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Samsung RC510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Samsung RC510. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the durability and keyboard are generally positive. The screen and performance also get good views, but the image quality and battery get critical opinions. Reviews are divided on the price.

design, performance, screen, keyboard, durability

size, sound, battery, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung RC510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung RC510

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Samsung RC510 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability. Many are negative about the price, and there are some mixed comments about the durability.

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung RC510 15.6-inch Laptop PC (Intel Core i3-380M 2.53 Ghz, 6GB RAM, 640 GB HDD, WLAN, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium)Samsung RC510 15.6-inch Laptop PC (Intel Core i3-380M 2.53 Ghz, 6GB RAM, 640 GB HDD, WLAN, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium)

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Alex Cox (techradar.com)

Samsung RC510 review

 

Nvidia's Optimus boosts this well-priced 15-incher

Bright screen ; Lovely chiclet keyboard ; Core i3 power ; Decent graphics performance ; Classy design

Average battery life ; Low resolution screen ; Heavyweight construction

The 15-inch Samsung RC510-S03UK laptop shows off exactly what Intel's Core i3 performance beast of a chip is capable of. It's also reasonably priced – you can currently find one for around £580.

May, 2011

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung RC510 review

 

We're almost always impressed with Samsung laptops' stylish design and excellent build quality. The RC510 is no different; the outside might be made entirely from plastic, but the metal effect lid and smooth angular chassis look fantastic. However,...

A great design, excellent keyboard and beautiful screen, but out-dated components make the RC510 hard to recommend.

May, 2011

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Samsung Notebook RC510

 

No shiny black, is the first thing most will notice about this latest Notebook from Samsung, if only there was not a reflective screen nothing would be shiny at all. So what does the RC510 have to offer once you start it up?

The first link below has the same system available for £534.99 and offers free delivery

Jul, 2011

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung RC510-S01DE Notebook

 

Elegant office. If you're looking for a good-looking laptop with office qualities, you'll likely find one in the RC510. A matt TFT is brought together with feedback-strong input devices. Moreover: it's economic, quiet and cool – only to name a few...

Keyboard layout, Large & fast touchpad, Low system noise & Silent Mode, Low power consumption, Matt display, Good performance, Practical Samsung tools, Recovery data carriers, A good keyboard combined with a matt TFT and very low system noise

Partly bendable chassis, Low contrast, Few interfaces, Poor 3D performance, An eSATA port or USB 3.0 would be perfect for movie fans. Quiet touchpad keys equipped with a larger key drop

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Samsung RC510 Review

 

The RC510 is a pretty decent package for the common user. It's certainly not standout in terms of its features or specifications, but has neat looks with its glossy, clean lines.Alternatives like Dell's Inspiron 15 and Acer's TimelineX range come to...

Well built with rigid lines, Attractive looking, Good CPU

Battery life could have been better, Definitely not for anyone wanting to play recent games, RAM is so cheap, why not 4 GB

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Digit Laptops Michael Browne (digit.in)

Samsung RC510 - Quietly stylish Review

 

The RC510 is a pretty decent package for the common user. It's certainly not standout in terms of its features or specifications, but has neat looks with its glossy, clean lines.Alternatives like Dell's Inspiron 15 and Acer's TimelineX range come to...

Well built with rigid lines ; Attractive looking ; Good CPU

Battery life could have been better ; Definitely not for anyone wanting to play recent games ; RAM is so cheap, why not 4 GB?

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung RC510-S03UK

 

Bright screen and quick graphics card. Numeric pad is a bonus. Finish is vey good and Samsung customer support is really good.

Separated key board takes a bit of getting used to and some of the function indicators are a bit small (arrow keys). Speakers are a bit tinny but sound quality is good through head/ ear phones.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung RC510-S03UK

 

Very fast especially when working on internet Fantastic graphics Cashback on i3 processor from samsung very welcome

None as yet

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung RC510-S03UK

 

Bright screen and quick graphics card. Numeric pad is a bonus. Finish is vey good and Samsung customer support is really good

Separated key board takes a bit of getting used to and some of the function indicators are a bit small (arrow keys). Speakers are a bit tinny but sound quality is good through head/ ear phones

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung RC510-S03UK

 

Cheap and cheerful.

No tilt adjustment and monitor is inclined slightly downwards so I have to have a book under the stand to make it easy to look at. Ther may be an electronic tilting asystem but I cannot figure it out and even so, it just does not look right.

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Audio system direct 3D sound:No / Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):4
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic
Product colour:Black / Black, Silver

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 315M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
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 layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:101
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:3 / 4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

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

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other features

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:HD
Display:LED / TFT
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
GSM module: No
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:N
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
Mouse included:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: No
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No

Performance

GPS (satellite): No
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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):19 / 20
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes: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:2.933
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
Processor frequency:2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I3-380M / I5-480M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series
Processor Socket:BGA1288 / PGA988
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:No / Yes
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): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:50178
Processor code:SLC26
Processor package size:34 / 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
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / HDD, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:+- 1.8 EV / CULus, CCC, RoHS, CE, FCC, Vista, EPA, EPEAT Silver, TUV-bauart, TCO 06
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Virus Scan

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.6
Height (front):2.92
Height (rear):3.51
Weight:2.56
Width:38.2