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Samsung NP3530EC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 reviews of Samsung NP3530EC. 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. Reviews about the design and performance are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the energy efficiency and touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP3530EC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NP3530EC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of Samsung NP3530EC from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the size and design are overall positive. The performance and portability also get good reviews. There are mixed reviews on the screen and usability. The energy efficiency and battery get critical reviews.

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79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: jenny (reevoo.com)

Samsung Series 3 3530E

 

needed two new hard drives in just over one year

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Alastair (reevoo.com)

Samsung Series 3 3530E

 

it looks ok

I am not sure if its windows 8 or the computer, but shockwave is terible

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: June (reevoo.com)

Samsung Series 3 3530E

 

Like this laptop, Its feels good and the keyboard is very comfortable.

Hate, hate windows 8!

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Andrew (reevoo.com)

Samsung Series 3 3530E

 

It's quick plenty of storage and easy to use once you get use to windows 8

None so far

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Gillian (reevoo.com)

Samsung 3530EC NP3530EC-A0LDX

 

Smart styling, looks classy. Quick response to commands, Anti glare screen so no reflection is excellent - one reason why I chose it. Good keyboard, and lots of connectivity options

Ironically anti glare screen requires care - I got a mark on it after a day. However,- friend gave me a tip - breathing on it, and gentle wipe with microfibre cloth - no liquid -got it off. Also I didn't know not to use it on the mains as that drains...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Ron (reevoo.com)

Samsung Series 3 3530E

 

Good solid design and looks smart.

This laptop would have been rated much better if it did not come with Windows 8 which is complicated and cumbersome. After a month I am still struggling with it so for speed I turn to my ipad. Why complicate a perfectly good windows 7?

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: William (reevoo.com)

Samsung Series 3 3530E

 

Good speck for price.

Only lasted a week.software problems and kept crashing.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Thomas (reevoo.com)

Samsung Series 3 3530E

 

No caps lock light or Num lock light Internal microphone muffled sound - cannot rectify- impossible location No start button on Windows 8 Poor graphics card for Skype Annoying Windows 8 technology

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Ailsa (reevoo.com)

Samsung Series 3 3530E

 

Easy to use and reliable

Heavy

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Helen (reevoo.com)

Samsung Series 3 3530E

 

Keyboard is well organised and the keys are easy to use for long lengths of time.

Weight. Keypad very sensitive and opens Windows 8 'pop ups' when you don't want them to! Windows 8 is a challenge.

May, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / SoundAlive
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400 / 48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):6.3
Battery performance:4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:TCO 3.0 / TCO`3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Silver / Grey / Silver / Titanium
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Polycarbonate
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard number of keys:104
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / SoundAlive
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Package depth:11.8
Package height:3.7
Package weight:7.08
Package width:19.6
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Line-in: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge:N
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM75 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM75 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:B820 / B970 / I3-2328M / I3-3110M / I5-2410M / I5-3210M
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3.1
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.7 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:B820 / B970 / I3-3110M / I5-2410M / I5-3210M
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor B800 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / rPGA988B / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:J1 / L1 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
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:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:52224 / 63915 / 65700 / 65708 / 67193
Processor code:SR0J2 / SR0N0 / SR0N2 / SR0TC
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B)
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Password protection:BIOS, HDD / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / Y

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.57
Height:1.36
Height (front):1.14 / 1.17 / 1.36
Height (rear):1.37 / 1.39
Weight:5.03 / 5.07
Width:14.5