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alaTest has collected and analyzed 366 reviews of Samsung NP530U3B. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and usability. The design and portability are also appreciated. There are mixed opinions on the connectivity and durability. Some have doubts about the sound and battery.

performance, portability, design, usability, price

battery, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP530U3B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NP530U3B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of Samsung NP530U3B from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the screen and touchpad. The reliability and portability also get good comments, but some have doubts about the connectivity and sound.

performance, portability, reliability, touchpad, screen

usability, durability, sound, connectivity

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 5 530U3B 13.3 inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i5 2467M 1.6GHz, 4Gb RAM, 500Gb HDD, 16GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 6Samsung Series 5 530U3B 13.3 inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i5 2467M 1.6GHz, 4Gb RAM, 500Gb HDD, 16GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 6

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung NP530U3B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Samsung NP530U3B from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and design. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the energy efficiency.

portability, performance, usability, design, price

energy

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 5 NP530U3B-A01US 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Silver)Samsung Series 5 NP530U3B-A01US 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Silver)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung 530U3B-A01DE Notebook

 

Ultra-cheap? A fast flash memory and a big HDD are paired in the new ultrabook 530U3B from Samsung. The slim notebook comes with a bright and matt 13.3 inch screen. At a street price of below EUR 800, it belongs to the cheaper representatives of the...

Elegant design, USB 3.0 and LAN port, High brightness, Matt screen, Good battery life, The elegant and compact build of Samsung's 530U3B meets our taste

Display hinges allow the screen to teeter, SSD cache only; no full-fledged SSD, Low image contrast, A full-fledged SSD as the drive

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Ahmer Kazi (pcmag.com)

Samsung Series 5 Ultra NP530U3B-A02

 

The Samsung Series 5 Ultra NP530U3B-A02 is a handsome, capable ultrabook, but its $1,100 price tag is difficult to justify.

Full-size HDMI port. Supports WiDi. Sleek, lightweight chassis.

Keyboard isn't backlit. Some flexing on the lid. Unremarkable battery life. So-so performance.

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Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Samsung 530U3BI review: Samsung 530U3BI

 

The 13-inch Samsung Series 5 Ultra NP530U3B is a more affordable ultrabook than the executive-line Series 9, and has plenty of ports crammed into its sleek body. Get the hard-drive version, and you'll shave an extra $150 off the price.

The touch pad, keyboard, and battery life aren't as excellent as you'd expect from a laptop this attractive-looking, and a plastic feel throughout makes it feel like a step down from a MacBook Air, which it is, in price.

Samsung's finally made an affordable ultrabook, and the 13-inch Series 5 Ultra is a well-priced and far slimmer product than its 14-inch cousin. Still, it's not a runaway bargain, and it feels like corners have been cut in adapting it from the stellar...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Series 5 13in (530U3B) review

 

Exactly what we were looking for in an Ultrabook, and although not perfect, it's very reasonably priced

Mar, 2012

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Series 5 530U3B review

 

It has barely been a year since Intel launched its Ultrabook specification, but we're already seeing plenty of variety from different manufacturers and, refreshingly, prices are slowly beginning to drop. Samsung's Series 5 could be considered a second...

Exactly what we were looking for in an Ultrabook, and although not perfect, it's very reasonably priced

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Samsung Series 5 NP530U3B-A02IN

 

The Samsung Series 5 NP530U3B-A02IN is an ultraportable notebook equipped with great features. It has a super slim stylish design and weighs just 1.39 Kgs. This Samsung Notebook supports Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit) Operating System meant...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Preetom Goswami (techmagnifier.com)

Samsung Series 5 13in (530U3B) Review

 

Being an illustrious brand, Samsung is known for offering flawless computing gadgets since long time. This time the company has come up with a new notebook, 5 13in (530U3B). It depicts a perfect blend of both performance and design.

Advanced processor ; Eye-catching display ; Light in weight

Not so impressive battery life ; Touchpad and keyboard should have been better

Samsung Series 5 13in (530U3B) Review tells us that buyers will find this ultrabook an average one. The features of this ultrabook can be found in other many such devices and that too at budget-friendly price. The battery life is not at par with many...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Preetom Goswami (techmagnifier.com)

Samsung Series 5 13in 530U3B Review, Price in India.

 

Samsung 5 13in (530U3B) is an advanced ultrabook with some decent features. It has a sleek & classy design and a bright display.

• Advanced processor ; • Eye-catching display ; • Light in weight

• Not so impressive battery life ; • Touchpad and keyboard should have been better

Samsung Series 5 13in (530U3B) Review tells us that buyers will find this ultrabook an average one. The features of this ultrabook can be found in other many such devices and that too at budget-friendly price. The battery life is not at par with many...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Techmagnifier (techmagnifier.com)

Samsung Series 5 13.3 inch Ultrabook Review, Price in India.

 

Samsung Series 5 13.3 inch Ultrabook is the latest offering from the company. It is fast and runs on Intel Core i5-2467M Processor.

• Based on Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) & has Intel Core i5-2467M Processor ; • 1.6 Ghz speed CPU ; • Physical dimensions include, 13.3” screen size, with resolution of 1366×768 and 300 nits of brightness ; • Has DDR3 RAM of 4GB ; • Storage...

• In order to remain in the lower tier of price tags, Samsung has included 500GB HDD + 16GB SSD instead of pure Flash Based SSD. It is a known fact that Solid state drives are anytime better in laptop as they offer faster transfer rate and awakening...

Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook has affordability and light weight factors associated with it; therefore people that are looking to buy an affordable range for their ‘on the go’ needs prefer this. This comes with portability factor along with light weight...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Laptops.co.uk (laptops.co.uk)

NP530U3B

 

The Samsung Series 5 is the perfect light laptop for those who want to add a low price into the mix of decent power and good portability. It's a great alternative to some of the premium Ultrabooks out there and makes some smart compromises.

Low Price for an Ultrabook, Good Touchpad and Keyboard, Plenty of Connectivity

No SSD, Plastic Chassis, Heavier than other UltraBooks

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / 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 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:45 / 6100
Battery capacity (Watt hours):45
Battery life (max):6.5
Battery performance:6100
Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:N

Certificates

Certification:TCO3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium / Black / Brown / Grey / Pink / Red / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Metal
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:13 / 13.3
Display number of colors:16.77
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard number of keys:80 / 81
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

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

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-24 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-24 - 45

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / SoundAlive
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
GSM module: No
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y / Yes
Indication light: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
Number of Speakers:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Electronic compass: No
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
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
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 16 / 17
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2367M / I5-2467M / I7-2637M
Processor boost frequency:2.3 / 2.8
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.6 / 1.7
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2367M / I5-2467M / I7-2637M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: 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: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:54618 / 56858 / 59798
Processor code:SR0CV / SR0D6
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User / HDD, User / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User / HDD, User / Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter / Easy File Share, Easy Migration, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Samsung Service Centre, WildTangent Game Console, \nWindows Live, Norton Online Backup (30-day Trial)\nSkype, Settings Easy Launcher Software / Easy File Share, Easy Migration, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Samsung Support Center, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, WildTangent Game Console, Windows Live, Skype, Easy Settings, Software Launcher / Easy File Share\nEasy Migration\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nCentro assistenza Samsung\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nWildTangent Game Console\nWindows Live\nNorton Online Backup\nSkype / Samsung Recovery Solution / Universal Printer / Scanner Driver, Easy File Share,\nEasy Migration, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Samsung Support Center, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, WildTangent Game Console, Windows Live, Skype, Easy Settings, Software Launcher, Samsung Recovery Solution / Universal Printer / Scanner Driver\nEasy File Share\nEasy Migration\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nSamsung Support Center\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nWildTangent Game Console\nWindows Live\nNorton Online Backup\nSkype\nEasy Settings\nSoftware Launcher / Windows 2000, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows XP Home
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security (60-day trial) / Norton Online BackUp / Norton Online Backup, Norton Internet Security, Absolute Data Protection

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:16
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 16
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 500 / 516

Technical Details

Display Type:LCD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13 / 8.58 / 8.6 / 8.62 / 9
Depth (imperial):8.6
Height:0.587 / 3.23
Height (front):0.579 / 0.58 / 0.587 / 0.693 / 1
Height (front) (imperial):0.58
Height (rear):0.689 / 0.69 / 0.693 / 1
Height (rear) (imperial):0.69
Weight:2 / 3.06 / 3.13 / 3.15 / 3.2 / 3.24 / 3.84 / 3.86 / 5.34
Width:12.4 / 12.7 / 13 / 15.6
Width (imperial):12.4