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Samsung SF511 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Samsung SF511 Series. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and keyboard. The screen and battery also get good feedback. The size and touchpad get critical reviews.

performance, battery, screen, keyboard, design

touchpad, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung SF511 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Samsung SF511-A02US

 

The Samsung SF511-A02US is a competent desktop replacement laptop that combines smart style and solid performance.

Hardware includes dual-core Intel processor, lots of RAM. Distinctive look.

Limited gaming and graphics capability. Loaded with bloatware. Hard drive is small.

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Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: fixit (staples.com)

good deal would reccommend

 

good deal

Comfortable Keyboard,Fast,Long Battery Life,Powerful,Quiet

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Michelle the Seller (staples.com)

Love love love it

 

Great computer! I love the functionality and the speed. Battery life is great and screen view is beautiful.

Fast,Long Battery Life,Powerful,Quality Display,Quiet

Palm hits touchpad

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: t (staples.com)

samsung laptop

 

the laptop is great. the touchpad is a bit sensitive though. but the price was great so i guess i cant complain. the reason i gave it only 3 stars is mainly staples fault. when i received the shippment the screen was shattered to pieces. normally id...

Fast,Lightweight,Long Battery Life,Powerful,Quality Display,Quiet

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: vvf (staples.com)

Overall it is a good computer.

 

With Blue Ray this computer will be more attractive for a wider audience.

Comfortable Keyboard,Long Battery Life,Nice modern design

No Blue Ray

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: E the Consultant (staples.com)

Enjoying my laptop

 

I bought this laptop for my consulting business and so far I enjoy it! I am able to do everything I need with my clients and more. I love the look of this laptop and the battery life has passed my expectation. It's been about a month and I am happy...

Comfortable Keyboard,Fast,Lightweight,Long Battery Life,Quiet

Sensitive touch pad

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Peppermint Patti (staples.com)

Great buy/good look/great quality

 

I bought this because I liked the way it looked. All the reviews I read were of the highest quality in very respect. I am very pleased with my purchase and would encourage others to buy one too.

Comfortable Keyboard,Fast,Lightweight,Long Battery Life,Powerful,Quality Display,Quiet

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: CW (staples.com)

Very pleased

 

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Fast,Lightweight,Long Battery Life,Quality Display,Quiet

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Rebecca (staples.com)

Great computer for the price

 

Easy to use, great speed, and love the way it remains cool.

Fast,Lightweight,Quality Display,Quiet

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: ICEMAN1941 (staples.com)

NEW SAMSUNG COMPUTER

 

SO FAR I LIKE THE MACHINE I HAVE ONLY HAD IT FOR A WEEK SO FAR WE,LL SEE WHAT EXTENDED USE BRINGS

Comfortable Keyboard,Fast,Lightweight,Long Battery Life,Powerful,Quality Display,Quiet

Jul, 2011
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA
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 / 3
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:5900 / 65
Battery capacity (Watt hours):65
Battery life (max):8.5
Battery performance:5900
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display surface:Gloss
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter power:60

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
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: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 3000

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal memory:3 / 4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
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:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-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
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

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: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:60

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 23
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2310M / I5-2410M
Processor boost frequency:2.9
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.3
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2310M / I5-2410M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100

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
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: 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: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: 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):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: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 52224
Processor code:SR04S
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software: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
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Virus Scan / Norton Internet Security

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

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