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Samsung Q530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Samsung Q530. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The design and screen also get good feedback. The sound and size get negative views, and there are some mixed opinions about the image quality.

performance, screen, design, price, portability

usability, size, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung Q530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Q530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Samsung Q530 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design, but some have doubts about the image quality and performance.

design

performance, image quality

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Q530 15.6 inch Laptop, Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 4Gb, 500Gb, DVDSMDL, WLAN, Bt 3.0, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium (Black)Samsung Q530 15.6 inch Laptop, Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 4Gb, 500Gb, DVDSMDL, WLAN, Bt 3.0, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium (Black)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Samsung JA02 review: Samsung JA02

 

Matte screen; roomy keyboard and touch pad; helpful support tools.

More expensive than it should be; desktop-clogging bloatware.

Though it has some useful software tools, there's nothing special about the Samsung NP-N210-JA02US's components or performance. At $379, it's much more expensive than comparable Netbooks.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Q530

 

We take a look at Samsung's 'thin and light' 15.6-inch laptop.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Q530 review

 

The Q530 has everything you need - a decent display, dedicated graphics and near-desktop performance, plus a great design - but it's too expensive

Nov, 2010

Expert review by (v3.co.uk)

Samsung Q530 laptop review

 

Samsung Q530 laptop review,A stylish 15.6in laptop with Nvidia graphics, technology news from Dan Worth at v3.co.uk

Great design; large, comfortable and responsive keyboard; large screen with crisp display

Small trackpad; expensive compared to the Q330; too large for on-the-go use

A large, well-designed and reasonably fast machine, the Q530 is likely to appeal to those after a desktop replacement. But the office is very much where the device will stay given its size and battery life, and we can see many business users opting for...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review (pcrush.com)

Audio problems

 

When playing music, videos (mp3, avi, etc), output audio is not good because it has discontinuity, ?faltering?

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (pcrush.com)

Not as Advertised

 

If you look at the specs they don't even mention the CPU. If you read the promo material you'd think it comes with an i5 but how many cores? Well, unless Windoze Device Manager is confused, the unit sitting on my desk has an i3 quad core CPU. I don't...

Bright display, Built-In Speakers, Inexpensive, Lightweight, Realistic color

cpu not as advertised

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (pcrush.com)

I'm very happy with my purchase!

 

My Q530 is beautiful! The screen is so sharp and vibrant. It's fast and up to date. It could be smaller and lighter, ideally, but it's not big and heavy by any means. I had one problem with the Wifi not working outside my home when I first got it. I...

Bright display, Helpful tech support, Inexpensive, Lightweight

could use 1 more usb

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (pcrush.com)

Sweet Laptop

 

this laptop is great for everything i love the performance, functionality, and ease of use. you cant find a much crisper HD screen! overall, i am more than impressed with it.

Bright display, Built-In Speakers, clear crisp hd screen, Durable, Inexpensive, Lightweight, Realistic color

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (pcrush.com)

very nice

 

light weight for the size, i just got it but so far it's great

Bright display, Built-In Speakers, Durable, Inexpensive, Lightweight, Realistic color

Jul, 2011

Consumer review (pcrush.com)

great computer

 

no cons all pros works great love it very user friendly

Bright display, Durable, Inexpensive, Lightweight

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA / SRS / SRS 3D
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery performance:4400
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:8
Display Surface:Gloss
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 310M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard number of keys:103 / 104
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone

Memory

Internal memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA / SRS
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Dimensions (WxDxH):15 x 10 x 1.28
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Fast
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100-240V
Power supply type:AC - DC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:5.2
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / WiFi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I3-350M / i3-370M / i5-450M / I5-520M
Processor boost frequency:2.66 / 2.93
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx
Processor frequency:2.26 / 2.4
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-350M / i3-370M / i5-450M / I5-520M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / BGA956 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 47341 / 49020 / 49022
Processor code:SLBPL / SLBTZ / SLBUK
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Reader\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Content Share\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy File Share\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy Resolution Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nSamsung Support Center\nSamsung Update Plus / Samsung Magic Doctor, Samsung Update Plus, Easy Display Manger, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Microsoft Office Professional 2007, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10
Height:1.28
Height (front):1.06
Height (rear):1.28
Weight:5.2
Width:15 / 152.8