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Samsung R40 LWD 5500

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I have had this laptop for about a year now and i am quite happy with it. When i purchased this laptop it came with vista home premium, a pentium dual core and one gb of ram. As this has a core 2 duo this will improve its performance quite a lot. However the one gb of ram is simply not enough ... Read review

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Community Level 2holdfast

Quick review of Samsung R40 LWD 5500

"Bought from Tesco, pretty good performance. Not a bad introduction to Windows Vista. Have it connected to home Network and stopped useing my PC
07.08.2007

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Community Level 1pearbo

pearbo

Good starter laptop

AdvantagesStylish and fast

Disadvantagesonboard graphics

"I have had this laptop for about a year now and i am quite happy with it. When i purchased this laptop it came with vista home premium, a pentium dual core and one gb of ram. As this has a core 2 duo this will improve its performance quite a lot. However the one gb of ram is simply not enough for a vista machine, not the laptops fault just vista high requirements. Which is why i upgraded quite fast, the max ram for this laptop being 2gb, dd2 5300 ..." Read review
16.08.2008

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Community Level 1Katie2468

Katie2468

Can be bought cheaper

Advantages Lovely bright screen if you like the glass-effect

DisadvantagesNone yet but only had two days

"Silly me, went shopping at Tesco in Borehamwood and happened by the laptops. On looking at the competition, I bought one of these and it was £499.95 and it has 120 gb hard drive and 2gb ram. Also has Vista Home Premium already installed (unlike the quoted Win XP). Even on the Tesco website it costs £650, so I think that's quite a good deal. I have another laptop a Toshiba Qosmio G20-110, 17 inch screen and when trying to set up the network, inadvertently ..." Read review
20.03.2007

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Manufacturer's product description

The R40 is a notebook PC that perfectly balances mobile performance with cost.

General

MPN NP-R40R003/SUK
System Type Notebook
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor / chipset

CPU Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 / 1.66 GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
Cache L2 - 2 MB
64-bit Computing Yes
Front Side Bus 667 MHz
Chipset ATI Radeon Xpress 200M (RC410ME)
Platform Technology Intel Centrino Duo
Features Enhanced SpeedStep technology, Execute Disable Bit capability, Enhanced Intel Deeper Sleep with Dynamic Cache Sizing, Intel 64 Technology, Intel Advanced Digital Media Boost, Intel Advanced Smart Cache, Intel Dynamic Bus Parking, Intel Dynamic Power Coordination, Intel Intelligent Power Capability, Intel Smart Memory Access, Intel Wide Dynamic Execution

Memory

RAM 1 GB ( 2 x 512 MB )
Max RAM Supported 2 GB
Technology DDR2 SDRAM
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Slots Qty 2
Empty Slots 0

Storage

Hard Drive 100 GB HDD / 5400 rpm
Optical Drive DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM
Read Speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Write Speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 2.4x (DVD+R DL)
CD / DVD Rewrite Speed 16x (CD) / 4x (DVD±RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)

Display

Type 15.4"
Resolution 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
Widescreen Yes
Colour Support 24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Features SuperBright

Audio & video

Graphics Processor ATI Radeon Xpress 200M - 128 MB
Memory Allocation Technology Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0
Sound Stereo speakers , microphone
Audio Features High Definition Audio

Input

Type Keyboard, touchpad

Communications

Wireless 802.11 Super G, 802.11b/g
Network Interface 10/100 Ethernet

Modem

Protocols & Specifications ITU V.92
Max Transfer Rate 56 Kbps

Battery

Technology 6-cell Lithium Ion
Capacity 2000 mAh
Run Time Up to 3 hours

Ac adapter

Input AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Connections & expansion

Slots 2 x memory ( 0 free ) ¦ 1 x PC Card ( 1 free )
Interfaces 4 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 1 x display / video - S-video output - 4 PIN mini-DIN ¦ 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
Memory Card Reader 6 in 1 ( SD Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card, MMCplus )

Software

Software Included Drivers & Utilities, Norton AntiVirus, Cyberlink PowerDVD , Cyberlink DVD Solution, AV Station Premium

Miscellaneous

Features Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), power-on password
Localization United Kingdom

Dimensions & weight

Width 36 cm
Depth 26.5 cm
Height 3.9 cm
Weight 2.7 kg

Manufacturer warranty

Service & Support 1 year warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 1 year - pick-up and return

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