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Samsung R780

Samsung R780
alaScore 84

308 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 308 reviews of Samsung R780. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and design. The price and screen also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the reliability. Many are critical about the battery.

performance, screen, price, design, keyboard


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R780 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Samsung R780 from 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 Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The usability and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the keyboard, while some have doubts about the reliability.

performance, price, usability, screen, portability


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung R780 17.3 inch HD Laptop (Intel Core i5-460M 2.53GHz, 4Gb, 640Gb, Blu-ray/DVDRW, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) - RedSamsung R780 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i5-480M Processor, 2.66GHz, 4GB RAM, 640GB HD, DVDSMDL, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium) - RedSamsung R780 17.3 inch HD Laptop (Core i5-430M, 4Gb, 500Gb, DVDRW, Win 7 Home Premium (Red))

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (

Review Samsung NP-R780-JS03DE Notebook


Big Brother. Those who consider a 15.6 incher too small, turn to

High performance in applications; Quiet in Silent Mode; Cool surfaces; Good battery life for a 17.3 incher

Contrast poor TFT; Acute viewing angles; Yielding keys

Currently, there aren't any competitors in the less than 900 euro class with an exciting Core i5 and feasible middle class graphics combinations. If you can live with weaker graphics, the Acer Aspire 7740G (434G64Bn) might be a worthy alternative. The...

Mar, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: K.T. Bradford (

Samsung R780


Samsung combines good looks, power, and graphics muscle in a 17-inch system for less than $800.

Samsung hits all the right spots with the R780. This 17-inch machine has great graphics muscle for a low price while delivering luxury laptop looks. At the list price of $929 it's a decent choice, but for the Best Buy price of $799 the R780 is a steal....

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Vedran Dakic (

Samsung R780 review


It's been awhile – but we finally got a Samsung laptop in our hands. This time, it's a very nice-looking R780, a Core i5-based laptop with 17.3“ screen so – this thing is not small, by any means. But having in mind that we've tested quite a few laptops...

Very good job by Samsung and we hope to see more of these in the future.

Feb, 2011


Expert review by: Michael Kwan (futurelooks)

Samsung R780 17-Inch Core i5 Notebook


Not everyone who has a notebook is interested in taking the computer with them on the road. Instead, they just want the flexibility of using the laptop in any room ...

Affordable price point for gaming notebook ; Eye-catching style and design ; Generally decent performance overall (at this price) ; Multi-touch trackpad gestures

Short battery life (about two hours with regular use) ; Bad placement of ” ” keys on keyboard ; Only comes with 32-bit Windows 7

The port placement generally makes sense too with a couple of USB ports and the optical drive on the right. On the left are the power, VGA, LAN, HDMI, eSATA, USB, headphone, microphone, and ExpressCard. The multi-card reader is in the front.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: mandyywl ( )

Samsung R780 laptop review


As an upgrade to Samsung R580, Samsung R780 is featured in its elegant design, unbeatable experience and powerful configuration. With a suggested retail price of $929, Samsung R780 will be popular in future laptop market.

With the latest NVIDIA GeForce 330M graphics card, advanced 3D graphics processing power, and a dedicated 1GB gDDR3 memory* for superior graphic performance, Samsung R780 laptop allows you to get the most out of the latest state-of-the-art 3D computer...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: (

Samsung R780 17.3" HD+ LED (Intel Core i5-430) Notebook Review


Let us look from the profile of the machine, starting from the left to right. From the left profile we have the bulk of the connectivity present. This includes…

The Samsung R780 is something that I wouldn’t mind owning. I wouldn’t mind using it as my main system as well. It’s surprised me at how capable it really is and has allowed me to do just about everything I was used to previous. After three months of...

Expert review by: Tommy Melville (

Samsung R780 review


Expensive, but powerful performer with some great features

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: David Phelan (

Samsung R780 notebook review


This laptop is the bigger brother to the Samsung R580 that we reviewed a couple of weeks back. Its snazzy semi-transparent deep red casing caught the eye, and that's duplicated here. Samsung has also neatly mirrored the default wallpaper on the display...

Neat styling and good value

Screen resolution doesn't match Blu-ray playback, tinny sound

Good value and decent specs make this a style machine that largely delivers the goods

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Tommy Melville (

Samsung R780 review


A budget Blu-ray laptop but it still packs a nicely powerful specification

Nice design ; Build quality ; Powerful components

Screen not 1080p ; No Express card slot ; battery life

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Luke Westaway (

Samsung R780 review


The Samsung R780 offers good performance for the price, and both the chassis and display look great. If you can forgive its weak battery life, it'll prove an ace multimedia machine

Lovely red design inside and out ; Decent performance ; Comfortable keyboard and trackpad

Rubbish battery life

If you have an extra £150 to burn and fancy really ramping up the performance, take a gander at the Toshiba Satellite A660-15T. If you want to find a slightly cheaper machine, Samsung is selling the R780 with a weaker Intel Core i3-330M CPU for around...

Jul, 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 R780 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 R780 makes sure your on-the-go lifestyle stays stylish. And with touchpad lighting, a low profile keyboard, using it is as enjoyable as it is productive.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.9cm
Max Resolution:1600 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung R780

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard




Type: None


Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.27GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:I5-430M
Type:Core i5


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:1GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M