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Samsung R780

alaTest has collected and analyzed 331 reviews of Samsung R780. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the usability and price are generally positive. The design and screen are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the sound and energy efficiency. Many are critical about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R780 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of Samsung R780 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The usability and price also get good opinions. Comments are divided on the keyboard. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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89% 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 HD Laptop (Intel Core i5-460M 2.53GHz, 4Gb, 640Gb, Blu-ray/DVDRW, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) - Red

Oct, 2017

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


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

Looks good, works well and doesn't cost a packet - what's not to like? Well, apart from the disappointing sound and below par Blu-ray playback, not much. For the most part, though, this is a stylish machine which delivers good results.

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

A good laptop with some great features, but the lack of a 1080p screen will put off those looking for true Blu-ray machine

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Luke Westaway (

Samsung R780 review


When we reviewed the Samsung R730 , we were impressed by its £500 price tag and stylish red lid. But we were disappointed by its lack of power and the fact that the lovely red finish didn't extend to the laptop's interior. Now that we have our hands on...

Lovely red design inside and out; decent performance; comfortable keyboard and trackpad.

Rubbish battery life.

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

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


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3

Dimensions & Weight



Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:2K Ultra HD / HD+

Display (Projector)

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


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics


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
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 / 21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield
Processor Number:I5-430M
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Type:Core i5

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43122 / 43529 / 43537 / 43560 / 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:1GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M