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Samsung p580

Samsung p580
alaScore 83

17 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the performance and build quality are generally positive. The battery and screen are also appreciated, but reviews about the touchpad and value for money are different.

design, screen, battery, build quality, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung p580 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 17 reviews)

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Review Samsung P580 Pro Penfield Notebook


Silent office. This 15.6-inch notebook from Samsung sets out to b

Very quiet and cool; Keys give good tactile feedback; Matt, durable surfaces; Docking port and eSATA; Low energy consumption; Fast hard drive; Good performance

Poor screen brightness; Weak contrast ratio; Battery life only adequate; Weak, thin sound from the speakers

In the €800 to €1,000 price range of office notebooks, the HP ProBook 6540b (89% rating) stands out. The 14-inch notebook with a 1,600 x 900 resolution is available from €880. The Lenovo Thinkpad L512 2597-5VG is a similarly good office notebook with a...

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Review: Samsung's P580 Notebook


The CRN Test Center examines Samsung's P580 notebook for business.

However, overall, Samsung's design, attention to detail in its engineering, performance and the wonderful look and feel make the P580 notebook a great one, and one we recommend.

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Samsung P580 laptop review


Samsung P580 laptop has been designed to be the perfect ‘trusted business partners' for individuals who need the reassurance and performance of a powerful desktop PC, packaged in a highly durable, tactile, sleek and lightweight chassis that makes...

The 15.6in, 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution screen of Samsung P580 laptop was bright and clear – and importantly blessed with a matte, anti-glare finish – and ergonomics seemed good. Samsung P580’s keyboard boasts the isolated design that is currently...


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Samsung P580 review


A fully featured professional laptop, but with a slightly flawed keyboard

Build quality ; Good performance ; Dedicated graphics

Dodgy spacebar ; Plain design

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Samsung P580


Samsung's 'Professional' laptop range offers a durable finish and some impressive specifications for the price.

Other business-oriented features include an integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip and not only the pre-installed version of Windows 7 Professional, but also a downgrade disc with Windows XP Pro and a clean hard drive partition to install it on....

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Samsung P580 review


The SF310 is the second Samsung laptop we've seen that has the company's 'wave-style' design. The first was the ultra-stylish NF210 netbook and this 13.3in ultraportable continues the excellent design scheme.

Apart from the underpowered graphics card and average screen, the SF310 a great all-rounder thanks to a long-lasting battery, decent performance and an excellent design.

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Samsung P580 review


We weren't expecting much from the Samsung P580, but this is a highly usable laptop that offers surprising punch when it comes to performance. The anti-glare screen won't please everybody, however.

Scores high on usability ; Anti-glare display ; Surprising graphics capability

Visually, not very exciting

We didn't really have high hopes for the Samsung P580, with its uninspiring design and businessy pretentions. Nevertheless, we found it to be really usable, with better performance than we'd perhaps expect from a machine of this ilk. It's quite pricey,...

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Samsung P580 review


At 35mm thick, it's a chunky beast. And we didn't believe our scales readout of 2.48kg at first either – it actually feels heavier in the hand. Yet the Samsung P580 packs some features into its generous frame that may prove attractive to business buyers.

The Samsung P580 is an old-fashioned laptop hiding an old-school legacy port, sporting the latest Intel and nVidia silicon inside. Unfortunately mobile workers may also balk at the old-time runtime of little over three hours too. It’s a chunky...

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Samsung P580


Dell, Lenovo and HP are the obvious choices, but few would immediately look to Samsung when choosing a business laptop. Yet its P-series of 15.6in portables offers a similar range of features to its rivals, in a chassis that has a little more style...

It can't match the business heavyweights, but has a dash of style and a lower price to compensate

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Samsung P580 business laptop review


Samsung P580 business laptop review,Not the most attractive business machine, but it's robust and performs well, technology news from Spencer Dalziel at

Decent performance; HDMI output; robust design; matte display minimises reflections; XP downgrade CD

32-bit Windows; ugly chassis; small touchpad

The P580 is a well-made, portable business laptop that is reasonably priced. The wow factor has to be its graphics handling and HDMI out, but it is not going to win awards for looks.


Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Professional Downgradable to XP


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT 330M


Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:HM55
Processor:CORE I3
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I3-330M / I3-370M / I3-380M