Samsung R580

Specifications

Samsung R580Notebook: Samsung R580 (R580 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 80.16% - good
Average of 25 scores (from 30 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 87%, features: 78%, display: 74% mobility: 59%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Samsung R580

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


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.» 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.


2.6 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


80.16%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-02-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)