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Samsung NP530U4B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the value for money and screen are generally positive. The design and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NP530U4B

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 20 user reviews of Samsung NP530U4B from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung NP530U4B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of Samsung NP530U4B from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the product: Samsung Series 5 NP530U4B-A01US 14-Inch Ultrabook (Silver)

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Samsung NP530U4B Review

 

In a neatly classified genre consisting of notebooks, netbooks and Ultrabooks, the Samsung 530U looks like a hybrid model. It has the slim form factor of an Ultrabook, but doesn't compromise on any of the specs and features of high performance...

The Samsung NP530U4B is priced at 54,390 (MOP). At this price tag, it competes with the likes of Wipro e.go Aero Ultra and the HP Pavilion dm4-3010tx. We weren’t overly happy with the build quality of the Wipro and the 530U is the clear winner amongst...

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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

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Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook 530U4BI

 

Well, it was fun while it lasted. The ultrabook -- a concept built around mimicking the best parts of Apple's MacBook Air -- has now become so broad that nearly anything qualifies, at least if this latest example from Samsung is any indicator.

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.

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14-inch Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook ( 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 displays, starting at $1,399Toshiba shows off 14-inch Ultrabook, we go hands-onPop quiz: which of the...

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.

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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.

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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 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...

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Samsung Notebook Series 5 ULTRA (530U4B-S01AU)

 

Samsung's Series 5 Ultrabook is thin and light, yet it includes a DVD burner and switchable graphics

Good set of features ; Comfortable input devices ; Dual-band Wi-Fi ; Matte screen

Short battery life ; Narrow vertical viewing angles ; Keyboard not backlit

If you want an Ultrabook that has a lot of features -- including a built-in DVD burner -- then Samsung's Series 5 is for you. It also includes a dual-band Wi-Fi adapter, two USB 3.0 ports and HDMI. It's a comfortable notebook to use, but it doesn't...

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Samsung Series 5 530U4B review

 

If you're sold on the idea of an Ultrabook but don't want to give up your optical drive, Samsung's 14in Series 5 might be the laptop for you. It's only 20mm thick and weighs just 1.8kg, but it still manages to squeeze a DVD re-writer in to a stylish...

Is a slightly bigger screen and a DVD drive worth £100? We don’t think so, but the 14in Series 5 is still a great mid-range Ultrabook

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Samsung Series 5 530U4B

 

The Samsung Series 5 530U is a stylish, affodable Ultrabook with superb connectivity, an optical drive and optional dedicated graphics.

14in, matt screen in 13in chassis ; Stylish and affordable ; Stays cool and quiet under load ; Optional dedicated graphics ; Optical drive (for those who want one)

Heavier than most (13in) Ultrabooks ; Average battery life ; No keyboard backlighting ; Optical drive (for those who don't want one)

Build quality is solid, if not quite up to Samsung’s own Chronos or indeed Series 9 – but don’t forget that at around £850, this ultraportable is far cheaper. It still manages to feel premium though, thanks to its anodised aluminium lid and palm-rest....

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

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 Professional
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

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

Processor

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