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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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and performance. The portability and price also get good feedback, but the energy efficiency and touchpad get critical views.

usability, price, portability, performance, design

reliability, sound, touchpad, energy

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of Samsung NP3530EC from 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 Views about the size and design are generally positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback. Opinions about the screen and usability are mixed. There are some critical comments about the energy efficiency and battery.

price, portability, performance, design, size

reliability, battery, energy

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

This summary is based on the products: Navitech Red Ruby Windows 8 Laptop/ Notebook/ Ultrabook Case Cover Bag For The SAMSUNG Series 3 NP3530EC, SAMSUNG Series 3 3530E 15.6"Navitech Red Ruby Windows 8 Laptop/ Notebook/ Ultrabook Case Cover Bag For The SAMSUNG Series 3 NP3530EC, SAMSUNG Series 3 3530E 15.6"

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: jenny (

Samsung Series 3 3530E


needed two new hard drives in just over one year

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Alastair (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

Samsung Series 3 3530E


Good speck for price.

Only lasted a problems and kept crashing.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Thomas (

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 (

Samsung Series 3 3530E


Easy to use and reliable


Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Helen (

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


Front Camera: No
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera: No


Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Island-style keyboard: Yes

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
USB Sleep-and-Charge: No


Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor B800 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:52224 / 65700 / 65708 / 67193 / 70927 / B970
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B)