SpecificationsNotebook: Samsung RF711-S02DE (RF711 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 1024 MB
Display: 17,3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1079,00 euro
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung RF711-S02DE
Multimedian. Samsung introduces the Sandy Bridge processors to the RF range and supplies a proper multimedia laptop that is even suitable for gaming in the RF711. Why this laptop wastes a part of its theoretical maximum performance can be read in our review.
Source: Reg Hardware
The screen is massive and comfortable to work on, and Samsung has used the width of the RF711 to great effect, with an ample, solid keyboard. It gets even better when you consider the price - compare this to the slightly slower Sony Vaio VPCF21Z1E, which costs nearly two grand and has a smaller screen, albeit a 3D-capable one with more pixels. With a street price currently under a thousand pounds, the RF711 is a great, portable (sort of), all-round computer. Just don’t call it a laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: Trusted Reviews
Samsung's RF711 is an affordable and stylish multimedia powerhouse that's stuffed with features and connectivity yet is held back by an average screen and speakers, not to mention battery life that can be measured in minutes rather than hours under intensive workloads. However, if you want its quad-core power, don't mind its weaknesses and your budget won't stretch to pricier rivals, it's definitely worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 70%
Overall, for gaming, applications, overall temperature and noise, Samsung RF711 notebook meet the demands for a notebook enthusiast. The only issue here is the battery life. Overall, Samsung RF711 is a nice and reliable laptop to have for general computing and for multimedia experience. You can pick this Samsung RF711 up at Amazon for $1033.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2011
Source: Comp Reviews
If you're looking for an affordable gaming notebook that has a large screen, the Samsung RF711-S02 laptop is a contender. With a big 17.3-inch display, this laptop is surprisingly lightweight. Equipped with a quad-core 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processor, the Samsung RF711-S02 also features a spacious hard drive and 4GB of DDR3 memory.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2011
Rating: performance: 70% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 88% features: 92% display: 88% mobility: 83% ergonomy: 96% emissions: 93%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 87% display: 72% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 90%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
strong performance, glossy display, keyboard with narrow layout
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2011
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.
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.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.
81.5%: 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.
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