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Samsung p580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Samsung p580. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and portability are on the whole positive. The durability and performance also get good reviews. Many are negative about the size and sound. Opinions are divided on the touchpad.

design, performance, durability, portability, screen

battery, sound, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung p580 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Samsung P580


Samsung's 'Professional' laptop range offers a durable finish and some impressive specifications for the price.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Tech Staff (

Samsung P580 review


A fully featured professional laptop, but with a slightly flawed keyboard

Build quality ; Good performance ; Dedicated graphics

Dodgy spacebar ; Plain design

Aug, 2010

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Samsung P580


This sleek-looking business laptop is very comfortable to work with but its battery life and processor are rather poor for the price.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (

Samsung P580 review


At 35mm thick, it's a chunky beast. And we didn't believe our scales readout of 2.48kg at first either – it actually feels heavier in the hand. Yet the Samsung P580 packs some features into its generous frame that may prove attractive to business buyers.

The Samsung P580 is an old-fashioned laptop hiding an old-school legacy port, sporting the latest Intel and nVidia silicon inside. Unfortunately mobile workers may also balk at the old-time runtime of little over three hours too. It’s a chunky...

Sep, 2010

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Samsung P580 business laptop review


Samsung P580 business laptop review,Not the most attractive business machine, but it's robust and performs well, technology news from Spencer Dalziel at

Decent performance; HDMI output; robust design; matte display minimises reflections; XP downgrade CD

32-bit Windows; ugly chassis; small touchpad

The P580 is a well-made, portable business laptop that is reasonably priced. The wow factor has to be its graphics handling and HDMI out, but it is not going to win awards for looks.

Sep, 2010

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Samsung - P580


The Samsung P580 is a business grade laptop that isn't going to win any prizes for looking good or showing off fancy features. But it is a solid performer. The 15.6-inch screen delivers 1366 x ...

The Samsung P580 is a decent notebook, with a robust design and good keyboard. The battery life probably isn't good enough for the frequent traveller, but if your notebook resides mainly on your desk it should be OK.

Aug, 2010

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Review Samsung P580 Pro Penfield Notebook


Silent office. This 15.6-inch notebook from Samsung sets out to be the perfect office companion, and one that you can count on. There is no energy-guzzling graphics card, and its tried and tested 'silent mode' makes typing quiet as a whisper. But is it...

Very quiet and cool, Keys give good tactile feedback, Matt, durable surfaces, Docking port and eSATA, Low energy consumption, Fast hard drive, Good performance, A very good keyboard for people who have to type a lot. A separate external keyboard is...

Poor screen brightness, Weak contrast ratio, Battery life only adequate, Weak, thin sound from the speakers

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Edward F. Moltzen (

Review: Samsung's P580 Notebook


The CRN Test Center examines Samsung's P580 notebook for business.

However, overall, Samsung's design, attention to detail in its engineering, performance and the wonderful look and feel make the P580 notebook a great one, and one we recommend.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : mandyywl ( )

Samsung P580 laptop review


Samsung P580 laptop has been designed to be the perfect ‘trusted business partners' for individuals who need the reassurance and performance of a powerful desktop PC, packaged in a highly durable, tactile, sleek and lightweight chassis that makes...

The 15.6in, 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution screen of Samsung P580 laptop was bright and clear – and importantly blessed with a matte, anti-glare finish – and ergonomics seemed good. Samsung P580’s keyboard boasts the isolated design that is currently...

Apr, 2010

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I bought this as a traveling, do everything PC for business, it's perfect in that role. The screen isn't the best for movies nor games (it's particularly bright or contrasty) but adequate for both. Speakers sound ok too, pointing up just below the LCD....

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HD Audio / SRS / SRS 3D
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Speaker power:1.5 / 3 / 4


Battery Capacity:4400 / 5200
Battery life (max):4.5
Number of battery cells:6


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold


Colour of product:Black / Black, grey
Product colour:Black / Black, grey
Product Type:Notebook


3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display diagonal:39.1 / 39.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:8
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA HD / Intel HD Graphics / NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.384 / 1.024
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard number of keys:100 / 101 / 104
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone


Internal Memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking type:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW

Other features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / SRS / SRS 3D
Battery recharge time (off):3
Battery recharge time (on):3
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP/7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11bg/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Graphics adapter family:Intel / nVidia
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:N / Y
Handheld remote control:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:2
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1 / 2
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV Out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV out port type:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video
TV-Out :Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4 / 5
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:60 / 90


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
L2 Cache:3
L3 Cache:3
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing Die size:81
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 2.933 / 3.20
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L2
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx
Processor frequency:2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:32
Processor Model:I3-330M / I3-350M / I3-370M / I3-380M / I5-430M / I5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I5-520M / I5-560M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1288 / BGA956 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor code:SLBNF / SLBPL / SLBPM / SLBTT / SLBTZ / SLBUK / SLC22 / SLC26
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes


Bundled software:16 September 2011 / CULus, CCC, RoHS, CE, FCC, Vista, EPA, EPEAT Silver, TUV-bauart, TCO 06 / Cyberlink DVD
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security / McAfee Internet Security\nMicrosoft Office 2010 Starter / Microsoft Office 2010 Starter\nMcAfee Internet Security


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.6 / 25.7
Depth (imperial):25.6
Height :3.53
Height (front):2.79 / 2.99 / 3 / 3.05
Height (front) (imperial):2.79 / 3.05
Height (rear):3.5 / 3.53 / 3.56
Height (rear) (imperial):3.56
Weight:2.48 / 2.5 / 2.55
Width (imperial):37.1