Samsung NP-RF710-S06DE


Samsung NP-RF710-S06DE
Samsung NP-RF710-S06DE (RF710 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M - 2048 MB, Core: 500 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, shader speed: 1000 MHz, DDR3, ForceWare 259.26
6144 MB 
, 4096 MB + 2048 MB DDR3 (1066 MHz)
17.3 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel, 43.94 cm, LED backlighting, Samsung LTN173KT01000, glossy: yes
Intel HM55
Samsung SpinPoint M7 HM500JI, 500 GB 
, 5.400 rpm, two hard drives with a total of 1000 GByte
Realtek ALC269 @ Intel Ibex Peak PCH
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphones, microphone, Card Reader: MMC, SDHC, SDXC, SD
Marvell Yukon 88E8059 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Broadcom 802.11n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 3.0
Optical drive
height x width x depth (in mm): 41 x 416 x 276 ( = 1.61 x 16.38 x 10.87 in)
48 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4400 mAh, 6 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Webcam: 0.3 Megapixel
Additional features
mains adaptor: 90 W, some info booklets, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, CyberLink BD Suite, CyberLink YouCam, 24 Months Warranty
2.9 kg ( = 102.29 oz / 6.39 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
1340 Euro



Average Score: 78.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 81%, features: 80%, display: 69% mobility: 69%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Samsung NP-RF710-S06DE

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


NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M: The GT 420M is an GF108 based middle class GPU with DirectX 11 support.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.


This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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

2.9 kg:

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.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.


In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.

78.33%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2010-12-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)