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Samsung NP530U4B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews of Samsung NP530U4B. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the design and price are overall positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but the energy efficiency and battery get mixed reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP530U4B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Samsung NP530U4B from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviews about the usability and reliability are generally positive. The price and portability also get good comments.

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90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 5 530U4B 14 inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i5 2467M 1.6GHz, 4Gb RAM, 500GB HDD, 16Gb SSD, DVD-SM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Samsung Series 5 530U4B 14 inch Ultrabook - Silver (Intel Core i3 2367M 1.40 GHz, 6Gb RAM, 500Gb HDD, DVD SuperMulti DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, WindowSamsung Series 5 530U4B 14 inch Ultrabook - Silver (Intel Core i5 2467M 1.6GHz, 6Gb RAM, 500Gb HDD, 16Gb SSD, DVD SuperMulti DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Daniel Howley (

Samsung Series 5 Ultra


The Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch is a solid-performing Windows 8 Ultrabook with good sound, but beware of those sharp edges.

Accurate touch screen; Crisp sound quality; Solid and slim brushed aluminum design

Sharp edges; Keyboard feels stiff and not backlit

Click to EnlargeThe Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch lives up to its name in some ways, providing an accurate touch screen for navigating Windows 8 along with good overall performance and above-average audio quality. And while the battery life could be...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (

Samsung Series 5 Ultra (NP530U4B-A01US)


A 14-inch screen and built-in DVD burner make the Samsung Series 5 Ultra (NP530U4B-A01US) stand out from the ultrabook crowd.

Optical drive and 14-inch screen top generic ultrabooks. Hybrid hard drive system almost as fast as SSDs, with more space. WiDi

No big advantage in weight or battery life over ultraportables and 14-inch slimlines

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (

Samsung 530U4BI review: Samsung 530U4BI


The Samsung Series 5 is a fairly slim midsize laptop with decent battery life and plenty of features, including dual USB 3.0 ports.

Samsung calls this an ultrabook, but with a DVD drive, a 500GB platter hard drive, and a weight of nearly 4 pounds, it really doesn't fit the ultrabook mold.

If you ignore the ultrabook branding and instead think of this as a somewhat slim midsize, mainstream laptop, the 14-inch Samsung Series 5 is a fine example of the form.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (

14-inch Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook review (NP530U4B-A01U)


Samsung unveils 13- and 14-inch Series 5 Ultrabooks, starting at $899 (hands-on) Samsung unveils redesigned Series 5 laptops with 13- and 15-inch

Thin and light for a 14-inch laptop ; Fast boot-up and resume times, runs cool ; Strong port selection ; Comfortable trackpad

Below-average battery life ; Performance trails smaller Ultrabooks, other 14-inchers

This 14-inch Ultrabook doesn't justify its heft with long battery life or exceptional performance.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Eric Guest (

Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook Review


As advances in technology march on, new products naturally are able to pack more and more power into an ever-shrinking profile. If you think about it, just a few years ago our laptops were slow, bulky chunks of plastic who's specs pale in comparison to...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Nick Rego (

Samsung Series 5 Ultra Notebook Review


A notebook that tries to masquerade as an Ultrabook.

SSD makes for snappy boot times, good screen, range of connectivity options

Weighs more than a real Ultrabook, plastic is alarmingly easy to snap in places, average battery life and performance

The spacious trackpad at the bottom is great for navigating around Windows, and also supports multi-gestures like two finger scrolling and pinch-to-zoom. It’s not clickable though, so you’ll have to tap on the trackpad or use the buttons at the bottom....

May, 2012

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (

Samsung NP530U4BI Intel i5 1.6GHz / 500GB / 4GB RAM


A scientific, in-depth analysis with side-by-side comparisons

Good Battery Life; Comfortable Touchpad

Middling Processing Power; Weak Graphics

The Samsung Series 5 is the jack-of-all-trades in the ultrabook world.

May, 2012

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Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook NP530U4B-S02IN


The Series 5 530U is made of anodised Aluminium material on the outside and extends to the palm rest. The keyboard base and the bezel is high quality plastic. It has a matte surface that doesnot attract fingerprints so you don’t have to keep cleaning...

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Samsung Series 5 Ultra Ultrabook


If you're just not ready to give up your DVD/CD drive, the Samsung Series 5 Ultra offers the best of both worlds — it incorporates an optical drive, but it's still slim and light enough to be considered an ultrabook (though barely). Of course,...

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Samsung Series 5 NP530U4B


The Samsung Series 5 NP530U4B is another 14-inch ultrabook that has hit the market. This one is extremely lightweight and portable and has a very comfortable keyboard. It is one of the first ultrabooks to have a built-in optical drive, which might be a...

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


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

General Features

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


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / RADEON HD7550M


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