Average of 11 scores (from 13 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung R510
The low-cost Samsung R510 laptop is definitely worth considering. Its large 15.4-inch screen and stylish design may appeal as much as its affordability: it starts as low as around £390, rising to around £550 -- the price of our review sample. The Samsung R510 is a stylish yet affordable laptop that's suitable for both work and leisure use. With a 15.4-inch screen and decent performance, it's worth a gander.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung's R510 is a good laptop with a strong specification, but struggles to stand out. We've been frequently impressed by Samsung's range of low-end laptops, and the Samsung R510 (£549 inc. VAT) offers a familiar blend of usability, value for money and impressive mobility. Overall, the Samsung R510 is a likeable laptop, but it doesn't feel in the same class as the best laptops in this price range, such as Dell's Studio 15.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
A comfortable and good-quality laptop, although features are a bit average. The Samsung R510 (£379 inc. VAT) is definitely affordable, but it's up against strong competition in this group. You'll find the same sized screen as the Sony VAIO VGN-NS20E/S – at 15.4-inches – but colours are slightly more washed out. As such, it's not so great for home entertainment or editing photographs, but it's fine for working on the move. At this price, the Samsung R510 is a strong contender. It's quick enough for daily use and offers a level of quality that would put many more expensive laptops to shame. The £379 price is also impressive, making it outstanding value for money.
80, Preis 80, Leistung 40
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 40%
Source: PC Advisor
The Samsung R510 is a decent laptop with amazing battery life, but if you’re prepared to take a minor hit on performance, you could get the Acer Aspire 5920 for significantly less outlay.
von 5: 4, Verarbeitung 4, Ausstattung 4, Mobilität gut, Leistung mangelhaft, Preis zufriedenstellend
Single Review, , Short, Date: 12/08/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 50% features: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: IR Reviews
A well priced and well featured mid-range notebook ideal for the non-gaming home user or even for the small office, but it's at a price point with a lot of competition. Some of that competition offers even more features, so you might be better served shopping around. If you fancy a true Centrino 2 version of the R510 you need to budget around £600.
Preis gut, Ausstattung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/28/2008
Rating: price: 80% features: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
Samsung has produced an excellent mid-range notebook in the R510-FAA4UK, with a simple yet nice design and some great features for a very affordable price. But though it is a bargain, it's not necessarily the only or best one, and you'll want to check around before buying.
(von 10): 7, Preis 8, Leistung 7, Ausstattung 7
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 70%
Source: PC Pro
Hot on the heels of Samsung's sub-£2kg portable, the Q210 (web id: 215352), comes yet another in its revamped lineup. This time, however, there's a different target market in mind and this, the R510, boasts an altogether more affordable price point. A generous specification and preternaturally good looks make the Samsung R510 a solid budget buy.
5 von 6, Preis gut, Ausstattung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% features: 80%
Source: PC Praxis - 4/09
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 70%
Source: T-Online DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/19/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
Source: Notebookforum.at DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60%
Source: PC Welt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 49% price: 41% performance: 51% features: 40% mobility: 55% ergonomy: 58%
Source: Chip.de - 2/09
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 68% features: 85% display: 86% mobility: 51% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%
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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.
In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.
In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.
75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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