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Samsung R580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 337 reviews of Samsung R580. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The price and design also get good comments, whereas the sound and image quality get less positive opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung R580 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 user reviews of Samsung R580 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and screen. The design and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the image quality.

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91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung R580 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, DVD Super Multi DL, Bluetooth, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Samsung R580 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, DVD Super Multi DL, Bluetooth, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung R580


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Samsung R580 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the screen and design. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the reliability.

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79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


Mar, 2019


Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (

Samsung R580-JS02UK - 15.6in Laptop


Samsung produces a great performing Core i3-based system for less than 600 pounds.

Good performance ; Extensive connectivity ; Excellent value

Lid collects fingerprints ; Glossy palm rests ; Dreadful speakers

A combination of style, features, performance and value make the Samsung R580 a great, well-balanced all-rounder that will stand the test of time better than most.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : David Phelan (

Samsung R580 notebook


Say what you like about Apple, without the Cupertino company we'd probably still have been using beige computers until that other style-conscious company, Sony, entered the fray. So you want a laptop you can show off, that has a classy and attractive...

Good looks and plentiful features make this a good-value and impressive machine

The keyboard and sound are decidedly average, with the display not wowing us either

So you want a laptop you can show off, that has a classy and attractive look to it? But you don't want to sacrifice power or pay over the odds? Look no further. Samsung's hefty machine may not be feather-light, but it's solid, efficient and worth its...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Tommy Melville (

Samsung R580 (Core i5) review


A very competitively priced laptop that boasts real power and great usability

Great performance ; Quality keyboard ; Connections ; Dedicated graphics

No Blu-ray drive ; Not a very high screen resolution

Although other laptops at this price offer slightly more, the build quality and components of the R580 make is a good choice none-the-less

May, 2010

Expert review by : Alex Bentley (

Samsung R580 (Core i3) review


Powerful performance and great connectivity make this laptop very impressive

Great performance ; Good 3D power ; Connectivity ; Build quality

Glossy chassis attracts fingerprints ; Screen not as bright as some

This machine is one of the best laptops we have tested recently and has enough features and performance to keep the most demanding buyers happy

Mar, 2010


Expert review by (

Samsung R580 review


We've long admired Samsung's ability to make attractive laptops, and the R580 is no exception. The glossy black lid has a subtle red glow, and the edges are softened by cut-aways and gentle curves. The keyboard panel uses the same red glow motif, but...

A well-rounded laptop that combines raw performance with the ability to play some games, while its decent keyboard, touchpad and display make it a joy to use.

Mar, 2010


Expert review by : Elias Plastiras, (

Samsung R580 review


It may look big and bulky, but the Samsung R580 16in laptop is surprisingly light.

With its abundant speed and good build quality, we are happy to recommend the Samsung R580 if you're after a desktop replacement notebook. It has four USB 2.0 ports (one is also an eSATA port), an ExpressCard/34 slot, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet,...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Samsung R580 Notebook


For those who don't want black here I am looking at a subtle shade of red (dark wine) colour that will pass for black in poor light but still offer that something different in decent light, best of all the fingermarks don't show as they do with shiny...

The processor is an Intel Core i3 330m 2.13GHz. It has four GB of RAM. nVIDIA external graphics with 512MB RAM. The screen has a built in 1.3MP web cam. The hard disc is split into two both ‘C’ and ‘D’ being 255GB in size

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Tom Manners (

Samsung R580 notebook


This entry level machine punches well above its weight range

Overall features are more than one would expect from a entry level notebook.

Slightly too large for regular travel.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Lisa Banks (

Samsung R580 Laptop


Samsung's tradition of producing excellent technology at excellent prices continues with their R580 laptop…….

The Samsung R580 is an impressive addition to an already strong line-up of laptops and notebooks. Ticking plenty of boxes in terms of performance, the R580 is also an attractive-looking beast – and adaptable, too. An excellent product for its price...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (

Samsung R580 review


The Samsung R580 is a luxurious and powerful 15in-screen laptop, sporting Intel Core i3 processor and new nVidia graphics, and available for less than £600.

If you’re on tighter budget than the circa-£600 retail price of the Samsung R580, and don't plan to play many computer games, look for something like the £499 Samsung R530. But if you do need better graphics potential, or just appreciate the classier...

May, 2010

Product Specifications

The Samsung R580 provides a premium lifestyle experience with a cutting-edge design that stands out from the crowd. Sporting Samsung's "New Touch of Colour" crystal finish, featuring a distinctive gradation of colors, together with LED touchpad lighting and a low profile island keyboard with numeric keypad it provides a seamless and elegant look with exceptional haptics. The R580 laptop is made for life with the highest quality build standards and craftsmanship, it won't let you down. To reduce the risk of scratches its robust scratch-resistant Samsung durable casing is designed to prevent finger marks and is more than capable of withstanding the everyday bumps and knocks of life on the move.


Audio formats supported:MP3
Audio included:SRS 3D
Audio system:3D SRS / HD / HD Audio / HD SRS 3D / HDA / High Definition / Intel HD Audio / SRS / SRS 3D
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5 / 2 / 3

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:4000 / 4400
Battery life (max):3 / 3.3 / 4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3
Swivel webcam: No


Energy Star certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Cherry / Black, Red / Blue / Red
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Cherry / Black, Red / Blue / Red
Product Type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight



3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display diagonal:39.6 / 43.9
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display response rise/fall:11 / 8
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 1
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 545v / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Radeon HD 545v / AMD Radeon HD 5470 / nVidia GeForce 310M / NVIDIA GeForce 330M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 310M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024 / 3.831
Maximum Resolution:2048 - 1536 / 2048 x 1536
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter:No / 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 / No


Country Kits:United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung R580

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard


Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:100 / 101
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes


Internal Memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 800
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM




Type: None


3G: No
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n / Bluetooth 2.1/IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.1
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Networking features:10/100/1000 LAN / Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet,WLAN / Gigabit LAN / WLAN / WLAN, Fast Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking type:Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows 7 Home Premium
Family:Windows 7
Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other features

Audio system:3D SRS / HD / HD Audio / HD SRS 3D / HDA / High Definition / Intel HD Audio / SRS / SRS 3D
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Home Premium (32b)
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 bg/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):379.8 x 255.5 x 30.3 / 379.8 x 255.5 x 36.7 / 379.8 x 36.7 x 255.5
Display:LCD / LED
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / Intel / nVidia
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem:No / Yes
Power requirements:100 - 240V / 100 - 240V AC / 100V—240V
Power supply type:AC / AC - DC / AC/DC
Security Features:McAfee Virus Scan
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11bg/n / IEEE 802,11bg/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:N
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:44.4 / 60 / 90


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / FSB
Clock Speed:2.13GHz/2.26GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10.5 / 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 / Intel PM45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 410
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing Die size:107 / 81
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 2.933
Processor cache:1 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Penryn
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Pentium Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:1066 / 800
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I3-330M / I3-350M / I3-370M / I5-430M / I5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I5-520M / T4300
Processor Number:I3-330M/I5-430M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA1288 / BGA956 / Socket 478 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / K0 / R0
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90
Type:Core i3/Core i5

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:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA): 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):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
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® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:49020 / 50179
Processor code:SLBNF / SLBPL / SLBPM / SLBTZ / SLBUK / SLC22 / SLC26 / SLGJM
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:No / Yes


Installed Size:4GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:-External microphone\n-External Display\n-Headphone/Line out\n-AC adapter\n-Expansion Bus port (for Dock II/Mini Dock or Port Replicator II)\n-S-Video out\n-2 USB 2.0\n-RJ-11\n-RJ-45\n-Parallel\n-Infrared\n-Line in / 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA) / 68 x 40 x 120 / Adobe Acrobat Reader / Adobe Acrobat Reader,\nEasy Battery Manager,\nEasy Display Manager,\nEasy Network Manager,\nEasy SpeedUp Manager,\nSamsung Update Plus / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nSAMSUNG Support Center\nSAMSUNG Update Plus / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy Network\nManager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nSamsung Support Center\nSamsung Update Plus\nCyberlink DVD Suite / CULus, CCC, RoHS, CE, FCC, Vista, EPA, EPEAT Silver, TUV-bauart, TCO 06 / PS 3 / Samsung Recovery Solution IV, Samsung Support Center, \nEasy Battery Manager, Easy Display Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Update Plus, Easy File Share, Easy Content Share, Cyberlink DVD Suite, Adobe Acrobat Reader / Samsung Recovery Solution IV\nSamsung MagicDoctor\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / Samsung Update Plus\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nSamsung Support Center
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:McAfee Virus Scan / McAfee Virus Scan (60d)\nMicrosoft Office 2007 (60d) / Microsoft Office 2007, Norton Internet Security / Microsoft Office Professional 2007


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB/500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Technical Details

Power supply type:AC / AC - DC


Video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth, 3 in 1 Media Card Reader, 1 Year C&R Warranty, 6 Cell Battery, Red/Black Graduat - NP-R580-JS06UK (Laptops Notebooks)

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 310M

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.9 / 25.6 / 27 / 27.3
Depth (imperial):23.9
Height :3.02 / 3.03 / 3.24 / 3.67 / 3.81
Height (front):3.03 / 3.2 / 3.24
Height (imperial):3.81
Height (rear):3.67 / 3.7 / 3.81 / 3.98
Weight:2.5 / 2.6 / 2.84
Width:34.3 / 38 / 41 / 41.1
Width (imperial):34.3