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Samsung RV720

Samsung RV720
alaScore 85

91 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the keyboard and value for money. The performance and screen also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the sound.

design, screen, performance, value for money, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung RV720 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 91 reviews)

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Samsung RV720 review


Cheap, cheerful and just a little chunky, the Samsung RV720 is an impressive budget 17-inch laptop that's a step up from the usual desktop replacement - but perhaps not the powerhouse you might imagine from a notebook this size.

Good build quality, good layout and a decent screen at a good price

You might not expect Blu-ray at this price but no USB 3 is disappointing, the glossy screen is problematic

A bargain price 17-inch notebook that doesn't look "bargain basement"

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Samsung RV720 review


Stunning performance for the budget price

Good erformance ; Usability ; Features

Basic integrated grahics ; Audio can distort at high volume ; Battery life

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Samsung RV720 review


The Samsung RV720 boasts enough power to handle your everyday office tasks and the large screen makes it an ideal candidate for enjoying films on a modest budget.

Large screen is great for videos ; Affordable price tag ; Decent performance for the price

Won't handle recent games ; Uninspiring design ; Small trackpad can be awkward

If you're after a desktop replacement laptop that will display your movies well, then the RV720 is a great choice. It may not be the most powerful thing on the market, but it has enough grunt to handle general office tasks and won't break the bank.



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Samsung RV720 review


One thing that sets Samsung's budget laptops apart from the competition is their style. Even when you're spending around £500, you can guarantee the laptop will look fantastic. The RV720 is no exception, with its gunmetal grey finish and stylish...

A gorgeous design, decent performance and a great screen make Samsung’s RV720 a great budget desktop replacement


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Samsung RV720


Want a large laptop without the large outlay? Samsung's cheap but cheerful 17.3in effort comes highly recommended.

Bargain pricing ; Great usability ; Attractive, durable design ; Good build quality ; 750GB HDD

Limited performance ; No USB 3 ; No Blu-ray ; Glossy screen ; Poor audio

Though its connectivity and specifications are nothing to get excited about, its solid build, decent battery life, excellent design and great usability - along with a totally bargain price - ensure that this Samsung is one of the best 17.3in laptops...

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Fine Machine - pity about Crudware and Windows 7


Pros - The machine is all that I expected it to be - bought based on industry reviews.

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Good value laptop


I bought this for wife to replace an ageing laptop. Good performance, large screen, lots of memory, fast processor, HDMI out. Plus it was good value. Recommended.

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very happy so far


I've only had this computer for 3 weeks and so far I'm very pleased with it. it was bought mainly to replace an aging desktop, thereby saving some space: in this respect, it is excellent - nice large, bright and clear screen, great keyboard in...

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Excellent purchase


The laptop is superb absolutely brilliant

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Fab price!


For the size of the screen and the processor on this laptop the price was amazing!

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WSXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT520M


Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:HM65
Processor:CORE I5
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I5-2410M