Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Samsung SF510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Samsung SF510. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and portability. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the usability, and the size and touchpad get less positive comments.

design, performance, screen, portability, price

touchpad, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung SF510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

See all Samsung Laptops

Review analysis

(Based on 48 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 17 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 16 of 17 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (31)

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SF510

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Samsung SF510 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the image quality and screen. The design and price also get good feedback, but many are critical about the sound and portability. There are some mixed views about the usability.

performance, price, design, screen, image quality

portability, sound

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SF510 15.6" LED Notebook - Intel Core i3 i3-380M 2.53 GHz (NP-SF510-S01US)Samsung SF510 15.6" LED Notebook - Intel Core i3 i3-380M 2.53 GHz (NP-SF510-S01US)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung SF510 Notebook

 

Dynamic. Samsung scores with design, but misses a sprighty configuration and good display. Low waste heat and system noise are convincing, four hours of battery life grant mobility. However, you should handle the case with care.

Extravagant looks, Good application performance, Good battery life, Low system noise, Low waste heat, Good brightness, Low power consumption, Useable input devices, Good sound, The courage to deviate from the standard and try out extravagant shapes on...

Few interfaces, Contrast poor TFT, Narrow viewing angles, Low 3D performance, Base unit lacks stiffness, No basses, A screen with razor sharp colors that even users can see from the sides

Nov, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: K.T. Bradford (laptopmag.com)

Samsung SF510

 

This slick ivory notebook supplies good performance, long battery life, and plenty of neat extras.

At $629, the SF510 offers solid performance, great battery life, and a super slick design. While the HP G62t ($559 when similarly configured) also has plenty of style and comes out slightly ahead in performance, all of the extra features Samsung packs...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Loyd Case (pcworld.com)

Samsung SF510: Sleek Design but Ho-Hum Features and Value

 

The Samsung SF510 undeniably looks good. Its sleek white exterior makes this all-purpose laptop look thinner than it really is, and the light weight doesn't hurt either. Flipping open the lid reveals an LED-backlit, 15.6-inch display and a nearly full...

Excellent keyboard ; Sleek exterior and light weight for a 15-incher

Intel graphics useless for modern PC games ; Motion smearing in video

Samsung ships an elegant looking laptop with a great keyboard, but the machine is overpriced for what you get.

Dec, 2010

GOOD HARDWARE

Expert review by: Jake Mete (pureoverclock)

Samsung SF510 Notebook

 

Gorgeous styling for an all-purpose notebook.

The Samsung SF510 is quite a good notebook. Aesthetically speaking, the Samsung SF510 has a beautiful finish with its white exterior, and black and gunmetal interior. The attention to design is excellent, something Samsung is known for, and the SF510...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Siobhan Keogh (pcworld.co.nz)

Samsung SF510

 

More of Samsung's newly-released range of laptops keep showing up in our office, and we're more than happy to keep putting them to the test.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: Samsung SF510 Notebook

 

Samsung's SF510 notebook is a departure from the traditionally austere, and stark Samsung design ethos. Its wavy, almost whimsical enclosure and playful ivory white exterior and organic brown interior belie the notebook's serious assortment of specs...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: csbd49 (pcrush.com)

GREAT LAPTOP

 

I love this laptop. I've had it for a year almost exactly, and i couldn't be happier. The only thing i was upset about was the lack of a built in microphone.Being away at college, Skype conversations with the family got really difficult. The battery...

Bright display, Built-In Speakers, Durable, Inexpensive, Lightweight, Realistic color

Battery life, No built-in mic

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Rgeeckmusic (pcrush.com)

Great Multitasker

 

I found this laptop great for everything I do from video games, to Video and photo editing, to school work and just plan music ans social media, performance could be better but for an i3 system with 4gb ram it runs great.

Blue tooth, Bright display, Durable, Inexpensive, Lightweight, Realistic color

Speakers are lacking

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: myrnakj (pcrush.com)

Love it

 

I have been through plenty of laptops, ibms, gateway, dells and i have to say this is the best one I ever owned. Perfectly lightweight, super fast and it plays all my games with the best graphics. All for under 600 bucks! Amazing

Bright display, Inexpensive, Lightweight, Realistic color

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: stop1go2 (pcrush.com)

Product Features

 

Overall this notebook computer is excellent. The only feature I had some issues with was the Touchpad. It is so sensitive I could not control it just using my fingers. I bought a wireless laser mouse and by using the mouse it works perfectly.

Bright display, Built-In Speakers, Durable, fast start/instant on, Inexpensive, Lightweight, Realistic color

built-in touchpad ultra sensitive

Jul, 2011
1
2

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Audio system:HD / HDA / SRS 3D / SRS Premium Sound / SRS PS
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system direct sound: Yes
Audio system maximum sampling rate:96
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 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:5500 / 61
Battery life (max):6.5 / 7 / 7.5 / 7.8
Battery performance:5500
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

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

Certificates

Certification:TCO3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display manufacturer:Samsung
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:8
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.16
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:60
Power auto-sensing: Yes
Power Management: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / NVIDIA GeForce 310M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 310M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
Maximum Resolution:1366 x 768 / 2048 x 1536
Number of discrete graphics adapters: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 memory:0.5
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:100 / 101 / 103
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 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
Number of free internal memory expansion slots:1

Networking

3G: No
4G:Y
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
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
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking speed:1000 MB
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 90
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 32
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 32
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Storage temperature range (T-T):5 - 40

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:10 / 24
CD write speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
Disc types supported:CD, DVD, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:2.4 / 4
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:4 / 8
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical drive removable: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:HD / HDA / SRS 3D / SRS Premium Sound / SRS PS
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):15 x 10.1 x 1.08
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
GSM module: No
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
NetDock port replicator:N
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100-240V / 100-240V AC / 100-240V, 50/60Hz / 110 - 240 V
Power supply type:AC - DC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Warranty:1
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: No
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
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 connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
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 input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.16
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:60
Power auto-sensing:Y
Power Management:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 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
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i3-370M / I3-380M / I5-460M / I5-480M
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 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
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-370M / I3-380M / I5-460M / I5-480M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:K0
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: 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: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
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
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): 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):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):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:49020 / 50178 / 50179 / 52952
Processor code:SLBUK / SLC22 / 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

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:IE 6.0+;\nSafari 1.1+ / McAfee Virus Scan / Samsung Update Plus, Easy Display Manger, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Samsung Support Center / UL60950-1, C-UL, FCC 15
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Virus Scan / Microsoft Office Professional 2007, McAfee Virus Scan / Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640
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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.1 / 10.2 / 15
Depth (imperial):10.1
Height:1.08 / 1.09
Height (front):1.06 / 1.08
Height (front) (imperial):1.08
Height (rear):1.3
Height (rear) (imperial):1.3
Weight:5.29 / 5.45 / 5.51
Width:10.1 / 15
Width (imperial):15