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Samsung R580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 397 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the performance and keyboard are on the whole positive. The screen and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the touchpad. Some have doubts about the sound and resolution.

design, price, screen, keyboard, performance

battery, resolution, 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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung R580

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 109 user reviews of Samsung R580 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, screen, design, keyboard, price

sound, resolution

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 HD Laptop (Intel Core i3-330M, 4Gb, 320Gb, DVDRW, Win 7 Home Premium (Red))Samsung R580 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i5-480M Processor, 2.66GHz, RAM 4GB, HDD 640GB, DVDRW, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium) - Red

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung R580

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Samsung R580 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, price, portability, design

reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung R580-JBB2 15.6" NotebookSamsung R580 Laptop AC adapter, power adapter (Replacement)R580 SAMSUNG R580 SAMSUNG R580

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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.

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Samsung R580 Review

 

Samsung hits many of the right spots with the R580. This notebook doesn't quite have the graphics muscle of its larger sibling, but it does manage to balance power and portability. The inclusion of a Blu-ray drive kicks the price up to $829 at Best...

Elegant design, Excellent keyboard, Powerful overall performance, Strong audio

Mediocre Blu-ray quality, More expensive than comparable systems, Narrow touchpad button, Memory cards stick out of chassis

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Samsung NP-R580-JSB1US

 

Editors' note: This review is part of our spring 2010 retail laptop and desktop roundup , 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.

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Samsung R580

 

The R580 combines attractive design and performance grunt, but you can't take this desktop replacement notebook too far away from a power source for long.

Elegant design, Powerful performance, One USB port for device charging

Low battery life, Low screen resolution, Attracts fingerprint smudges, Huge and impractical for portable use

Editor's Choice!

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.7in
Height:1.6in
Weight:5.7lbs
Width:16.2in

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

Header

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

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.26GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:I5-430M
Type:Core i5

RAM

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

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 310M