Samsung R70 Aura
Samsung R70 Aura

Samsung R70 Aura

Specifications

Samsung R70 AuraNotebook: Samsung R70 Aura
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS 256 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Average Score: 82.94% - good
Average of 17 scores (from 29 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 82%, features: 79%, display: 63% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 81%

Reviews for the Samsung R70 Aura

80% Samsung R70 laptop Review
Source: PC Advisor English
Samsung may be better known for its mobile phones but it’s had a wide range of notebooks for the best part of 5 years now and with the latest design refresh, the company has opted for a high-gloss finish that looks impressive and certainly feels cool to the touch.
The design is called the "Aura" design and the R70 follows in this trend but as with other machines we found the lacquered lid can easily be scratched.
So, if you’re thinking of opting for this machine, you’re best to invest in a slipcase to carry it around in, along with your backpack. That’s the bad news out of the way, as the R70 delivers on almost every other front.
Weighing in at 2.7kg, this is a machine you may well want to carry around with you at least on semi-regular occasions.
(von 5): 4, Verarbeitung 4, Ausstattung 4, Preis/Leistung 3
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Samsung - R70 review
Source: IT Reviews English
Samsung's marketing blurb for the R-series says that it is inspired by technology (well, we'd certainly hope so), is user-friendly and ideal for the whole family. The latest member of the clan, the R70, holds up those values - as long as none of the family members are hard-core gamers, that is - and is a bit of a bargain to boot. The technology that 'inspires' the R70 is Intel's latest version of its Centrino Duo platform, better known by its codename, Santa Rosa. Because of its price point, Samsung has chosen the T7100 Core 2 Duo processor, clocked at 1.8GHz. Some may feel this is a little slow, but it's a nice balance between performance and battery life. We managed a fairly decent 190 minute battery life under test conditions.

Preis/Leistung sehr gut, Leistung sehr gut, Ausstattung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2007
Rating: price: 90% performance: 90% features: 90%
70% Samsung R70 Intel Santa Rosa laptop
Source: PC Advisor English
For a budget priced notebook, the Samsung R70 looks smart. Well featured due to its motion camera and large hard drive, the Samsung R70 is also easy to use and powerful. Battery life was good, and its WorldBench scores put it on par with many laptops costing considerably more.
eher kurz gehaltener Test; online abrufbar

(von 5): 3.5, Preis/Leistung 4, Ausstattung 3.5, Verarbeitung 3.5. Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/04/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% features: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Samsung Aura R70 Santa Rosa - Exclusive Preview
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Samsung says that the Aura R70 retail machines will be hitting the streets any day now with a price of £699 including VAT! That’s a hell of a lot of notebook for your money, especially when you consider that it will be based on the Santa Rosa platform. Even with the missing Turbo Memory and draft-n Wi-Fi the R70 looks like an absolute bargain, especially if you want a Media Center notebook that can easily hook up to your high definition TV.
ausführlicher Test mit Geräteaufbau und Testwerten und Bildern; online abrufbar

Preis/Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2007
Rating: price: 80%

Foreign Reviews

85% Samsung R70 Deluis
Source: PC Go - 8/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 90% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
85% Samsung R70 Deluis
Source: Magnus.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/22/2008
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 90%
80% Samsung R70-Aura T8300 Deluis
Source: Chip.de - 8/08 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 07/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60%
90% Samsung R70 - T8300 + 8600M GT
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 40% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
Samsung R70 Aura T8300 Deluis
Source: Com! German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/02/2008
Rating: mobility: 80%
Vielseitig und ansprechend
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 5-6/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/18/2008
Rating: performance: 90% mobility: 80%
Im Test: Sechs Santa-Rosa-Notebooks
Source: Com! - 10/07 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/24/2007
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Samsung R70-Aura T7300 Despina - Neue Centrino-Notebooks im Test
Source: PC Welt - 10/07 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 09/20/2007
Rating: price: 86% performance: 95% features: 80% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 88%
87% "Notebooks für alle" - Spieler
Source: PC Games Hardware - 10/07 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 40% mobility: 80%
Toshiba Tecra A9
Source: Handys - 5/07 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/05/2007
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80%
Klappe die 4te
Source: PC Magazin German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/20/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 60%
75% Neue Centrino-Notebooks
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/15/2007
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 80% performance: 84% features: 84% display: 69% mobility: 52% ergonomy: 86%
78% Samsung R70
Source: PC Go German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/13/2007
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80%
90% Großer Bruder
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 70% features: 80% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
15.4-Zoll Notebooks mit Santa Rosa
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/05/2007
Rating: performance: 80% features: 70% display: 40% mobility: 50% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
77% Santa Rosa at work
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 86% features: 77% mobility: 67% ergonomy: 78%
82% Die neue Mobil-Generation
Source: SFT German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 82% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%
80% DX-Notebooks
Source: PC Games Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% display: 50% mobility: 80%
Notebooks für Spieler
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2007
performance: 50%
90% Santa Rosa zum Zweiten
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 80%
Generation 4: Santa Rosa
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/20/2007
Rating: performance: 90% mobility: 80%
84% Test: Samsung R70-Aura T7100 Devin
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2007
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 85% performance: 92% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 78% ergonomy: 94% emissions: 80%
90% Unscheinbar aber kraftvoll
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Schwarzes Notebook mit modernster Technik
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/30/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80%
87% Test Samsung R70 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/18/2007
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 92% display: 89% mobility: 78% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 85%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS: NVidia GeForce 8400M GS is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7400 for laptops and technologically a slower 8400M GT video card (because of the smaller 64 Bit memory bus).

 

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.


T7100: Entry level to mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core.» 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


82.94%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

Reviews and price comparison on Samsung Laptops at Ciao

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Zepto Znote 3414W
Core 2 Duo T7250
» HP Pavilion dv6699eg
Core 2 Duo T7500
» HP Pavilion dv6750ea
Core 2 Duo T5450
» HP Pavilion dv6675us
Core 2 Duo T7250
» HP Pavilion dv6500z
Turion 64 X2 TL-60
» HP Pavilion dv6450eg
Turion 64 X2 TL-56
» HP Pavilion dv6599eg
Core 2 Duo T7300
» HP Pavilion dv6598eg
Core 2 Duo T7300

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» HP Pavilion dv6880se
Core 2 Duo T5550, 3.2 kg
» Dell Inspiron 1520
Core 2 Duo T5250, 3.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» HP Pavilion dv2988eg
Core 2 Duo T9300, 14.1", 2.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv2899
Core 2 Duo T5550, 14.1", 2.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv3000
Core 2 Duo T9300, 13.3", 2.2 kg
» MSI Megabook EX700
Core 2 Duo T7500, 17.1", 3.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv2699
Core 2 Duo T7500, 14.1", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ750N
Core 2 Duo T8100, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ791N
Core 2 Duo T9300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Samsung R700-A003UK
Core 2 Duo T5450, 17.1", 3.2 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9655ea
Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 17.1", 3.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61WN
Core 2 Duo T7500, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Dell XPS M1330
Core 2 Duo T7300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Dell Vostro 1400
Core 2 Duo T7100, 14.1", 2.5 kg
» Dell Inspiron 1420
Core 2 Duo T7500, 14.1", 2.5 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Medion E6239T
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3510
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-10
Radeon HD 6750M, Core i7 2675QM
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-02 (MC721LL/A)
Radeon HD 6490M, Core i7 2635QM
» Apple Macbook Pro 15 inch 2011-02
Radeon HD 6750M, Core i7 2720QM
» LG Haier R450
Mirage 3 671MX, Pentium Dual Core T4400
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)