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Samsung NP530U3C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 390 reviews of Samsung NP530U3C. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and design. The portability and usability also get good comments, but the energy efficiency and connectivity get mixed opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP530U3C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Samsung NP530U3C from 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 Opinions about the size and design are overall positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reliability and connectivity, while there are some mixed opinions about the battery and durability.

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68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung 530U3C 13.3-inch Ultrabook (Silver) - (Intel Core i5 3317UM 1.7GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Samsung 530U3C 13.3-inch Ultrabook (Silver) - (Intel Core i5 3317UM 1.7GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics,

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Felix Sold (

Review Samsung Series 5 530U3C-A01DE Ultrabook


Ultrabook update. We reviewed the Samsung Series 5 530U3B-A01DE i

Elegant design; USB 3.0 and HDMI; Matte screen; Good brightness & illumination; Easy maintenance; Application performance; Battery life

VGA adapter no longer included; Screen’s limited opening angle; Contrast and high black value; No Turbo during load; No full-blown solid state drive; Increased temperature rates

Various ultrabooks with a 13.3 inch screen and Intel’s new processors that are sent into the second round. Among others, Toshiba’s Portégé Z930 and Satellite Z930 ultrabooks, Asus’ Zenbook UX31A featuring a Full HD screen or Acer’s Aspire S3 that is...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: DisappointedInKY (

I was taken


I bought this laptop BRAND NEW, from Newegg, but it came with dead USB ports. I have worked in manufacturing and I know that it is shameful if Samsung passed this unit without inspection, so either Newegg sold me a unit that needed refurbishing at NEW...

Product is great, it is sleek, LIGHT, powerful and durable. Go buy it anywhere else other than Newegg

the screen doesnot open beyond 200 degrees

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Megan (

Samsung NP530U3C-A03UK


The laptop itself is great, and seems to be the best value for money when compared to similar featured laptops on the market

The issue is that within weeks off getting this the laptop battery completely failed. Although this was probably a manufacturers fault in the particular laptop I bought, I had a bad experience with it & therefore would be hesitant to recommend this...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Jo (

Samsung NP530U3C-A03UK


It's pink! Fabulous. Handy size / weight to carry around. Fast start up - really useful

None that I've found

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Paul (

Samsung NP530U3C-A03UK


Bought this for my daughter for University, it's been a big hit

Lack of Optical drive

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Simon (

Samsung NP530U3C-A04UK


Powerful & compact machine with a high quality feel

None found so far

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Diane (

Samsung NP530U3C-A03UK


Gorgeous looking product and battery life is good. I love the colour and style of the conputer. Is does what I need it to do and has lots of girly features :-)

Is it worth the money? Possibly not unless you are like me and love pink things :-) you can get other computers cheaper if you go for a bulkier one and in a different colour

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Alison (

Samsung NP530U3C-A03UK


compact, light

Windows 8 ; Programs load slowly or not at all. That sentence took 2 minutes to type. Have excellent wifi here so am blaming Windows 8 entirely. I will now have to take this new laptop to an expert to fix it. Not happy

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Amanda (

Samsung NP530U3C-A03UK


So slim and light

Windows 8 taking getting used to

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Victoria (

Samsung NP530U3C-A03UK


Lightweight, easy to move around with, fast start-up

The computer blue screened after three weeks! Also Windows 8 is far too complicated and the mouse tracker is not very smooth

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1280 x 800
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 1.3
Rear camera: No


Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.65
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO) / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: No


4G:No / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G standards:WiMAX

Other features

Thunderbolt technology: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1 / 2


Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32 / 8
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 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L-RS-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / 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:54619 / 54834 / 65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 72055 / I5-3317U
Processor package size:31


Cable lock slot type:Kensington


Hard drive 2 capacity:500
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16 / 24
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500