The deal: Samsung R580-JS02AU - good Core i5 performer - $1,086.00
The choice around the $1000 mark keeps getting better, and the Samsung R580-JS02AU only proves the point. An Intel Core i5-520M CPU is the best Intel Core i5 available, and it’s paired with the mid range but still strong NVIDIA GeForce GT330M graphics card. Games like Metro 2033 will run just fine at low graphics. The overall specs are solid, including a 500GB hard drive, 4GB of RAM, and a 15.6in (1366x768) screen.
A 640GB hard drive would be a simple way that this notebook could have been improved, but that being said it’s still fine as it is. Much like it’s bigger brother, don’t expect to lug this around too much; it weighs 2.6kg and measures 379.8x255.5x36.7 mm. This notebook is definitely worth considering if you want power without straining your wallet too much.
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Where to buy it
Available until 23rd Jul 2010
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