Samsung R620


Samsung R620Notebook: Samsung R620
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.75kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 75.75% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 87%, features: 73%, display: 78% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: 51%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Samsung R620

60% Samsung R620 review
Source: Electricpig English
It’s not often that mid-range PC laptops stoke our fires. But the Samsung R620 promises something a tad different: a Blu-ray drive in a standard machine. Is Sammy pointing us to a brighter, HD future? Find out in our Samsung R620 review. Chucking Blu-ray into a sub-£600 machine is an ace move on Samsung’s part and helps garner the Samsung R620 with more attention than it would normally muster. An average laptop, brought up to speed with the inclusion of Blu-ray.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Samsung R620 review
Source: Techradar English

Great power and features on offer from this competitively priced machine. The Samsung R620 is a large desktop replacement machine combining great value for money with strong performance and a Blu-ray drive. Despite the 16-inch screen sharing the same 1366 x 768-pixel resolution as the Sony VAIO VGN-NW11Z/S, images aren't as sharp. The Samsung R620's minor build quality issues are eclipsed by its levels of performance, features and value. A worthy medal winner.

Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
67% Samsung R620
Source: PC Pro English
Samsung has developed a creditable habit of providing impossibly good specifications in its budget laptops, and the R620 is no exception. This laptop packs in not only a 16in screen, but also a Blu-ray drive - both surprising inclusions in such a reasonably priced laptop. Samsung's latest squeezes every last drop from its budget to include Blu-ray, dedicated graphics and a 16in panel.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 83% features: 83%
80% Samsung R620 - 16.4in Blu-ray Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Despite being the HD standard now, adoption of Blu-ray on laptops is still far from ubiquitous. This is partly a cost concern, since Blu-ray drives still cost more than DVD, but also because most laptops are ill-equipped to take full advantage of high definition content due to small displays and resolutions. There are some rough edges to the Samsung R620, particularly due its poor audio output, but with its Blu-ray drive, excellent balance of features and competent performance, it offers outstanding value if a Blu-ray laptop is high on your wish list.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 60%
80% Samsung R620
Source: Pocket Lint English
Samsung is known for its range of well-priced and well-made laptops, and the R620 is an affordable 16-inch media centre that sits towards the top of the company’s range. If you’re in the market for a multimedia laptop, you could do a lot worse than the R620. Well-made, attractive and with a good feature set for the money, it’s an impressive machine. Only its mediocre 3D performance lets it down, but at this price it’s hard to complain
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

100% Cinemascope-Notebooks
Source: PC Magazin - 11/09 German
Comparison, , Very Short, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: c't - 21/09 German
Comparison, , Very Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 75% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%
98% R620-Aura P8600 Sanija
Source: PC Praxis - 10/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 98% price: 80%
51% Notebook Samsung R620-Aura P8700 Sanija im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2009
Rating: Total score: 51% price: 60% performance: 90% features: 40% mobility: 63% ergonomy: 2%
Samsung R620 P8700
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 80%


ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330: Lower clocked Radeon 4530 with a current consumption of 7 Watt (according to AMD). Supports DirectX 10.1 and Avivo HD for HD video acceleration.

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.


Entry level Penryn based dual-core CPU with a small 2MB level 2 cache and FSB800. Similar to the T6570 but without VT-x.

» 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.

2.75 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

75.75%: 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, 2009-08-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)