SpecificationsNotebook: Samsung R480-JT02 (R480 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung R480-JT02
Ultimately, the Samsung R480 is an average notebook that defines itself with a great keyboard and a Blu-Ray drive at an affordable price. You can find a cheaper Core i3 notebook with a Blu-Ray drive, but youll be hard pressed to find one with a Lenovo-like keyboard, style and extra touches like a battery meter. If youre looking for a notebook that has these extras for a small price premium then the Samsung R480 should be on your list.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/10/2010
Rating: mobility: 50% emissions: 40%
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/12/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/12/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 82% display: 47% mobility: 44% emissions: 61%
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 i5-430M 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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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.
71%: 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.