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Samsung NP530U4C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Samsung NP530U4C. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and price. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the sound, and the touchpad and energy efficiency get critical comments.

performance, portability, usability, price, reliability

connectivity, energy, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP530U4C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NP530U4C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Samsung NP530U4C from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the portability and reliability are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the sound, and there are some critical opinions about the touchpad.

performance, price, usability, reliability, portability

touchpad

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 5 NP530U4C 14 inch Ultrabook - Silver (Intel Core i5 3317UM 1.7GHz, 6Gb RAM, 500Gb HDD, DVD SuperMulti DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, IntegSamsung Series 5 NP530U4C 14 inch Ultrabook - Silver (Intel Core i5 3317UM 1.7GHz, 6Gb RAM, 500Gb HDD, DVD SuperMulti DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integ

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung Series 5 530U4C-S02 Ultrabook

 

Multimedia ultrabook. The elegant purists are slowly mutating to versatile multimedia machines. Samsung's new ultrabook sports a GeForce graphics card and DVD burner at a reasonable price. Is it an all-rounder or a bad compromise?

Dedicated GeForce graphics featuring Nvidia's Optimus, Bright, matte screen, DVD burner, 2x USB 3.0, Good battery life, The bright screen calls for outdoor use

Outdated CPU, Mediocre casing, Small opening angle, Poor viewing angle stability, Moderate sound, Too bad that a Sandy Bridge generation processor and not an Ivy Bridge processor is used here

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Samsung Series 5 (NP-530U4C) (Ivy Bridge) Ultrabook Review

 

The Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook has been updated with Ivy Bridge, and is better than ever! When we had reviewed the previous generation version, the overall package vs. the price made us slap the "Best Value" tag in the ultrabook comparison test. In a...

Very good performance, Superb battery life, Can game a bit as well, Built well, Doesn't miss out on an optical drive, Non-reflective display

Slightly thicker than most ultrabooks

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Samsung NP530U4C-S06IN

 

Samsung NP530U4C-S06IN Ultraportable Laptop runs on Windows 8 (64 bit) OS and has Intel Core i3 (3rd Generation) 1.9 GHz processor. It has Intel HD Graphics 4000 processor. The NP530U4C-S06IN Laptop has 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 750 GB HDD + 24 GB Express Cache,...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Laique Khan (techmagnifier.com)

Samsung NP530U4C S01IN Ultrabook Review, Price in India, Features

 

NP530U4C-S01IN is the latest Ultrabook developed by Samsung. This laptop is a perfect combination of portability and performance.

• Provided with an ultra large capacity HDD (up to 1TB) ; • Remarkably thin ; • Mic Noise Suppression SoundAlive™ ; • 4 watts Stereo Speaker (2 watts x 2) ; • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ; • Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235, 2 x 2 802.11abg/n (up...

This Intel® Core™ i5 Processor based laptop has till date not been reported with any such drawbacks, But if users who are using it, are free to comment on the performance and efficiency of this latest computing device from Samsung

Samsung NP530U4C-S01IN Ultrabook Review shows that it is the most advanced computing device ever built by the South Korean firm. The latest from Samsung will cost to your pocket but promises to offer you with amazing digital and computing experience....

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Claus (reevoo.com)

Samsung 530U4C

 

Very fast bootup Small but good keyboard

Non so far

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Sally (reevoo.com)

Samsung 530U4C

 

Smart and lightweight. Start up is very quick. It works straight out the box. I am very pleased with my purchase.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: N (reevoo.com)

Samsung 530U4C

 

Nice looking and starts up quickly.

Problems with wireless connectivity, dropping out and having to go through the troubleshooting to fix the problem. After purchase - realised through online searches that its a common fault with this model. Updated latest driver from Intel, which didn't...

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Mario (reevoo.com)

Samsung 530U4C

 

Continuous Wifi failure due to the use of an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 chip that gives errors even when uploading the newest driver.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Andrew (reevoo.com)

Samsung 530U4C

 

Good screen, keyboard is responsive and the laptop is a good size for the specification (inc DVD)

I had real issues with the WiFi adaptor. WiFi dropped out a few times then packed up completely. I had to manually reinstall a new driver firmware via an Ethernet cable. This issue has been quite common looking at web forums.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: DragnovSniper (flipkart.com)

Good Experience so far

 

Bought it a week ago, till now a good response from this Ultrabook .I bought it for Rs 54500 from local dealer, after some moderate research. 1.Light weight,slim,nice finish and fast ultrabook at this range. 2. Biggest advtg is optical drive. etc which...

Nov, 2012
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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 / 45.3 / 48 / 6100 / 6120
Battery capacity (Watt hours):45 / 45.3 / 48
Battery life (max):6.5 / 7
Battery performance:6100 / 6120
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 960
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:14
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7550M / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard language:English / German
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:81 / 86 / 87
Keyboard type:AZERTY / 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:12 / 4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N / Y
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version: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 / 10,1000,100
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, 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:Gigabit Ethernet / 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 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,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 / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 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

Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD+RW DL, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW, DVD-RW DL / CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-RW DL
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

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:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, 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, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x,VT-d
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
NVIDIA Optimus technology: Yes
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Supported hard disk drive interfaces:Serial ATA II
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

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

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
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
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:60
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM75 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Compatible processor series:Core i5
Conflict Free processor:N / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 15 / 17 / 18 / 19
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 HM75 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2377M / I3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-2537M / I5-3317U / i5-3317UM / I5-3337U / i7-3517M / I7-3517U
Processor boost frequency:2.3 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.5 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2377M / I3-3217U / I5-2537M / I5-3317U / i5-3317UM / I5-3337U / i7-3517M / I7-3517U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100 / 100 C / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 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 Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / 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 / 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™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:54619 / 54834 / 65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 72055
Processor code:SR03W / SR0CW / SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0XF / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Samsung ChatON, Family Story, AllShare Play, S Gallery, S Player, Media/Music Hub, Quick Starter, S/W Update, Recovery, Settings, Support Center
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:24
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 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:24
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:24
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 500 / 524 / 750 / 774

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9 / 9.02
Depth (imperial):9 / 9.04
Height:0.82 / 0.823
Height (imperial):0.82
Weight:3.95 / 3.99 / 4.06
Width:13.1
Width (imperial):13.1