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Samsung NP530U3B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 376 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the value for money and portability. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP530U3B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NP530U3B

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 41 user reviews of Samsung NP530U3B from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

performance, screen, portability, value for money, design

usability, sound

73% 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 530U 13.3-inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i5 2467M 1.6GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, WindoSamsung 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 64-bit)

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung NP530U3B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of Samsung NP530U3B from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

portability, performance, design, screen, keyboard

energy

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 5 NP530U3B-A02US 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Silver)Samsung Series 5 NP530U3B-A01US 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Silver)Samsung Series 5 NP530U3B-A01US 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Silver)

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Review Samsung 530U3B-A01DE Notebook

 

Ultra-cheap? A fast flash memory and a big HDD are paired in the

Elegant design; USB 3.0 and LAN port; High brightness; Matt screen; Good battery life

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

The outdoor suitable screen shows shortcomings in contrast and illumination.

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Samsung Series 5 Ultra NP530U3B-A02

 

The Samsung Series 5 Ultra NP530U3B-A02 is a handsome, capable ultrabook, but its price tag is difficult to justify given its unimpressive performance and more nimble competitors.

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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Samsung Series 5 Ultra NP530U3B (13-inch, 128GB SSD)

 

As the thin, sleek laptops otherwise known as ultrabooks continue to wend their way through the computing landscape, two things will start to matter more than anything else: design and price. The Samsung Series 5 Ultra is a line of ultrabooks priced...

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...

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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

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Samsung Series 5 530U3B review

 

Far from the perfect Ultrabook, but considering the few compromises and the low price it has a lot of appeal

Like many of its Ultrabook peers, though, image quality leaves something to be desired. It may be bright, but viewing angles are a touch narrow; skin tones are dogged with a cold, bluish tone; and the greyish blacks make for a low contrast ratio of...

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"Slim and sleek with VARIOUS ports and great performance"

 

I got the Ivy Bridge version of this ultrabook lying around and the boot-up time was fast, even with only the hybrid SSD. The i5-3317U CPU felt responsive and the matte 1366 x 768 display had excellent horizontal viewing angles but not vertical. I was...

Keyboard felt tactile and responsive and touchpad was responsive too. The matte screen has great horizontal viewing angles and speakers were extremely loud and clear sounding. The design felt premium with largely aluminum builds and numerous ports.

The keyboard isn't backlit and the touchpad still has individual plastic buttons like a good ol' laptop (it is multi-touch though). The battery life isn't as good as other ultrabooks and hibernate has been deleted (just like other ultrabooks).

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Broke After Two Days

 

The product was great while it was working (for two days only). After it failed, we had it checked out by Samsung and have an active ticket. They stated that there was a missing partician wall and it is not recoverable. So... we now have to have the...

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Broke After Two Days

 

The product was great while it was working (for two days only). After it failed, we had it checked out by Samsung and have an active ticket. They stated that there was a missing partician wall and it is not recoverable. So... we now have to have the...

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Works for me

 

I got this to replace a deceased Macbook Pro. Since I only got 4 years out of the Mac and wasn't gonna spend stupid money to replace it, I went with this. I like it. Wish it had backlit keys, and the power jack seems fragile. But for the price it's a...

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Works for me

 

I got this to replace a deceased Macbook Pro. Since I only got 4 years out of the Mac and wasn't gonna spend stupid money to replace it, I went with this. I like it. Wish it had backlit keys, and the power jack seems fragile. But for the price it's a...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
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
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

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

General Features

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

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD Graphics 3000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM65
Processor:Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-2467M
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