SpecificationsNotebook: Samsung R610-64G
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 900 euro
Average of 8 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung R610-64G
Source: Laptop Logic
Powered by a T5800 2.0GHz CPU and packed with 3GB RAM, a 250GB HDD and a 512MB NVidia GeForce 9200M GS, the Samsung R610 is slightly underwhelming on paper. Testing, as it turns out, confirms this – it performs reasonably well, but certainly at or below average for most things when compared to other 16” notebooks. Why, then, did we actually enjoy using the R610? It runs cooly, quietly, and was impressively mobile for its form factor. For light usage, it’s not a whit slower than any other machines, and looks good enough to be proud of in the office or in the coffeeshop. And the kicker is that you can find these online for $800 and change. It doesn’t really have the guts to satisfy the heavy gamer, and if you like to encode (or even watch) HD video you’ll be left a little disappointed. But the dedicated GPU opens the door for light to moderate gaming.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 66% performance: 60% features: 80% mobility: 50%
Source: PC World
The Samsung R610 at first sounds like a great deal: For around 900 dollars (list), you're getting a huge screen and dedicated video capability with a reasonably attractive exterior. Unfortunately, the screen quality greatly erodes that value proposition. Still, if your bank account can handle a little more strain (for an upgraded display), the R610 could be worth a second look. After all, it costs less than the likes of Dell's XPS Studio 16 and HP's HDX16.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 69% features: 77%
Priced at around £660, the Samsung R610 is one of the cheapest available laptops with a Blu-ray drive. The question is: has Samsung had to compromise on the rest of the spec to fit in that headline-grabbing feature? Although the Samsung R610 has a reasonable price tag, it falls between two stools. Despite the Blu-ray drive, it's not sufficiently feature-rich to tempt those after an entertainment laptop, and it's too expensive for those seeking a budget machine. In our opinion, you'd be better off looking at other models in Samsung's R series, such as the R710 and R560.
72, Preis 60
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 60%
While not the most powerful laptop, the full-HD power, usability and low price of the Samsung R610 make it a great buy. For the price, you'd be hard-pressed to ﬁnd yourself a better laptop.
4 von 5, Preis gut, Ergonomie gut, Ausstattung gut, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 40% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: PC Advisor
Well finished and very well specified, the Samsung R610-AS01UK is a promising laptop for all-round use, and the nearest thing to a favourite on test. We would have liked to have seen useful battery life though.
von 5: 4, Verarbeitung 4, Ausstattung 4, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
The Samsung R610 is, by far, one of the lightest and most portable 16-inch notebooks we’ve tested. It’s also one of the most attractive. However, when we look at the reasons for buying a 16-inch notebook over something more portable—multimedia playback, increased productivity, or gaming—this machine just doesn’t stand out. When it comes to multimedia, the R610 combines mediocre image and sound quality, with the absence of media controls. If you’re looking for a 16-inch multimedia system, competitors such as the Acer Aspire 6930G offer more features—such as a Blu-ray drive and discrete graphics—for the same price.
3 von 5, Mobilität mäßig, Preis mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% mobility: 60%
Source: Comp Reviews
Samsung's R610 laptop was announced to enter the market with a Blu-ray drive, but their first model R610-64G is a much more affordable model that uses a traditonal DVD burner instead. Overall, it is probably one of the thinnest and lightest of the 16-inch laptop computers. It is much closer to a 15.4-inch laptop in dimensions. Performance is adequate but the system has very limited 3D graphics performance and is missing peripheral connectors found on many competing laptops. A decent general purpose computer with a large display but there are better options.
3 von 5, Mobilität mangelhaft, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 40% mobility: 50%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 40% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 90%
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS: Slower clocked 9300M GS and therefore a little bit slower. Supports PureVideo HD (VP3)and Hybrid-SLI (HybridPower and GeForceBoost).
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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.
T5800: Entry level dual core processor based on the Merom core without Virtualization support and a low maximum temperature.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
71%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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