Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung SF310
Source: Netbooklive Archive.org version
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
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
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%
Source: T3 Archive.org version
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%
Source: Reg Hardware Archive.org version
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%
Source: PC Pro Archive.org version
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%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
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%
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
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%
Source: Techno Zoom IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Retera RU→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 65% performance: 60% display: 45% mobility: 49% emissions: 49%
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/19/2010
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).
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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.
71.5%: 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.
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