Samsung RF511-S02

Specifications

Samsung RF511-S02Notebook: Samsung RF511-S02 (RF511 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the Samsung RF511-S02

80% Samsung RF511: a good all-purpose laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Need a laptop that can be used for entertainment purposes as well as boring old office work? Samsung's RF511 is relatively inexpensive, yet it packs a lot of speed and good features. For just over $1000 (if you shop around), you get an Intel Core i7 CPU as well as a Blu-ray drive. We think it's a great laptop for anyone who wants to be entertained as well as do serious work.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung RF511-S02 15.6-inch Thin And Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
With a street price of just around $900, the Samsung RF511-S02 is a very affordable laptop that comes with the new Core i7 quad core processor that is great for those who multitask. The graphics of the system are also quite capable for those looking to do some PC gaming on the side. There are some quirks with the system that can be annoying to various users.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

2GB大显存 三星RF511笔记本电脑评测
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2011

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M:

Mid-range graphics card based on the GT 435M chip (GF108) with higher clock rates and DDR3 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.  


2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


2.6 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


80%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-06- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)