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Samsung R580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 339 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. Reviews about the screen and usability are overall positive. The price and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the sound and image quality.

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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 Reviewers really like the keyboard and screen. The design and usability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the image quality. There are some mixed opinions about the sound.

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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

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( 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 are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

performance, price, usability, design, portability

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


Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Samsung R580-JBB2


The Samsung R580-JBB2 laptop favors cutting-edge features over performance, the latest WiDi and WiMax wireless technologies and a Blu-ray drive.

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.

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Oct, 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

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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.

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 : 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 : 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 : Elias Plastiras (

Samsung R580 (NP-R580H) notebook


It may look big and bulky, but Samsung's R580 is a 16in notebook that's surprisingly light. It weighs only 2.5kg and it feels very well built; it also looks stunning in its gradated, burgundy colour. While it's best suited as a desktop replacement,...

Fast performance, well built, USB sleep-and-charge, stylish, dedicated number pad ;

Too glossy, collects fingerprints, no keyboard backlight, relatively low screen resolution ;

One thing about the screen that's a bit of a let-down is its resolution. Despite being a big, 16in screen, its resolution is only 1366x768. It's okay for multitasking and using Windows 7's Aero Snap feature to line up programs side by side, but if you...

Feb, 2010


Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (

Samsung R580-JS02UK - 15.6in Laptop


Samsung produces a great performing Core i3-based system for less than 600 pounds.

Good performance ; Extensive connectivity ; Excellent value

Lid collects fingerprints ; Glossy palm rests ; Dreadful speakers

A combination of style, features, performance and value make the Samsung R580 a great, well-balanced all-rounder that will stand the test of time better than most.

Mar, 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:SRS 3D
Audio formats supported:MP3
Audio system:3D SRS / HD / HD Audio / HD SRS 3D / HDA / High Definition / Intel HD Audio / SRS / SRS 3D
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 3

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:4000 / 4400
Battery life (max):3 / 3.3 / 4
Battery performance:4000 / 4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB


Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3
Swivel webcam: No


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Cherry / Black, Red / Blue / Red
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight



3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display response rise/fall:11 / 8
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:HD+ / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:44.4 / 60 / 90

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 1
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 545v / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Radeon HD 545v / AMD Radeon HD 5470 / NVIDIA GeForce 310M / NVIDIA GeForce 330M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 310M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024 / 3.831
Maximum Resolution:2048 - 1536 / 2048 x 1536
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
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 / No


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

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard


Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:100 / 101
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz


Internal memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 800
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


Type: None


3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:10/100/1000 LAN / Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet,WLAN / Gigabit LAN / WLAN / WLAN, Fast Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Networking Type:Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA / SRS / SRS 3D
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Home Premium (32b)
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 bg/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):15 x 1.44 x 10.1 / 15 x 10.1 x 1.19 / 15 x 10.1 x 1.44
Display:LCD / LED
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / Intel / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem:No / Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100 - 240V AC / 100V—240V
Power supply type:AC / AC - DC / AC/DC
Security Features:McAfee Virus Scan
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11bg/n / IEEE 802,11bg/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:N
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA 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
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:44.4 / 60 / 90


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / FSB
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Clock Speed:2.26GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10.5 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 410
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:107 / 81
Processor:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I5-520M / T4300
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 2.933
Processor cache:1 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:1066 / 800
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-520M / T4300
Processor Number:I5-430M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
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
Processor socket:BGA1288 / BGA956 / Socket 478 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / K0 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90
Type:Core i5

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
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 / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:37253 / 43529 / 43537 / 47341 / 47663 / 49020 / 49022 / 50179
Processor code:SLBNF / SLBPL / SLBPM / SLBTZ / SLBUK / SLC22 / SLC26 / SLGJM
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes


Installed Size:4GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader / Adobe Acrobat Reader,\nEasy Battery Manager,\nEasy Display Manager,\nEasy Network Manager,\nEasy SpeedUp Manager,\nSamsung Update Plus / Adobe Acrobat Reader,\nEasy Battery Manager,\nEasy Display Manger,\nEasy Network Manager,\nEasy SpeedUp Manager,\nSamsung Support Center,\nSamsung Update Plus / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nSAMSUNG Support Center\nSAMSUNG Update Plus / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy Network\nManager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nSamsung Support Center\nSamsung Update Plus\nCyberlink DVD Suite / Aluminium, Gold, Silver / Samsung Recovery Solution IV, Samsung Support Center, \nEasy Battery Manager, Easy Display Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Update Plus, Easy File Share, Easy Content Share, Cyberlink DVD Suite, Adobe Acrobat Reader / Samsung Recovery Solution IV\nSamsung MagicDoctor\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / Samsung Update Plus, Easy Display Manager, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Easy Partition Manager, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Samsung Support Center / Samsung Update Plus\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nSamsung Support Center
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:McAfee Virus Scan / McAfee Virus Scan (60d)\nMicrosoft Office 2007 (60d) / Microsoft Office 2007, Norton Internet Security / Microsoft Office Professional 2007


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

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 modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth, 3 in 1 Media Card Reader, 1 Year C&R Warranty, 6 Cell Battery, Red/Black Graduat - NP-R580-JS06UK (Laptops Notebooks)

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 310M

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.1 / 10.6 / 10.7 / 9.4
Depth (imperial):9.4
Height:1.19 / 1.28 / 1.44 / 1.5
Height (front):1.19 / 1.26 / 1.28
Height (imperial):1.5
Height (rear):1.44 / 1.46 / 1.5 / 1.57
Weight:5.51 / 5.73 / 6.26
Width:13.5 / 15 / 16.1 / 16.2
Width (imperial):13.5