Pros

  • Full-sized, comfortable keyboard
  • Great software suite

Cons

  • Difficult-to-see, low-resolution screen

At A Glance

The R610 is a nice looking laptop, but with a low-resolution subpar display it's a hard sell.

Manufacturer’s Description

If you are all about playing HD games and movies in style, meet the new R610-64G Notebook from Samsung. These powerful notebook will make your desktop PC a thing of the past. Looking for incredible HD performance and multimedia capabilities? You got it with dedicated graphics.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number NP-R610-AS01US
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 5200 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 5 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
VGA Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 16.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce 9200M GS
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 512 MB
Storage
Storage Size 250 GB
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Samsung
Manufacturer Part Number NP-R610-AS01US
UPC Code 36725721111
Brand Name Samsung
Product Name R610-64G Notebook
Marketing Information

If you are all about playing HD games and movies in style, meet the new R610-64G Notebook from Samsung. These powerful notebook will make your desktop PC a thing of the past. Looking for incredible HD performance and multimedia capabilities? You got it with dedicated graphics.

Product Model R610-64G
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.samsungusa.com
Product Series R
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
Standard Memory 3 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-800/PC2-6400
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • R610-64G Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.0
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.5"
    Width 10.4"
    Depth 14.9"
    Weight (Approximate) 97.6 oz
    Built-in Devices
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core 2 Duo
    Processor Model T5800
    Processor Speed 2 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 2 MB
    Bus Speed 800 MHz
    Software
    Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/54

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 84.0
    WorldBench 6 Rating Good
    Battery
    Battery Life 3:02:11 AM   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 322.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 376.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 271.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 471.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 405.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 800.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 274.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 537.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 249.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 24.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 18.85   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 22.19   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 17.25   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 15.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 30.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 24.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 33.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 63.95   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 44.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Multitasking 419.0
    Number of Included Batteries 1.0