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Samsung R700

Samsung R700
alaScore 83

35 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Samsung R700. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the keyboard and price are overall positive. The screen and design also get good comments, but comments are divided on the durability.

performance, design, screen, price, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung R700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Samsung R700 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the usability and screen. The keyboard and performance also get good comments.

performance, keyboard, screen, usability

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung R700 17-inch Laptop: Intel Centrino Processor T5550 1.83GHz, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, **No Graphics**Samsung R700 17-inch Laptop: Intel Centrino Processor T5550 1.83GHz, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, **No Graphics**

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Samsung R700


If you're after a cheap and attractive desktop replacement, you could do a lot worse than the Samsung R700.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Stephen Patrick (

Samsung R700 notebook


Samsung has been aggressively targeting the notebook market of late with a range of machines that offer a powerful specification at low prices. We're usually wary of such bargains as packing too much power into a basic chassis can often lead to...

Good spec, great price

No real problems

The Samsung R700 isn't the most powerful notebook in its market but for less than £700 there is plenty to recommend it. We found it powerful and versatile to use, especially the keyboard and screen, which are both of the highest quality. Overall, this...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : TechRadar (

Samsung Aura R700 review


The classic glossy black finish looks great, but performance is even better

Attractive price ; Well thought-out design ; Great screen


A brilliant buy at this price point

Mar, 2008


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Samsung NP-R700 review


We didn't set a price limit for this month's group test, and while the other manufacturers sent us 17in models that are near the top of their ranges, Samsung's NP-R700 costs a decidedly more modest £560.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (

Samsung R700


Laptops that cost less than £600 come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, but all too many of them share mediocre design and build quality. That's why the R700 is so refreshing, especially because it comes from a major manufacturer

Nobody will guess what you paid for it. A stylish and well built laptop at a bargain price.

Jun, 2008


Expert review by : Robin Morris (

Samsung R700-A003UK laptop review


The HP MediaSmart Server EX470 and Windows Home server should mean little effort or expertise is required to get the most from digital media from your PC system or home network.

The Samsung R700-A003UK is an excellent laptop for the money. The screen's large, the processor is fast and the drive options are vast. With a laptop like this available, why would you want to look any further?

Feb, 2008

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Samsung R700


The Samsung R700 is a 43 cm portable notebook that is slim and light for its size at 3.8 kg in weight and 39.8 mm at its thickest width. It comes in an all-black finish enclosing specifications that include a Intel Core 2 Duo T5450, 2GB worth of 667MHz...

Sep, 2008

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Review: Samsung R700 notebook PC


An impressive combination of looks and power

Mar, 2008

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Samsung R700


Looking for a reasonably pricde desktop replacement? Samsung's latest model may be just the ticket.

It's rare to find a big manufacturer making a significant impact on the budget laptop scene. Opting for a major name usually means paying that little bit extra - a bit like buying designer label jeans over a supermarket brand. But Samsung manages to...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Techworld (

Samsung R700-A003UK laptop review


The Samsung R700-A003UK is an excellent laptop for the money. The screen's large, the processor is fast and the drive options are vast. With a laptop like this available, why would you want to look any further?

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HDA / Realtk ALC262-GR
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2 / 4


Battery life (max):2.48
Number of battery cells:6


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Colour of product:Black
Product colour:Black


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:200
Display diagonal:43.2
Display Resolution:1440 x 900
Display Surface:Gloss


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS / NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS / NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS / NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT / NVIDIA GeForce Go 8400M GS / NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600M GS
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.256 / 0.768 / 1.021
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1440


Keyboard number of keys:101 / 89
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone


Internal Memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking type:Ethernet LAN, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other features

Audio system:HD / HDA / Realtk ALC262-GR
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):395 x 279 x 39.8 / 395 x 279 x 40
Display size (HxV):17
Display size (HxV) (imperial):17
Graphics adapter family:nVidia
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:5 / 56
Modem type:V.92
Power requirements:100 - 240 V
Power supply type:AC
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g/n / Intel 802.11 a/b/g / Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:90


Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 12.5 / 14
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing Die size:107 / 143
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.062 - 1.150 / 1.075 - 1.175
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.663 / 1.83 / 1.86 / 2.1 / 2.56
Processor front side bus:533 / 667 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor Model:T2390 / T5450 / T5550 / T8100 / T9300
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series / Intel Pentium T2000 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket M (mPGA478MT) / Socket P
Processor system type:Up
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / M0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
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 Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Processor ARK ID:30787 / 32427 / 33916 / 33917
Processor code:SLA4H / SLAYY
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


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


Bundled software:Samsung Recovery Solution II
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Virus Scan


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320


External video modes refresh rate (max):85

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):2.97
Height (rear):3.77 / 3.98