The Samsung R480 is the smallest notebook in the new R Series from Samsung which means it immediately caught my attention. This 14″ notebook is was announced at CES 2010 and features the new Intel Core i3 processor as well as a Blu-Ray drive. Samsung sent us over a review unit to test out which we have been doing for the past few days. This Samsung R480 Hands on will be followed up with a Full Samsung R480 review soon.
Samsung R480 Hands On:
As you can tell from the video, I am a pretty big fan of the keyboard (which compares well to the Lenovo Edge 14) and small touches like the battery charge indicator. We’ll be looking at the device closer and will let you know how our first impressions hold up after further use.
For a closer look at the R Series “Invisible Trackpad” check out our Samsung R Series coverage from CES 2010 and watch the video below.
The Samsung R480 is currently available at Best Buy for $679.99.
Samsung R480 Specifications:
- CPU: Intel® Coreâ„¢ i3 Processor
- Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64bit)
- Memory: 4GB (DDR3 / 2GB x 2)
- Screen: 14.0â€ LED HD
- Resolution: 1366 x 768
- Graphics: Intel® GMA 4500MHD
- Optical Drive: Blu-ray
- Speakers: 3 W Stereo Speaker (1.5 W x 2)
- Audio technology: HD Audio
- Web camera: 0.3 MP
- HDMI port
- Hard Drive: 500GB 5400 RPM
- Wireless LAN: 802.11bg/n
- LAN: Gigabit Ethernet
- 5.07 lbs.