Samsung R780-JS0BUK

Specifications

Samsung R780-JS0BUKNotebook: Samsung R780-JS0BUK (R780 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 75.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: 79%, features: 90%, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung R780-JS0BUK

75% Samsung R780 17.3in laptop
Source: Reg Hardware English
With decent processing power, the ability to let you indulge in a bit of gaming and a solid design, the R780 is great value at £799. However, Samsung's curious decision to go with a 32-bit operating system and the laptop's woefully short battery life can't be ignored. Some folk won't be too concerned about either, though, and this is otherwise a very impressive laptop at an equally impressive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
60% Samsung R780 laptop review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Samsung's R780 is a budget desktop replacement laptop that offers good performance and is solidly engineered. The NP-R780-JSIBUK version we reviewed offers good value for money. It's bundled with excellent specifications, but battery life is criminally low and it lacks a full HD screen. There are a couple of configurations to choose from, but you can't upgrade the screen to a higher resolution. However, the R780 remains a commendable, if not exceptional, budget desktop replacement as long as you don't expect to stay away from a power socket for too long.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
83% Samsung R780
Source: PC Pro English
A huge screen, plenty of features and a mouth-watering price make this an ideal value choice
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 67% features: 100%
90% Samsung R780 - 17.3in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Samsung has once again captured a powerful mixture of performance and value in the R780. Its Blu-ray drive might be wasted on the sub-Full HD display and rotten speakers, but for general computing tasks its shines and delivers decent gaming performance to boot.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 60%

Foreign Reviews

70% Samsung R780
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

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).

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

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


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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.3": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.9 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in 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


75.6%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)