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The R780 is a notebook PC from Samsung's R80 Series for 2010 and is an upgrade to the R580.

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Pros

large 17.3" LED backlit HD display with a respectable resolution of 1600 x 900px

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medium-powered dedicated graphics - play the latest games

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powerful components - Core i5 processor, dedicated Nvidia graphics, ample DDR3 memory, drive space

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affordable price for the power it packs

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built-in microphone and 1.3MP webcam

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Express Card (34 mm) expansion slot

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Aesthetically appealing design

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Full keyboard with numeric keypad and island-style buttons

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Blu-ray optical drive

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Cons

display is not 1080p

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poor for mobile computing - large, heavy and poor battery life

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No support for operating systems other than Microsoft Windows

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Only available at bestbuy.com

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Fingerprint magnet

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The R780 is a notebook PC from Samsung's R80 Series for 2010 and is an upgrade to the R580.  The laptop features a 17.3" LED HD display with a native resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels.  It utilizes an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory, and a 500GB hard drive.  The laptop also includes an integrated nVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics for watching movies.  The R780 is designed with Samsung's Touch of Color gradation in the bezel and has integrated 4-watt stereo speakers with HD Audio technology.  It also includes a built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam, microphone, and offers WiFi, Gigabit ethernet, and Bluetooth connectivity.  The laptop has a suggested retail price of $929. Available exclusively at bestbuy.com.

Features/Specs
  • 17.3" LED HD+ Display
  • Intel® Core™ i5-430M Processor
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory
  • 500GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
  • 1600 x 900 Native Resolution
  • nVIDIA GeForce GT 330M Graphics
  • 4 Watt Stereo Speakers (2 W x 2)
  • HD Audio Technology
  • Super-Multi DVD drive
  • Touch of Color Gradation
  • Built-in 1.3 Megapixel Webcam & Microphone
  • Connectivity: 802.11bg/n WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth
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theUg
04/08/2010 11:47

R780 has different finish from R480 and R580. Those two have beautiful gradient from dark on the edges to bright red in the middle which looks stunning, but not very practical as fingerprint magnet. However, the R780 has very dark crimson colour (kind of like clotted blood) which doesn't stand out (probably, that correlates with the fact that R780 only sold on-line (in US Best-Buy, at least), but smaller models are present in-store), but you can't really see the smudges.

theUg
03/23/2010 01:49

I's all confusing but seem to point that this model doesn't have blu-Ray drive in it. Press release (see link in product details) imply that all three models in R80 series have Blu-Ray, and even Samsung live chat rep confirmed it, but the specifications on Samsung's and BestBuy's site say that this model only has Super-Multi DVD. That explains why BestBuy dropped price on it to $800 while 15" model still sells for $830 MSRP.

Scout5476
02/18/2010 12:17

I emailed Samsung about that same issue. They responded by informing that this model will be sold exclusively at BestBuy.com. It sold better then anticipated thus creating backorder. They assured me that new shipments would be in next week. However I was disappointed it will be sold exclusively.

Niki Way
02/15/2010 01:27

Where can I buy this? I've only found UK sites, and BestBuy's sold out!

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