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Samsung R720

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Samsung R720. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative views about the energy efficiency and sound, and there are some mixed comments about the portability.

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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 R720 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 R720

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Samsung R720 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price.

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

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Alex Bentley (techradar.com)

Samsung R720 Blu-ray review

 

Blu-ray support and a great price make this a fantastic home media centre

Performance ; Blu-ray ; Screen ; Build quality

Not Full HD ; Only SD card support

A powerful machine that uses good components and still manages to hit a good price point

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Tommy Melville (techradar.com)

Samsung R720 review

 

A comfortable and usable desktop machine that outperforms the competition

Decent screen ; Decent performance ; Connectivity

Limited portability

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Will Stapley (reghardware.co.uk)

Samsung R720 17.3in notebook

 

Great value 17in laptop, that's not averse to a bit of light gaming. Pity there's no 802.11n Wi-Fi though.

The 17.3in screen looks good and, despite Samsung's decision to go with a Pentium Dual Core processor, the R720 returned some decent benchmark scores. Perhaps most surprising was the 3D performance afforded by the Radeon HD 4330 graphics card. Yet...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Samsung - R720

 

With a price tag of £599, Samsung's R720 sits in the budget desktop replacement sector. Going by looks alone, though, it certainly doesn't come across as being a budget laptop. Open up the lid and you're ...

At £599, the Samsung R720 packs in a lot. Sure, the Pentium Dual Core processor might put some people off, but the fact is it really doesn't impact performance too much. And although the Radeon HD 4330 graphics card won't be up to high-resolution,...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Samsung Vitality SCH-r720 (Cricket Wireless) review: Samsung Vitality SCH-r720 (Cricket Wireless)

 

Samsung Vitality SCH-r720 (Cricket Wireless)

The ; is an Android 2.3 Gingerbread device with a good size touch screen and Cricket's signature Muve Music music-access plan.

Low audio and speakerphone volume make it harder to talk. The Muve Music microSD card leaves little space for photos and video. Battery life is also rather poor.

The Samsung Vitality is a competitive midrange Android smartphone that complements Muve Music's potential.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Kent German (cnet.com)

Samsung Admire SCH-r720 review: Samsung Admire SCH-r720

 

Samsung Admire SCH-r720

The ; has a simple, straightforward design with enough features to keep you busy and entertained. We appreciate the support for the Gingerbread OS and the access to MetroPCS' new Rhapsody Unlimited Music service.

The Samsung Admire had variable call quality with low volume and occasional audio cutouts. We had problems with the speakerphone in particular.

The Samsung Admire offers the accessible design and functional feature set that you'd expect from a starter Android phone, but call quality wasn't up to our standards.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com.au)

Samsung Vitality SCH-r720 (Cricket Wireless) review: Samsung Vitality SCH-r720 (Cricket Wireless)

 

Samsung Vitality SCH-r720 (Cricket Wireless)

The ; is an Android 2.3 Gingerbread device with a good size touch screen and Cricket's signature Muve Music music-access plan.

Low audio and speakerphone volume make it harder to talk. The Muve Music microSD card leaves little space for photos and video. Battery life is also rather poor.

The Samsung Vitality is a competitive midrange Android smartphone that complements Muve Music's potential.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Kent German (cnet.com.au)

Samsung Admire SCH-r720 review: Samsung Admire SCH-r720

 

Samsung Admire SCH-r720

The ; has a simple, straightforward design with enough features to keep you busy and entertained. We appreciate the support for the Gingerbread OS and the access to MetroPCS' new Rhapsody Unlimited Music service.

The Samsung Admire had variable call quality with low volume and occasional audio cutouts. We had problems with the speakerphone in particular.

The Samsung Admire offers the accessible design and functional feature set that you'd expect from a starter Android phone, but call quality wasn't up to our standards.

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung R720-FS03UK

 

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extremely slow since purchase overheats dreadful performance behaves like there is no memory when there is shed loads remaining. Would not recommend to worst enemy

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung R720-PS02UK

 

Had a good look around before buying this laptop. This seemed to tick all the boxes at a great price. The speed is fantastic with multiple applications running on windows 7 with no problems. I would highly recommend this item to anyone, worth paying a...

Its shiny and black, watch out for those fingerprints.

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications

This stunning designed Samsung R720 notebook is complimented with a range of high performance features, great for on the move or as a desktop replacement. Its ultra sharp 17.3" LED screen has a pure 16:9 aspect ratio, which is optimized for watching HD movies or playing games, with no black bars in widescreen, and also makes it easier to use Windows Vista gadgets. Equipped with the latest optical disc drive and built-in stereo speakers, you can enjoy enhanced HD content, with perfect image and sound reproduction, wherever you choose to be. Weighing just 2.88 kg, the R720 is also one of the lightest 17" notebooks in its class, a perfect balance of price, performance and portability.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:27.3cm
Height:4cm
Weight:2.9kg
Width:41.1cm

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.9cm
Max Resolution:1600 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom
Manufacturer:Samsung
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung R720

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

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

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium
Family:Windows Vista
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P7350/T4300
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium

RAM

Installed Size:4GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330