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Samsung Q530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Samsung Q530. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and portability. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the size and price. The sound and usability get less positive reviews.

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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Review analysis

(Based on 36 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Q530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 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. The image quality and performance get critical comments.

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 Notebook, Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 4Gb, 500Gb, DVDSMDL, WLAN, Bt 3.0, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium (Black)

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Q530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Samsung Q530 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and battery. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical comments about the portability and price.

performance, design, screen, battery, durability

price, portability

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Q530-JA02 15-Inch Laptop (Brilliant Black)Samsung Q530-JA01 15-Inch Laptop (Brilliant Black)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Samsung Q530 JA02

 

Editors' note: This review is part of our , which covers specific fixed configurations of popular systems found in retail stores.

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
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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: Niall Magennis (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Q530 review

 

The Samsung Q530 is a great-looking laptop that offers powerful performance. We wish its screen had a sharper resolution, though.

Good 3D performance ; Fast processor ; Impressive keyboard ; Slick design

Screen resolution could be better

There's plenty to like about the Samsung Q530. It has a sexy design, well-balanced specification and decent battery life. Overall, though, it's not quite as an impressive as the smaller Q330.

Sep, 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 by: ajfernandez (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 by: jrsmick (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 by: punstress (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 by: MKIVGLIGuy (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 by: reberobi (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
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Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 310M / GeForce GT 330M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM55 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I3
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I3-330M / I3-350M
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