Samsung R580 Laptop Review &Battery Life


The Samsung R580 has the same CPU and RAM as its larger counterpart, the R780. The 2.26-GHz Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of RAM earned this notebook a PCMark Vantage score of 5,804, almost 2,000 marks above the mainstream category average. 


Shiny laminates featuring geometric patterns or floral designs on laptops are nothing new. While others, like HP, Gateway, and Toshiba, went with a single color, the R580 uses two: A deep cherry red stain in the center that fades into a thick black border. Embedded in the cherry/black glaze is a ripple pattern, which, altogether, Samsung is calling its Crystal Wave design.

Battery Life

Running the LAPTOP Battery Test, the Samsung R580 laptop battery lasted 3 hours and 22 minutes, almost 20 minutes shy of the average (3:40). However, it beats both the Aspire 5740G and the VAIO E (2:48 and 2:44), both of which pack Core i5 power.