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alaTest has collected and analyzed 335 reviews of Samsung NP550P5C. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and portability. The price and screen are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the image quality, and the energy efficiency and touchpad get less positive opinions.

performance, screen, price, portability, usability

touchpad, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP550P5C 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 NP550P5C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Samsung NP550P5C from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the price and durability are on the whole positive. The reliability and design also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the image quality. Some have doubts about the size and portability.

performance, design, reliability, durability, price

portability, size

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung 550P5C 15.6 inch Laptop - Black (Intel Core i5 3210M 2.5GHz, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD SuperMulti DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home PremiuSamsung 550P5C 15.6 inch Laptop - Black (Intel Core i5 3210M 2.5GHz, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD SuperMulti DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premiu

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung NP550P5C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Samsung NP550P5C from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the durability and price are generally positive. The screen and reliability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the image quality and size.

performance, reliability, screen, price, durability

portability, size, image quality

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 5 NP550P5C-S02US 15.6-Inch Laptop (Silver)Samsung Series 5 NP550P5C-S02US 15.6-Inch Laptop (Silver)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Manuel Christa (notebookcheck.net)

Review Update Samsung 550P5C-S08DE Notebook

 

Multimedia update. Samsung updates the inner components of its mu

solid and elegant case; 2.1 sound system from JBL; high resolution of the display

low display brightness; CPU throttling

Despite HD+, the display quality diminished.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung Series 5 550P5C-T02 Notebook

 

Made for Multimedia. The manufacturer Samsung has been particularly associated with the Galaxy S series of smartphones. However, Samsung is not an unknown manufacturer in the notebook field, and with the Samsung Series 5 550P5C-T02, it tries to make a...

Matte, bright screen, Agreeable keyboard, Easy to clean surfaces, JBL's 2.1 sound system, The fingerprint-resistant surface is a welcome change in contrast to the other polished, glossy notebooks

High operating temperature, Unbalanced interface distribution, Poor image contrast, The operating temperature during load beyond 90 degrees Celsius on both CPU cores and 89 degrees Celsius on the GPU which are definitely too high in our opinion. That...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Series 5 550P5C-S03 review

 

Its screen could be better, but this powerful laptop is the perfect swan song for Windows 7

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Samsung NP550P5C-S06IN

 

The Samsung NP550P5C-S06IN Ultraportable Laptop runs on Windows 8 (64 bit) OS and has Intel Core i5 (3rd generation) 2.6 GHz processor. It has NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics processor and has 2 GB DDR3 dedicated graphics memory. The NP550P5C-S06IN...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

Intel Core i7- Processor, 8GB RAM , 1TB inbuilt HDD, and 15.6 inches screen size

Some users may find it heavy and less portable

Overall, Samsung NP550P5C-S05IN is a great performer and offers superb performance with its up -to ?the- minute features and excellent multimedia performance.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Walter (circuitcity.com)

Great PC for the price

 

I bought this computer at the hefty price of $800 expecting to get every dollar I paid for. Thus far I have NOT been disappointed. This machine has it all, decent sound, high processing capacity, fast reaction times, fastest startup of any modern PC I...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: SOUP (newegg.com)

Great System!

 

Just got this today. Newegg said 3 day shipping but I somehow got mine in 2 days! I'm already in love with it.

Looks awesome. Very Shiny. Curved bottom makes it easy to pick up. Keyboard is very well spaced apart

Low pegs on the bottom make it close to the table. May need to raise it off the table

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: WANTALAPTOP (circuitcity.com)

Bluetooth and Wifi

 

Hi,Please somebody tell me what bluetooth radio and wifi radio the unit comes with. Is it Intel Centrino for both or is it Atheros or Broadcom? Please look in Device manager and post here.Would be of great help. Even Samsung techs don't know if it has...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Oct 17 (circuitcity.com)

Great Labtop for the price!

 

Works perfectly straight out of the box! Fast and functional for everyday computing.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: BullGrey (circuitcity.com)

Pretty good but no WiDi as advertised

 

It's too bad that I can't give this a higher rating because it's a good deal, but the computer didnt' come with WiDi as advertised. After several chat sessions with Samsung, setting up the Netgear adapter a couple of times, and restoring my computer,...

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA / JBL 2.1 / JBL 3 / SoundAlive / SoundAlive™
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 3
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4
Speakers manufacturer:JBL

Battery

Battery Capacity:45 / 48 / 5200 / 56
Battery capacity (Watt hours):45 / 48 / 56
Battery life (max):4.8 / 5.5 / 5.7 / 6 / 6.4 / 6.5 / 7 / 7.5
Battery performance:4400 / 5200
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:TCO 3.0 / TCO3.0
Energy Star certified:No / Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium / Anthracite / Black / Black, Silver / Grey / Grey, Silver / Silver / Stainless Steel / Titanium
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:ABS synthetics / Aluminium / Plastic / Polycarbonate
Market positioning:Multimedia
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220 / 300
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display response rise/fall:16
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:HD+ / Not supported
LED backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120 / 60 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter memory:2.048
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Built-in touchpad: Yes
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:English / German
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:101 / 102
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 4 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 4 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G LTE: No
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / 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 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ehernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / No
WWAN:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

BD-R read speed:4
BD-RE read speed:4
CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:10 / 24
CD-RW write speed:24
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW / CD, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse / DTS Sound Studio / DTS Premium Audio 5.1
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6 / 8
DVD-RW write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:2.4 / 6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / Blu-Ray RW / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / HDA / JBL 2.1 / JBL 3 / SoundAlive / SoundAlive™
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.5 x 9.56 x 1.18 / 14.5 x 9.56 x 1.2
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Indication light: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
NVIDIA Optimus technology: Yes
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included:No / Yes
Cables included:AC / Yes
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Package dimensions (WxDxH):16.5 x 3.94 x 15.2
Power cord included: 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
HDMI version:1.4
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 / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120 / 60 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM67 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 24 / 25 / 26
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM67 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / rPGA 989 / Socket 988 / Socket G2
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:E1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:105 / 105 C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: 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 HD Audio Technology: 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 Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): Yes
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® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64899 / 65708 / 71459 / 72056
Processor code:SR0N0 / SR0UX / SR0WX
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Easy Partition Manager\nCentro assistenza Samsung\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nWildTangent Game Console\nWindows Live\nNorton Online Backup\nEasy File share\nCyberlink Media Suite\nCyberlink Media Suite BluRay\nCyberlink Youcam\nEasy Migration\nEasy Settings\nSoftware Launcher\nEasy Software Manager / Fast Start, Easy Display, Manager, Movie Color Enhancer, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy Speedup Manager, Wi-Fi Manager, Battery Life, Extender, Sleep-and-Charge USB, Easy File Share, Samsung Easy Migration, Easy Partition Manager, Samsung Recovery Solution, Samsung Support Center / Microsoft Office 2010 Starter / S Player \nS Gallery \nS Camera / S Player, S Gallery, S Camera, Evernote, Settings, Support Center, SW Update, Recovery, PowerDVD / S Player, S Gallery, S Camera, PowerDVD / S Player, S Gallery, S Camera, PowerDVD, Settings, Support Center, SW Update, Recovery / S Player, S Gallery, S Camera, PowerDVD, Settings, Support Centre, SW Update, Recovery / S Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nEvernote / S Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nPowerDVD\nParamètres\nSupport Center\nMise à jour logicielle\nRécupération / Samsung Recovery Solution\nEasy Partition Manager\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010 \nWildTangent Game Console \nWindows Live\nSkype\nEasy File share\nCyberlink Media Suite \nCyberlink Youcam \nEasy Migration\nEasy Settings\nSoftware Launcher\nEasy Software Manager
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2010 Starter / Microsoft Office, Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup / Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security (essai de 60 jours), Norton Online Backup (essai de 30 jours) / Norton Internet Security , Norton Online Backup / Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.976 / 14.4 / 9.49 / 9.57
Depth (imperial):9.6
Height:1.18 / 1.2
Height (front):1.14 / 1.17 / 1.18
Height (front) (imperial):1.18
Height (rear):1.18 / 1.19 / 1.2
Height (rear) (imperial):1.2
Weight:5.29 / 5.51 / 5.58
Width:14.4 / 14.5 / 9.49
Width (imperial):14.5