Samsung RF510 Series

Samsung RF510-S01BGProcessor: Intel Core i5 460M, Intel Core i5 480M, Intel Core i5 560M, Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
Display: 15.0 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.5kg, 2.538kg, 2.6kg, 3kg
Price: 800, 900, 999, 1400 euro
Average Score: 78.19% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 84%, features: 77%, display: 67%
mobility: 68%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 84%

 

Samsung RF510-SO2DE

Specifications

Samsung RF510-SO2DENotebook: Samsung RF510-SO2DE
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.538kg
Price: 999 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 RF510-SO2DE (Model)

Average Score: 77.56% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 13 reviews)

 

84% Review Samsung RF510 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Matt Multimedian. Multimedia performance with Core i5-460M & GeForce GT 330M, paired with office qualities like a matt display, low emissions and good input devices. The perfect 15.6 incher for the consumer bearing ambitions?
Samsung RF510 Notebook
Source: Gadgetspeak English
This was a powerful unit that performed well, if you could lose the shiny lid and reflective screen and add a Blu-ray drive then I think I would have found what for me would be a near perfect system. My only other gripe is why do cards stick out from the multi card slot where others get them to fit snugly in, this could cause problems if you go to put the unit in a case possibly even damaging or removing the card without you seeing.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/04/2011
70% Samsung RF510
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Samsung RF510 provides above-average performance in a stylish and resasonably-priced package. However, in this price range, the Dell XPS 15 provides similar performance with better audio, a more colorful screen, a backlit keyboard, and configuration options such as Blu-ray and a full HD display. If you don't need the muscle of discrete graphics, the Samsung SF510 is an equally stylish system with a 15-inch display, good performance, and long battery life for just $650. But if you're looking for a powerful 15-inch system with a strong keyboard and high-end looks, the Samsung RF510 is a compelling option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Samsung RF510 review
Source: CNet English
We've been dead impressed by some of the laptops Samsung has spawned over the last few months, so our hopes were sky-high for the 15.6-inch Samsung RF510. The Samsung RF510 is a powerful, although not particularly portable, laptop that offers plenty of computer for your cash. Even though no particular feature blew us away, it's a great all-rounder.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung RF510-SO2UK review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Samsung RF510-SO2UK is a well designed laptop that's great value for money and can cope with any business task. Samsung has also thrown in some good multimedia components and a great screen and keyboard. Shame about the sub-par audio set up and underperforming battery.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
70% Samsung RF510-S02UK review
Source: PC Advisor English
Closest in both specification and price to the HP Pavilion dv6-3130sa, the Samsung RF510-S02UK is a 15.6in laptop that offers many distinctive features which make it a rather different proposition.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Samsung RF510 Review: Editor’s Choice – Good, Fast and Cheap
Source: Notebooks.com English
The saying goes that you can have something, Good Fast and Cheap — so long as you are OK settling for two out of the three choices. Well, the Samsung RF510 15.6″ notebook goes against popular logic and delivers on all three of these criteria. It is rare to find a notebook that meets or exceeds our expectations in so many areas — and is available under $1,000 which is why we have awarded it a Notebooks.com Editor’s Choice award.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung RF510 First Impressions: Power and Beauty Unite
Source: Notebooks.com English
The Samsung RF510 laptop is, based on our initial testing, an incredibly powerful notebook that’s also beautiful and available for just under $1,000.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/20/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80%
84% Test Samsung RF510 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 84% display: 72% mobility: 76% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 92%
Samsung RF510-S02
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2010
Rating: performance: 80% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 40% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
92% Test: Samsung RF510 S02
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 96% emissions: 93%
80% Samsung RF510
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
72% Краткий обзор мультимедийного ноутбука Samsung RF510-S02
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 80% display: 42% mobility: 35% emissions: 59%
Samsung RF510 - výkonný univerzál
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Performance and equipment food, keyoard poor
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2010

 

Samsung RF510-S01

Specifications

Samsung RF510-S01Notebook: Samsung RF510-S01
Processor: Intel Core i5 560M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 900 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 RF510-S01 (Model)

Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Samsung RF510 review
Source: Techradar English
Adding yet another comprehensively featured, high-powered laptop to its impressive range, Samsung's RF510 is a fantastic home media centre. While the Acer's longer battery gave it the edge, this is still a stunning multimedia machine and a worthy runner-up.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Samsung RF510-S01
Source: Techreview Source English
During testing, the Samsung RF510-S01's battery life was quite poor at only an average of about 2:30, which is way less than comparable models. This is really the main issue with this computer, so make sure you consider it wisely before you decide to purchase this laptop. If you don't intend to use it away from a power source, it's a wonderfully powerful and stylish computer.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
84% Samsung RF510-S01
Source: Computer Shopper English
If you’re in the market for an affordable mainstream notebook that will plow through your multimedia and productivity workload, put the Samsung RF510-S01 at the top of your list. The RF510 is a highly capable mainstream notebook with Core i5 power and USB 3.0 technology. It's a fine fit for mainstream users who value speed over portability.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 84%

 

Samsung RF510-S05PL

Specifications

Samsung RF510-S05PLNotebook: Samsung RF510-S05PL
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
Display: 15.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

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%
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%

 

Samsung RF510-S01US

Specifications

Samsung RF510-S01USNotebook: Samsung RF510-S01US
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 800 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 RF510-S01US (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Samsung RF510-S01US
Source: PC Mag English
If the Samsung RF510-S01US had two things to put on an advertising banner, it would be its speedy processor and powerful Nvidia graphics chip. It can take on most tasks with a smug yawn, yet leave enough room in your budget for another gadget. Its looks and battery scores aren't worth writing home about, although neither of which will matter if the laptop is tethered to an outlet and stays in one location most of the time, as most desktop replacements do. If you're looking for a better looking laptop, with better battery options, the Dell XPS 15 and HP dv7-4283cl are better picks.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Samsung RF510-S01BG

Specifications

Samsung RF510-S01BGNotebook: Samsung RF510-S01BG
Processor: Intel Core i5 480M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 900 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

 

Ревю на Samsung RF510
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
positive: good sound, sturdy construction; negative: performance, battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/13/2011

 

Comment

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.

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

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M: The Nvidia GeForce GT 330M is the successor of the GT 230M and technically just a slightly higher clocked GT 240M (but it should still maintain the power envelope of the GT 230M as the naming suggests).

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

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


Intel Core i5:

460M: The Core i5-460M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-2.8 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

560M:

The Core i5-560M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks also between 2.67-3.2 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

480M: The Core i5-480M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.66-2.9 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

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.


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

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


2.5 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.

3 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


78.19%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Samsung R590-JS01CN
Core i5 520M
» Samsung RF510-S01
Core i5 560M
» Samsung R590-JS02UK
Core i5 450M
» Samsung RF510-S02
Core i5 460M
» Samsung R590-JS02AU
Core i5 450M
» Samsung R590-JS01
Core i3 350M
» Samsung R590
Core i3 330M
» Toshiba Qosmio F60-10X
Core i3 330M
» Toshiba Qosmio F60-10U
Core i5 430M
» Acer Aspire 5745
Core i7 720QM
» Toshiba Qosmio F60-10J
Core i5 430M
» Toshiba Qosmio F60
Core i3 330M
» Medion P6622
Core i3 330M
» Samsung NP-R580-JS03DE
Core i5 520M

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Samsung RF510-S01US
Core i5 460M, 2.5 kg
» Samsung P580-JS00UK
Core i3 330M, 2.5 kg
» Packard Bell Easynote TX86-MS2300
Core i5 540M, 2.5 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote TX86-JO-025FR
Core i5 540M, 2.49 kg
» Acer TravelMate 8572TG-434G50Mnkk
Core i5 430M, 2.45 kg
» Samsung P580 Pro
Core i5 430M, 2.5 kg
» Acer Aspire 5745G-434G50Mi
Core i5 430M, 2.5 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Toshiba Satellite P500-1JD
Core i5 480M, 18.4", 4.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12-17 (Update: 2012-05-26)