Samsung R580 (Core i5) review

A very competitively priced laptop that boasts real power and great usability

By  from What Laptop Issue 138
Product Type
Notebook
Hard Drive Capacity
500 GB
Processor Manufacturer
Intel
Graphics Controller Manufacturer
NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model
GeForce 310M
Bluetooth
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
Optical Drive Type
DVD-Writer
Solid State Drive Capacity
No
HDMI
Yes
Webcam
Yes
eSATA/USB Combo
Yes
Product Family
R
Operating System Architecture
64-bit
Processor Model
i5-430M
Colour
Red
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium
Brand Name
Samsung
Processor Speed
2.26 GHz
Processor Type
Core i5
Screen Size
39.6 cm (15.6")
Number of Cells
6-cell
Screen Resolution
1366 x 768
Standard Memory
4 GB
Weight (Approximate)
2.60 kg
Cache
3 MB
Processor Core
Dual-core (2 Core)
64-bit Processing
Yes
Chipset Manufacturer
Intel
Chipset Model
HM55 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots
2
Optical Media Supported
DVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Dual-Layer Media Supported
Yes
Graphics Memory Capacity
Up to 512 MB
Display Screen Type
Active Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen Technology
SuperBright
Wireless LAN Standard
IEEE 802.11n
Bluetooth Standard
Bluetooth 2.1
Ethernet Technology
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports
3
Memory Standard
DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Height
36.7 mm
Width
379.8 mm
Depth
255.5 mm
Screen Mode
WXGA
Memory Technology
DDR3 SDRAM
Product Series
R
Manufacturer
Samsung
Product Model
R580
Product Name
R580 Notebook
Pointing Device Type
TouchPad
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Manufacturer Part Number
NP-R580-JS05UK
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

The Samsung R580 provides a premium lifestyle experience with a cutting-edge design that stands out from the crowd. Sporting Samsung's "New Touch of Colour" crystal finish, featuring a distinctive gradation of colours, together with LED touchpad lighting and a low profile island keyboard with numeric keypad it provides a seamless and elegant look with exceptional haptics.

Battery Chemistry
Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • R580 Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty
1 Year
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