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Samsung Brings Blu-ray Notebooks to Best Buy

Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced that it will launch its new line of multimedia R80 series notebooks at Best Buy stores and on BestBuy.com on March 7, 2010.

According to the statement, the new line features Blu-ray Disc (BD) drives, nVIDIA GeForce graphics cards and Samsung’s Crystal Wave design.

For more information visit: www.samsung.com


Unedited press release follows:

Samsung Brings Premium Multimedia Notebook and Netbook Line to Best Buy

Retail Giant Features Samsung R80 Series Notebooks with Blu-ray Drives, Along With N210 Netbook Offering Options to Families and Students

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.–Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, will launch the new line of multimedia powerhouse R80 series notebooks at Best Buy stores and on BestBuy.com on March 7th. The new line features Blu-ray Disc drives, nVIDIA GeForce graphics cards and Samsung’s unique Crystal Wave design. Best Buy also features Samsung’s stylish N210 netbook currently on sale in stores.

“Best Buy continues to be an important retail partner for Samsung, and we’re excited to offer a range of notebook and netbook options to our customers that deliver exceptional craftsmanship and performance,” said Todd Bouman, director of product marketing at Samsung Electronics Information Technology Division. “True to Samsung’s unique, customer-focused design aesthetic, these mobile PCs are flexible enough to be used as mobile devices or desktop replacements for all-day use.”

MULTIMEDIA POWERHOUSE NOTEBOOKS
The R80 series of notebooks are perfect for watching movies both at home and on the go with a built in Blu-ray optical drive. Additionally, the nVIDIA GeForce graphics card included in the R580 and R780 will appeal to the gamer in any household. The HD LED displays (17.3” – R780, 15.6” – R580, 14.0” – R480) provide the sharpest images and boldest colors with a proper 16:9 aspect ratio. With a built-in Webcam and integrated microphone, they are ideal for use communicating with friends and family over Skype or other VoIP networks. With an HDMI output, these models are perfect for college students or anyone who wants to play Blu-ray movies or stream HD video directly to their TV.

“Samsung’s notebooks are a great addition to our computer assortment,” said Kelley Noreen, senior merchant at Best Buy, “especially for those customers who are looking for a multimedia PC experience.”

The R80 series will be available for sale at Best Buy beginning March 7:

•    R480: $729.99

•    R580: $829.99

•    R780: $929.99 (available exclusively on BestBuy.com)

A NETBOOK THAT BLENDS DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE
With its scratch-resistant, polished pearl white design, non-glare display and nearly full-sized island keyboard, the Samsung N210 netbook is both stylish and user friendly. The HyperSpace “Instant On” capability allows the device to turn on and immediately go online without waiting for Windows to boot, while the Samsung Battery Extender allows your PC to conserve more battery power. With 7 hours of battery life* and weighing just 2.82lbs., the Samsung N210 can be used for long periods, whether in the office or on the move.

The N210 is currently available at Best Buy for $379.

*These specs have been updated.

Samsung N210
•    CPU: Intel® Atom™ N450 Processor
•    Genuine Windows® 7 Starter Edition
•    Memory: 1GB DDR2
•    Screen: 10.1” WSVGA
•    Resolution: 1024 x 600
•    Graphics: Intel GMA 3150
•    Speakers: 3 W Stereo Speaker (1.5 W x 2)
•    Audio technology: HD Audio
•    Web camera: 0.3MP
•    Internal microphone
•    Hard Drive: 250GB 5400 RPM
•    Wireless LAN: 802.11bg/n
•    LAN: 10/100 Ethernet
•    2.82 lbs.

Samsung R480
•    CPU: Intel® Core™ i3 Processor
•    Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64bit)
•    Memory: 4GB (DDR3 / 2GB x 2)
•    Screen: 14.0” LED HD
•    Resolution: 1366 x 768
•    Graphics: Intel® GMA 4500MHD
•    Optical Drive: Blu-ray
•    Speakers: 3 W Stereo Speaker (1.5 W x 2)
•    Audio technology: HD Audio
•    Web camera: 0.3 MP
•    HDMI port
•    Hard Drive: 500GB 5400 RPM
•    Wireless LAN: 802.11bg/n
•    LAN: Gigabit Ethernet
•    5.07 lbs.

Samsung R580
•    CPU: Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
•    Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64bit)
•    Memory: 4GB (DDR3 / 2GB x 2)
•    Screen: 15.6″ LED HD
•    Resolution: 1366 x 768
•    Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce 310M
•    Optical Drive: Blu-ray
•    Speakers: 3 W Stereo Speaker (1.5 W x 2)
•    Audio technology: HD Audio
•    Web camera: 1.3 MP
•    HDMI port
•    Hard Drive: 500GB 5400 RPM
•    Wireless LAN: 802.11bg/n
•    LAN: Gigabit Ethernet
•    5.7 lbs.

Samsung R780
•    CPU: Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
•    Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64bit)
•    Memory: 4 GB (DDR3 / 2GB x 2)
•    Display: 17.3″ LED HD+
•    Resolution: 1600 x 900
•    Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
•    Optical Drive: Super Multi Dual Layer
•    Speakers: 4 W Stereo Speaker (2 W x 2)
•    Audio technology: HD Audio
•    Webcam: 1.3 MP
•    HDMI port
•    Hard Drive: 500GB 5400 RPM
•    Wireless LAN: 802.11bg/n
•    LAN: Gigabit Ethernet
•    Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
•    6.26 lbs.

About Samsung Electronics America Information Technology Division
Samsung’s Information Technology Division (ITD) is one of the fastest growing IT companies in the U.S., and is committed to serving the IT needs of consumers ranging from the home user to the Fortune 500 elite, and supports the valued channel partners who serve our customers. Offering innovative solutions and award-winning designs, Samsung ITD presents a complete line of award-winning color and mono-laser printing solutions, desktop monitors, notebook computers, digital signage solutions and projectors. Based in Ridgefield Park, N.J., ITD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). For more information, please visit www.samsung.com or call 1-800-SAMSUNG.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, digital consumer electronics and home appliance products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, MP3 players, digital imaging products, refrigerators and washing machines. A recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is the HDTV market leader in the U.S. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company is recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands. Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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