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Samsung SF310 Series

Samsung SF310-S04UKProcessor: Intel Core i3 370M, Intel Core i5 460M, Intel Core i5 480M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 700, 870, 1000 euro
Average Score: 72.46% - average
Average of 13 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 76%, features: 70%, display: 45%
mobility: 73%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 49%

 

Samsung SF310

Specifications

Samsung SF310Notebook: Samsung SF310
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 870 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 71.5% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

Samsung SF310 video review – a stylish 13.3 incher in a bulky body
Source: Netbooklive English
As a wrap up, the Samsung SF310 is not a bad machine. It’s just improperly advertised an targeted. If looking for a thin and light laptop and ending getting this Samsung, you’ll for sure be disappointed. However, if on the market for a stylish looking and pretty solid built 13.3 inch notebook, with good performances and battery life, all for an affordable price, the Samsung SF310 might just end up to be the one for you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/03/2011
70% Samsung SF310 review
Source: Techradar English
The issues above, coupled with the high price tag and the recent release of the second generation of Core i5/i7 chips from Intel, seem to conspire to work against an otherwise beautiful and well thought-out laptop. Not a howler by any means, but just not good enough.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Samsung SF310 review
Source: T3 English
Usability is also top-notch. The bright 13.3-inch screen features a 1366 x 768 720p screen resolution, so technically HD, which makes the best of photos and films. A very shiny screen coating causes distracting reflections in bright light, however, so not great for the garden.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Samsung SF310 13.3in notebook, Fashion victim?
Source: Reg Hardware English
Stylish Core i5 notebook with a good battery life and a rather curious trackpad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
67% Samsung SF310 review
Source: PC Pro English
Great design and good performance, but the SF310 is let down by a poor touchpad and an average display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 83%
70% Samsung SF310 review
Source: CNet English

The Samung SF310 first hit the news back in September, when Lily Allen supposedly swapped her hacked MacBook for it. Slick PR opportunism aside, the £750 laptop certainly has its charms, not least of which is its interesting design. The 13.3-inch Samsung SF310 has a unique design and offers decent performance, but we don't think it does quite enough to justify its relatively high asking price.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Samsung SF310 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Relatively versatile and powerful while maintaining good battery life, Samsung's SF310 offers an attractive and unique design but is let down somewhat by average ergonomics.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% mobility: 90%
80% Recensione Samsung SF310
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
65% Обзор стильного субноутбука Samsung SF310-S02
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 65% performance: 60% display: 45% mobility: 49% emissions: 49%
Samsung SF310/SF410
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/19/2010

 

Samsung SF310-S02UK

Specifications

Samsung SF310-S02UKNotebook: Samsung SF310-S02UK
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 870 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Samsung SF310-S02UK review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Samsung SF310 is the kind of compromise we’re happy to make. You could certainly improve on it (and not just with a touchpad that didn't jump around like a nervous cat). Nvidia's Optimus graphics do an excellent job of combining power and power efficiency, the Core i5 is a workhorse processor and we like the fast startup. There are more powerful systems, there are notebooks with a better screen or sound system, there are ultraportables with longer battery life - but there aren't many notebooks with this combination of style, performance and battery life at this price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Samsung SF310 review
Source: V3.co.uk English

The SF310 comes with impressive specifications and an excellent keyboard, but is ultimately let down by a fiddly trackpad. With a weight over 2kg and a battery that can't be swapped out, it is unlikely to endear itself to the business traveller


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung - SF310 review
Source: IT Reviews English

Although the Samsung SF310 notebook appears largely unexceptionable when it comes to styling, display and peripherals, it nevertheless packs a sizeable CPU punch, and its dual role graphics system and good battery life will ensure it finds plenty of friends.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/29/2010
85% Samsung SF310 review
Source: It Pro English
Samsung's latest ultra-portable laptop looks gorgeous and has good battery life, yet we're still not totally taken with it. Read our review to find out why.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 85%

 

Samsung SF310-S01FR

Specifications

Samsung SF310-S01FRNotebook: Samsung SF310-S01FR
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 SF310-S01FR (Model)

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

75% Ordinateur portable Samsung SF 310 : il cache bien son jeu
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
女性首选 美人鱼弧形设计三星SF310评测
Source: IT.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2011

 

Samsung SF310-S04UK

Specifications

Samsung SF310-S04UKNotebook: Samsung SF310-S04UK
Processor: Intel Core i5 480M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 700 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Samsung SF310 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
For $729, the Samsung SF310 provides an attractive design, a comfortable keyboard, and relatively strong processing and graphics muscle for the price. The only real drawbacks are the somewhat flaky clickpad and the fact that it doesn't last as long on a charge as some competing 13-inch notebooks. If those are potential issues for you, the ASUS U31JG-A1 may fit the bill with its longer battery life and comparable performance, though it costs $85 more. Otherwise, we recommend the SF310, as it looks, feels, and performs like a more expensive notebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

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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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).

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


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.

480M: The Core i5-480M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.66-2.9 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.

Intel Core i3:

370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). 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.


13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.1 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.1 kg:


72.46%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)