The Samsung RV520 is a fantastic budget laptop with power and build quality that belies its meagre price tag. Anyone looking for something that can perform every day tasks with ease would do well. Samsung NP-RV520-A05IN Laptop Screen 15.6 LED BOTTOM LEFT WXGA HD. $69.99 $ 69 99. FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Samsung NP-RV520-A05 Laptop Screen 15.6 LED BOTTOM LEFT WXGA HD. $69.99 $ 69 99. FREE Shipping on eligible orders. The Samsung RV520-W01 is battery efficient and equipped with some cutting edge wireless features, but it'll take a better design to unseat the best budget laptops.
• Pros Very good battery life. WiDi 2.0 and WiMAX wireless technologies built-in. One of the lightest 15-inch laptops. Epson workforce 545 drivers. Priced reasonably.
Numeric keypad included. • Cons Noisy mouse clicks. Design is falling behind the times. • Bottom Line The Samsung RV520-W01 budget laptop delivered excellent battery life and a glut of new age wireless technologies, but it's lacking a bit in terms of design. An exceptional budget must have one or two things that distinguish it from the rest of the competition. With the Samsung RV520-W01 ($649.99 list, at Best Buy), its the impressive battery life and wireless technologies such as WiMAX and Wireless Display 2 (WiDi 2) that don't often come with 15-inch laptops in this price range. Its processing prowess isn't as powerful and its design isn't as appealing as those of the ($649.99 list, 4.5 stars) or ($629.99 list, 4 stars), but it's still a solid, well-equipped laptop that won't blow anyone's budget.
Design The RV520-W01 inherits the chassis design from its predecessor, the ($599.99 list, 4 stars). It's made entirely out of hard plastic, in contrast to the aluminum lids found on the HP dv6-6013cl and Lenovo V570-1066A9U. Still, it isn't as ordinary as the designs found in the ($699.99 list, 4 stars) and ($699.99 list, 3.5 stars); the RV520-W01 sports a textured line pattern that adds depth to its silver lid. Compared with the 5.6-pound HP dv6-6013cl and 5.3-pound Toshiba L655-S5161RDx, the RV520-W01 makes a better travel companion, too, as its 5.2-pound frame is the lightest in this group. A 15.6-inch widescreen is a wealth of screen real estate, enough to tile two applications side by side or kick back and enjoy a full-featured filmwithout having to sit too close.