Pros

  • Big hard drive plus Blu-ray playback
  • Responsive keyboard and excellent touchpad

Cons

  • Disappointing display
  • Gaming performance seems lackluster

At A Glance

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

Manufacturer’s Description

With the new state-of-the-art Intel Quad-Core i7 Processor you get optimized power management when you are playing the latest 3D games, editing and compressing large-size photos or HD video, or multi-tasking. It has Turbo Boost Technology which accelerates your PC's performance by intuitively allocating CPU processing power when you need it the most.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number NP-RF710-S02US
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 2 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
VGA Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 17.30 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WSXGA
Screen Resolution 1600 x 900
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce GT 330M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Dedicated
Storage
Storage Size 640 GB
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type Blu-ray Reader
General Information
Manufacturer Samsung
Manufacturer Part Number NP-RF710-S02US
UPC Code 036725732759
Brand Name Samsung
Product Name RF710-S02 Notebook
Marketing Information

With the new state-of-the-art Intel Quad-Core i7 Processor you get optimized power management when you are playing the latest 3D games, editing and compressing large-size photos or HD video, or multi-tasking. It has Turbo Boost Technology which accelerates your PC's performance by intuitively allocating CPU processing power when you need it the most.

Product Model RF710-S02
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.samsungusa.com
Product Series RF
Memory
Memory Card Supported MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Standard Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • RF710-S02 Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 3.0
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.5"
    Width 16.3"
    Depth 10.8"
    Weight (Approximate) 102.4 oz
    Color Silver
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core i7
    Processor Model i7-720QM
    Processor Speed 1.60 GHz
    Processor Core Quad-core
    Cache 6 MB
    Software
    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 103.0
    Battery
    Battery Life 2:23   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 298.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 370.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 203.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 442.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 351.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 364.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 241.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 334.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 206.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 112.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 95.08   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 80.54   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 76.24   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 26.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 22.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 55.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 48.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 47.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 40.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 86.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 69.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Multitasking
    World Bench 6 Multitasking 361.0