Samsung 15.6" R580 Multimedia Notebook

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Futuremark PCMark Vantage

We ran the machine through Futuremark’s latest system performance metric, PCMark Vantage. This benchmark suite creates a host of different usage scenarios to simulate different types of workloads including HD TV and movie playback and manipulation, gaming, image editing and manipulation, music compression, communications, and productivity. We like the fact that most of the tests are multi-threaded as well, in order to exploit the additional resources offered by multi-core processors.

As we alluded to earlier, this machine is a real number cruncher. It handled multimedia with aplomb, and gaming was also strong. It seemed perfectly capable of handling complex tasks. But ask it to do something simple like boot-up or load Microsoft Paint, and we're stuck waiting for an inexcusably long amount of time. The R580 managed to beat every machine in this list save for the Core i7 rig (expected), proving that it has no problems with multi-threaded workloads.

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