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Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook NP530U4B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 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. People really like the design and price. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are mixed opinions on the energy efficiency and battery.

portability, performance, usability, price, design

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 87/100 = 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. Reviewers really like the usability and reliability. The price and portability also get good feedback.

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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

Sep, 2016

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

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: 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,...

Expert review by: (techreviewsource.com)

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

Camera

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

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No

Graphics

Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 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 Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:56858
Processor package size:31

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500