Samsung RF510-S05PL

Specifications

Samsung RF510-S05PLNotebook: Samsung RF510-S05PL (RF510 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
Display: 15.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1400 euro
Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 88%, features: - %, display: 95% mobility: 75%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 100%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the Samsung RF510-S05PL

75% Samsung RF510
Source: Hardware Zone English
Samsung is marketing the RF-series as "high-end performance notebooks matched with a futuristic design". In essence, we won't refute its performance clause, judging from satisfactory results garnered on the PCMark and 3DMark benches. After all, the middle class laptop does come with an adequate quad-core solution and discrete graphics.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 75% performance: 80% mobility: 70%

Foreign Reviews

90% Samsung RF511-S05
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 95% display: 95% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 85%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M: The GT 420M is an GF108 based middle class GPU with DirectX 11 support.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


2.6 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


82.5%: 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, 2011-03- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)