SpecificationsNotebook: Samsung R780-JS02FR (R780 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 800 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung R780-JS02FR
Source: PC Pro
An upgrade that fills the remaining gaps in what is now a great-value desktop replacement.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 100% features: 83%
Source: IT Reviews
If your desktop PC has just packed up, you could do a lot worse than replace it with this gorgeously sexy and powerfully performing 17.3-inch laptop with its superb keyboard, gamer-friendly graphics card and bright screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/07/2010
Rating: performance: 90% display: 80%
Source: Digital Versus
The R780 is the largest and highest performance of Samsung laptops. Samsung highlights its combination of technology with an original design. Comfortable to use, quiet and with a nice design, the Samsung R780 is worth a look. Good overall performance however, its screen and the audio leave something to be desired, which almost cost it another star on our rating.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: c't - 11/10
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: performance: 85% features: 70% display: 75% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
Source: PC Praxis - 6/10
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 80%
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
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.
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.
84.25%: 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.