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Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook NP530U4B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook 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. Reviewers really like the design and price. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas reviews about the energy efficiency and battery are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook NP530U4B 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 Series 5 Ultrabook NP530U4B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook NP530U4B from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability and reliability. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably.

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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 (Intel Core i5 2467M 1.6GHz, 4Gb RAM, 500GB HDD, 16Gb SSD, DVD-SM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Daniel Howley (laptopmag.com)

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 (pcmag.com)

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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Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

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: (engadget.com)

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

 

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

Thin and light for a 14-inch laptopFast boot-up and resume times, runs coolStrong port selectionComfortable trackpad

Below-average battery lifePerformance trails smaller Ultrabooks, other 14-inchers

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Series 5 14-inch Ultrabook (NP530U4B)

 

One of the most unique Ultrabooks yet, the Samsung Series 5 14-inch squeezes a DVD drive into a machine that's a mere .8 inches thick. Think of it as a digital security blanket for those who still have the desire to use physical DVDs and install...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Eric Guest (techwarelabs.com)

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 (tbreak.com)

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 (reviewed.com)

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

Expert review by: (nothingwired.com)

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...

Expert review by: (goodhousekeeping.com)

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,...

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA / SoundAlive
Audio system full duplex: 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 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:45.3 / 6120
Battery capacity (Watt hours):45.3
Battery life (max):6 / 6.5
Battery performance:6120
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 8

Camera

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

Certificates

Certification:TCO3.0
Energy Star certified:No / Yes
RoHS compliance: No
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium / Black / Black, Silver / Grey / Silver / Titanium
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:ABS synthetics
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product type:Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:14
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7550M / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard language:English / Turkish
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:82 / 87
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory form factor:On-board
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 / Yes
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS / 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 802.11g, IEEE 802.11h, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, 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 / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11h,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
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
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / HDA / SoundAlive
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.1 x 9.04 x 0.823
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Quantity:1
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Weight:3.95
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N / Y
TV out port:No / Yes
TV-out:N / Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

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

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Compatible processor series:Core i5
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 16 / 17
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2367M / I5-2467M / I7-2637M
Processor boost frequency:2.3 / 2.8
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.6 / 1.7
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2367M / I5-2467M / I7-2637M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
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 Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / 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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:54618 / 56858 / 59798
Processor code:SR0CV / SR0D6
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Easy File Share\nEasy Content Share\nEasy Partition Manager\nEasy Migration\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nSamsung Support Centre / Microsoft Office Starter 2010\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nNorton Online Backup (пробная версия на 30 дней)\nSkype\nUniversal Printer / Scanner Driver\nEasy File Share\nEasy Migration\nSamsung Support Center\nWildTangent Game Console\nWindows Live\nEasy Settings\nSoftware Launcher / Samsung AllShare, Samsung Easy File Transfer, Samsung Easy Settings, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Samsung Recovery Solution
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:16
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:16
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1016 / 500 / 516

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.2 / 9 / 9.02 / 9.09
Depth (imperial):9
Height:0.815 / 0.82 / 0.823 / 0.827
Height (imperial):0.82
Weight:3.84 / 3.95 / 3.97 / 4.06
Width:13 / 13.1
Width (imperial):13.1