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Samsung R580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 290 reviews of Samsung R580. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The price and design also get good feedback, but reviews are divided on the battery. Some have doubts about the sound and image quality.

performance, design, price, usability, screen

image quality, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R580 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 user reviews of Samsung R580 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the keyboard and screen. The design and usability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the image quality. Opinions are divided on the sound.

performance, usability, design, screen, keyboard

image quality

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung R580 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, DVD Super Multi DL, Bluetooth, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Samsung R580 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, DVD Super Multi DL, Bluetooth, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung R580


alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Samsung R580 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the portability and design. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

performance, price, usability, design, portability

reliability, durability

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (

Review Samsung NP-R580-JS03DE Notebook


i5 All-Rounder. The 15.6 incher, Samsung R580 Hawk, is supposed t

Pleasant soundscape; Strong processor performance; Feasible battery life; Silent Mode

Poor viewing angles; Poor contrast; Compact arrow keys

Currently, there aren't any competitors in the less than 900 euro category with an exciting Core i5 and feasible middle class graphics combinations. Alternatively, there is only Deviltech Fire DTX with an ATI HD5650.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: (

Samsung R580


Samsung has recently stepped up its design game with a line of laptops whose facades impress as much as their powerful guts. The 15.6-inch, $949 Samsung R580 (available at Best Buy for just $829) sports an eye-catching style and the same powerful Core...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Scott Stein (

Samsung NP-R580-JSB1US review:


Editors' note: This review is part of our , which covers specific fixed configurations of popular systems found in retail stores.

Excellent specs for the money, including Blu-ray, Core i5 processor, and Nvidia graphics for less than $900.

Middling battery life; uncomfortable touch pad.

The Samsung NP-R580-JSB1US is the best bang for the buck we've seen in a current mainstream laptop, with great processing, graphics, and Blu-ray to boot.

Mar, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (

Samsung R580


The Blu-ray drive (BD-Rom) is the showpiece of the R580's feature set. I've scoured the Web for the 15-inch systems that have Blu-ray drives, and almost all of them cost more than $1,000. Fact is, Blu-ray titles are coming down in price and you can...

Blu-ray included. Powered by a Core i5 processor. Midrange Nvidia graphics card for games. Best price for the amenities. Speedy laptop. Very nice design. Adjacent numeric keypad. 500GB hard drive

HD resolution, but only 720p

The Samsung R580 desktop replacement laptop has two things you won't typically find at this price: a Core i5 processor and a Blu-ray drive.

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Samsung R580-JBB2


The second Intel technology is Wireless Display or WiDi. If you're the type who likes to hook a laptop up to an HDTV (via an HDMI cable), Intel's WiDi does the same thing—minus the cable. The transmitter is built into the laptop, so there's no dongle...

WiDi and WiMax built-in. Blu-ray included. Design is well thought out. Comfortable keyboard. Good touchpad and mouse experience. 500GB hard drive. Fairly priced

Battery needs to be bigger

The Samsung R580-JBB2 laptop is a wireless showcase, equipped with WiMax and Wireless Display technologies, as well as a Blu-ray drive for $730.

Expert review by: Mita (

Samsung Profile SCH-R580 Review


Read our review of the Samsung Profile SCH-R580, an affordable, entry-level messaging phone. If you're looking for all the basic features of a messaging phone along with social networking features this phone is a good pick for you. Read the full review...

The Samsung Profile SCH-R580 bears a very familiar look with a wide and spacious keyboard, 2MP camera and further messaging options. Overall, it is a decent and affordable entry-level messaging cell phone for only $39.99 with a two-year service...

May, 2011


Expert review by: Jake Mete (pureoverclock)

Samsung R580 Notebook


Elegant styling and solid specs for this notebook.

Samsung is not a big player in the mobile computer market, but their R580 notebook appears to signify an attempt to change that. Looking to make a splash with consumers, it's priced rather well and offers some strong hardware specifications and...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Ray Willington (

Samsung 15.6" R580 Multimedia Notebook


Samsung has not traditionally played a huge role in the evolution of notebooks. Companies such as Dell, Lenovo, HP, Acer and Asus have all done noteworthy things to push the envelope, with the Adamo XPS, ThinkPad, IdeaPad and Eee PC all coming from...

Nice Value at Sub-$850 ; Unique Design ; Great Trackpad ; Solid Multimedia Playback ; Decent Gaming Abilities

Glossy Display ; Battery Life ; Strange Keyboard Layout ; Low Panel Resolution ; No USB 3.0

In our SiSoftware Sandra tests, the Samsung R580 didn't fare as well as we expected in the CPU department, but hung in there nicely in the physical disc and memory tests. The CPU continued to put up mixed results throughout our tests; it performed ell...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Tommy Melville (

Samsung R580 (Core i5) review


A very competitively priced laptop that boasts real power and great usability

Great performance ; Quality keyboard ; Connections ; Dedicated graphics

No Blu-ray drive ; Not a very high screen resolution

Although other laptops at this price offer slightly more, the build quality and components of the R580 make is a good choice none-the-less

May, 2010

Expert review by: David Phelan (

Samsung R580 notebook - Pocket-lint


Good looks and plentiful features make this a good-value and impressive machine

The keyboard and sound are decidedly average, with the display not wowing us either

So you want a laptop you can show off, that has a classy and attractive look to it? But you don't want to sacrifice power or pay over the odds? Look no further. Samsung's hefty machine may not be feather-light, but it's solid, efficient and worth its...

May, 2010

Product Specifications

Is it too much to expect your mobile computer's appearance to reflect its performance? Samsung doesn't think so. That's why the Samsung R580 boasts a high-end design that parallels its high performance features like the 16:9 HD LED display that delivers sharp images and bold colors. Highlighted by its touch of color finish, an appealing crystal-S pattern, and a durable casing engineered to reduce the risk of scratches and fingerprints, the Samsung R580 makes sure your on-the-go lifestyle stays stylish. And with touchpad lighting, a low profile keyboard and a 17-key numeric keyboard, using it is as enjoyable as it is productive.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Dimensions & Weight



Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:HD+

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024 / 3.831
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung R580

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.26GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 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
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Penryn
Processor Number:I5-430M
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Type:Core i5

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:37253 / 43529 / 43537 / 47341 / 47663 / 49020 / 49022 / 50179 / 52952
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28


Installed Size:4GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 310M