Midmarket: Samsung R480 Complements R80 Series with Portability

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-03-16
 
 
 

Samsung R480 Complements R80 Series with Portability

by Nicholas Kolakowski

Samsung R480 Complements R80 Series with Portability

Intel Chip

The Samsung R480 features an Intel Core i3 processor.

Intel Chip

Full Keyboard

The laptop weighs 5.07 pounds, with a full-size keyboard.

Full Keyboard

Big Screen

The Samsung R480 also includes a 14-inch LED HD screen with 1,366 by 768 resolution.

Big Screen

A Stylish Look

The new Samsung laptops embrace a larger PC trend of creating "stylish" devices with a slick look that Samsung dubs "Crystal Wave."

A Stylish Look

Audio/Visual

Audio-visual hardware includes HD audio and 0.3-megapixel Web camera.

Audio/Visual

Graphics

Graphics come courtesy of an Intel GMA 4500MHD.

Graphics

Blu-ray Drive

The laptop includes a Blu-ray optical drive.

Blu-ray Drive

Larger Counterparts

Some of the specs of the R480 are matched by its larger counterparts in the series, the R580 and R780, which feature an Intel Core i5 processor and 15.6- and 17.3-inch displays, respectively.

Larger Counterparts

Walking the Line

The R480, along with Samsungs other new laptops, are intended to straddle the line between desktop replacement and mobility-centric device.

Walking the Line

Running Windows

The R480, along with the R580 and R780, runs 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium.

Running Windows

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