SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 900 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung R780-JS0BUK
Source: Reg Hardware
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%
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%
Source: PC Pro
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%
Source: Trusted Reviews
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%
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
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.
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.