Samsung R520 FA04UK


Samsung R520 FA04UKNotebook: Samsung R520 FA04UK
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Samsung R520 FA04UK

72% Samsung R520 review
Source: CNet English
The size limit for a large-screen laptop that you can still slip into a bag and carry around comfortably is 16 inches, and this slice of the market is hotly contested. The Samsung R520 isn't a bad deal if you just want a laptop for running productivity software, but, if you're looking for a machine to use at home, the larger R720 is a much better all-rounder that costs only slightly more
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 72%


Intel 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 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.

T6400: Entry level dual core processor based on the Penryn core with only 2 MB level 2 cache and a low clock speed.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. 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.

2.6 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.

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72%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)