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Samsung Q530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the build quality and value for money. The design and portability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the sound and resolution.

screen, portability, design, value for money, build quality

resolution, 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 24 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Samsung Q530


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Samsung Q530 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

performance, design, screen, battery, reliability

value for money

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

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Audio problems


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

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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


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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

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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

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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

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great computer


no cons all pros works great love it very user friendly

Bright display, Durable, Inexpensive, Lightweight

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Verry Excellent Samsung Product


Best laptop I've ever owned. Had A Sony and I personally feel Samsung makes a very comparable if not better product. It would have been sweet if it came with a factory built in blu-ray player or burner and louder speakers which is why i gave this...

beautiful LED screen, Bright display, Built-In Speakers, Durable, Fast start-up, Inexpensive, Lightweight, Realistic color

no Blu-ray, Speakers not very loud

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Samsung Q530


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

While the physical connectivity covers the basics okay, the Q530 does lack in a few departments. There's no eSATA for instance, and only three USB ports despite the ample space for a fourth. That said, with HDMI and VGA on-board, the Q530 should...

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Samsung Q530 review


The Q530 is another beautifully made laptop from Samsung, with a graphite-effect lid and silver keyboard panel that's uncluttered by excess buttons or LED lights. Its beauty isn't skin deep, either: inside you'll find an Intel Core i3 350M processor...

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


Product Specifications


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


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


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

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No


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


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