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Samsung R590

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 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. Opinions about the keyboard and usability are on the whole positive. The durability and design are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the screen. The sound and battery get less positive comments.

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. Reviews about the energy efficiency and connectivity are on the whole positive. The screen and reliability are also mentioned favorably.

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

Nov, 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

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...

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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

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung R590-JS02UK

 

excellent spec for the money looks great decent batter great performance good quality build

fingerprint magnet quite reflective screen

Nov, 2010
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / SRS / SRS 3D
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):5
Battery performance:4400
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:TCO 3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Blue / Blue

Display

3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1680 x 1050
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Keyboard number of keys:101 / 103
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabite Ethernet
Networking Type:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HD / SRS
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LED
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: No
Handheld remote control: No

Performance

TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):16 / 17 / 18
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i3-330M / I3-350M / i5-450M
Processor boost frequency:2.66
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:i3-330M / I3-350M / i5-450M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 47663 / 49022
Processor code:SLBNF / SLBPL / SLBTZ
Processor package size:34 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader / Adobe Acrobat Reader,\nEasy Battery Manager, \nEasy Display Manager,\nEasy Network Manager,\nEasy SpeedUp Manager,\nSamsung Support Center,\nSamsung Update Plus
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee / McAfee Internet Security (60) / McAfee VirusScan

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640

Video

External video modes max. refresh rate:85
External video modes refresh rate (max):85

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.1
Height (front):1.19
Height (rear):1.44
Weight:5.73
Width:15