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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. People are impressed by the usability and price. The design and screen are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the battery, and the sound and energy efficiency get mixed comments.

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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 84/100 = 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 People are impressed by the portability and screen. The usability and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability. Opinions are divided on the keyboard.

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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

Apr, 2018

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

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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:SRS 3D
Audio formats supported:MP3
Audio included:SRS 3D
Audio system:HD / HD 3D SRS / HD Audio / HD SRS 3D / HD, SRS 3D / HDA / Intel HD Audio / SRS 3D
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 4

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:400 / 4000 / 4400
Battery life (max):3.5 / 4
Battery performance:400 / 4000 / 4400
Battery recharge time:3
Number of battery cells:6


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black, Red / Black, Red, Silver / Red / Red, Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell

Dimensions & Weight



3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:17 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 2048 x 1536
Display response rise/fall:8
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:2K Ultra HD / HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

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


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 545v / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Radeon HD 5470 / NVIDIA GeForce 310M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 310M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 330 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024 / 1024
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of discrete graphics adapters: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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung R780

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:100 / 101 / 103
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):2




Type: None


3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 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 / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:10/100 / 10/100/1000 LAN / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet,WLAN / Gigabit LAN
Networking Type:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN / GigabitEtherbet, WLAN
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 / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

DVD interface type:SATA
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD SRS 3D / HD, SRS 3D / SRS 3D
Battery Type:6 Cell
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 bg/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.2 x 1.57 x 10.7 / 16.2 x 10.7 x 1.26 / 16.2 x 10.7 x 1.57
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Hot keys:100
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC - DC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight (imperial):6.26
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11bg/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 bg/n / IEEE 802.11bg/n / Wi-Fi / WiFi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: No
Package weight:8.91


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type I / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
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
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Clock Speed:2.27GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 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
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:296 / 81
Processor:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I5-520M / I7-620M / i7-720QM
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 2.933 / 3.33
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield
Processor cores:2 / 4
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 Core i7 / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I5-520M / I7-620M / i7-720QM
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 Core i7-600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / BGA956 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 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: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
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:1.0 / 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): 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):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
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:43122 / 43529 / 43537 / 43560 / 47341 / 47663 / 49020 / 49022 / 50179 / 52952
Processor code:SLBLY / SLBNF / SLBPE / SLBPL / SLBPM / SLBTZ / SLBUK / SLC22 / SLC26
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Installed Size:4GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:5.0 + EMUI 3.1 / Adobe Acrobat Reader, Easy Battery Manager,\nEasy Display Manger, Easy Network Manager,\nEasy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Update Plus / Adobe Acrobat Reader,\nEasy Battery Manager,\nEasy Display Manager,\nEasy Network Manager,\nEasy SpeedUp Manager,\nSamsung Update Plus / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nEasy Battery Manage\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007 (60)\nSAMSUNG Update Plus / Beach, Landscape, Night, Panorama, Party (indoor), Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset, Underwater
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Virus Scan / Microsoft Office Professional 2007 / Microsoft Office Professional 2007 (60) / Norton Internet Security


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity: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 Memory

Installed Size:1GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7 / 11
Height:1.26 / 1.56 / 1.57 / 2
Height (front):1.24 / 1.26 / 1.57
Height (rear):1.26 / 1.55 / 1.57
Weight:6.17 / 6.26 / 6.44 / 7
Width:10.7 / 16 / 16.2