Samsung R560


Samsung R560Notebook: Samsung R560 (R560 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 78.92% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 71%, performance: 82%, features: 71%, display: 73% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 71%, ergonomy: 67%, emissions: 81%

Reviews for the Samsung R560

78% Samsung R560 review
Source: CNet English
Where once the 15-inch laptop ruled the roost, now all the main manufacturers seem to want to produce are humungous entertainment machines with 17-inch screens or tiny netbooks for those with pixie-sized fingers. We suppose this makes the Samsung R560, with its 15.4-inch display, something of a back-to-basics offering, but, priced at around £700, does it represent good value for money? The Samsung R560 isn't exactly what you'd call a flash laptop, but it offers up a well-balanced combination of performance and features at an attractive price. If you're in the market for a desktop-replacement machine and are working to a limited budget, it's worth serious consideration.
78, Preis 80, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
80% Samsung R560 15.4in Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Samsung's R560 is let down somewhat by its screen's poor viewing angles, but remains a very powerful notebook which is good value for what you get if you need its power.
(von 10): 8, Ausstattung 7, Leistung 9, Preis 8
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Samsung R560 Aura P8700 Diego
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2009
Rating: price: 70% performance: 78% features: 100% display: 85%
78% Die Vielseitigen
Source: PC Magazin - 6/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80%
57% Samsung R560-Aura P8700 Diego
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 57% price: 80% performance: 81% features: 50% mobility: 83% ergonomy: 38%
84% Samsung R560 Aura P8700 Diego
Source: PC Go - 5/09 German
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 90% display: 50% mobility: 80% emissions: 80%
95% Notebooks für Spieler
Source: PC Games Hardware - 3/09 German
Comparison, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 80%
87% Die Kleinen sind da
Source: Stiftung Warentest - 12/08 German
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 91% display: 84% mobility: 83% workmanship: 93% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 93%
94% Next-Generation-Notebooks
Source: PC Games Hardware - 11/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 40% performance: 80%
Mobil & kraftvoll
Source: SFT - 10/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 70%
57% Samsung R560 Aura P8400 Madril
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 57% performance: 100% features: 50% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 61%
User-Test Samsung R560 Aura P8400 Madril
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2008
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 40% emissions: 60%
80% Samsung R560 Aura P8400 Madril
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 90%
78% Test: Samsung R560-Aura P8400 Madril (Notebook)
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 85% features: 90% display: 92% mobility: 62% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 65%
Montevina zum Ersten
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 9-10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2008
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
79% Samsung R560
Source: Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 86% display: 80% mobility: 50%


NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT: Successor of the 8600M GT and because of the smaller 65nm production process the card is higher clocked (and therefore faster) with the same current consumption.Furthermore, it features an improved video processor (VP3) and HybridPower to save current (in conjunction with the 9100M G).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.


Middle class dual core CPU with a TDP of 25 Watt. For high end gamer the performance could be not sufficient (for class 1 graphic cards).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.4": 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. 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.

2.7 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.

Samsung reviews

78.92%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-09- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)