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Samsung R480-I5 Intel Core i5 430M 4GB 500GB 14IN HD WLAN Webcam Windows 7 Premium Notebook Red

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Part #: NP-R480-JT01CA

SKU: 49807
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs

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Experience: 1 Weeks


Great performance, nice sleek design, innovative touch pad, low heat and noise.
Moderate battery life, screen is can be a bit blurry at times.
Overall a great laptop, great for gaming, and everyday use. Have had almost now problems with it,and I am very impressed with the performance. One thing to note, if you are transferring your music collection over from windows Vista or XP, to the laptops windows 7 you may have a problem with ID-tag's.

Experience: 1 Months


Powerful, inexpensive and good looking.
Battery life is low (about 2.5 hours of use). Smudge/fingerprint prone
This is a great laptop. I looked around and couldn't find a better one in this price range and weight category. After owning this laptop for about a month I am still very happy with it and would suggest it to anyone who wants a light laptop that can still provide the power to play some recent games.

Experience: 2 Weeks


Not a bad design, fast on Win 7 64 bit, everything works. But only on Win 7 :)
No drivers for XP 64 bit really struggling with win xp
It's alirght laptop but useless for my needs, cause require windows xp for work related stuff, and this has only drivers for apparently win 7 64 bit only or 32 bit, for XP 64 bit it can be used as paper weight instead.

Few other features it lacks too. example no led indication if numberlock is on or off, no wireless hard switch to turn it off or on... no audio controls available other than within th os. Toshiba to be frank is more appealing now i think of it, might have to return mine back to ncix cause it does not full fill my needs/requirements.

Experience: 2 Days


-GT330M 1GB
-HM55 Chipset
-Runs cool and quiet.
-Comes with Windows 7 32bit.
Re-install Windows to 64-bit and this laptop runs FAST.
It can easily get 7300 3DMARK06 scores on the GT 330M videocard.

The laptop can run GTA4 on HIGH no problems, along with L4D2. Also can run Crysis Warhead in 1366*768 mainsteam mode at 30FPS+.

This laptop runs very smoothly, make sure you update  the drivers. The ones provided on the Samsung website is not fully up-to-date so besure to check around for the latest ones.

Pictures cannot do justice for this beautiful laptop. It is red wine but fades to black. Very classy and elegant... I've owned many netbooks + Dell laptops and I have to say this is one of the BEST by far. It is very light and it gets the job done.

For $1000.00 WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT? Bang for the buck, you cannot get a better laptop with an i5 processor. The i5 beats EVERY laptop processor in the market currently.

kwok loong_c
Experience: 14 Days


good performance
light weight ( in it's class)

short battery life
been using it in the last 2 weeks,
for 1000 dollars, this laptop is really good for it's size and performance
with core i5 and geforce 330m
I can play following games in high setting at 1366*768
Resident Evil 5

Med setting
crysis warhead

I picked this instead of sony CW
as this laptop is just 5.03 lb
one of the lightest 14" with the similar spec.

No regret

Experience: 5 Days


-Speedy(i5 and 330m)
-500GB HD larger than average
-not too heavy
-sleek look
-mouse buttons click easily
-Windows 7 32BIT
-No dedicated buttons for sound
-shows some finger prints
-left shift key is too small (making room for extra language keys)
-Enter button is too far right
-Battery life a little low.
Overall, a great laptop. The keyboard is nice to type on, despite the funny location of some of the buttons. The screen is nice and bright with decent colours. The screen is a bit reflective but not bad. I found I had to manually adjust the colours from stock though. I would prefer a 16:10 screen vs. a 16:9 which is featured in this model. There are also a few nice features in this such as eSata and usb charging while turned off. The machine runs quite quiet and doesn't prodcue to much heat. Although I haven't played any games on it yet. The i5 is nice and snappy though.

As for the bad, coming loaded with the 32bit version on win7 kind of sucks. I'm lucky that I have a free version of windows 7 64bit that was available to me. Also the battery life could be a bit longer. I would almost prefer a larger battery just to get a bit longer life.

A very good laptop with a sleek look at a great value. This thing kicks butt compared to the similar HP laptop that blew up on me.

Experience: 2 Days


wanted a smaller notebook but couldn't sacrifice the gamer in me! Plays MW2 nicely.
comes loaded with 32bit win7? WTF. Wasted 1 gig of ram doing this?? Please help me understand this logic.
Nice compact sleek unit. Plays games with punch! It has good cooling, throttling the cpu up and down is a breeze like my last Asus F3sv. Icore i5 is tonnes of speed for what I'm using it for. DVD's look great using Powerdvd 9.Screen is high quality. Perfect size for my trip to Asia next month. I'll be loading up a ton of games for the flights. Nice job Samsung.

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The Samsung R480 Notebook boasts a high-end design that parallels its high performance features like the 16:9 HD LED display that delivers sharp images and bold colors. Highlighted by its New Touch of color finish, an appealing crystal-S pattern, and a durable casing engineered to reduce the risk of scratches and fingerprints, the Samsung R480 Notebook makes sure your on-the-go lifestyle stays stylish. And with touchpad lighting and a low profile keyboard, using it is as enjoyable as it is productive.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • R480 Notebook
  • Standard Battery
  • AC Adapter
Number of Cells 6-cell
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Standard Memory 4 GB
Weight (Approximate) 5.07 lb
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Processor Speed 2.26 GHz
Processor Type Core i5
Screen Size 14"
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Processor Model i5-430M
Height 1.5"
Width 13.5"
Depth 9.4"
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Hard Drive Capacity 500 GB
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce GT 330M
Bluetooth Yes
Wireless LAN Yes
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1 GB
Graphics Memory Technology GDDR3
Display Screen Type LCD
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Network (RJ-45) Yes
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Front Camera/Webcam Yes
Operating System Platform Windows
Processor Generation 1st Gen

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Battery Information  
     Number of Cells: 6-cell
Built-in Devices  
     Front Camera/Webcam: Yes
     Microphone: Yes
Display & Graphics  
     Aspect Ratio: 16:9
     Backlight Technology: LED
     Display Screen Type: LCD
     Graphics Controller Manufacturer: NVIDIA
     Graphics Controller Model: GeForce GT 330M
     Graphics Memory Capacity: Up to 1 GB
     Graphics Memory Technology: GDDR3
     Screen Mode: WXGA
     Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768
     Screen Size: 14"
General Information  
     Brand Name: Samsung
     Manufacturer: Samsung
     Manufacturer Part Number: NP-R480-JT01CA
     Manufacturer Website Address: https://www.samsung.ca
     Product Model: R480
     Product Name: R480 Notebook
     Product Series: R
     Product Type: Notebook
I/O Expansions  
     Expansion Slot Type: ExpressCard/34
Input Devices  
     Keyboard: Yes
     Pointing Device Type: TouchPad
     eSATA/USB Combo: Yes
     HDMI: Yes
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 3
     Total Number of USB Ports: 3
     VGA: Yes
     Memory Card Reader: Yes
     Memory Card Supported: MultiMediaCard (MMC)
     Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
     Number of Total Memory Slots: 2
     Standard Memory: 4 GB
     Package Contents:
  • R480 Notebook
  • Standard Battery
  • AC Adapter

     Security Features:
  • Kensington Lock Port
  • BIOS Boot Up Password
  • HDD Password

Network & Communication  
     Bluetooth: Yes
     Bluetooth Standard: Bluetooth 2.1
     Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
     Modem: No
     Wireless LAN: Yes
     Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE 802.11n
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 9.41" (239 mm)
     Height: 1.49" (37.90 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 2.30 kg
     Width: 13.54" (343.90 mm)
Processor & Chipset  
     64-bit Processing: Yes
     Cache: 3 MB
     Chipset Manufacturer: Intel
     Chipset Model: HM55 Express
     Hyper-Threading: Yes
     Processor Core: Dual-core (2 Core)
     Processor Generation: 1st Gen
     Processor Manufacturer: Intel
     Processor Model: i5-430M
     Processor Speed: 2.26 GHz
     Processor Type: Core i5
     Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
     Operating System Platform: Windows
     Software Included:
  • McAfee Virus Scan
  • Samsung Recovery Solution IV
  • Easy Battery Manager
  • Easy Display Manger
  • Easy Network Manager
  • Easy SpeedUp Manager
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2007 (free 60 - day trial)
  • Samsung Magic Doctor
  • Samsung Support Centre
  • Samsung Update Plus

     Dual-Layer Media Supported: Yes
     Hard Drive Capacity: 500 GB
     Hard Drive Interface: Serial ATA
     Hard Drive RPM: 5400
     Optical Drive Type: DVD-Writer
     Optical Media Supported: DVD-RAM/±R/±RW
     Solid State Drive Capacity: No

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