Samsung RV520 Series

Samsung RV520-S01Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.4kg, 2.7kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 76.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
: - %, performance: 67%, features: - %, display: 47%
mobility: 53%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 48%


Samsung RV520-W01


Samsung RV520-W01Notebook: Samsung RV520-W01
Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 600 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 RV520-W01 (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)


REVIEW: Samsung RV520
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
Samsung’s RV520 offers good all-round value. Its ergonomic features, including the chiclet-style keyboard and beautiful display also ensure a more enjoyable and productive user experience. And a battery life of around 6 hours is hard to beat in a 15-inch laptop. However, the RV520 is a budget laptop that hasn’t been designed specifically for business users, so it lacks in terms of design, power and data security.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2011
80% Samsung RV520 review
Source: Techradar English
A budget laptop with a great processor.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung RV520-W01
Source: PC Mag English
Every little bit counts when the price severely limits what can be placed into a budget laptop. The Samsung RV520-W01 delivered excellent battery life and the newest in wireless technology. If your taste in design is more exquisite, the HP Pavilion dv6-6013cl and Lenovo IdeaPad V570-1066A9U can fulfill those needs and more, for around the same price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%


Samsung RV520-S01

The implemented processor varies depending on the sales region.


Samsung RV520-S01Notebook: Samsung RV520-S01
Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 69% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)


69% Обзор ноутбука Samsung RV520-S01
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 69% performance: 67% display: 47% mobility: 53% emissions: 48%



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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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M: Entry level graphics card based on the new GF119 chip with a 64 Bit memory bus or on the GF108 with 128 Bit memory bus but lower clock rates. 

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

Intel Core i3:


Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.1 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card (650/1100MHz).

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.

2.4 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.

2.7 kg:

76.33%: 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, 2011-08-10 (Update: 2012-05-26)