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Samsung SF510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Samsung SF510. 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. Reviews about the price and portability are overall positive. The performance and screen also get good feedback. Views about the image quality and usability are mixed. There are some critical views about the size and touchpad.

design, screen, performance, portability, price

touchpad, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung SF510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SF510

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Samsung SF510 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and screen. The design and price also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the usability. There are some negative opinions about the sound and portability.

performance, price, design, screen, image quality

portability, sound

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SF510 15.6" LED Notebook - Intel Core i3 i3-380M 2.53 GHz (NP-SF510-S01US)Samsung SF510 15.6" LED Notebook - Intel Core i3 i3-380M 2.53 GHz (NP-SF510-S01US)

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: Samsung SF510 Notebook

 

Samsung's SF510 notebook is a departure from the traditionally austere, and stark Samsung design ethos. Its wavy, almost whimsical enclosure and playful ivory white exterior and organic brown interior belie the notebook's serious assortment of specs...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Samsung SF510-A01 review: Samsung SF510-A01

 

Samsung SF510-A01

Sleek, attractive design; built-in Intel Wireless Display and WiMax; great specs for the price.

Bulky body; no Bluetooth; lower screen resolution.

Offering a complete package of performance, design, and even Intel Wireless Display at a very attractive price, the Samsung SF510-A01 is one of the best laptop values we've seen all year.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Loyd Case (pcworld.com)

Samsung SF510: Sleek Design but Ho-Hum Features and Value

 

The Samsung SF510 undeniably looks good. Its sleek white exterior makes this all-purpose laptop look thinner than it really is, and the light weight doesn't hurt either. Flipping open the lid reveals an LED-backlit, 15.6-inch display and a nearly full...

Excellent keyboard ; Sleek exterior and light weight for a 15-incher

Intel graphics useless for modern PC games ; Motion smearing in video

Samsung ships an elegant looking laptop with a great keyboard, but the machine is overpriced for what you get.

Dec, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : K.T. Bradford (laptopmag.com)

Samsung SF510

 

This slick ivory notebook supplies good performance, long battery life, and plenty of neat extras.

At $629, the SF510 offers solid performance, great battery life, and a super slick design. While the HP G62t ($559 when similarly configured) also has plenty of style and comes out slightly ahead in performance, all of the extra features Samsung packs...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung SF510 Notebook

 

Dynamic. Samsung scores with design, but misses a sprighty configuration and good display. Low waste heat and system noise are convincing, four hours of battery life grant mobility. However, you should handle the case with care.

Extravagant looks, Good application performance, Good battery life, Low system noise, Low waste heat, Good brightness, Low power consumption, Useable input devices, Good sound, The courage to deviate from the standard and try out extravagant shapes on...

Few interfaces, Contrast poor TFT, Narrow viewing angles, Low 3D performance, Base unit lacks stiffness, No basses, A screen with razor sharp colors that even users can see from the sides

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com.au)

Samsung SF510-A01 review: Samsung SF510-A01

 

Samsung SF510-A01

Sleek, attractive design; built-in Intel Wireless Display and WiMax; great specs for the price.

Bulky body; no Bluetooth; lower screen resolution.

Offering a complete package of performance, design, and even Intel Wireless Display at a very attractive price, the Samsung SF510-A01 is one of the best laptop values we've seen all year.

Dec, 2010

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

Samsung SF510

 

More of Samsung's newly-released range of laptops keep showing up in our office, and we're more than happy to keep putting them to the test.

Mar, 2011

GOOD HARDWARE

Expert review by : Jake Mete (pureoverclock)

Samsung SF510 Notebook

 

Gorgeous styling for an all-purpose notebook.

The Samsung SF510 is quite a good notebook. Aesthetically speaking, the Samsung SF510 has a beautiful finish with its white exterior, and black and gunmetal interior. The attention to design is excellent, something Samsung is known for, and the SF510...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (pcrush.com)

GREAT LAPTOP

 

I love this laptop. I've had it for a year almost exactly, and i couldn't be happier. The only thing i was upset about was the lack of a built in microphone.Being away at college, Skype conversations with the family got really difficult. The battery...

Bright display, Built-In Speakers, Durable, Inexpensive, Lightweight, Realistic color

Battery life, No built-in mic

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (pcrush.com)

Great Multitasker

 

I found this laptop great for everything I do from video games, to Video and photo editing, to school work and just plan music ans social media, performance could be better but for an i3 system with 4gb ram it runs great.

Blue tooth, Bright display, Durable, Inexpensive, Lightweight, Realistic color

Speakers are lacking

Jan, 2012
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Audio system:HD / HDA / SRS 3D / SRS Premium Sound / SRS PS
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system direct sound: Yes
Audio system maximum sampling rate:96
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:5500
Battery capacity (Watt hours):61
Battery life (max):6.5 / 7 / 7.5 / 7.8
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:TCO3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

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

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display diagonal:39.6
Display manufacturer:Samsung
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:8
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / nVidia GeForce 310M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 310M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
Maximum Resolution:1366 x 768 / 2048 x 1536
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 memory:0.5
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:100 / 101 / 103
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Number of free internal memory expansion slots:1

Networking

3G: No
4G: Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G standards:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / 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 / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking speed:1000 MB
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 90
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 32
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 40

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:10 / 24
CD write speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
Disc types supported:CD, DVD, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:2.4 / 4
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:4 / 8
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical drive removable: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other features

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:HD / HDA / SRS 3D / SRS Premium Sound
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):381.3 x 257 x 27.4
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
GSM module: No
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
NetDock port replicator:N
Power requirements:100 - 240V / 100-240V / 100-240V AC / 100-240V, 50/60Hz / 110 - 240 V
Power supply type:AC - DC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Warranty:1
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:N
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
Mouse included:N
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: No
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

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 connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.16
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:60
Power auto-sensing: Yes
Power Management : Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 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:2.8 / 2.933
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I3-370M / I3-380M / I5-460M / I5-480M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series
Processor Socket:BGA1288 / PGA988 / Socket 988
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 Identity Protection 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 Small Business Advantage (SBA): 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® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:49020 / 50179 / I3-380M
Processor code:SLBUK / SLC22 / SLC26
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / 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 / BIOS, HDD
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:+- 1.8 EV / 0.1653 / 382 x 256 x 24 / DVB-T-(MPEG2+4), DVB-T EPG / McAfee Virus Scan
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Virus Scan / Microsoft Office Professional 2007, McAfee Virus Scan / Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / 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:25.7 / 25.8 / 38.1
Depth (imperial):25.6
Height :2.74 / 2.78
Height (front):2.7 / 2.74
Height (front) (imperial):2.74
Height (rear):3.3
Height (rear) (imperial):3.3
Weight:2.4 / 2.47 / 2.5
Width:25.7 / 38.1
Width (imperial):38.1