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Samsung SF310

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Samsung SF310. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the price and design are on the whole positive. The portability and battery also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the size, while reviews about the sound and touchpad are mixed.

performance, battery, portability, design, price

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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 SF310 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 SF310

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Samsung SF310 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the screen and design are generally positive. The battery and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the usability.

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usability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SF310 13.3 inch LED Laptop (Intel Core i5-460M 2.53GHz, 4Gb, 320Gb, DVDRW, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) - IvorySamsung SF310 13.3 inch LED Laptop (Intel Core i5-460M 2.53GHz, 4Gb, 320Gb, DVDRW, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) - Ivory

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung SF310

 

A uniquely curvy design and Nvidia's switchable Optimus graphics are but some of the highlights of this affordable 13.3in laptop.

Eye-catching curvaceous internal design, Excellent battery life

Spongy keyboard, Slightly uneven backlight, It's a dust and fingerprint magnet

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Tommy Melville (t3.com)

Samsung SF310 review

 

Great value and great performance

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Holmes (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung SF310-S02UK

 

The first thing you notice about the Samsung SF310 isn't the 13.3-inch screen, the Core i5 processor, the nice complement of ports and features (including NVidia Optimus graphics and a DVD-RW drive), the excellent build quality or the battery life;...

A good keyboard, fast resume, great battery life, powerful processor with far-from-shabby graphics performance, those curves do make it stand out

Touchpad is a little small and is twitchy, the plethora of function keys are redundant and sometimes confusing, the screen and sound didn't blow us away

The Samsung SF310 is the kind of compromise we’re happy to make. You could certainly improve on it (and not just with a touchpad that didn't jump around like a nervous cat). Nvidia's Optimus graphics do an excellent job of combining power and power...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Alan Dexter (techradar.com)

Samsung SF310 review

 

Samsung's new thin and light is curvier than most, but can it marry performance and stamina with those seductive looks?

Subtle yet pleasing design ; Powerful processor performance ; Discrete, efficient graphics core ; Decent storage

Horrible touchpad ; Graphics aren't powerful enough ; Uninspiring battery life ; High price tag

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung SF310 review

 

Apart from the underpowered graphics card and average screen, the SF310 a great all-rounder thanks to a long-lasting battery, decent performance and an excellent design.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung SF310 review

 

Smaller than the popular 15in notebook and larger than a netbook, the 13in-screen portable remains a favourite size for laptops. And it's certainly a crowded market at this size.

Samsung has puts its eggs into the performance basket, gifting the Samsung SF310 with a nippy dual-core processor. But this is at the expense of essential high-quality parts such as a decent trackpad. If outright speed tops your wishlist, or you fancy...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Khidr Suleman (v3.co.uk)

Samsung SF310 review

 

The Samsung SF310 is a stylish laptop capable of catering to the demands of business and multimedia users, but it struggles to live up to the manufacturer's billing of being an ultraportable.

Excellent keyboard; impressive specifications; stylish design

Poor portability; sealed battery; terrible trackpad; pricey

The SF310 comes with impressive specifications and an excellent keyboard, but is ultimately let down by a fiddly trackpad. With a weight over 2kg and a battery that can't be swapped out, it is unlikely to endear itself to the business traveller.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Samsung - SF310

 

While netbooks have become the laptops of choice for the Facebook generation who mostly want to chat online and check their e-mails, small portable notebooks are growing in popularity for youngsters, low level gamers and business ...

Although the Samsung SF310 notebook appears largely unexceptionable when it comes to styling, display and peripherals, it nevertheless packs a sizeable CPU punch, and its dual role graphics system and good battery life will ensure it finds plenty of...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Bob Dormon (reghardware.co.uk)

Samsung SF310 13.3in notebook

 

Review Aimed at the fashion conscious, the Samsung SF310 adopts curves and chrome to attract trendies to this 13.3in notebook. Literally, built along similar lines to the NF210 [1] netbook reviewed recently, if the look and feel isn't quite enough to...

At just over 2kg the Samsung SF310 isn’t too much of an imposition to lug around. It’s certainly capable, with a good battery life and attractive too. Earlier, I likened the styling to a classic American car, but it transpires this is no Cadillac, it's...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Alan Lu (itpro.co.uk)

Samsung SF310 review

 

Samsung's latest ultra-portable laptop looks gorgeous and has good battery life, yet we're still not totally taken with it. Read our review to find out why.

It's tempting to buy the Samsung SF310 based purely on how it looks. There's a lot to like about the SF310 besides its appearance, including its fast performance, auto-switching dual graphics, good battery life and reasonably comfy keyboard. It's not...

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD, SRS 3D / SRS 3D
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:5500
Battery capacity (Watt hours):61
Battery life (max):7.5 / 7.8
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Ivory / Black, White / Grey / Ivory / Silver / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / Black, grey / Black, Ivory / Black, White / Ivory / Silver / White
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
Display manufacturer:Samsung
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:nVidia GeForce 310M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 310M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
Maximum Resolution:1366 x 768
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:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Keyboard function keys:Y
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Keyboard number of keys:87 / 88
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network connection type:RJ-45
Networking features:802.11 b/g/n / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit LAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 90
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 32
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 40

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical drive removable: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / No

Other features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD, SRS 3D / SRS 3D
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):331 x 236 x 27
Display:LED
Driver software for optical drive:Cyberlink DVD Suite
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
HDD user password:No / Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC - DC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:2
Weight:2.06

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
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
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV out port type:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video
TV-Out :Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter output current:3.16
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:60
Power Management : Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing Die size:81
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 2.933
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I3-370M / I3-380M / I5-460M / I5-480M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series
Processor Socket:BGA1288 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:K0
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90

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:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
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 Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:1.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:49020 / I5-480M
Processor code:SLBUK / SLC22 / SLC26
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:CULus, CCC, RoHS, CE, FCC, Vista, EPA, EPEAT Silver, TUV-bauart, TCO 06 / Microsoft Office Starter 2010\nCyberlink YouCam\n / Samsung Recovery Solution IV, Samsung Internet Service, Samsung Update Plus, Easy Display Manager, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, McAfee Virus Scan, Adobe Acrobat Reader
CD/DVD writing software:Y
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Virus Scan / Microsoft Office Professional, McAfee Virus Scan / Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security (60-day free Trial) Norton Online Backup (30-day free Trial)

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320

Technical Details

Volume dial:N

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.4 / 23.6
Height :3.2
Height (front):2.69 / 2.7
Height (rear):3.2 / 3.25
Weight:2.06
Width:33 / 33.1