Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung RV720-A02UK
Source: CNet Archive.org version
If you want something more modest, the Samsung RV720 offers a 17.3-inch screen to help you enjoy movies and TV shows without having to cash in your pension fund. If you're after a desktop replacement laptop that will display your movies well, then the RV720 is a great choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Pocket Lint Archive.org version
Samsung calls its Essential range "reliable, sturdy and powerful" and we'd tend to agree. The RV720 is proof that budget notebooks don't have to look and feel cheap. There are certainly missing features, but there aren't many 17-inch Core i3 systems that can match the RV720 for build quality with this low a pricetag.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Reg Hardware Archive.org version
The Samsung RV720 is a very capable machine, and those looking for a general purpose PC to use at home won't do much better for the money. There's not a spectacular amount of performance, but it will handle most jobs including creative tasks such as photo or video editing, and it's only gaming that is more of a no-no.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: Gadgetspeak Archive.org version
The Samsung RV720 is a large unit at 40x28x2.5cm, more importantly the viewable screen is 38x21.5cm giving the diagonal imperial measurement of a tad over 17inches. Finally I think some manufacturers are listening when people moan about the black surrounds showing fingermarks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2011
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
Though its connectivity and specifications are nothing to get excited about, its solid build, decent battery life, excellent design and great usability - along with a totally bargain price - ensure that this Samsung is one of the best 17.3in laptops going if you’re on a budget. In fact, it has very few rivals for around £400, meaning it comes thoroughly recommended.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 70% features: 60% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 90%
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
If you've been hunting for a desktop replacement machine to entertain you and your family at home, the Samsung RV720 is well worth considering. The excellent performance and crisp, colourful 17.3-inch screen are highlights, although the lack of dedicated graphics is a shame.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: c't - 1/12
Satisfying: battery runtime, 3D-gaming performance, display; office performance good, noise emissions very good
Comparison, , Long, Date: 01/01/2011
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).
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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).
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17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» 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.
77%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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