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Samsung RV720

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 reviews of Samsung RV720. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the usability and screen are generally positive. The price and design are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung RV720 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung RV720

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Samsung RV720 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the portability and screen are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical opinions about the size.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung RV720 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i3 2310M 2.10 GHz, RAM 4GB, HDD 750GB, DVD Supermulti DL, WLAN, Webcam, BT, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit) Samsung RV720 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i3 2310M 2.10 GHz, RAM 4GB, HDD 750GB, DVD Supermulti DL, WLAN, Webcam, BT, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Holmes (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung RV720

 

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. Samsung calls its...

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.

Samsung calls its Essential range "reliable, sturdy and powerful" and we'd tend to agree. The RV720 is proof that budget notebooks don't have to look and feel cheap. There are certainly missing features, but there aren't many 17-inch Core i3 systems...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (techradar.com)

Samsung RV720 review

 

Stunning performance for a budget price

Good performance ; Usability ; Features

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

Aug, 2011

expert REVIEWS - BUDGET BUY!

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

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

Sep, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by: Ardjuna Seghers (trustedreviews.com)

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...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Dave Stevenson (reghardware.co.uk)

Samsung RV720 17in Core i3 notebook

 

Review Desktop replacement laptops are a genre of portable computer apparently intent on chuntering on forever without ever truly succeeding or dying. By nature, they tend not to be petite, and Samsung's RV720 is no exception.

The Samsung RV720 is a very capable machine, and those looking for a general purpose PC to use at home won't do much better for the money. There's not a spectacular amount of performance, but it will handle most jobs including creative tasks such as...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Samsung Big Notebook RV720 : Samsung RV720 Notebook Computer

 

Finally I think some manufacturers are listening when people moan about the black surrounds showing fingermarks. The solution is to simply remove the black, on this only the base and the keyboard area are the dreaded black.

The processor is Intel Core i3 2310M, it comes with 4GB of RAM and 674GB hard disk spread over ‘C’ and ‘D’. The Windows Experience score is 4.7 made up of Processor 6.4, Memory 5.9, Graphics 4.7, Gaming Graphics 6.0 and Hard Disc 5.9. I found the...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: David (argos.co.uk)

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.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Microsoft-o-phobe (argos.co.uk)

Fine Machine - pity about Crudware and Windows 7

 

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

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: pliny55 (argos.co.uk)

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...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Miab (argos.co.uk)

Fab price!

 

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

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400 / 47 / 48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47 / 48
Battery life (max):4.5
Battery performance:4400
Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 8

Camera

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

Certificates

Certification:TCO 3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200 / 220
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Display surface:Gloss
HD type:HD+
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 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 0.512 / 1
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
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
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 function keys:Easy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Support Center
Keyboard language:German
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 / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

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

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version: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:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

CD write speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD, SRS 3D / High Definition / SRS
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.5 x 10.9 x 1.38
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: No
HDD user password:Y
Hot keys:2
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Weight:5.91 / 6.61
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi

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
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

GPS: 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
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 / 65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:B940 / I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3
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
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:B940 / I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M
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
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
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: 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 Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
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 / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 52224 / 53434 / 53450 / 55626
Processor code:SR04J / SR04S / SR04W
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:-40 - 150 / 11.2 x 17 x 43.5 / Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy Partition Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager\nSamsung Update Plus, Battery Life Extender,\nAnyPC, Easy File Share, Easy Content Share,\nGame Console, Easy Resolution Manager, Samsung Fast Start, Easy Display Manager @ Wifi Manager, Norton Online Backup, Movie Color Enhancer, AnyWeb, Easy Migration, Fast Browsing,\nPhone Share, Windows Live Wave 4, Electronic Manual, Cyberlink Media Suite 8, Cyberlink Youcam 3.1 / Samsung Recovery Solution, Samsung Support Center\nAdobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter / 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.
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface: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:320 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.8 / 10.9
Height:1.38 / 1.39
Height (front):1.14
Height (rear):1.38 / 1.39
Weight:5.91 / 6.61
Width:15.8 / 16.5