Samsung R780 Aura Core i5-520M
SpecificationsNotebook: Samsung R780 Aura Core i5-520M (R780 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1000 euro
Average of 8 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung R780 Aura Core i5-520M
A budget Blu-ray laptop but it still packs a nicely powerful specification. Samsung was one of the first laptop manufacturers to put a Blu-ray drive in a more competitively priced laptop, and while the R780 isn't what you'd call budget, it is highly affordable and offers fantastic value for money. Despite its shortcomings, the R780 offers great value for money. While the Blu-ray playback is much better quality than DVD, it still falls behind the stiff competition.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
Samsung hits all the right spots with the R780. This 17-inch machine has great graphics muscle for a low price while delivering luxury laptop looks. At the list price of $929 it’s a decent choice, but for the Best Buy price of $799 the R780 is a steal. While the $849 Gateway NV7901u edges out this system in some areas—particularly battery life—it doesn’t match the R780’s superior design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Praxis - 09/10
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80%
Source: Chip.de - 6/10
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 100% features: 93% display: 93% mobility: 55% ergonomy: 83%
Source: Magnus.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 80%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 86% features: 75% display: 76% mobility: 77% workmanship: 74%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 100% performance: 100% features: 86% display: 92% mobility: 48% ergonomy: 96%
Source: SFT - 4/10
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 89%
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.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
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.
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.
82.88%: 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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