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Samsung R540-JA02 16-Inch HD LED Laptop (Platinum Finish)

by Samsung
3 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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  • Intel Core i3, 4 GB of Memory, 500 GB Hard Drive
  • Premium Sound and Vision - The 15.6" LED-backlit LCD produces bright, colorful HD images, which combines with SRS premium sound for impressive gaming and multimedia. And the 16:9 aspect ratio lets you watch DVD movies in all their widescreen splendor
  • Keeps You Connected - The R540 includes HDMI, a 3-in-1 card slot, 3 USB 2.0 ports, and PC-to-PC connectivity for real-time sharing. And a low-light webcam makes videoconferencing possible virtually anywhere
  • Exceptional Fashion Sense - The R540’s exterior features a gorgeous, glass-like platinum finish that’s sure to turn heads
  • Less-Than-Full-Sized Weight - At a weight of just 5.29 pounds and with a battery life of up to 4.5 hours, The R540 is the very definition of go-anywhere, do-anything computing
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Product Description

Product Description

Simply gorgeous style and incredible performance. You get both with the Samsung R540 notebook. Its exterior is a fashion statement in itself, with a glass-like platinum finish that’s sure to turn heads. What’s inside is equally moving, starting with a powerful Intel Core i3 processor, along with Hyper-Threading technology and Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS to effortlessly speed you through whatever you need to tackle. The 15.6" LED-backlit LCD produces bright, colorful HD images, which combines with SRS premium sound for impressive multimedia. The 16:9 aspect ratio lets you watch DVD movies in all their widescreen splendor. And the integrated low-light webcam adds videoconferencing virtually anywhere. Need to stay connected to your digital life? The R540 includes HDMI, a 3-in-1 card slot, 3 USB 2.0 ports, and PC-to-PC connectivity for real-time sharing. Keeping you just as comfortable as you are productive when typing, the R540 features a full-size isolation-type keyboard with integrated 17-key numeric pad. And at a weight of just 5.29 pounds with a battery life of up to 4.5 hours, it’s the very definition of go-anywhere, do-anything computing. The Samsung R540 notebook. Gorgeous on the outside. Incredible on the inside.

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 15.6 inches
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core i3
RAM 4 GB DDR3-SDRAM
Hard Drive 500 GB
Chipset Brand Intel
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Brand Name Samsung
Item model number R540-JA02
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight 5.3 pounds
Product Dimensions 1.2 x 14.9 x 10.1 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 1.17 x 14.9 x 10.1 inches
Color Platinum
Processor Brand Intel
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type DVD Super Multi DL
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Power Source 100 - 240V

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ASIN B0043B5RGO
Customer Reviews
3 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #54,146 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#11,864 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 7.3 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available September 16, 2010

Warranty & Support

Amazon.com Return Policy:You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
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Customer Reviews

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I agree with other reviewers regarding Amazon.com's misleading product description that this laptop comes equipped with a bluray drive. Since the complaints they have removed that description. Before buying I researched and had discussions with other members (in the discussion threads) about the config of the laptop. We confirmed that there was no bluray and I decided that for the price I am willing to purchase it. The key factors were the intel core i3 cpu and samsung's reputation of quality.

After using it for 2 days ... I can testify that for the price ($560) it was worth the money. It is fast and build quality is very good. The machine looks classy with its glossy exterior in platinum finish and the hand rest is also of the same color and material. I had Lenovo, Fujitsu, Compaq, Acer and Sony before and the Samsung is close to the Sony in terms of quality build. The performance of the i3 is also pretty adequate for my use. The Compaq and Acer are far from the build quality of this laptop.

There is hardly any bloatware installed except for some trial games, Samsung's own system mgt software, trial Mcafee. I have since removed most of it. My Sony came with tons of bloatware.

It is also pretty light to lug around. Screen is also sharp and clear and comes with it's calibration tool just like a TV. Keyboard has separate number keys which is pretty useful for numerical data entry. There is also an HDMI output port which is useful if you want to hook it up to a HDTV for watching DVDs. Very silent unlike some laptops where you can hear the cooling fan. The main reason why I chose to go intel vs amd was the overheating issues with some of the amd series of cpus. This one generates practically no discernible heat (I leave it on for almost 12 hours a day).

Well, will recommend Samsung laptops from now on.
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I did a great deal of study before buying my wife a laptop for Christmas. A lot of brands had poor reviews on quality and customer service, but Samsung did not. The only negative comment I found on the model we got was that it had a short battery life. It's true. From my experience with other laptops, if you are worried about that, get the 9 cell battery. This item is a great unit for this price range, and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
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I was looking for a good notebook with a good price. I know that if the price is low, the quality is the same. but, in this case I think I made out pretty good. I can only think of one con with this one. No Blu-ray drive. -_-. But some of the other models come with it so complaining will get me nowhere! Very good computer. Very happy.
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By DJ on December 28, 2010
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product is very good.Better than I thought it would be.The screen is super clear I3 is fast platinum finish looks really nice overall i must say so far its what it say it is.
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Samsung R540-JA02 16-Inch HD LED Laptop (Platinum Finish) Amazing deal and beautiful laptop. I got mine for a great price; only $434 on Amazon warehouse deals; It was an open box item but is completely new and it even comes with all the original packaging and manuals; Original price is $729!

-Ok, so it's been a few months since I bought this laptop and I still love it. It's super fast, pretty and light. I love it! It's a great quality laptop at a great price. I can't live without it. The screen is HD and looks amazing. Soooooooo fast even with all the crap I've filled it up with. Don't need to go in and delete stuff to make it fast again like with other cumputers. Battery life it great. Amazing product.
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In the Amazon.com product description it states the R540 comes equipped with a Blu-Ray Drive. Got the laptop and no and behold, no blu-ray drive. That was one of the main reasons I purchased this unit.
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By Cy70isu on December 1, 2010
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One of the reasons I picked this computer is because it was suppose to come with a blu-ray drive. But when I got it there was no blu-ray drive. And now when I look at the description it no longer says blu-ray drive. So i feel like they are hiding their mistake. Plus I missed out on cyber Monday deals because of their mistake.
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I love Samsungs products, i own a cell phone that has been through war and back, and also a very nice 52 inch LCD TV. However i must say this machine is not as impressive as it seems. The screen looks great, however the build just feels the same as most computers out there, cheap. I love Acers but had one i gave to my dad because i needed more processing power, it had just a regular Pentium dual core and i wanted the I3 or i5. The Acer had a much better looking screen, it was a 17.3 and much brighter. The built quality is much the same, this one actually feels a little cheaper. The Silver Metal look is really deceiving, when you pick it up it's actually a little to light to the point of feeling, generic.

The speed is good, but i owned a Lenevo that was the same layout basically and a little quicker(it seems). Also the Lenevo build felt much sturdier. The keyboard takes some getting use to, after using a bigger laptop. I still prefer the Acer for this very reason. I did some video converting and this was about 10 to 15 mintues faster, so that's a big plus. Also the audio is very good. I'm really not complaining, but it's just not as exciting as i had hoped. Basically it looks cool, but feels very breakable. Time will tell i suppose, if i decide to keep it. :)

NOTE:Finger prints are easily seen on the black around the keys. And the mouse button. Minor issue.
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