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Samsung R710

Specifications

Samsung R710Notebook: Samsung R710
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 82.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 80%, features: 60%, display: 45% mobility: 83%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Samsung R710

85% Samsung R710 review
Source: CNet English
  With the R710, Samsung is targeting those who want a powerful entertainment laptop that doesn't break the bank. Although available for around just £770 online, the configuration reviewed here, the R710-AS09UK, not only boats a high-resolution screen, beefy processor and fast 3D graphics, but also a Blu-ray drive, so you can use it to watch movies in high definition. Despite the display's lack of a 1080p resolution, the Samsung R710 is still a very impressive entertainment laptop. We love its fast performance, good 3D capabilities, Blu-ray drive and spacious keyboard. If you're looking for an entertainment powerhouse, it won't disappoint.
85, Leistung 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 80%
80% Samsung R710 review
Source: Techradar English
A dull screen, but the power, usability and Blu-ray drive ably compensate. Samsung frequently impresses us with its high-performance consumer laptops, and the R710 is no exception. While its design lacks high-end style, its power, mobility and high-definition (HD) compatibility make it a great mobile entertainment centre. Although the design and dull screen are low points, the power, usability and HD-compatibility of the R710 compensate. If you're looking for a high-powered, affordable HD media centre, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better laptop.
80, Leistung 80, Mobilität 80, Display 40, Ergonomie 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 40% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%

Foreign Reviews

84% Schick statt klobig
Source: PC Praxis - 1/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% features: 40% mobility: 90%
Recensione Samsung R710
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/06/2009
Rating: performance: 80% emissions: 80%
Samsung R710
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/08/2008
Rating: price: 90%
80% Samsung R710
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 50% mobility: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS: Compared to the 9300M G, the GS has only 8 unified shaders but a higher clock rate. Therefore, the performance should be similar according to Nvidia. Supports 
Hybrid-SLI (GeForceBoost and HybridPower) with Nvidia 9100M G and PureVideo HD (VP3).

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.


P8400:

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.


17.0": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.2 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


82.25%: 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.

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