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Samsung NP530U3B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 338 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. People really like the price and usability. The design and portability also get good views. Many are critical about the sound, and there are some mixed reviews about the connectivity and battery.

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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 87/100 = 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 are impressed by the screen and touchpad. The reliability and portability are also appreciated, but there are some negative views about the connectivity and sound.

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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, 2016

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 are impressed by the price and design. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive views about the energy efficiency.

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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, 2016

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 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

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, 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: 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: 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

Camera

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

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:54618 / 56858 / 59798 / I5-2467M
Processor package size:31

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500