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The R480 is a notebook PC from Samsung's R80 Series for 2010.

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Pros

easy access to internal components for replacing RAM and the HDD

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bright and colourful LED backlit LCD display

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capable Nvidia graphics card (GeForce GT 330M) - capable of playing most new titles at full resolution with respectable settings

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great chiclet style keyboard

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powerful - Core i5 processor, discrete Nvidia graphics, ample memory and storage

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HDMI output

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eSATA

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Nvidia Optimus switching capabilities - turns the graphics card on and off depending on the applications being used and whether or not it is needed, saves users time and battery life

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fair sized multi-touch trackpad with different texture and miniature LED lights to denote its edges

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Cons

no wrist rest space

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really poor battery life - less than 3 hours of browsing

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touchpad physical button bar is recessed, requires more work than it should

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bulky physical size, heavy weight (5+ pounds), poorer than average battery life limit it as a mobile computer

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basic 1366 x 768px display resolution - the same as that on smaller 11.6" devices

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made entirely out of cheap looking, glossy plastic - picks up fingerprints really easily

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The R480 is a notebook PC from Samsung's R80 Series for 2010.  The laptop features a 14" LED HD display with a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.  It utilizes an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory, and a 500GB hard drive.  The laptop also includes a built-in Blu-Ray player and an integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics for watching movies.  The R480 is designed with Samsung's Touch of Color gradation in the bezel and has integrated 3-watt stereo speakers with HD Audio technology.  It also includes a built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam, microphone, and offers WiFi and Gigabit ethernet connectivity.  The laptop is expected to be released in March 2010 and has a suggested retail price of $829.

Features/Specs
  • 14" LED HD Display
  • Intel® Core™ i3-330M Processor
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory
  • 500GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
  • 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
  • Intel GMA 4500 MHD Graphics
  • 3 Watt Stereo Speakers (1.5 W x 2)
  • HD Audio Technology
  • Touch of Color Gradation
  • Blu-Ray Optical Drive
  • Built-in 1.3 Megapixel Webcam & Microphone
  • Connectivity: 802.11bg/n WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet
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