Average of 8 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung R610-64G
Source: Laptop Logic Archive.org version
Powered by a T5800 2.0GHz CPU and packed with 3GB RAM, a 250GB HDD and a 512MB NVidia GeForce 9200M GS, the Samsung R610 is slightly underwhelming on paper. Testing, as it turns out, confirms this – it performs reasonably well, but certainly at or below average for most things when compared to other 16” notebooks. Why, then, did we actually enjoy using the R610? It runs cooly, quietly, and was impressively mobile for its form factor. For light usage, it’s not a whit slower than any other machines, and looks good enough to be proud of in the office or in the coffeeshop. And the kicker is that you can find these online for $800 and change. It doesn’t really have the guts to satisfy the heavy gamer, and if you like to encode (or even watch) HD video you’ll be left a little disappointed. But the dedicated GPU opens the door for light to moderate gaming.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 66% performance: 60% features: 80% mobility: 50%
Source: PC World Archive.org version
The Samsung R610 at first sounds like a great deal: For around 900 dollars (list), you're getting a huge screen and dedicated video capability with a reasonably attractive exterior. Unfortunately, the screen quality greatly erodes that value proposition. Still, if your bank account can handle a little more strain (for an upgraded display), the R610 could be worth a second look. After all, it costs less than the likes of Dell's XPS Studio 16 and HP's HDX16.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 69% features: 77%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
Priced at around £660, the Samsung R610 is one of the cheapest available laptops with a Blu-ray drive. The question is: has Samsung had to compromise on the rest of the spec to fit in that headline-grabbing feature? Although the Samsung R610 has a reasonable price tag, it falls between two stools. Despite the Blu-ray drive, it's not sufficiently feature-rich to tempt those after an entertainment laptop, and it's too expensive for those seeking a budget machine. In our opinion, you'd be better off looking at other models in Samsung's R series, such as the R710 and R560.
72, Preis 60
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 60%
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
While not the most powerful laptop, the full-HD power, usability and low price of the Samsung R610 make it a great buy. For the price, you'd be hard-pressed to ﬁnd yourself a better laptop.
4 von 5, Preis gut, Ergonomie gut, Ausstattung gut, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 40% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
Well finished and very well specified, the Samsung R610-AS01UK is a promising laptop for all-round use, and the nearest thing to a favourite on test. We would have liked to have seen useful battery life though.
von 5: 4, Verarbeitung 4, Ausstattung 4, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
The Samsung R610 is, by far, one of the lightest and most portable 16-inch notebooks we’ve tested. It’s also one of the most attractive. However, when we look at the reasons for buying a 16-inch notebook over something more portable—multimedia playback, increased productivity, or gaming—this machine just doesn’t stand out. When it comes to multimedia, the R610 combines mediocre image and sound quality, with the absence of media controls. If you’re looking for a 16-inch multimedia system, competitors such as the Acer Aspire 6930G offer more features—such as a Blu-ray drive and discrete graphics—for the same price.
3 von 5, Mobilität mäßig, Preis mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% mobility: 60%
Source: Comp Reviews Archive.org version
Samsung's R610 laptop was announced to enter the market with a Blu-ray drive, but their first model R610-64G is a much more affordable model that uses a traditonal DVD burner instead. Overall, it is probably one of the thinnest and lightest of the 16-inch laptop computers. It is much closer to a 15.4-inch laptop in dimensions. Performance is adequate but the system has very limited 3D graphics performance and is missing peripheral connectors found on many competing laptops. A decent general purpose computer with a large display but there are better options.
3 von 5, Mobilität mangelhaft, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 40% mobility: 50%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 40% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 90%
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS: Slower clocked 9300M GS and therefore a little bit slower. Supports PureVideo HD (VP3)and Hybrid-SLI (HybridPower and GeForceBoost).
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
T5800: Entry level dual core processor based on the Merom core without Virtualization support and a low maximum temperature.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
Samsung: Samsung Group is the largest South Korean conglomerate and was founded in 1938. Samsung Group employed 489,000 people in 2014 and is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue and market strength. The name Samsung means "Three Stars" in Korean and represents the three sons of the company's founder. The company was founded in 1938 as a grocery store. With its subsidiary Samsung Electronics, founded in 1969, Samsung took up the production of electrotechnical items, focusing on consumer electronics and household appliances at an early stage. Other branches in which the large corporation is active include mechanical engineering, automobiles (Hyundai), insurance, wholesale, real estate and leisure. Samsung manufactures a wide range of electronic products, including smartphones, televisions, home appliances and semiconductors. The company's Galaxy line of smartphones is one of the most popular in the world. Samsung is also a major player in the semiconductor industry, making memory chips and processors for many other electronics manufacturers.
71%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.