New Samsung R80 notebooks in stores Mar. 7

samsung-R580-notebook-blu-raySamsung’s new line of multimedia R80 notebooks will hit Best Buy stores on Sunday, March 7. Two of the three R80 models are loaded with nVIDIA GeForce graphics cards (R580 and R780) and the less expensive R480 and R580 models come with internal Blu-ray Disc drives. It’s strange that the more expensive R780 doesn’t come with a BD drive, but those are specs we got. The 16:9 hi-def resolution LED displays vary in size according to the model. (See chart below.) All three models include HDMI ports.

  • R480: 14.0” Display: 1366 x 768 resolution: $729.99
  • R580: 15.6” Display: 1366 x 768 resolution: $829.99
  • R780: 17.3” Display: 1600 x 900 resolution $929.99 (exclusively on

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Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot writes about technology, broadcasting, and digital entertainment. You can also find him on Gameverse, Gadget Review, and Google+.

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