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Samsung NP530U3C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 389 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 opinions. Reviews about the energy efficiency and connectivity are different.

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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 86/100 = 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. Views about the size and design are overall positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and connectivity. There are some mixed views about the battery and durability.

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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 NP530U3C-A09UK Intel ® 1800 MHz 500 GB 6144 MB Hybrid Hard Drive HD GRAPH. 4000Samsung Series 5 530U3C 13.3-inch Notebook (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Windows 7 Professional)

Feb, 2016

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...

Oct, 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

Consumer review by: Simon (reevoo.com)

Samsung NP530U3C-A04UK

 

Powerful & compact machine with a high quality feel

None found so far

Aug, 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

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Alison (reevoo.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

Samsung NP530U3C-A03UK

 

So slim and light

Windows 8 taking getting used to

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Victoria (reevoo.com)

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

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Display

Display Surface:Matt

Graphics

Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 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 Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor package size:31