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Samsung Q530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Samsung Q530. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the durability and portability. The design and screen also get good reviews. There are mixed views on the size and price. Some have doubts about the sound and usability.

performance, screen, design, portability, durability

usability, 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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Samsung Q530 from 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 Reviewers really like the design. Some have doubts about the image quality and performance.


performance, image quality

100% of the reviews on 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)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (

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 (

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 (

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: (

Samsung Q530 laptop review


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

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 by: ajfernandez (

Audio problems


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

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: jrsmick (

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 by: punstress (

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 by: MKIVGLIGuy (

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 by: reberobi (

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 by: Shell71 (

great computer


no cons all pros works great love it very user friendly

Bright display, Durable, Inexpensive, Lightweight

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Display Surface:Gloss


Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 47341 / 49020 / 49022
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28