Summary: Samsung hits many of the right spots with the R580. This notebook doesn’t quite have the graphics muscle of its larger sibling, but it does manage to balance power and portability. The inclusion of a Blu-ray drive kicks the price up to $829 at Best Buy—$30 more than the R780. Given its quality and the fact that the R580’s screen is less than full HD, we’d prefer a traditional DVD drive and a lower price instead.
A large, powerful Samsung notebook that's deceptively light
Good Gear Guide.au
4 September 2013
Summary: Samsung's R580 is a great desktop replacement notebook. It's fast, looks good, is well built and has a good array of ports. You can use it to perform mundane office tasks or taxing file encoding tasks alike. We wish it wasn't such a glossy machine though, as it tends to collect fingerprints. It could use a backlit keyboard, which would help those of us who like to type in the dark.
Pros: Fast performance, well built, USB sleep-and-charge, stylish, dedicated number pad
Cons: Too glossy, collects fingerprints, no keyboard backlight, relatively low screen resolution
Summary: 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 black.
Excerpt: Una de las cosas que más sorprenden de este modelo portátil R580 de Samsung reside en la acertada combinación entre un ajustado precio, elevadas prestaciones, amplitud de pantalla/teclado y portabilidad
Pros: Ajustado precio para una configuración de gama media-alta, Calidad y formato de la pantalla LED incluida
Cons: Precisión del touchpad, algo a lo que no ayuda su falta de definición entre la carcasa y la zona táctil