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Samsung R730

Specifications

Samsung R730Notebook: Samsung R730 (R730 Series)
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 72.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 70%, features: 60%, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung R730

80% Samsung R730 review
Source: Techradar English
Where this laptop excels is in the level of style it provides. The combination of a glossy red lid and faux brushed-aluminium palmrest creates a high-end look that belies its low price. If you're seeking the best looking laptop you can find for less than £400, this could be the one for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
67% Samsung R730 review
Source: CNet English
If we had a pound for every time a manufacturer tried to spice up its range by spraying a laptop lid red, we'd have about £73. Actually, we'd have £74 now that Samsung's released the R730. The Samsung R730 is a pretty decent budget laptop. It's not particularly fast or well equipped, but it's an attractive and dependable day-to-day machine that'll serve you well both for business and pleasure purposes
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 67%
70% Samsung R730 - 17.3in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Samsung generally prefers to stick to the mainstream segment of the laptop market and the R730-JA02UK we're looking at today is a good example. It's a 17.3in desktop replacement laptop that retails for around £480, making the Samsung R730 a potential option for anyone who wants a large, functional machine at a reasonable price. There's nothing particularly outstanding about the Samsung R730, but it's a solid, well-made machine that offers good value. Were it £30 or so cheaper it would score higher, but nonetheless it's a decent entry-level option.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 60% mobility: 70%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.

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 Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.


T4300:

Entry - middle class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated. 

» 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


72.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)