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Samsung R60 Plus review

£399 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Samsung

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

The Samsung R60 Plus is the only laptop we've seen in the sub-£400 category to feature a dedicated graphics processor, making it the most suitable for 3D gaming.

The Samsung R60 Plus is the only laptop we've seen in the sub-£400 category to feature a dedicated graphics processor, making it the most suitable for 3D gaming.

The Samsung R60 Plus is finished in glossy black, with textured matte black plastic under the lid.

Its fast 250GB hard drive, which is configured out of the box as two equal-sized partitions, dwarfs those of its rivals. Powering the Samsung R60 Plus is another example of Intel's Core 2 Duo processor, running at a useful 1.66GHz speed.

Together with 2GB of RAM, this setup achieved a WorldBench 6 real-world speed score of 70 points, making the Samsung R60 Plus pretty fast for an inexpensive Vista laptop.

The Samsung boasts an ATI Radeon X1250 graphics card fitted with 128MB
of video RAM. The Samsung R60 Plus recorded a relatively unimpressive 7fps (frames per second) framerate in our Fear tests at maximum quality settings. At minimum quality settings it scored an excellent 94fps, however.

Build quality is good, and the Samsung R60 Plus feels solid and able to withstand the occasional knock. The trackpad action is pleasing, and the mouse button has a reassuringly light but positive action.

Battery life is less encouraging. In our tests the Samsung R60 Plus came in at only two hours and 15 minutes.

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Samsung R60 Plus Expert Verdict »

SAMSUNG R60 PLUS RECON Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 1 review
1.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5450
2GB RAM
Windows Vista Home Premium
250GB HDD
22W
WorldBench 6 score: 70
3 USB ports
15.4, 1,280x800 screen
game framerate scores at min/max quality on FEAR: 94/7
battery life on test: 2 hours 15 mins
6-cell, 4,000mAh battery
358x265x37mm
2.66kg
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 7 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

The Samsung R60 Plus has some very attractive qualities: a huge hard drive, good processor performance and dedicated graphics card. At less than £400, this is a real contender for your attention.

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