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Samsung R540 Series

Samsung R540-JA05Processor: Intel Core i3 350M, Intel Core i3 370M, Intel Core i3 380M, Intel Core i5 450M, Intel Pentium P6100
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.3kg, 2.377kg, 2.4kg, 2.5kg, 2.6kg
Price: 400, 500, 600, 699, 750, 900 euro
Average Score: 69.2% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 12 reviews)
: - %, performance: 73%, features: 63%, display: 53%
mobility: 55%, workmanship: 64%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 79%

 

Samsung R540

Specifications

Samsung R540Notebook: Samsung R540
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 750 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

60% Samsung R540 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Though the Samsung R540 laptop has the specs and Blu-ray drive of a multimedia powerhouse, its average-looking screen, indifferent audio, and weak battery life prevent the R540 from achieving greatness.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung R540
Source: PC World English
The quick processor and graphics chip performance only partly offset the mediocre screen and weak battery.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/20/2010
Rating: performance: 78% features: 74%
80% Samsung R540
Source: Digital Versus English
Samsung's claims for the R540. Pretty standard looking, it is a delicious chocolate colour and has an all-rounder configuration. The chocolate look of the Samsung R540 is combined with the fact that it's a comfortable and quiet laptop to use. An all-rounder, it is at ease with office documents and has a numberpad. On the downside, its screen lacks contrast and the touchpad is too small.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Samsung R540-11

Specifications

Samsung R540-11Notebook: Samsung R540-11
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 750 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Samsung R540-11
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Samsung R540-11 ($999) delivers fast performance, smooth graphics, and a Blu-ray drive for a reasonable price. However, some may be turned off by the faux-wood look. If you can do without Blu-ray, we think the $899 Toshiba Satellite A655 is a better deal. That notebook's design isn't nearly as daring, but it offers nearly identical specs to the R540 and even better graphics performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Samsung R540-11
Source: PC Mag English
The Samsung R540-11 is a nice step up in speed from our former Editors' Choice, the R580, but skimping on the battery size is a definite drawback for the lightest 15-inch laptop in the business.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Samsung R540-JS04

Specifications

Samsung R540-JS04Notebook: Samsung R540-JS04
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 900 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 R540-JS04 (Model)

Average Score: 64% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

64% Обзор мультимедийного ноутбука Samsung R540-JS04
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 64% performance: 62% display: 40% mobility: 35% emissions: 56%

 

Samsung R540-JS08DE

Specifications

Samsung R540-JS08DENotebook: Samsung R540-JS08DE
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v 512 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.377kg
Price: 699 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

79% Review Samsung R540-JS08DE Notebook | Notebookcheck
Refurbished. Samsung beefs up its low price entry-level R530 with an Intel Core CPU and Radeon graphics. The TFT isn't reflective anymore, but the lid and wrist-rest are even more so. Will the office-multimedia-all-rounder's concept be successful?
79% Test Samsung R540-JS08DE Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 77% display: 70% mobility: 77% workmanship: 76% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 91%

 

Samsung R540-JA02

Specifications

Samsung R540-JA02Notebook: Samsung R540-JA02
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 600 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Samsung R540 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Samsung R540 combines good performance and lackluster build quality in an overpriced package.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Samsung R540-JA06

Specifications

Samsung R540-JA06Notebook: Samsung R540-JA06
Processor: Intel Core i3 380M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 600 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Samsung R540-JA06 15.6-inch Budget Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
amsung's R540 offers a similar level of performance for a budget classed 15-inch laptop that comes with a fairly standard set of features. What sets the Samsung apart from the competition has to do more with less tangible items such as running cooling than most laptops and featuring less bloatware. Of course, it does have its downsides as well including a lower capacity hard drive and a smaller trackpad.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Samsung R540-JT03DE

Specifications

Samsung R540-JT03DENotebook: Samsung R540-JT03DE
Processor: Intel Core i3 380M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 500 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

 

Samsung R540
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
price and battery runtime good
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2011

 

Samsung R540-JA0BUK

Specifications

Samsung R540-JA0BUKNotebook: Samsung R540-JA0BUK
Processor: Intel Pentium P6100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 500 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Samsung R540 review
Source: Techradar English
At such a bargain price, the Samsung is an attractive proposition. If you're looking for a laptop for basic word processing, email and web browsing tasks, and are not worried about playing games, then you won't be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Samsung R540-JA05

Specifications

Samsung R540-JA05Notebook: Samsung R540-JA05
Processor: Intel Core i3 380M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 400 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

 

Samsung R540-JA05
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2011
Rating: performance: 70% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 40% ergonomy: 50%

 

Comment

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v: Renamed HD 5145 GPU (which is a slightly high clocked HD 4570) and therefore an entry level graphics card with DirectX 10.1 support.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470: Entry level DirectX 11 chip with GDDR5 support but only 80 shader cores. Supports Eyefinity (up to 4 monitors) and 8-ch HD audio over HDMI. Performance on par with the old GeForce 8600M GT.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

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.

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


Intel Core i5:

450M: Should be similar to the Core i5-520M but without AES functions.

Intel Core i3:

350M:

The Core i3-350M is technically a Core i5-430M without the Turbo Boost overlocking feature. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.26 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

380M: The Core i3-380M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.53 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

Intel Pentium:

P6100: The Pentium P6100 is an entry level CPU based on the Arrandale core. Compared to the Celeron P4600, the P6100 offers a bit better performance due to the faster System Bus and an increased Level 3 cache. However, VT-x is not available for the P6100.


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.


2.3 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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.


69.2%: 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, 2010-10- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)