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Samsung R540

alaTest has collected and analyzed 300 reviews of Samsung R540. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the screen and design. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the touchpad and durability, while there are some mixed opinions about the battery.

performance, price, usability, design, screen

durability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung R540 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 R540

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of Samsung R540 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Views about the reliability and design are generally positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the touchpad and size.

price, usability, performance, design, reliability

size, touchpad

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung R540

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Samsung R540 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and performance. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

screen, usability, price, performance, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : James Stables (techradar.com)

Samsung R540 review

 

A decent all-round laptop for performing basic tasks at a bargain price

Decent office performance ; Memory ; 500GB hard drive

Graphics performance

May, 2011

Expert review by : Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung R540 review

 

A smart and well-built laptop, the R540 is powerful enough but lacks a dedicated graphics processor, and it's also missing a few expansion ports and features

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Zack Stern, PCWorld.com (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung R540 review

 

For about £589 inc VAT, the Samsung R540 delivers impressive specs, including a 2.2GHz Intel Core i3 350M processor, Intel HD Graphics, 4GB of system RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. The R540 fared well in real-world performance testing. From productivity...

Though the Samsung R540 laptop has the specs and Blu-ray drive of a multimedia powerhouse, its average-looking screen, indifferent audio, and weak battery life prevent the R540 from achieving greatness.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Zack Stern (pcworld.com)

Samsung R540

 

The Samsung R540 seems to target a demanding audience, since its CPU, GPU, and all-around performance can drive powerful applications and games. But a mediocre display, a weak battery, and a stingy allocation of ports keep it from hitting the mark. If...

Blu-ray drive powers high-def movies ; Speedy CPU and GPU can drive any application

Disappointing battery life ; Mediocre screen

The quick processor and graphics chip performance only partly offset the mediocre screen and weak battery.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Samsung R540-11

 

The Samsung R540-11 is the lightest and fastest 15-inch laptop you can get, but you'll find better battery life elsewhere.

Lightest in its class. Top of its class in speed. Blu-ray drive included. Powered by a Core i5 processor. Midrange ATI graphics card is more powerful than its predecessor. Very nice design. Adjacent numeric keypad.

Poor battery life. Small battery.

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Aug, 2010

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung R540-JS08DE Notebook

 

Refurbished. Samsung beefs up its low price entry-level R530 with an Intel Core CPU and Radeon graphics. The TFT isn't reflective anymore, but the lid and wrist-rest are even more so. Will the office-multimedia-all-rounder's concept be successful?

Quiet & cool (Silent Mode), Very good keyboard, Antireflective TFT, Viable brightness, Good application performance, 3D performance for casual gamers, Matt display in a small multimedia all rounder. This should be the case more often

Narrow viewing angles, Few interfaces, Short battery life, Yielding base plate, Clattery mouse keys, The greasy finger wrist-rest deters the office worker. It would have been a comprehensive office notebook without this compromise on the style factor

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Samsung R540 Review

 

There is no shortage of low-cost laptops available in stores this holiday season, but the $700 Samsung R540 might be worth a closer look. Keep reading to find out what we thought about this 15-inch laptop with Intel Core i3 processor.

Good performance ; Decent keyboard ; Runs cool and quiet

Cheap build quality ; Small touchpad ; Washed out screen ; Limited battery life ; Overpriced ; The Samsung R540 combines good performance and lackluster build quality in an overpriced package.

The Samsung R540 combines good performance and lackluster build quality in an overpriced package.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Siobhan Keogh (pcworld.co.nz)

Samsung R540E

 

When we got the R540E in, I was pretty excited. I had to lend my laptop to someone else, so I got the chance to live with this bad boy from Samsung as my primary computer for three weeks.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Ian Hardy (mobilesyrup.com)

TELUS Samsung R540 Video Review

 

The Telus Samsung R540 is an affordable device that has a couple nice features that puts this just above an entry level flip phone.

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung R540-JA07UK

 

- good design - Fast performance - great value for money - comfortable keyboard

- battery life - mouse jerks sometimes when scrollin down a page

Nov, 2014

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