Pros

  • Blu-ray drive powers high-def movies
  • Speedy CPU and GPU can drive any application

Cons

  • Disappointing battery life
  • Mediocre screen

At A Glance

The quick processor and graphics chip performance only partly offset the mediocre screen and weak battery.

Manufacturer’s Description

The R540-11 notebook PC delivers powerful performance in a gorgeous design, without having to pay a pretty penny. With a glass-like finish over a deep expresso brown, the R540-11 gives you luxury and style for traveling on the road.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number NP-R540-JSE1US
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.60 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer ATI
Graphics Controller Model Mobility Radeon HD 545v
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1 GB
Graphics Memory Technology GDDR3 SDRAM
Storage
Storage Size 500 GB
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type Blu-ray Reader
General Information
Manufacturer Samsung
UPC Code 36725725652
Manufacturer Part Number NP-R540-JSE1US
Brand Name Samsung
Product Name R540-11 Notebook PC
Marketing Information

The R540-11 notebook PC delivers powerful performance in a gorgeous design, without having to pay a pretty penny. With a glass-like finish over a deep expresso brown, the R540-11 gives you luxury and style for traveling on the road.

Product Model R540-11
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.samsungusa.com
Product Series R
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Standard Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • R540-11 Notebook PC
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.4"
    Width 14.9"
    Depth 10.0"
    Weight (Approximate) 88.16 oz
    Color Expresso Brown
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core i5
    Processor Model i5-450M
    Processor Speed 2.40 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 3 MB
    Software
    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
    Operating System Architecture 64-bit
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 107.0
    Battery
    Battery Life 2:27   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 259.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 351.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 205.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 384.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 323.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 426.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 218.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 371.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 194.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 87.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 61.84   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 66.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 49.78   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 20.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 15.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 44.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 35.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 28.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 23.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 54.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 39.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Multitasking
    World Bench 6 Multitasking 317.0