Samsung RV711-A04UK


Very sleek design, great resolution on the display and very lightweight. Only had for just over a week now so I'm still assessing the performance a decent buy compared to other LT's of similar price

Marks on Keyboard and cover show up very clearly. Not much else wrong with it depends on your use for it.

Nov, 2011

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Samsung RV711-A03UK


Bluetooth enabled

None found yet.

Nov, 2011

Consumer review (

Samsung RV711-A04UK


ease of use, nice large screen for watching tv and films e.t,c perfect not only for me but my technophile husband!

none so far.

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, MP3, WMA
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / SRS / SRS 3D
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3


Battery Capacity:4000 / 4400
Battery life (max):3.5 / 4.5
Battery performance:4000 / 4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Swivel webcam:No / Yes


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


Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:ABS synthetics / Plastic
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

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


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel HD Graphics / No / NVIDIA GeForce 315M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
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:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard function keys:Easy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Support Center
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:100 / 101 / 104
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes


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


3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:10
CD write speed:24
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:5
DVD-RAM read speed:8
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:4
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:2.4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:5
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:4
LightScribe: No
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 / HDA / SRS / SRS 3D
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.5 x 10.8 x 1.14 / 16.5 x 10.8 x 1.39
Display:LCD / LED
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
GSM module: No
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Hot keys:2
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V / 100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Y

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
Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.9 x 16.1 x 4.21
Package weight:9.15
Warranty card: Yes


Ambient light sensor: No
Electronic compass: No
GPS (satellite):N
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
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


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


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15 / 16 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
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
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I3-380M / I5-480M / P6100 / P6200
Processor boost frequency:2.933
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2 / 2.13 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-380M / I5-480M / 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 Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1288 / PGA988
Processor threads:2 / 4
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction: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:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: 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 Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: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
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:50175 / 50176 / 50178 / 52952
Processor code:SLBUR / SLC26
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


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


Bundled software:Samsung Support Center, Samsung Recovery Solution, Samsung 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 BluRay Suite, Samsung Fast Start, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Easy Partition Manager, Easy File Share, Anyweb Print, Battery Life Extender, Chargeable USB / 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 Manager\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 Securit / Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup


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

Technical Details

Hot keys:2
Power supply type:AC/DC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.8 / 11
Depth (imperial):10.8
Height (front):1 / 1.14
Height (front) (imperial):1.14
Height (rear):1.39 / 2
Height (rear) (imperial):1.38
Weight:5.91 / 7
Width:16.5 / 17
Width (imperial):16.5