Samsung R720-JS01UK reviews and prices: 17.3" Laptop computer

6 customer reviews
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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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8.2 out of 10 based on 6 reviews.
Samsung R720-JS01UK with Intel Pentium T4200 2 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 500GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. DVD writer See full product description
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Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
nice design. I like windows 7
Hard disk is annoyingly noisy when running a scan
Bad points:
No advice on software (I had to pay separately for Office and Norton but only later found out about the package).
No help or advice on setting it up (eg uninstalling pre-installed Office etc)
Overall rating 6.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Nov 2009

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Good size, good quality. Everything you need in a laptop at an affordable price.
Bad points:
None yet.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Nov 2009

Greg, Portsmouth Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I use my Laptops as desktop replacements, and therefore this is what I had in mind when I purchased this one. To start off the processor speed and the RAM combined help to make it a very fast computer, it rarley struggles with any thing, and if it does it is often becuase I am multi-tasking. The graphics are simply brilliant, and with full HD it plays blu-ray disks as intended (I noticed when shopping around a lot of the laptops with blu-ray drives didn't offer the graphics it needed). The unit its self is well designed, it looks good, but is not over complicated with silly buttons. There are four USB sockets, and an HDMI socket., and the hardrive is a very good 500Gb. So overall I am very happy with the hard ware. Whilst this is not a review for windows 7, the OS is extremly good on this computer and lets you use its capabilites to the full. Linking to an H.D. T.V. was pretty simple through the HDMI (plug it in both ends and the desktop is straight on the T.V., no mucking around). Another brilliant thing is Samsung's own power manager, which realised i was hardly using it on the battery, and offered to change the settings so the battery now only charges up to 80% so the battery life in terms of years is significantly increased.
Bad points:
This machine has 64-bit archetecture, but comes with 32-bit. I think this was probably to make it compatable with older devices which don't 64-bit drivers, however, this means that only 3 of the four gigs of ram is seen by the O.S. Another issue is that the Blu-Ray Disc player software which comes with the machine is a bit fiddly to use. I thought it would put the sound automatically through the HDMI, but it down't, you need to find the settings in the programme to change it. Its not hard, but a little annoying. I am assuming this is done to allow you to send it to a surround sound unit of something like that which is seperate from your T.V. The battery life isn't very long at all (1 hour 45 mins on the high power settings I have it set to), however, if your buying a high powered machine then you've got to be ready to compromise on somethings. In addition is farily heavy (high powered machine with 17.3inch screen here!!) but it isn't very thick, infact I think its farily slim.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Dec 2009

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
SCREEN SIZE, PROCESSING SPEED
Bad points:
BATTERY LIFE
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Dec 2009

Andy, General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
The screen size and hard disk size are good.
The laptop's speed is generally good.
The laptop usefully includes an HDMI port, and a chargeable USB socket.
Bad points:
The laptop is very big, but this is because it includes a full-sized keyboard.
It requires a bag specifically designed to fit a 17" laptop.
There's no Bluetooth module.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Dec 2009

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 17.3
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Pentium
Processor number T4200
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Weight (kg) 2.9
Graphics card brand ATI
Graphics card model number Mobility Radeon HD 4330
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 1024
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series 45PM
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Release date 2009-11-02

Also known as: SAMSUNG NP-R720 JS01UK, SAMSUNG NP-R720-JS01UK

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