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The SF510 has no dedicated graphics, only Intel's integrated processor. That's plenty for HD video and any basic casual gaming, but it's not enough to handle most retail mainstream games.
|Samsung SF510-A01||Average watts per hour|
|Raw kWh number||45.67|
|Annual energy cost||$5.18|
The Samsung SF510's six-cell battery ran for 4 hours and 36 minutes in our video-playback battery drain test. That's a decent number for a larger laptop, but nothing spectacular for a Core i3 notebook lacking power-hungry discrete graphics. In a budget laptop, however, it's well above average, and hits the right balance between price and performance.
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Samsung includes a basic one-year warranty with the SF510. Samsung's Web site is easy to navigate, and documentation and drivers were easy to locate. A toll-free phone number is available for customer service calls as well, and is open 24-7. We found it easy to reach a live support representative without navigating too many menus.
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.4GHz Intel Core i3 M370; 4,096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,066MHz; 64MB (Dedicated) Intel GMA HD; 500GB Hitachi 5,400rpm
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.26GHz Intel Core i5 M430; 4,096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,066MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce 310M; 500GB Seagate 5,400rpm
Dell XPS 15
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 M460; 4,096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 1GB NVIDIA GeForce 420M + 64MB(Dedicated) Intel GMA HD; 500GB Seagate 7,200rpm
Acer Aspire 5742G-7200
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 M460; 4,096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,066MHz; 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M; 500GB Western Digital 5,400rpm
HP Envy 14 (Beats Edition)
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 M450; 4,096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 + 64MB (Dedicated) Intel GMA HD; 500GB Seagate 7,200rpm
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