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Samsung NP530U3C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 419 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. Opinions about the screen and design are generally positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated. The energy efficiency and sound get critical opinions. There are some mixed views about the connectivity.

performance, portability, usability, design, screen

sound, energy

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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NP530U3C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Samsung NP530U3C 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 size and design. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. The battery and durability get mixed comments. The reliability and connectivity get less positive reviews.

performance, portability, usability, design, size

price, connectivity, reliability

68% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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,

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Felix Sold (notebookcheck.net)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

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...

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Jo (reevoo.com)

Samsung NP530U3C-A03UK

 

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

None that I've found.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Megan (reevoo.com)

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: Paul (reevoo.com)

Samsung NP530U3C-A03UK

 

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

Lack of Optical drive

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Diane (reevoo.com)

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.

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Simon (reevoo.com)

Samsung NP530U3C-A04UK

 

Powerful & compact machine with a high quality feel.

None found so far

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Jo (reevoo.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

Samsung NP530U3C-A03UK

 

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

Lack of Optical drive

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD, SoundAlive / HDA / Sound Alive / SoundAlive / SRS 3D Sound Effect
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:40 / 45 / 6100
Battery capacity (Watt hours):40 / 45
Battery life (max):6.5 / 7 / 7.5
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 / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1280 x 800
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 1.3
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:TCO 3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: No
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium / Black / Black, Grey / Black, Pink, Silver / Black, Silver / Brown / Brown, Silver / Grey / Pink / Silver / Titanium
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium / Aluminium, Plastic / Polycarbonate
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 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:100 / 40 / 45 / 60
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 900
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 model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:N
Keyboard language:English / German
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:80 / 81 / 84
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 4 / 6 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G LTE: No
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+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 / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3x / IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet / Ethernet, WLAN / 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 / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3x / IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
SIM card support: No
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 / 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 179921.3
Operating altitude:0 - 120078.7
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85 / 20 - 80 / 20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 85 / 20 - 80 / 20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60 / -24 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60 / -24 - 45

Optical Drive

Disc types supported: No
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD, SoundAlive / HDA / Sound Alive / SoundAlive / SRS 3D Sound Effect
Dimensions (WxDxH):12 x 9 x 1 / 12.4 x 8.62 x 0.693
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
GSM module: No
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: 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:No / Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Other features

Thunderbolt technology: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included:No / Yes
Cables included:AC / Yes
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
Interface adapters included:HDMI male - VGA female
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Package dimensions (WxDxH):15.6 x 13 x 3.23
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor: No
Electronic compass: No
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Orientation sensor: No
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 3.0 ports quantity:00
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
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
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:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:100 / 40 / 45 / 60
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM67 Express / Intel HM76 / Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 15 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM67 Express / Intel HM76 / Intel HM76 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2377M / I3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-2537M / I5-3317U / i5-3317UM / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor boost frequency:2.3 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.5 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2377M / I3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-2537M / I5-3317U / i5-3317UM / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
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
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100 / 100 C / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
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 HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / 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):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
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® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: 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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / 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 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:54619 / 54834 / 65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 72054 / 72055 / 72057
Processor code:SR03W / SR0CW / SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0XF / SR0XG / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter / S Player, S Galéria, S kamera, PowerDVD, Support Center, SW Update / S Player, S Gallery, S Camera, PowerDVD, Settings\nSupport Center, SW Update, Recovery / S Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nEvernote\nMicrosoft Office de prueba\nSettings\nCentro de soporte\nSoftware de actualización / Samsung AllShare, Samsung Easy File Transfer, Samsung Recovery Solution / Samsung Recovery Solution / Samsung SideSync, S Player, S Gallery, S Camera, Evernote, Settings, Support Center, SW Update, Recovery / Samsung SideSync\nS Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nEvernote\nMicrosoft Office\nRecovery\nNorton Internet Security (60 days)
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:Microsoft Office, Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security, Absolute Data Protection / Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup / Norton Online BackUp / Norton Online Backup, Absolute Data Protection

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC
Flash memory:24
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard drive 2 capacity:500
Hard Drive Capacity:1 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA, Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / SATA, Serial ATA II / Serial ATA II
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
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 128 / 24
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA / Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA / SATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 128 / 500 / 516 / 524

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Power supply type:AC/DC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.58 / 8.6 / 8.62 / 9
Depth (imperial):8.6
Height:0.587 / 0.693
Height (front):0.579 / 0.58 / 0.587 / 1
Height (front) (imperial):0.58
Height (rear):0.689 / 0.69 / 0.693 / 1
Height (rear) (imperial):0.69
Weight:2 / 3.2 / 3.26 / 3.28 / 3.31 / 3.35 / 4
Width:12.4 / 13
Width (imperial):12.4