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Samsung NP-R70

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of Samsung NP-R70. 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. People are impressed by the price and durability. The battery and performance also get good feedback, but many are negative about the connectivity and size. Opinions about the image quality and portability are mixed.

design, performance, battery, durability, price

size, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung NP-R70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung Aura R70 Santa Rosa - Exclusive Preview


With Intel launching its Santa Rosa platform today, Riyad gets to grips with Samsung's latest laptop.

The new CPU is backed up by the latest incarnation of Intel's 965 Express chipset which now supports an 800MHz front side bus ? this means that the T7300 CPU in this R70 only requires a 10x multiplier to reach its 2GHz core frequency rather than the...

May, 2007

Expert review by : Stephen Patrick (

Samsung Q70 notebook


Samsung may not be the first name you think of when considering a notebook but in the last 12 months, the company has released a surprising number of machines. The Q70 is a stylish and powerful notebook aimed at those who need portability and power....

Powerful, well-built, good battery life

The screen is flat and washed-out

The Samsung Q70 is a good all-round notebook that will suit the daily traveller. While the screen isn’t as bright as we’d have liked, the battery life and keyboard make this a great notebook for using on the daily commute or in the University library....

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Stephen Patrick (

Samsung R70 laptop


Samsung may be better known for its mobile phones but it's had a wide range of notebooks for the best part of 5 years now and with the latest design refresh, the company has opted for a high-gloss finish that looks impressive and certainly feels cool...

Powerful, great spec for price

Easily scratched

We may have started this review with a negative outlook on the Samsung R70 but it’s the only complaint on a machine that more than delivers on power and is certainly worth the asking price.

Sep, 2007

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Samsung Q70 (2.1GHz) review


Powerful, affordable and portable, but connectivity is limited

Fantastic build ; Impressive performance ; Affordable ; Good screen

No software included ; Poor connectivity

Despite a couple of disappointments, this remains a great value laptop

Jul, 2008

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Samsung R70 review


Power, performance and style

Support for wireless N ; Good looks ; Deccent performance

Fragile screen panel

Impressive power and mobility in a stylish, but fragile design

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : staff (

Samsung Q70 review


Compact and smart, rapid and well made

Good multimedia credentials ; Strong performance

Casing prone to scratches

A compact but fully featured machine, offering excellent performance

Aug, 2007


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Samsung R70 review


The chassis may not be a new design, but it's attractive and feels well made.

Although we've seen Samsung's R70 before, we really wanted to compare this updated model against the competition. This may not be the fastest laptop in 2D or 3D applications, but its keyboard, large hard disk and long battery life make it an award winner.

Jan, 2008

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Samsung - R70


Samsung's marketing blurb for the R-series says that it is inspired by technology (well, we'd certainly hope so), is user-friendly and ideal for the whole family. The latest member of the clan, the R70, holds up ...

Another winner from Samsung: this laptop has a great blend of features, performance and price. The inclusion of an HDMI port is a real plus point in its favour. Samsung's R70 may carry a budget price tag, but it's very well built and packed with features.

Aug, 2007

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Samsung Q70


Packed with the latest Intel Centrino technology is just a slight benefit.

Samsung have tried to specialize in technology rather than looks and style. Along with the Intel T7300 Processor which runs at a good 2GHz, along with 2GB of RAM, you also get a 13.3” screen and a 160GB hard drive

Samsung have branded this is being ultra portable; well I’m sorry Samsung because this is quite a large and heavy laptop. It weights in at 2kg if the large battery is attached

Overall this laptop has gone less for style and more for technology. It’s packed with all sorts to help most people through their day. It is slightly on the heavy side and is one of the less desirable ultra portable laptops, yet for this amount of...

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (

Review Samsung R70 Notebook


They are among us... A long time ago, first reports about the new

Pleasing design ; Very good workmanship ; High-quality case with good haptics ; Keyboard comfortable in use ; Bright display, good illuminatioin ; Good performance ; Low noise and temperature emissions ; Workable battery runtime

Sensible display coating ; Opening angle of display limited ; Display without transport look

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

The Samsung R70 brings "digital living" to life. The sheer black, minimalist design of the R70 not only demands attention, but it also incorporates all that's best in digital technology to provide a complete multi-media center - that you can use any time and any where. So if you want the freedom to enjoy ultra high-definition content whenever you choose then the R70 should be at the center of your digital world.


Audio system:ALC262 / HD / HD Audio
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)/5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB/4MB


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:200
Display diagonal:39.1
Display Resolution:1280 x 800

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.3in/15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm/39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS / NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GS / NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600M GS
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.256 / 1.024


Country Kits:United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung Q70/Samsung R70

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Keyboard number of keys:89
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone


Data Bus Speed:667MHz/800MHz


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


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11a/b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

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

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium/Windows XP Professional
Family:Windows Vista/Windows XP
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other features

Audio system:ALC262 / HD / HD Audio
Dimensions (WxDxH):358 x 264 x 36.5
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem type:V.92
Power requirements:100 - 240 V
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.11 b/g

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Charging port type:DC-in jack
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
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:90


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/1.8GHz/2.1GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 9
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel PM965 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291
Processing Die size:143
Processor cache:2 / 4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.5 / 2.00
Processor front side bus:667 / 800
Processor lithography:65
Processor Model:T5250 / T7300
Processor Number:T5450/T7100/T7250/T7300/T8100
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series
Processor Socket:PBGA479, PPGA478 / Socket 478
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 65, 35
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: 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
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:29760 / 30786
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection type:BIOS

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 200

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/160GB/200GB/250GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G/NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):2.86
Height (rear):3.65