Laptop Price : N70,000
Laptop Samsung R530 4GB Intel Core I3 HDD 320GB – This varies on availability at the store.
Gigabyte computer solutions is located along Ibrahim Taiwo road, opposite MTN office, Ilorin Kwara state.
The Samsung R530 seems somehow familiar to us. The plastic look with a patterned surface, reserved and almost unadventurous details and a typist-friendly keyboard. We know all these characteristics from the Samsung P530 Pro, also in 15.6″ format. The base unit is in fact identical, however, the consumer model before us has a glossy display screen as well as completely different processor-, graphics- and chipset equipment.
The completely unpainted surfaces have a pleasant matte finish and are for the most part adorned with a haptic pattern. On the palm rests is the one uneven grain texture that has the feel of coarse leather. However, the plastic feel remains. The drab optics don’t try to grab attention with sportive details or high-gloss surfaces. There are however details on the case which make the R530 visually appealing.
The pattern on the lid is made up of small and even quadrates. That gives a nice visual effect as every small building-block casts a uniform shadow. We were very pleased with the nice and impervious haptics. Fingerprints can’t settle down anywhere here.
In terms of its connections, the R530 has exactly what a simple and reserved notebook should have, and that’s not much. The connections are almost all bundled on the left side of the case. In addition to the power connection, we find there a VGA (D-Sub), a USB port, an Ethernet connection, two audio plugins and an HDMI port. The card reader is inconspicuously housed on the front.
The placement of the plug-ins seems reasonable to us. The two USB 2.0 ports on the right are placed far back. The USB cable for peripherals (printer, mouse, etc.) can be led out back. If one plugs in an external USB mouse here, there won’t be any conflict with device cables. The bulky cable a la VGA, power and Ethernet on the left side are also placed so far back that they will very rarely get in the way.
A radio module from Atheros (AR9285) goes to work in the Samsung R530. This supports the fastest transfer-standard Draft-N (300 Mbit in theory). But the wired network card doesn’t offer Gigabit-Ethernet (Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E). Bluetooth isn’t onboard.