Samsung R780 Series

Samsung R780-JSIBUKProcessor: Intel Core i5 430M, Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 2.8kg, 2.9kg, 3kg
Price: 800, 900, 1000 euro
Average Score: 79.38% - good
Average of 21 scores (from 24 reviews)
price: 89%, performance: 90%, features: 84%, display: 83%
mobility: 62%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 80%

 

Samsung R780 Aura Core i5-520M

Specifications

Samsung R780 Aura Core i5-520MNotebook: Samsung R780 Aura Core i5-520M
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 82.88% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

70% Samsung R780 review
Source: Techradar English
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%
80% Samsung R780
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%
90% Kampfansage an Intel?
Source: PC Praxis - 09/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80%
83% Die neue Generation
Source: Chip.de - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 100% features: 93% display: 93% mobility: 55% ergonomy: 83%
79% Notebook Samsung R780-Hero mit Core i5-520
Source: Magnus.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 80%
80% Test: Samsung R780 Aura i5-520M Hero
Source: Notebookinfo German 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%
92% Test: Samsung R780 Aura Core i5-520M Hero
Source: Chip.de German 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%
89% Mobile Spielkameraden
Source: SFT - 4/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 89%

 

Samsung R780-JS02FR

Specifications

Samsung R780-JS02FRNotebook: Samsung R780-JS02FR
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 800 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 84.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

83% Samsung R780 review
Source: PC Pro English
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%
Samsung - R780 laptop review
Source: IT Reviews English
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%
80% Samsung R780
Source: Digital Versus English
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%
Kraftkur
Source: c't - 11/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: performance: 85% features: 70% display: 75% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
94% Kraftmeier ohne Ausdauer: Notebooks mit Core i-CPU
Source: PC Praxis - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 80%
80% Samsung R780 JS02FR
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Samsung R780-JS0BUK

Specifications

Samsung R780-JS0BUKNotebook: Samsung R780-JS0BUK
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 900 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 75.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

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

 

Samsung R780-JSIBUK

Specifications

Samsung R780-JSIBUKNotebook: Samsung R780-JSIBUK
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 900 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 72.25% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

75% Samsung R780 17-Inch Core i5 Notebook Review
Source: Futurelooks English
Considering that the Samsung R780 hits that magical sub-$1000 price point, I’d say that it offers a fair bit of value for money. You get a large 17.3-inch LED HD+ display with great vibrant colors and a decent 1600×900 pixel resolution. I would have liked true 1080p and a Blu-ray player, but those may have bumped the price into four figures.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
84% Samsung R780 review
Source: CNet English
When we reviewed the Samsung R730, we were impressed by its £500 price tag and stylish red lid. But we were disappointed by its lack of power and the fact that the lovely red finish didn't extend to the laptop's interior. The Samsung R780 offers good performance for the price, and both the chassis and display look great. If you can forgive its weak battery life, it'll prove an ace multimedia machine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 84%
70% Samsung R780 notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Looks good, works well and doesn't cost a packet - what's not to like? Well, apart from the disappointing sound and below par Blu-ray playback, not much. For the most part, though, this is a stylish machine which delivers good results.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Samsung R780 laptop review
Source: Channel Web 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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung R780 laptop review
Source: Computing 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.
60
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2010

 

Comment

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.

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

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).

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


Intel Core i5:

520M:

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.

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.


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.


2.8 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

3 kg:


79.38%: 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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Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

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» Samsung R780-JS0BUK
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» Samsung R780-JS02FR
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» Acer Aspire 4741G-432G32Mn
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)