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Sale Price £399.00

Possible end price £366.70 after discount voucher & Quidco

Product Information

* Intel Core 2 Duo T5550 Processor
* (1.83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 2 MB Cache)
* Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium
* 2 GB Memory
* 160 GB Hard Drive

* DVD Super Multi Double Layer
* ATi Radeon integrated graphics
* Wireless Enabled
* 3 No. of USB connections
* 15.4" Widescreen Display

Samsung R60 Review

Reviewed by: Will Head

Reviewed on: 22 October 2007

The Samsung R60 isn't quite a fully fledged desktop replacement, but it's certainly edging in that direction.

While its size, weight and screen size may be pretty average, its application performance is anything but, and its price tag of just £480 from LaptopsDirect.co.uk is verging on the extraordinary.

Strengths
The R60 is hard to classify -- it's neither totally suited to being a desktop replacement or a portable model. It's not particularly big or small and as a result it's rather indistinctive. However, its sub-£500 price certainly grabs your attention, particularly with a name like Samsung on the lid.

Its 2GHz Intel Core Duo T2450, even when teamed up with just 1GB of RAM, managed to bring in a PCMark05 score of 3,871, which is high for any laptop, let alone one in this price category.

It's also pretty good when it comes to battery life, managing to hold out for 1 hour 46 minutes of Battery Eater's intensive tests. However, when running through the supposedly more sedate reader test it only managed to clock up 2 hours 35 minutes, which is less impressive.

It has a fabulous glossy 15.4-inch 1,280x800-pixel resolution display, provided you can put up with the increased reflectivity of such screens. It also looks like it costs twice as much as it does, with piano-black casing and sleek curves. It's fairly susceptible to greasy finger marks, however, so you'll need to keep it polished if you want it looking its best.

The keyboard is great to type on, with good-sized keys and a sensible layout. The touchpad tucked below the space bar also includes a scroll area on the far right for quickly navigating long documents or Web pages.

Weaknesses
Unfortunately you can't have everything for such a low price and the first thing to suffer is 3D performance. The ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 graphics chip only managed to pull in a result of 582 in 3DMark06. It's still higher than many more expensive models, but it's not really enough if you want to run the latest games with everything turned up to 11.

The R60 is also port-deprived, with the choice of connectors available verging on the bare minimum. You do get three USB ports -- two at the rear along with Ethernet and modem, with a further one on the left-hand side accompanying the VGA port, headphone and microphone sockets and Express Card/54 slot. Beyond that you'll only find a single SD card slot on the front and nothing bar the DVD writer on the right-hand side.

It's also slightly on the heavy side at 2.7kg, making it unsuitable for daily commuting -- unless you're in training for the 2012 Olympics.

Conclusion
Unless you're a massive gamer or need something that's as light as a feather, it's pretty hard to criticise the R60. It's a good performer, with fantastic looks and a great display. And with an asking price below £500 it's an absolute steal.
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banned#1
good price
#2
hot :)
#3
Spend your money on a Dell instead.

I've got a R70 and it's ****.
#4
IWannaBeAdored
Spend your money on a Dell instead.

I've got a R70 and it's ****.


Am I the only person fed up with this site being used as a Dell fanclub! Anything Dell goes to >100degrees. There's a Dell Vostro on here with 1GB of RAM and Vista and it is >160degrees. You'd have to be mad!
banned#5
Possible end price £366.70 after discount voucher & Quidco


There's your problem
#6
pot_belly
Am I the only person fed up with this site being used as a Dell fanclub! Anything Dell goes to >100degrees. There's a Dell Vostro on here with 1GB of RAM and Vista and it is >160degrees. You'd have to be mad!
I have to Agree with you any Dell deal go's sky high even the Celerons go hot :?


Craig david
There's your problem
Even without Quidco still going to be about £380 delivered you find me same spec on a Dell one and I will buy it as I am seriously thinking about this one.
#7
pot_belly;2059628
There's a Dell Vostro on here with 1GB of RAM and Vista and it is >160degrees. You'd have to be mad!


Did you even fully read my OP? There is the option for XP pro aswell!
#8
pot_belly;2059628
Am I the only person fed up with this site being used as a Dell fanclub! Anything Dell goes to >100degrees. There's a Dell Vostro on here with 1GB of RAM and Vista and it is >160degrees. You'd have to be mad!


Not part of the Dell fanclub at all.

I've had a Sony Vaio and Dell prior to my Samsung and just posting my opinion.
#9
If this is avialable through dixons egg card holders like me get another 2.5% off! I agree about some of them dells. That one you mention is getting too hot imho. But end of the day they are really reliable, and the customer service is better than acer etc.
#10
emasu
Did you even fully read my OP? There is the option for XP pro aswell!


It's hardly a recommendation that you have to you to move to an end of life OS to get it to work. I suspect Windows98 would run quite well on it too!

Given the price of memory it's false economy to buy anything with less than 2GB hence this is a far better post.
#11
We've got an R60+. Would definitely recommend it as a budget machine that feels much more expensive. The keyboard and screen are great if you don't mind the glossy look.
Good price too.
#12
I've been looking at the equiv on Dell.

Came up with £399 delivered before quidco.

Near identical spec Inspiron 1525 (same processor, ram, cache, h/d etc)

Not seen a R60 in the flesh....
#13
AM going to pop to the local Currys to see if they can do it for the same as the online price.

Heat added
#14
Craig david
There's your problem


Bo Selecta !
#15
zmonster
We've got an R60+. Would definitely recommend it as a budget machine that feels much more expensive. The keyboard and screen are great if you don't mind the glossy look.
Good price too.


Just bought my R60 plus from PC world. Happy with it Thanks!!
Just a quick note, Pc world state that it comes with Works 9 SE. Can not find a cd for it and its not pre installed.

Have any of you guys who have bought one received works 9SE?

Off 2 pcworld with printout tomorrows me thinks to see what they offer?
What are my chances??

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/322244/?int=home-1#productInformationSection

ull specification t
Processor Type T5550
Processor speed 1.8 The higher the number of Megahertz (MHZ) the faster the processor should be
Memory Size 2GB MB
Memory Type DDR2 RAM
Hard Drive Capacity 160 GB The bigger the capacity the more you can store
Optical Drives DVD Super Multi Double Layer
Graphics Card Type ATI 1250 To enable images to be displayed on your monitor
Graphics Memory Integrated MB The higher the memory the better quality images you are display
Wireless Enabled YES Allows you to connect to an existing wireless network such as in a office or a wireless hot spot
No. of USB Connections 3 The more connections the computer has the more equipment you can connect to your computer e.g. a modem, printer, scanner, digital camera, PDA
No. of Firewire Connections 0 High speed data transfer link for digital video and other media. Ideal for quickly downloading video images from a camcorder to PC
Software Titles Included WORKS 9 SE
Weight 2.68 kg This is the weight of the appliance in KG
Height 35 mm
Width 358 mm
Depth 262 mm
Colour Black

TB
#16
Anyone care to offer an opinion on which they think is the better laptop.

Samsung R6 or Toshiba L350-10L

They are the same price but processor speed, hard-drive size and screen size are slightly different. Not sure about the graphics cards ?!?!

Im thinking about buying one of them (needs to be from PC world as I have a gift voucher) and cannot make up my mind which.

all opinions welcomed
#17
ycsb
Anyone care to offer an opinion on which they think is the better laptop.



Samsung R60 for me, it has core2duo which is better than dual core, faster processor and bigger memory :thinking:
#18
Picked mine up a few hours ago....looks to be a nice machine.

£379 instore on price match (PC World)

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