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Samsung R590

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Samsung R590. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and usability. The durability and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative views about the sound and battery. Reviews are divided on the screen.

performance, design, durability, usability, keyboard

size, touchpad, battery, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R590 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung R590

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Samsung R590 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the energy efficiency and connectivity. The screen and reliability are also appreciated.

durability, reliability, screen, connectivity, energy

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung R590 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Core i5-450M 2.4GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, DVD Super Multi DL, Bluetooth 3.0, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium (BluSamsung R590 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Core i5-450M 2.4GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, DVD Super Multi DL, Bluetooth 3.0, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium (Blu

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung NP-R590 Notebook

 

Colorful. Subsequent to the red R580, Samsung now presents the blue version of its 15.6 inch multimedia notebook, which isn't only strong due to Core i5-450M and GeForce GT330M, but can also score with good equipment including an integrated BluRay...

Good performance, Elegant case, BluRay drive, Silent mode, The dark blue case has a very elegant design

Sensitive surfaces, Contrast poor display, Moderate sound, A contrast richer display with better viewing angles

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung R590-JS02AU 15.6in notebook

 

Samsung R590-JS02AU review: A solid Samsung notebook that offers good performance

Good build quality, good performance, bright screen

Poor touchpad buttons, palm rest is too smooth, too thick and cumbersome to travel with regularly, gets warm if you use it on your lap

Samsung's R590 is an attractive and solidly built 15.6in notebook. It's too cumbersome to be carried around every day, but it does make for a great desktop PC replacement. You can use it for everyday office work, as well as tougher tasks such as video...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Tommy Melville (techradar.com)

Samsung R590 review

 

A great all-round laptop that combines usability and performance

Excellent performance ; Dedicated graphics ; Good build quality

Portability

Sep, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung R590

 

Samsung's latest 15-inch laptop ticks all the right boxes.

Powerful ; Feature-rich ; Great value

Glossy all over ; Mediocre battery life ; Poor touchpad positioning

A powerful, flexible and good-looking laptop, the R590 can service all your computing needs without breaking the bank.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (ninemsn.com.au)

Samsung R590-JS02AU notebook review

 

The Samsung R590 is an attractive and solidly built 15.6in notebook. It's too cumbersome to be carried around every day, but it does make for a great desktop PC replacement. You can use it for everyday office work, as well as tougher tasks such as...

Good build quality ; Good performance ; Bright screen

Poor touchpad buttons ; Palm rest is too smooth ; Too thick and cumbersome to travel with regularly ; Gets warm if you use it on your lap

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell – TrustedReviews.com (smarthouse.com.au)

Samsung R590

 

The R590 is a powerful notebook aimed at users who want a 15-incher that delivers. We take a look at what this $1400 model brings to the table.

Attractive design; Noteworthy specifications; Multitude of ports

Reflective screen; Glossy finish prone to fingerprints; Touchpad positioning; Mediocre sound quality from speakers

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell – TrustedReviews.com (smartoffice.com.au)

Review: $1400 Samsung Notebook A Great All-Rounder

 

The R590 is a powerful notebook aimed at users who want a 15-incher that delivers. We take a look at what this $1400 model brings to the table.

Attractive design; Noteworthy specifications; Multitude of ports

Reflective screen; Glossy finish prone to fingerprints; Touchpad positioning; Mediocre sound quality from speakers

Nov, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by: David Bayon (alphr.com)

Samsung R590

 

Samsung's R590 costs £638 exc VAT, but boy does it justify that. It uses Intel's 2.4GHz Core i5-450M processor with 4GB of RAM, which really powered it through our application benchmarks. An overall 1.73 is the kind of score we'd expect if paying...

Powerful, stylish and replete with features; if portability isn’t important, it's the stand-out choice

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Chris (reevoo.com)

Samsung R590-JS02UK

 

This laptop is the biz,very fast,high-def monitor,pukka for watching movies&also with windows media centre you can install sky player&for a monthly fee(subscription)view sky movies/sports in high def!pukka.. Windows 7 is great,sleek interface,this baby...

None.

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Adrian (reevoo.com)

Samsung R590-JS02UK

 

Previous good experience of Samsung products led me to choose this product and I was not disappointed. The design, weight and performance are all excellent and the battery life good considering the I5 processor. The keyboard is very good and overall...

The Windows 7 Operating System is very resource hungry and unfortunately consumes many of the advantages of the powerful processor and RAM. I would recommend a dual boot system using Ubuntu which uses fewer system resources and maximises the potential...

Nov, 2010
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Display

Display Surface:Gloss / Matt

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 47663 / 49022
Processor package size:34 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28