Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung R519
Source: PC Advisor
The Samsung R519 is a great value, no-frills budget 15in laptop. As well as notable netbooks and popular ultraportables, Samsung has also successfully staked out the competitive ground of entry-level full-size laptops. Simple but reasonably quick and solid, the Samsung R519 is a sound choice as a cheap no-frills 15in laptop, and one offering great value for money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
A no-frills machine offering truly impressive value for money. Samsung's R519 represents an affordable way into laptop ownership. Despite its low price, it has a modern design and sports a widescreen display with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The R519 may not offer the style or premium feel of some of the other laptops, but it does offer an excellent platform for no-frills computing. If you're after a cheap machine simply to browse the internet or create documents on, then this is well worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Pocket Lint
Looking for a budget notebook? The Samsung R519 definitely won’t bring excitement into your life, but it does provide an awful lot of laptop for the same price as a well-equipped netbook. Unlike most netbooks, however, it also provides a much more usable screen and user interface, decent office performance and an optical drive. If you’re in the market for a bargain-basement new laptop, then the Samsung R519 is a compelling choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Computerbild - 5/10
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 90% performance: 89% features: 78% display: 88% ergonomy: 78% emissions: 90%
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 40% display: 49% mobility: 46% emissions: 60%
CommentIntel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.
Entry class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated.
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.
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.
70.8%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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