Samsung Announces 2010 Laptops

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Samsung has unveiled recently its laptop lineup for this year, including the R480, R580, and R780, as well as the R430 and R530 notebooks.

The 14-inch R480, 15.6-inch R580, and 17.3-inch R780 are based on the Intel Core i3 and i5 processors, whereas the 14″ R430 and 15.6″ R530 include a Core 2 Duo CPU.

Samsung’s R480 and R580 come with the i3-330M or i5-430M processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 500GB hard drive, a DVD burner or Blu-ray combo drive, and 1366×768 LED backlight displays. The R480 comes with Intel’s GMA integrated graphics, while the R580 laptop includes the NVIDIA GeForce GT 310M dedicated GPU. The R780 has the i5-430M CPU, the GeForce GT 330M video card, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB HDD, a DVD burner, and a 1600×900 display.

The lower-end R430/R530 series feature the Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 processor, the GMA 4500MHD integrated graphics, 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 320GB hard drive, and 1366×768 displays with LED backlight. There’s no info on optical drive choices.

All of the announced notebooks sport built-in web cameras, stereo speakers, 802.11n WiFi, and Samsung’s “Touch of Color” gradation finish with various patterns.

The Samsung R430 and R530, priced at around $670, and the $929 R780, are already available, according to Samsung. However, we were not able to find the notebooks at online retailers in the US at the time of this writing. The R480 and R580 are expected to be available from March at price points of $829 and $949 respectively.

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