Laptops with anti-glare screens are hard to come by these days, so it's nice to see Samsung adding a new option for us all. What you're looking at here is the P580 notebook, sporting a 15.6-inch 1,366 x 768 LED-lit screen and keyboard with numeric keypad. Underneath the hood you'll find a Core i3 or i5 CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M (1GB GDDR3) graphics, Trusted Platform Module security, Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and 2GB to 4GB of RAM. If you feel that the four chargeable USB 2.0 jacks (one of which is also eSATA) aren't adequate, then there's always the docking port that offers plenty more for your socket fetish. Not bad for a 2.5kg (5.51 pounds) package, and let's hope this workhorse trots in before long with appropriately alluring pricing. Full PR after the break.

Samsung launches P580 business notebook with Core i3 / i5 and non-gloss screen

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SAMSUNG LAUNCHES P-SERIES BUSINESS NOTEBOOK FOR PROFESSIONALS ON THE GO

P580 combines state-of-the-art technology and unrivalled performance


LONDON, UK – May 11, 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a market leader in consumer electronics and world leader in IT technology, today announces the launch of the Samsung P580, a new addition to its highly successful P-Series of professional laptops and notebooks. The P580 has been designed to offer busy professionals the very latest, state-of-the-art connectivity, reliability and security to help them maintain productivity whilst on the move.

Samsung's new 15.6" P580 notebook has been designed to be the perfect IT companion for workers on the go or those looking for a high performing notebook for the home office. The P580 features a classic Samsung cutting edge design, packaged in a highly durable, tactile, sleek and lightweight chassis that makes remote or mobile working easy and pleasurable.

Graham Long, Vice President of Samsung's IT Business Division, said: "Business users expect practicality coupled with performance at a price that won't break the bank. Whether you're at home, in the office or on the go, the new notebook is the perfect business tool for those who want a first class PC experience."

Landmark new features include next generation processor performance from Intel's new Core i3 Processor (Calpella), NVIDIA's latest GeForce GT Graphics processor and a stunning, non-gloss LED backlit LCD display. The P580 is also protected by heightened industry-standard security, making it the obvious choice for business users looking to gain a competitive edge.

Samsung's new P580 notebook is one of the most technologically advanced, competitively priced, professional notebooks on the market today. Featuring the new, super-fast Intel Calpella Platform with integrated Intel Core i5 Processor, Samsung's new notebook offers the kind of speed, performance and reliability usually found only on a desktop PC.

Most notable is the ease with which users can multi-task, allowing them to work across multiple applications simultaneously with no 'screen-freeze' or lag.

The model features market-leading NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics cards and a dedicated 1GB gDDR3 memory which, combined with the stunning LED backlit display, offer improved clarity and speed whilst conserving battery power.

The device comes with Windows® 7 Professionalas standard, offering all the benefits of Microsoft's latest OS such as 20 percent faster booting time and greater efficiencies in power and memory consumption; key considerations for mobile workers. Nanocell sound reduction technology ensures near-silent running at all times.

The Samsung P580 exhibits a stunning 'comfort-grip' chassis, featuring a stylish and modern-looking rubber paint which makes the device extremely hard-wearing and scratch-resistant. The device's good look is also resistant to shock damage as the chassis is protected by a free-fall sensor which freezes applications to protect the notebook if dropped.

The non-gloss HD LED backlit LCD display is easy on the eye. The Isolate Keyboard features 17-key, full-sized numeric keypads which make typing and calculating really easy.

Samsung's P580 notebook has been designed to give users the reassurance and peace-of-mind that its data will be protected wherever it is. The model features a host of security features including Phoenix FailSafe, a theft-deterrent service that offers users the ability to protect, track and manage their notebook, should it be stolen or lost. If data is compromised, users can retrieve and erase any critical material remotely – ensuring that thieves cannot view sensitive documents. Users are also able to secure their data with both BIOS and HDD passwords*.

Samsung's new notebook claims a number of new features which makes it a pleasure to use. Connecting to the Internet could not be easier as the device offers Wi-Fi or LAN, high speed USB 2.0 or eSATA connection, allowing users to share files quickly and easily. eSATA connectivity is supported by an external HDD, allowing the reading and writing of data at a speed of up to 3Gb per second, while enhanced Bluetooth 2.1 featuring Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) transmission makes paring of devices swift and easy.

The USB 2.0 port can also be used to charge other external devices such as mobile phones or MP3 players – even if the notebook is switched off - perfect for business travelers who need to charge devices whilst they rest.
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*Phoenix FailSafe is available as a free 30 day trial version.


Samsung P580 Product Specifications

Processor
Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 330M (2.13 GHz, 3 MB)
Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 350M (2.26 GHz, 3 MB)
Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 350M (2.26 GHz, 3 MB)
Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 430M (2.26 GHz, 3 MB)
Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 520M (2.40 GHz, 3 MB)

Chipset
HM55

Memory
2 GB (DDR3 / 2GB x 1)
3GB (DDR3 / 1GB x 1 + 2GB x 1 )
4GB (DDR3 / 2GB x 2)

LCD
15.6" HD LED Backlit Display (Non Gloss)

Graphic Processor
nVIDIA GeForce GT 330M (Ext. Graphic) *Factory Option

Graphic Memory
1GB gDDR3 (Ext. Graphic) *Factory Option

Connectivity
4*USB2.0 / (eSATA + USB included)/ (Chargeable USB included), Serial Port / Docking Port

Wireless Lan
802.11bg/n* *Factory Option

Bluetooth
Bluetooth 2.1 + Enhanced Data Rate*

Size/Weight
371 x 255.5 x 29.9~35.3mm / 2.5Kg

Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

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Samsung announces P580 business notebook with Core i3 / i5 and matte screen