Samsung P580 Pro

Specifications

Samsung P580 ProNotebook: Samsung P580 Pro (P580 Pro Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 74%, features: 77%, display: - % mobility: 57%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung P580 Pro

70% Samsung P580 review
Source: CNet English

Business people eh? Ruthless, bloodthirsty? Maybe in the 80s. The modern businessman of today is a trendy fellow, teleconferencing his power brunch over a goatee and a grande macchiato. We weren't expecting much from the Samsung P580, but this is a highly usable laptop that offers surprising punch when it comes to performance. The anti-glare screen won't please everybody, however.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Samsung P580 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Samsung's P580 offers a lot for its price, but it's not necessarily what business users will want. However, if you fancy some 3D gaming or frequently use graphics-accelerated applications, and can live with its short battery life, this versatile and durable laptop is a good candidate.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 50%
70% Samsung P580 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Samsung P580 is an old-fashioned laptop hiding an old-school legacy port, sporting the latest Intel and nVidia silicon inside. Unfortunately mobile workers may also balk at the old-time runtime of little over three hours too. It's a chunky heavyweight that lacks the build integrity and finesse of HP or even Dell, but that sub-£750 price may win over a business accounts department.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
67% Samsung P580 review
Source: PC Pro English

It can't match the business heavyweights, but has a dash of style and a lower price to compensate.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 67%
80% Samsung P580 business laptop review
Source: Channel Web English
Designed with an eye on practicality and with style often factoring low in the equation, corporate laptops are rarely things of beauty. Samsung's new business-oriented P580 doesn't do anything to alter this image. The P580 is a well-made, portable business laptop that is reasonably priced. The wow factor has to be its graphics handling and HDMI out, but it is not going to win awards for looks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung P580 business laptop review
Source: Computing English
Not the most attractive business machine, but it's robust and performs well. Designed with an eye on practicality and with style often factoring low in the equation, corporate laptops are rarely things of beauty. The P580 is a well-made, portable business laptop that is reasonably priced. The wow factor has to be its graphics handling and HDMI out, but it is not going to win awards for looks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung P580 business laptop review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The P580 is a well-made, portable business laptop that is reasonably priced. The wow factor has to be its graphics handling and HDMI out, but it is not going to win awards for looks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
Samsung - P580 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Samsung P580 is a decent notebook, with a robust design and good keyboard. The battery life probably isn't good enough for the frequent traveller, but if your notebook resides mainly on your desk it should be OK.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/31/2010
Rating: mobility: 50%
70% Samsung P580 review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung P580 has a fair amount to offer professional users, with a worthy specification and solid range of features. The TFT display is perfect for working on the move, and the strong overall build quality is only let down by the dodgy spacebar.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
83% Samsung P580 review
Source: It Pro English
With a great screen, keyboard and touchpad, plus the excellent build quality, the Samsung P580 has plenty going for it. Its fast 3D performance is notable, too, but unless this is a priority, it's hard to justify the high cost compared to similar but cheaper models that are quicker in Windows and have longer-lasting batteries. If you can find it cheaper, though, it's a good buy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 83%

Foreign Reviews

70% Samsung P580
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Samsung P580
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
price and performance good
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/21/2011

Comment

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).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


430M:

The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.5 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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.

Samsung reviews


74%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-09- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)