Samsung RF710 Series

Samsung RF710-E7P-C5460Processor: Intel Core i5 460M, Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 740, 900, 1000, 1100, 1340 euro
Average Score: 75.93% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 83%, features: 82%, display: 66%
mobility: 61%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 78%

 

Samsung RF710-S02

Specifications

Samsung RF710-S02Notebook: Samsung RF710-S02
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 740 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 RF710-S02 (Model)

Average Score: 76.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

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%
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%

 

Samsung RF710-S03UK

Specifications

Samsung RF710-S03UKNotebook: Samsung RF710-S03UK
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 RF710-S03UK (Model)

Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

Samsung - RF710 review
Source: IT Reviews English
Beneath its unassuming exterior, Samsung's RF710 has a tiger of a processor, a more-than-capable graphics card, and an impressive set of features that should have broad appeal - as long as you're willing to pay the hefty £1,100 price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2011
70% Samsung RF710 review
Source: CNet English

Samsung is having a merry old time of it at the moment, offering some great laptops, some of the best smart phones on the market and one stonking tablet. 17.3-inch Samsung RF710-S03UK looks okay and offers decent performance for your cash. But, while it's a good all-rounder, we've seen other laptops perform better for less money.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Samsung RF710 Review
Source: Maximum PC English
But for the price, the RF710’s trade-offs seem reasonable. It might not be constructed of premium materials, but it still seems well made. It offers robust processing power and decent gaming capabilities in a slim profile, and an easy-to-access free drive bay makes it possible to add extra storage. It also comes complete with two USB 3.0 ports. If you’re looking for a well-rounded machine at a budget price, the RF710 fits that bill.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Samsung RF710 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Samsung RF710 is not a cheap laptop at over £1100, but it is well specified and capable of good performance. The storage available and strong gaming potential bode well for home-entertainment use, although the value of the slower quad-core processor is less certain when more efficient dual-core versions are available.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Samsung RF710-S03UK review
Source: Techradar English
An impressive amount of power has been packed into the RF710-S03UK's chassis, and while it lacks the features of the Acer and the 3D wizardry of the HP Envy 17 3D, there's still loads to like here, from the bright screen to the solid usability.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Samsung RF710 review
Source: PC Advisor English

The Samsung RF710 desktop replacement laptop is a capable notebook with a strong mix of components, but ultimately it seems to underperform relative to other systems in its class. On the other hand, it's a relatively attractive laptop, all muted dark gray and silver, and it's relatively light at 2.9kg with the power brick.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Samsung NP-RF710-S06DE

Specifications

Samsung NP-RF710-S06DENotebook: Samsung NP-RF710-S06DE
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M 2048 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 1340 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

79% Review Samsung RF710 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Sophisticated entertainer. Looking for a 17-inch multimedia notebook which not only looks stunning but also has some power under the hood? Look no further than the Samsung RF710. A quad-core processor, 6 GB of RAM and a Blu-Ray DVD drive are just a few of the highlights.
77% Test: Samsung RF710 S06
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 78% features: 85% display: 70% mobility: 68% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 76%
79% Test Samsung RF710 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 82% display: 68% mobility: 69% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 85%
Samsung RF710
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
positive: workmanship, USB; negative: mirroring display
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/20/2011

 

Samsung RF710-S05

Specifications

Samsung RF710-S05Notebook: Samsung RF710-S05
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 900 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 RF710-S05 (Model)

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

83% Samsung RF710 im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 93% features: 86% display: 80% mobility: 66% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 85%

 

Samsung RF710-E7P-C5460

Specifications

Samsung RF710-E7P-C5460Notebook: Samsung RF710-E7P-C5460
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Samsung RF710 E7P-C5460
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

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 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.

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.


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.

2.9 kg:


75.93%: 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

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Review Sony Vaio VPC-Z13B7E subnotebook
Core i5 460M, 13.1", 1.379 kg
» Review Samsung RF510 Notebook
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.538 kg

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

» Samsung RF710-S03UK
Core i7 720QM
» Samsung RF710-S02
Core i7 720QM
» Medion P7615
Core i3 330M
» Samsung R780-JSIBUK
Core i5 520M
» Samsung R780-JS0BUK
Core i5 430M
» Samsung R780-JS02FR
Core i5 430M

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Samsung RF510-S01BG
Core i5 480M, 15.6", 3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P500-1JD
Core i5 480M, 18.4", 4.4 kg
» Samsung RF510-S01US
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A660-1EG
Core i3 370M, 16.0", 2.6 kg
» Gateway ID49C05C
Core i5 430M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Samsung P580-JS00UK
Core i3 330M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z13B7E
Core i5 460M, 13.1", 1.379 kg
» Medion Akoya P7615-MD97561
Core i5 450M, 17.1", 3.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z13Z9E
Core i7 640M, 13.1", 1.447 kg
» Samsung R590-JS01CN
Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Gateway ID43A03c
Phenom II X3 P820, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Samsung P480-JS02CN
Core i5 520M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Acer Aspire 4741G-432G32Mn
Core i5 430M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook E780-FP
Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A660-166
Core i5 450M, 16.0", 2.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z137GX
Core i5 460M, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A665-S6058
Core i5 450M, 16.0", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite M645-S4080
Core i5 460M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-11-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)