Samsung R610-64G


Samsung R610-64GNotebook: 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
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 71% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 50%, features: 77%, display: 30% mobility: 46%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung R610-64G

66% Samsung R610 multimedia laptop
Source: Laptop Logic English
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%
80% Samsung R610-64G
Source: PC World English
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%
72% Samsung R610 review
Source: CNet English
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%
80% Samsung R610 review
Source: Techradar English
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%
80% Samsung R610-AS01UK review
Source: PC Advisor English
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%
60% Samsung R610-64G
Source: Laptop Mag English

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%
60% Samsung R610-64G 16-inch Thin and Light Laptop
Source: Comp Reviews English
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%

Foreign Reviews

70% Samsung R610-Aura P8400 Deon
Source: Notebookjournal German 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.

» 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.

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.

16.0": 16 inch display-variants exist since 2008 and partially got the market share of 15 inch notebooks. 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.

2.8 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in 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

71%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU

» Samsung R610
Core 2 Duo T6400, 16", 2.744 kg
» HP Compaq Presario CQ60-115eg
Pentium Dual Core T3200, 15.6", 3.1 kg
» Samsung X460
Core 2 Duo P8600, 14.1", 1.9 kg
» HP Compaq Presario CQ70-130eg
Pentium Dual Core T3200, 17.0", 3.9 kg
» HP Pavilion dv4t
Core 2 Duo P8600, 14.1", 2.6 kg
» Samsung E152-Aura T5750 Dajuan
Core 2 Duo T5750, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Samsung Q310 Aura Malin
Core 2 Duo P8400, 13.3", 2 kg
» Samsung Q210
Core 2 Duo P8400, 12.1", 2 kg
» Samsung R510
Core 2 Duo T5750, 15.4", 2.7 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Dell XPS 15-L521X
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3612QM
» Sony VAIO VPC-F21Z1
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» Sony Vaio VPC-F21AFX/BI
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2720QM
» Asus N61JV-JX361V
GeForce GT 325M, Core i3 370M
» Sony Vaio VPC-F215FX/BI
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2630QM
» Toshiba Satellite A660-1EG
GeForce GT 330M, Core i3 370M
» Sony Vaio VPC-F21Z1E/BI
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2630QM
» Toshiba Satellite A660-166
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M
» Toshiba Satellite A665-S6058
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M
» Toshiba Satellite A665-S6088
GeForce 310M, Core i5 460M
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GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 720QM
» Toshiba Satellite A660-12Q
GeForce GT 330M, Core i3 330M
» Toshiba Satellite A665-S6086
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 370M
» Toshiba Satellite A660-17T
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 350M
» MSI GE603
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 460M
» Toshiba Satellite A665-S6085
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 370M
» Toshiba Satellite A660-18N
GeForce 310M, Core i7 740QM
» Toshiba Satellite A660D-ST2G01
Mobility Radeon HD 5650, Phenom II X4 P920
» Toshiba Satellite A660-156
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 430M
» Toshiba Satellite A665-S6070
GeForce 310M, Core i7 720QM
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-11-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)