Samsung Electronics has announced the launch of its newest notebook computer series, the Samsung R30 series featuring the R430 and R530 and the Samsung R80 series including the R480, R580 and R780.

“With Samsung’s new notebook models, we’re excited to deliver a both stylish design and high performance,” said Todd Bouman director of product marketing at Samsung Electronics Information Technology Division. “Combining a range of wireless connectivity options and LED backlit displays, these products are ideal to be used both as mobile devices as well as desktop replacements for all-day use.”

Available in Samsung’s “Touch of Color” gradation with various patterns and including a Blu-Ray optical drive in the R480 and R580, these laptops are ideal for watching movies both at home and on the go. Additionally, the NVIDIA GeForce graphics card included in the R580 and R780 will appeal to the gamers. The HD LED backlit displays (17.3” – R780, 15.6” – R580, 14.0” – R480) provides sharp and bold colors with a proper 16:9 aspect ratio.

Based on the Intel Core i5 430M processor, the 80 series comes equipped with a 500 GB hard drive, a 1.3 MP Web cam and integrated microphone.

Also, available in Samsung’s “Touch of Color” gradation with various patterns in stylish white and red respectively, the Samsung R430 and Samsung R530 are built using the Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 processor and contain a 320GB hard drive. They each pack 4GB DDR3 memory and an Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics card. The R530 also comes equipped with a 17-key numeric keypad.

The R430 and R530 will sell at an MSRP of $670 and the

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