Netbook and notebook users can easily claim to be spoilt for choice with the increasing number of options being rolled out each day. Samsung’s latest step in this space is the launch of its premium multimedia notebook and netbook line through Best Buy. The company brings the R80 notebook series including the R780, R580 and R480 models along with the N210 netbook to Best Buy.
While the R80 series feature multimedia powerhouse notebooks that wrap in Blu-ray drives as well, the N210 netbook offering should be a good option to families and students. The R80 series available at Best Buy stores and on BestBuy.com bundles in attributes like Blu-ray Disc drives, nVIDIA GeForce graphics cards and Samsung’s unique Crystal Wave design. The stylish N210 netbook is also currently on sale in stores via Best Buy.
“Best Buy continues to be an important retail partner for Samsung, and we’re excited to offer a range of notebook and netbook options to our customers that deliver exceptional craftsmanship and performance,” remarked Todd Bouman, director of product marketing at Samsung Electronics Information Technology Division. “True to Samsung’s unique, customer-focused design aesthetic, these mobile PCs are flexible enough to be used as mobile devices or desktop replacements for all-day use.”
Incorporated with a built-in Blu-ray optical drive, the R80 series should enhance the movie watching experience both at home and on the go. Gamers too should be all pepped up with the nVIDIA GeForce graphics card. Thanks to the HD LED displays, users are further offered sharp images and bold colors with a proper 16:9 aspect ratio. A built-in Webcam and integrated microphone and an HDMI output are some other highlights of these models.
All three models namely the R480, R580 and R780 are based on Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit). Housing 4GB DDR3 memory, the notebooks also include HD Audio technology and 500GB 5400 RPM hard drive. Supporting 802.11bg/n wireless LAN, they are also enabled for Gigabit Ethernet LAN. Besides including Blu-ray drives, the R480 and R580 further comprise of 3W stereo speakers. Powered by an Intel Core i3 processor, the R480 also shows off a 14.0” LED HD screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768. With Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics, the 5.07lbs notebook is equipped with a 0.3MP web camera.
Both the R580 and R780 notebooks are fueled by an Intel Core i5 processor. They also feature a 1.3MP web camera. Weighing around 5.7lbs, the R580 reveals a 15.6″ LED HD screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 and nVIDIA GeForce 310M graphics. Armed with Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR support, the R780 boasts of a 17.3″ LED HD+ display with a resolution of 1600 x 900. It is additionally bundled with nVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics, Super Multi Dual Layer optical drive and 4W stereo speakers. The notebook weighs 6.26lbs.
“Samsung’s notebooks are a great addition to our computer assortment,” revealed Kelley Noreen, senior merchant at Best Buy, “especially for those customers who are looking for a multimedia PC experience.”
The N210 on the other hand boasts of distinctly blending in design and performance. Sporting a scratch-resistant, polished pearl white design, non-glare display and nearly full-sized island keyboard, the stylish netbook is also user friendly. With the HyperSpace ‘Instant On’, users can immediately turn on and go online without waiting endlessly for Windows to boot. It also features the Samsung Battery Extender that enables the PC to save on more battery power. The netbook offers around 7 hours of battery life and tips the scale at just 2.82lbs.
Some other features of the N210 netbook include Intel Atom N450 processor, Genuine Windows 7 Starter Edition, 1GB DDR2 memory and Intel GMA 3150 graphics. With a 10.1” WSVGA screen having a resolution of 1024 x 600, the netbook also includes 3W stereo speakers, HD Audio, 0.3MP web cam, internal microphone and a 250GB 5400 RPM hard drive. The netbook supports 802.11bg/n wireless LAN and 10/100 Ethernet LAN.
The R480, R580 and R780 are tagged at $729.99, $829.99 and $929.99 respectively with the R780 available exclusively on BestBuy.com. The N210 is currently available at Best Buy for $379.