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Samsung DP-U200 All-in-one PC review

Samsung DP-U200 All-in-one PC
Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £750
inc VAT

A good-looking design, but the screen is dark and it's currently too expensive. You can get faster all-in-one computers for less.


2.2GHz Intel Pentium T4400, 4GB RAM, 20in 1,600×900 display, Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit

The 20in Samsung DP-U200 is the first all-in-one we’ve seen from the company. We were impressed the second we saw it, and its stylish case will look good anywhere you put it. The design is cutting-edge, with a glossy black bezel encased in a white shell. The stand is made of a rectangular metal loop, with a pivot in the middle so that the top loop acts as a handle.

The keyboard shares the same two-tone design as the case, and there’s a glossy black mouse. The latter is too light for our liking, but has a comfortable shape. The keyboard is one of the best we’ve seen with an all-in-one PC: it has a light action, but there’s plenty of feedback for touch-typists. The keys have a stepped design that we found uncomfortable, but the layout is standard, and there’s even a numberpad.

There’s a proper processor in this PC, with a dual-core 2.2GHz Pentium T4400 processor. With 4GB of RAM, the DP-U200 managed an overall score of 61 in our benchmarks. It’s not bad and shows that this computer can cope with most tasks, but we’ve seen cheaper all-on-one computers that are faster. It’s also a little annoying that only 32-bit Windows is installed, so only around 3.5GB of RAM is used.

Dedicated graphics powered by an Nvidia GeForce G310M add a bit of 3D power to the mix. The overall score of 16.4fps in Call of Duty 4 show that the latest first-person shooters are out, but they’ll cope with strategy or role-playing games. They can also decode HD video, which is well suited to the 1,600×900 widescreen display.

There’s a glossy finish on the screen that added vibrancy to colours but reflected any nearby light sources, so the DP-U200 isn’t suited to office environments. The backlight is even but dull, and although colours look deep, they lack punch. A slight green cast made pictures a bit darker than they should have been, and yellows were particularly dulled. The screen’s 1,600×900 resolution gives you plenty of room to work on. Needless to say, the internal speakers are too quiet and lack bass.

The screen’s a touchscreen model, so supports multi-touch gestures in Windows 7, such as pinching to zoom. We’re not massive fans of touchscreens on desktop computers, and you may never use it. If you want to use a second display or an external monitor, there’s a DVI output.

As the keyboard and mouse each take up a USB port, there are four spare USB ports for expansion. A small panel on the right side opens to reveal one USB and one USB/eSATA combination port, as well as headphone and microphone sockets and an SD card reader. With so few ports available, this side panel is bound to be in constant use, so the need for a flimsy plastic cover isn’t obvious.

Although it looks incredibly stylish, we think the DP-U200 is a little expensive. This is partially because it will initially be sold exclusively through PC World, so prices should fall once it’s more widely available. That said, even if it were £100 cheaper, it still wouldn’t be as good value as some alternatives.

Basic Specifications

Rating ***
Processor Intel Pentium T4400
Processor external bus 200MHz (800MHz quad-pumped FSB)
Processor multiplier x11
Processor clock speed 2.2GHz
Processor socket Socket P
Level 1 cache 2x 64KB
Level 2 cache 1,024KB
Memory 4
Memory type DDR3
Maximum memory 8GB
Motherboard Samsung DeskTop System
Motherboard chipset Intel PM45


USB2 ports (front/rear) 2/4
Firewire ports (front/rear) 0/0
eSATA ports (front/rear) 1/0
Wired network ports 1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support 802.11b/g/n
Other ports minijack audio output, minijack microphone input

Internal Expansion

Case all-in-one
PCI-E x1 slots (free) 0 (0)
PCI-E x16 slots (free) 0 (0)
Free Serial ATA ports 0
Free memory slots 0
Free 3.5in drive bays 0

Hard Disk

Hard disk model(s) Samsung Spinpoint HM500JI
Interface SATA 300
Total storage capacity 500GB
Spindle speed 5,400rpm


Graphics card(s) Nvidia GeForce G310M
Graphics/video ports DVI


Sound Realtek HD Audio
Sound outputs stereo line out
Speakers integrated

Removable Drives

3.5in floppy drive no
Supported memory cards SD
Optical drive model TSSTcorp TS-L633C
Optical drive type(s) DVD+/-RW +/-DL DVD-RAM


Viewable size 20 in
Screen model integrated
Native resolution 1,600×900
Response time 5ms
Screen inputs N/A

Other Hardware

Modem No
Keyboard Samsung K8290
Mouse Samsung MOARUOA


Software included Cyberlink DVD Suite
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
Operating system restore option backup and recovery software

Buying Information

Warranty one year collect and return
Price £750

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