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Samsung R720

Specifications

Samsung R720Notebook: Samsung R720
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 1250 euro
Average Score: 80.07% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 84%, performance: 84%, features: 79%, display: 55% mobility: 64%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung R720

80% Samsung R720 Blu-ray review
Source: Techradar English
Blu-ray support and a great price make this a fantastic home media centre. Samsung was the first manufacturer to release a truly affordable Blu-ray laptop and has continued this trend with such machines as the R720. Only its limited mobility may deter some buyers, but as an affordable multimedia centre, this is one of the best.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung R730
Source: Digital Versus English
Samsung boasts that its R730 laptop is ''loaded with style and packed with powerful features.'' Although the Samsung R730 is more well-suited to editing office documents and web browsing, it's still happy playing HD video and can also handle some games. We're impressed by its build quality and the choice of materials, which make it comfortable to use. It deserves a better screen and more ports than it currently has.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Samsung R720 review
Source: Techradar English
A comfortable and usable desktop machine that outperforms the competition. Samsung's R series features no-nonsense laptops that aim to combine comfort with all-round usability. The R720 manages to do just that and, while it isn't the most powerful machine, those after a desktop replacement system at a good price will find plenty to like. While not as powerful as the Acer Aspire 5739G-654G32MN or Mesh Edge15 TT, the Samsung R720 is a solid desktop replacement system that will carry out most of the tasks asked of it without issue. It's also very comfortable, usable and well priced.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
77% Samsung R720 review
Source: CNet English
We liked the look of the 17.3-inch Samsung R720 when it cropped up in Crave back in June, but that was a high-end model with a Blu-ray drive and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 GPU. The first model in the new range to arrive for review sits more towards the entry-level end of the spectrum, but, at around just £600, it still promises to be a decent desktop-replacement laptop. There's very little to fault with the Samsung R720. Attractive and packing decent components, it offers excellent value for a desktop-replacement laptop. Its 3D graphics performance is its only real weak spot, but it still offers enough oomph to keep casual gamers satisfied.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 77%
83% Samsung R720
Source: PC Pro English
You might not be able to tell from the picture, but Samsung's R720 is one seriously big laptop. If you're looking for something portable, there are many better choices available.Samsung's latest desktop replacement has a huge, high-resolution 17.3in display - and a tiny, tiny price tag
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83%
85% Samsung R720 17.3in notebook
Source: Reg Hardware English
The 17.3in screen looks good and, despite Samsung's decision to go with a Pentium Dual Core processor, the R720 returned some decent benchmark scores. Perhaps most surprising was the 3D performance afforded by the Radeon HD 4330 graphics card. Yet again, though, we’re dismayed at Samsung’s decision to leave out 802.11n wireless, while some of the keys losing their texture so quickly was also a concern. However, at £599 it's very reasonably priced for a 17in laptop. If you can forgive its minor flaws, the Samsung R720 is a decent, albeit relatively low-powered, desktop replacement.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 85%
70% Samsung - R720 review
Source: IT Reviews English
At £599, the Samsung R720 packs in a lot. Sure, the Pentium Dual Core processor might put some people off, but the fact is it really doesn't impact performance too much. And although the Radeon HD 4330 graphics card won't be up to high-resolution, high-detail gaming, it's far better than the integrated graphics you usually get at this price. If you want a 17-inch laptop that offers decent performance and won't break the bank, Samsung's R720 comes highly recommended.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Samsung R720
Source: V3.co.uk English
The R720 has a bright 17in widescreen display that uses a 16:9 aspect ratio. This is used by many TV shows and films, so you will see fewer black bars at the top and bottom when watching video. It also makes the entire laptop noticeably wider, which is one reason Samsung has been able to fit a numeric keypad in. A good alternative to a desktop computer for many people
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% A good all-round laptop with a numerical keypad
Source: Computer Active English
A good alternative to a desktop computer for many people. Good points: Wide, bright display; plays games; HDMI output; attractive design; plenty of system memory Bad points: Graphics card unnecessary for non-gamers; short battery life; heavy
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung R720
Source: Channel Web English
The R720 has a bright 17in widescreen display that uses a 16:9 aspect ratio. This is used by many TV shows and films, so you will see fewer black bars at the top and bottom when watching video. It also makes the entire laptop noticeably wider, which is one reason Samsung has been able to fit a numeric keypad in. A good alternative to a desktop computer for many people.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

91% Samsung R720-Aura P8700 Suga im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 70% performance: 100% features: 100% mobility: 65% ergonomy: 92%
81% Samsung R720-Aura Stievo - Kraftvoller Schreibtischtäter mit Spielerqualitäten
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 88% features: 87% display: 80% mobility: 57% workmanship: 85%
84% Samsung R720-Aura Stievo
Source: PC Go - 12/09 German
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 90%
90% Samsung R720 / E272
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 08/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430: Entry level low end dedicated graphics adapter with slower clock rates than the HD 3450.

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.


P7350:

Entry level Core 2 Duo processor with 3 MB Level 2 Cache and due to the 25 Watt TDP also suited for 13" laptops.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.3":

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.9 kg:

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.

Samsung reviews


80.07%: 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, 2009-08-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)