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Samsung R580 Series

Samsung R580-JT03Processor: Intel Core i3 370M, Intel Core i5 430M, Intel Core i5 520M, Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce 310M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.4kg, 2.5kg, 2.54kg, 2.6kg
Price: 500, 700, 800, 899, 900 euro
Average Score: 80.55% - good
Average of 29 scores (from 36 reviews)
price: 86%, performance: 86%, features: 77%, display: 67%
mobility: 58%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 85%

 

Samsung NP-R580-JS03DE

Specifications

Samsung NP-R580-JS03DENotebook: Samsung NP-R580-JS03DE
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.54kg
Price: 899 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 R580 (Series)
 NP-R580-JS03DE (Model)

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

83% Review Samsung NP-R580-JS03DE Notebook | Notebookcheck
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.
Samsung 15.6" R580 Multimedia Notebook
Source: Hot Hardware English
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%
83% Test Samsung NP-R580-JS03DE Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German 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%

 

Samsung R580

Specifications

Samsung R580Notebook: Samsung R580
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 R580 (Series)

Average Score: 80.16% - good
Average of 25 scores (from 30 reviews)

 

Samsung R580 Notebook
Source: Gadgetspeak English
I liked the touch of subdued colour of the unit, the battery state indication on the underside was an innovative feature, not so sure about the always on USB port as I only got four hours of life you could merrily charge several devices and find your notebook was flat. This feature does however mean one less or more less chargers to pack on a trip.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/18/2010
Rating: mobility: 40%
Samsung's R580 is a good value Core i3 laptop that's under $1000
Source: PC Authority English
Intel's Core i3 processors are set to power budget laptops to performance levels previously reserved for pricier portables, and Samsung's R580 is one of the first of this new breed. With dedicated graphics courtesy of Nvidia and a price tag that sneaks in below the $1000 mark , it looks set to bring portable power to the budget-conscious masses.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/30/2010
Rating: price: 100% performance: 100% features: 80%
70% Samsung R580 (Core i5) review
Source: Techradar English
If there's one thing to like about the Samsung R580 it is its combination of affordability, power and performance. The Sony may indeed offer more, but for those who aren't really interested in having a Blu-ray drive, this is a fantastic choice that will last you for years.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Samsung R580 notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
So you want a laptop you can show off, that has a classy and attractive look to it? But you don't want to sacrifice power or pay over the odds? Look no further. Samsung's hefty machine may not be feather-light, but it's solid, efficient and worth its asking price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Samsung R580
Source: Digital Versus English
A smaller version of the R780, the Samsung R580 brings, according to the company, "a touch of colour" to overall performance. Its configuration makes it a good allrounder and its attractive design means it sticks out from the crowd. A well designed all-rounder, the Samsung R580 is a good laptop but doesn't really stand out. We would certainly have appreciated a better screen and better sound.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% Samsung R580 review
Source: PC Advisor English
If you’re on tighter budget than the circa-£600 retail price of the Samsung R580, and don’t plan to play many computer games, look for something like the £499 Samsung R530. But if you do need better graphics potential, or just appreciate the classier build quality and slick finish, the Samsung R580 is an easy choice for performance notebook computing at a reasonable price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
75% Samsung R580 15.6in notebook
Source: Reg Hardware English
The R580 is an attractive machine: visually and on the basis of its specs and the performance they deliver. Occasional gamers will like it, as will film fans. Only the 13in-screen resolution on a 15in display disappoints.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
70% Samsung R580
Source: Laptop Mag English
Samsung hits many of the right spots with the R580. This notebook doesn’t quite have the graphics muscle of its larger sibling, but it does manage to balance power and portability. The inclusion of a Blu-ray drive kicks the price up to $829 at Best Buy—$30 more than the R780. Given its quality and the fact that the R580’s screen is less than full HD, we’d prefer a traditional DVD drive and a lower price instead. You’ll get better value and the same great design with the R780, but if a 17.3-inch screen is more than you need, the 15.6-inch Acer Aspire 5740G meets or beats the R580 in most performance tests and costs almost $100 less due to its lack of Blu-ray. Still, the Samsung R580 is a good pick if you’re looking for a notebook that’s stylish, powerful, and fairly mobile.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
83% Samsung R580
Source: Mobile Computer English
The Samsung R580 is powerful Core i3 laptop at a great price and while battery life could be better, that’s hardly an issue for a laptop this size.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Samsung R580
Source: PC Mag English
Watching high definition content is a popular pastime that's keeping desktop replacements in demand. Whether it's streaming content from Hulu or renting a Blu-ray title through Netflix, a laptop with a big screen is usually high on the priority list. The Samsung R580 ($850 list, at Best Buy) is the least expensive laptop I've seen that comes with an Intel Core i5 processor and a Blu-ray drive. Factor in a 500GB hard drive and a nice midrange graphics card, handing it an Editors' Choice in the desktop replacement category is the only logical step.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Samsung R580-JS02UK - 15.6in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you're after a good value, well-made laptop, a Samsung is always worth looking at. Today we're looking at the R580, a 15.6in desktop replacement laptop, which is among a slew of new laptops using one of Intel's new Core i3 processors meant to replace the Core 2 Duos of old for mainstream machines around the £500 to £600 mark. A combination of style, features, performance and value make the Samsung R580 a great, well-balanced all-rounder that will stand the test of time better than most.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 70%
80% Samsung R580
Source: CNet English
Each time our laptop/desktop retail roundup comes along, we try to keep our eyes out for one laptop whose set of configurations is a surprisingly good deal, a package that's a steal compared to what you might find in other models. In this year's mainstream laptop selection, the Samsung NP-R580-JSB1US seems to be it. The Samsung NP-R580-JSB1US is the best bang for the buck we've seen in a current mainstream laptop, with great processing, graphics, and Blu-ray to boot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 60%
80% Samsung R580 review
Source: Techradar English
Powerful performance and great connectivity make this laptop very impressive. Offering impressive power and usability, the R580 is yet another great addition to the Samsung range. Its combination of high-speed network connectivity, powerful graphics and impressive array of ports nudge it ever so slightly ahead of the Dell Inspiron 1546, making it a great choice for a laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Samsung R580
Source: PC Pro English
Intel's Core i3 processors are set to power budget laptops to performance levels previously reserved for pricey, high-end portables, and Samsung's R580 is one of the first of this new breed. With dedicated graphics courtesy of Nvidia and a price tag that sneaks in below the £500 mark (exc VAT), it looks set to bring portable power to the budget-conscious masses. Samsung's R580 pushes Intel's Core i3 into the limelight with striking looks, solid performance and an alluring price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 83%
80% Samsung R580 review
Source: PC Advisor English
With its abundant speed and good build quality, we are happy to recommend the Samsung R580 if you're after a desktop replacement notebook. It has four USB 2.0 ports (one is also an eSATA port), an ExpressCard/34 slot, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, a VGA port, a webcam and a DVD burner; these are standard facilities for a modern laptop. We just wish the screen had a higher resolution and that the keyboard was backlit.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung R580 (NP-R580H) notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Samsung's R580 is a great desktop replacement notebook. It's fast, looks good, is well built and has a good array of ports. You can use it to perform mundane office tasks or taxing file encoding tasks alike. We wish it wasn't such a glossy machine though, as it tends to collect fingerprints. It could use a backlit keyboard, which would help those of us who like to type in the dark.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
89% Starke Leistung
Source: Stiftung Warentest - 8/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 98% display: 81% mobility: 81% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 87%
75% Samsung R580 Hawk
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 70%
83% Die neue Generation
Source: Chip.de - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 95% features: 92% display: 91% mobility: 61% ergonomy: 82%
76% Samsung R580 Aura i5-520M Hawk
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 86% features: 78% display: 74% mobility: 64% workmanship: 76%
Samsung R580 Aura im Test: Notebook-Allrounder
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/17/2010
Rating: performance: 80% features: 70%
90% Samsung R580 Aura Hawk
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
80% Samsung R580
Source: Jambitz Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Samsung R580
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Samsung R580
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung R580
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% MEGATEST: notebooki za 1700-3500 zł
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 80%
90% Samsung R580
Source: NotebookTV.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 70% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%
Samsung R580
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 40%
Samsung R580
Source: Mobilport HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/10/2010
Rating: features: 80%

 

Samsung R580-JBB2

Specifications

Samsung R580-JBB2Notebook: Samsung R580-JBB2
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 900 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 R580 (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Samsung R580-JBB2
Source: PC Mag English
The Samsung R580-JBB2 laptop is a wireless showcase, equipped with WiMax and Wireless Display technologies, as well as a Blu-ray drive for $730.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Samsung R580-JT02

Specifications

Samsung R580-JT02Notebook: Samsung R580-JT02
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 700 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 R580 (Series)

Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

86% Grenzenlos mobil
Source: Facts - 2/11 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 100%

 

Samsung R580-JS05UK

Specifications

Samsung R580-JS05UKNotebook: Samsung R580-JS05UK
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 800 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 R580 (Series)

 

Samsung R580 Notebook Evaluation
Source: BC Hardware English
The Samsung R580 notebook is the first full notebook from Samsung that I've had the chance to review and overall I must say I'm pretty happy overall with what it had to offer. This notebook can be found online for ~$899 CAD which put it up against a ton of other competition but we found that thanks to all of the features Samsung has included it makes the R580 a pretty great "All-Around" laptop. Is the Samsung R580 the ultimate gaming laptop?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2011

 

Samsung R580-JT03

Specifications

Samsung R580-JT03Notebook: Samsung R580-JT03
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 500 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 R580 (Series)
 R580-JT03 (Model)

 

Samsung R580 JT03
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/22/2011
Rating: performance: 70% features: 60% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%

 

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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.

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

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.

NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570: Lower middle-class GPU that features a low shader count and a 64 Bit memory bus but a high clock speed. Similar to the desktop Radeon 4550. Supports Avivo HD and DirectX 10.1.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470: Entry level DirectX 11 chip with GDDR5 support but only 80 shader cores. Supports Eyefinity (up to 4 monitors) and 8-ch HD audio over HDMI. Performance on par with the old GeForce 8600M GT.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

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


Intel Core i5:

520M:

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.

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.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.

Intel Core i3:

370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


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.


2.4 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.

2.6 kg:


80.55%: 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.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-02-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)