SpecificationsNotebook: Samsung NP-R580-JS03DE (R580 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 899 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung NP-R580-JS03DE
i5 All-Rounder. The 15.6 incher, Samsung R580 Hawk, is supposed to combine performance with refined looks and even make gamers happy. Intel Core i5-520M and GeForce GT 330M are the names of the strong duo for entertainment fans. The R580, including a 500 GB hard disk and HD Ready display, doesn't even cost 825 euro. Interested? You'll discover all you need to know in our comprehensive review.
Source: Hot Hardware
The R580 had some serious pros and some serious cons. It's priced really well for what it is, and its specifications are worthy of praise. But the real-world performance just wasn't there (application loading, specifically). We felt that the CPU really shined during intensive tasks, but we would've preferred a more snappy desktop experience to go with it. Also a 64-bit OS should have been included since it ships with 4GB of RAM, and we would've preferred a somewhat less vivid design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% display: 40% mobility: 40%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 91% display: 78% mobility: 78% workmanship: 72% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 88%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M: The Nvidia GeForce GT 330M is the successor of the GT 230M and technically just a slightly higher clocked GT 240M (but it should still maintain the power envelope of the GT 230M as the naming suggests).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.
83%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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