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Samsung RF511

alaTest has collected and analyzed 252 reviews of Samsung RF511. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the design and screen are overall positive. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability and portability. There are some less positive opinions about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung RF511 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung RF511

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Samsung RF511 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the keyboard and price. The screen and usability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the portability.

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portability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung RF511 15.6 inch Notebook - Black (Intel Core i5 2450M 2.5GHz, RAM 8GB, HDD 1TB, DVD-SM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-biSamsung RF511 15.6 inch Notebook - Black (Intel Core i5 2450M 2.5GHz, RAM 8GB, HDD 1TB, DVD-SM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bi

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Jeff Parsons (techradar.com)

Samsung RF511 review

 

A distinctive look and feel, but not nearly enough to justify the price

Good office performance ; Good screen ; Nice design

Annoying pre-installed software ; A bit pricey ; Graphics performance

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (itreviews.co.uk)

Samsung RF511 review

 

15” laptop with Intel Core i5 processor & USB 3.0. Samsung's latest laptop is pleasingly priced for...

Cost effective; Bluetooth 3.0; USB 3.0; functional design

Dull design; average build quality; WXGA panel; no keyboard backlighting

Physically, the RF511 is distinctly middle of the road. It's got the look of an office laptop, only with a conservative mesh of platinum coloured keys and borders. Put simply, it looks very old-fashioned, and could soon look even more so, once the...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : GoodGearGuide Staff (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung RF511: a good all-purpose laptop

 

This 15.6in laptop can be used for gaming as well as tough multimedia tasks and day-to-day office work

Plenty of speed ; Great keyboard ; Blu-ray drive

Screen too glossy ; Build quality not great

Samsung's RF511 is relatively inexpensive, yet it packs a lot of speed and good features. For just over $1000 (if you shop around), you get an Intel Core i7 CPU as well as a Blu-ray drive. We think it's a great laptop for anyone who wants to be...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (pcmag.com)

Samsung NP-RF511-S03

 

A 15.6-inch laptop with an Intel Core i5-2410M processor, the Samsung NP-RF511-S03 offers dedicated Nvidia graphics, SRS Premium Sound and a built-in Blu-ray drive.

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Aug, 2011

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung RF511 Notebook

 

Quad all-rounder. Samsung responds to the high demand on the previous model, RF510, with a revision called RF511. Graphics and processor performance have been upgraded to a quad core and Fermi. The perfect all-rounder?

High quality materials, Matt, bright display, BluRay & USB 3.0, BluRay player, Input devices with good feedback, Quiet & cool, High computing performance, Low idle power consumption, Strong 5-6 hour battery life, Pleasantly matt work surface that is...

Contrast weak TFT, Narrow viewing angles, Merely WXGA resolution, No eSATA & ExpressCard, Adapter overburdened @ full load, A WXGA++ screen, preferably with sRGB coverage and wide viewing angles. An Intel quad core without throttling - even if most...

Jul, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung RF511-A01UK

 

Very fast and easy to use.

No bad points as yet.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung RF511-A01UK

 

Very fast and easy to use

No bad points as yet

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung RF511-A01UK

 

looks, speed, data storage capacity

weight

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung RF511-A01UK

 

I brought this for my sister at uni as her one died. So far she is happy with it and it does no little and no less than what she needs.

No bad points as far as she has said

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung RF511 8GB 1TB

 

screen

a bit of a beast

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Audio system:HD / HD, SRS PS / HDA / SRS PS
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5 / 2 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:5200
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):4.5 / 5 / 5.1
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue, Silver / Black, Metallic / Black, Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic / Plastic
Product colour:Black / Black, Blue, Silver / Black, Metallic / Black, Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:No / Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200 / 300
Display diagonal:39.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:HD+ / No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Nvidia Geforce GT 540M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard language:Portuguese
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:101 / 103 / 104
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:1 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT / Gigabit LAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

BD-R Dual Layer write speed:2
BD-R write speed:4
BD-RE write speed:4
CD read speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:4
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
Labelflash: No
LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other features

Audio system:HD / HD, SRS PS / HDA
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
Number of Speakers:2
Power requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Weight:2.6
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:N
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
Mouse included:N
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Package dimensions (WxDxH):499 x 299 x 94
Package weight:3.9
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:120 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.2
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I3-2310M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I5-2520M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / J1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 52224 / 53470 / I5-2450M / I7-2630QM / I7-2675QM
Processor code:SR02S / SR02Y / SR048 / SR04S / SR04W / SR04Z
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:Cyberlink Power DVD\nSamsung Recovery Solution\nSamsung Update Plus\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nEasy Partition Manager\nAdobe Reader\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nSamsung Support Center / DVB-T-(MPEG2+4), DVB-T EPG / NTSC 4.43, NTSC M, PAL B, PAL D, PAL G, PAL H, PAL I, PAL M, PAL N, SECAM / PAL B, PAL D, PAL DK, PAL G, PAL I, SECAM B, SECAM D, SECAM G, SECAM K, SECAM L / Samsung Update Plus, Easy Display Manager, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Easy Partition Manager, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Samsung Support Center
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security (60-day Trial) / Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.4 / 25.6
Depth (imperial):25.4
Height :3.68 / 3.7
Height (front):3.1 / 3.12 / 3.14 / 3.19
Height (front) (imperial):3.12
Height (rear):3.49 / 3.68 / 3.7
Height (rear) (imperial):3.68
Weight:2.4 / 2.6
Width:37.7 / 37.8 / 37.9 / 38 / 38.2
Width (imperial):37.9