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The R580 is a notebook PC from Samsung's R80 Series for 2010 and is an upgrade to the R480.

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Pros

powerful and future-proof for the majority of consumers - Core i5 processor, discrete Nvidia 310M graphics, ample memory and disk capacity

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impressive sound quality for a laptop

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Nvidia graphics - CUDA enabled for enhanced GGPU computing, capable of playing recent games at acceptable framerates

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HDMI output for use as a Blu-ray player on a larger, full 1080p display

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good quality display with impressive viewing angles

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large chiclet style keyboard with full number pad

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multi-touch touchpad

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eSATA (eSATA / USB combo port)

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sleep-and-charge USB port - allows users to charge their mobile devices while the device is off (conserving battery when off the mains)

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Blu-ray drive for playing the latest HD optical media standard

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Cons

heavy and average battery life of 3 hours and 22 minutes - not good for mobile use

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glossy 1366 x 768px display - not 1080p for Blu-ray playback, difficult to view with glare

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cheap glossy plastic enclosure - picks up fingerprints and scratches easily

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The R580 is a notebook PC from Samsung's R80 Series for 2010 and is an upgrade to the R480.  The laptop features a 15.6" LED HD display with a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.  It utilizes an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory, and a 500GB hard drive.  The laptop also includes a built-in Blu-Ray player and an integrated nVIDIA GeForce GT 310M graphics for watching movies.  The R580 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 $949.

Features/Specs
  • 15.6" LED HD Display
  • Intel® Core™ i5-430M Processor
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory
  • 500GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
  • 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
  • nVIDIA GeForce GT 310M 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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