Samsung today expanded its professional mobile offering with the P580
, a 15.6-inch notebook. The new machine targets business users who Samsung says expect "practicality coupled with performance and a price that won't break the bank." Sadly, the company hasn't released any pricing information, so you'll just have to take their word for it at this point.
The P580 can be configured with five different Intel Core i3 and i5 processors (up to the i5-520M), 2GB to 4GB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce GT 330M graphics with 1GB of GDDR3 VRAM, four USB 2.0 ports (one eSATA combo), Serial and Docking ports, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, and a full-sized numeric keypad. The laptop's 1,366x768 LED-backlit display defies conformity, opting for a matte finish instead of the all-too-trendy glossy look.
Also, the machine is coated in rubber to boost its likelihood of repelling scratches and clumsy mishaps. Naturally, Windows 7 Professional comes preloaded onto the HDD, but Samsung hasn't revealed what drive capacities will be available – nor when the P580 will ship.