SpecificationsNotebook: Samsung R40
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung R40
Source: PC Pro
The constant evolution of the PC might mean new headline breakthroughs such as eight-core processors and 750GB hard disks, but it also means that you can pick up powerful PCs based on recent technology for a small outlay. In the case of this Samsung, that means an Intel dual-core processor with 1GB RAM and a 15.4in TFT for only £569. Surely there must be a catch? Good performance, but build quality and screen are poor - only the excellent keyboard prevents a lower score.
eher kurz gehaltener Test; online abrufbar
3 von 6, Leistung gut, Display schlecht, Verarbeitung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/15/2007
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 80% display: 40% workmanship: 40%
The Samsung R40 satisfies my needs very well. For a budget laptop, it is good value for money, having a generous amount of ram and, although one of the slowest core duo processors, much faster than the previous generation of notebooks. For my needs the integrated Xpress 200m graphics card is more than sufficient, and I recall some people reporting that some popular games can be played at low settings and resolutions quite smoothly. Plus it is windows vista capable. I would recommend this laptop to anyone looking for a fast reliable machine on a tight budget.
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Leistung gut, Display mangelhaft, Verarbeitung gut, Emissionen gut, Akkulaufzeit durchschnittlich
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/02/2006
Rating: performance: 85% display: 50% workmanship: 85% emissions: 85%
Source: TV Movie Multimedia - 9/07
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/29/2007
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 90%
ATI Radeon Xpress 200M: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M is the shared memory integrated graphic card from ATI based on a X300 core. In general it is a bit faster than the Intel GMA 950 graphic core.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)
T2300: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.
66.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.