SpecificationsNotebook: Samsung R710
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1000 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung R710
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%
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%
Source: PC Praxis - 1/09
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% features: 40% mobility: 90%
Source: Notebook Italia IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/06/2009
Rating: performance: 80% emissions: 80%
Source: PC World Italia IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/08/2008
Rating: price: 90%
Source: PCM NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 50% mobility: 80%
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.