Samsung RF710 - Intel Core i7

  • Samsung RF710 - Intel Core i7
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Based on 11 scores, 14 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Good General Performance, Relatively Light For 17inch Laptop, USB 3.0 Ports
  • Quadcore CPU; decent at games; lightweight for a 17inch notebook; good price.
  • Big hard drive plus Bluray playback, Responsive keyboard and excellent trackpad.

Cons:

  • Older More Modest Performing 3D Graphics, Display Lacks 1080p HD Video Support, Annoying Hard Drive Partitioning
  • Wed prefer a 1920x1080 screen; GPU isnt great for new games; glossy black lid means smudges.

Expert reviews and ratings

By IT Reviews on

Beneath its unassuming exterior, Samsung's RF710 has a tiger of a processor, a more-than-capable graphics card, and an impressive set of features that should have broad appeal - as long as you're willing to pay the hefty 1,100 price tag....

By Expert Reviews on 80

Fast, stylish and easy to use, but the RF710 will quickly find itself outpaced when Intels newest processors arrive....

By About.com on 80

Jan 12 2011 - Samsung's RF710-S02 is a good offering for someone looking at a solid performaning 17-inch laptop with HD media features as long as you aren't looking to do 3D gaming. The system is one of the lighter 17-inch laptops on the market...

By Maximum PC on 80

If we hadn’t just spent time ogling HP’s Envy 17, we might have appreciated the Samsung RF710’s aesthetics more. After all, it too sports a sleek, sophisticated design. It’s just that everything about the RF710 looks low-rent...

By CNET UK on 70

The 17.3-inch Samsung RF710-S03UK looks okay and offers decent performance for your cash. But, while it's a good all-rounder, we've seen other laptops perform better for less...

By PC Advisor on 70

The Samsung RF710 is not a cheap laptop at over 1100, but it is well specified and capable of good performance. The storage available and strong gaming potential bode well for home-entertainment use, although the value of the slower quad-core...

By TechRadar on 70

The Samsung RF710-S03UK is one of the more expensive Samsung Blu-ray laptops, but the impressive specification offers good value for money. As with the Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G, a quad-core Intel Core i7 720QM processor is used and the power on offer...

By NotebookCheck on 79

The Samsung RF710 is without a doubt a solid multimedia notebook, which most people would be happy to own. Flawless input devices and relatively low temperature and noise emissions top the list of the notebooks positive features, making it a very...

By PC Advisor on 60

Overall, the Samsung RF710 presents an understated, nice-looking package. It has a good keyboard, plenty of storage, and a Blu-ray drive. Gaming results are lacklustre, but performance in desktop apps is fine, despite the fact that the current...

By PCWorld on 60

Samsung delivers a modern looking desktop replacement with some solid components, but the overall implementation underwhelms....

By PC Mag on 70

The Samsung RF710-S02US is one of the most affordable media centers, yet you still get a quad-core processor, Blu-ray drive, and plenty of storage. Buy it...

International Review By Magnus.de on 80

Mit dem Samsung RF710 bekommt man ein sehr gut ausgestattetes, schickes und rasantes Desktop-Replacement. Lediglich ein Full-HD-Display wre noch schn...

International Review By Hardwareluxx on

Wagen wir noch einmal einen Gesamtberblick auf das RF710. Wie schon so oft hat uns Samsung mit einer guten Verarbeitung und hochwertigen Materialien berrascht. Das Design ist sehr gut gelungen, wirkt eher schlicht und kann sich damit...

International Review By PC-Welt.de on

Das Samsung RF710 ist mit einem Preis von knapp unter 1000 Euro kein Schnäppchen. Deshalb will schon das Design einen wertigen Eindruck erwecken. Das Gehäuse ist in dunklem, mattem Grau gehalten, die Tastatur sitzt dagegen auf einem...