Samsung R20 Aura
Samsung R20 Aura

Samsung R20 Aura


Samsung R20 AuraNotebook: Samsung R20 Aura
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7200
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 128 MB
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 83.4% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 84%, performance: 75%, features: 73%, display: 83% mobility: 64%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Samsung R20 Aura

67% Samsung R20
Source: PC Pro English
As brands go, Samsung isn't one that you'd normally expect to find fraternising with the budget laptop market. Samsung sponsors Chelsea Football Club, for instance, a sure sign that a company is looking to associate itself more with Fortnum & Mason than with Lidl. And yet the R20 weighs in at less than £500, whether you include VAT or not. The R20 doesn't look like a budget laptop, though. The lid is finished in glossy black. Open it up and you're greeted with a subtle swirl design along the top of the keyboard. What's more, this laptop weighs just 2.3kg (2.72kg including the power supply) and is only 340mm wide by 258mm deep. It looks as if it should cost at least £100 more. And yet the core specifications for the R20 read surprisingly well. The processor is a Core Duo T2350 with a respectable clock speed of 1.86GHz, backed by 1GB of RAM.
4 von 6, Preis/Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 80%
Samsung R20 Laptop Review
Source: Conita English
For those who are looking for a new laptop, the Samsung R20 laptop is certainly the way to go. Not only is it greatly affordable, it is also one of the leading laptops that are on the UK market today. This means that it is a highly reputable laptop computer, and that consumers have responded well to it. With out the aid of laptop computers, such as the Samsung R20 laptop, many people are with out communications. In this day and age, however, it is almost a must for people to have some form of a computer or communications that they can speak with others freely and often.
Preis/Leistung sehr gut, Display sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/04/2007
Rating: price: 90% display: 90%
90% Samsung R20 laptop Review
Source: Pocket Lint English
It may be a little soon to be thinking about the new university year in September but if you’re thinking of buying a new budget priced notebook you have to be quick, as only limited numbers are ever made and the Samsung R20 is well worth considering. At one time, cheap notebooks were old machines vendors couldn’t sell. Not anymore, as manufacturers design and build specifically for the price. Samsung has reinvented its notebook line of late and the R20 is a great addition. Samsung has gone for a black laquered look to their new machine, with a matte black plastic on the interior, it’s a neat look and is certainly robust but is prone to scratches. The battery sticks out of the rear, which is potentially one area of weakness should you accidentally drop the machine. What makes this a great machine for students is that it’s a decent weight with a reasonable battery life. Weighing in at 2.3kg, it’s semi-portable and more than light enough to carry around for portions of the day.
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9 von 10, Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität gut, Verarbeitung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/30/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Samsung - R20 review
Source: IT Reviews English
This is a slender, light, cheap laptop that offers plenty of performance, however the finish is a bit on the cheap side and the battery life isn't especially impressive. We can overlook those points at this price, but the way the screen darkens excessively when running on battery power is a real concern.
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Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung gut, Verarbeitung mäßig, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/11/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 60%
Samsung R20 Review
Source: English
The R20, while being of plastic construction, is well built. Personally I am not a great fan of the all black colour scheme but it does not go out of fashion and is less likely to show wear than other colours. The display is very bright and has excellent contrast. It would be nice to have a version with a WXGA+ display (1440 x 900) to add to the range. The ATI 1250M GPU is more than a match in performance for the new Intel X3100, but power management when running on battery has considerable potential for improvement.
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Preis/Leistung exzellent, Leistung mangelhaft, Display gut, Emissionen sehr gut, Mobilität mäßig, Verarbeitung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/11/2007
Rating: price: 95% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% emissions: 90%
80% Samsung R20
Source: PC Advisor English
Samsung's R series laptops are slim and user-friendly. Stylish, user-friendly and well featured at the price, we really liked the Samsung R20. And gaming was half-decent, too.
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(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 3.5, Ausstattung 4, Verarbeitung 4, Leistung zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/02/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% Samsung R20 laptop Review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Samsung R20 is a great example of what can be achieved in a notebook when power and portability are required. It’s highly portable and while the battery life isn’t the best we’ve seen, it’s more than made up for by the budget price. For this money, this is an impressive notebook to use.
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9 von 10, Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung gut, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/24/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 60%
90% Samsung R20 Aura
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Samsung has managed to offer a budget notebook that doesn't actually look like a budget notebook, at least when the lid is closed. The screen is only adequate but the basics are all there, such as an excellent keyboard. If you’re on a budget and want your notebook to look good and perform well, this is solid choice.
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(von 10): 9, Preis/Leistung 9, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 7, Display zufriedenstellend
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/15/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Erste Erfahrungen mit dem Samsung R20 - T2350 Declan
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2007
Rating: price: 95% features: 70% display: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% emissions: 70%


ATI Radeon Xpress 1250: Chipset graphics based on the dedicated X300.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

T7200: Mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

14.1": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.4 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

Samsung reviews

83.4%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Reviews and price comparison on Samsung Laptops at Ciao

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» Dell Latitude XT
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» HP Compaq 6715s
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» Samsung P500-Pro T7250
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» Acer TravelMate 5520
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» HP Compaq 6715b
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» Asus U40SD
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» Asus F80
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» Sony Vaio VPC-EA3S1E/W
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» Lenovo ThinkPad L420
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» HP G42-393TX
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» Alienware M14x
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» Lenovo ThinkPad T410s-2904-a41
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» Asus U41JF-A1
GeForce GT 425M, Core i3 380M
» Dell Latitude E5410 (Core i7 640M, GMA HD)
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i7 640M
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)