Samsung RF710-S02


Samsung RF710-S02Notebook: Samsung RF710-S02 (RF710 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 740 euro
Average Score: 76.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 44% mobility: 32%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 59%

Reviews for the Samsung RF710-S02

80% Samsung RC710 S02 laptop
Source: Computer Active English
All in all, those who don't need portability will find this a good-value computer.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung RF710-S02 17.3-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English

Samsung's RF710-S02 is a good offering for someone looking at a solid performaning 17-inch laptop with HD media features as long as you aren't looking to do 3D gaming. The system is one of the lighter 17-inch laptops on the market that make it a highly portable media platform. It also features USB 3.0 ports which is fairly unique. It would have been nice to see Samung use a full 1080p capable LCD panel but this probably won't be an issue for some buyer's.

Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung NP-NF710-S02US
Source: Techreview Source English
The Samsung NP-NF710-S02US, besides having in incredibly long, meaningless name, is a decently priced and well-stocked 17-inch wide screen laptop. It has a quad-core CPU with lots of multimedia features, including lots of storage space for media and a Blu-ray drive for the latest and greatest movies in their best quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80%
70% Samsung RF710-S02US
Source: PC Mag English
An unwillingness to settle for anything less than a quad-core processor is a sign that you're a true performance seeker. Media center laptops that use these processors generally command a higher premium than your average desktop replacement laptop, but not the Samsung RF710-S02US ($999.99 street). TigerDirect is selling this media center, with an Intel Core i7-720QM quad-core processor, for under a thousand dollars. And that doesn't exclude luxury features like the built-in Blu-ray drive, an Nvidia GeForce GT 330M discrete graphics card, and a 640GB hard drive. But if you're truly a citizen of cutting-edge technology, which entails looking beyond the processor, the Dell XPS 15 ($1,115 direct, 4 stars) is the ticket.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

71% Обзор мультимедийного ноутбука Samsung RF710-S02
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 80% display: 44% mobility: 32% emissions: 59%


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).

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.

17.3": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.9 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in 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

76.2%: 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, 2010-11- 7 (Update: 2012-07-18)