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Samsung P530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Samsung P530. 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 are impressed by the design and keyboard, whereas there are some less positive views about the size and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung P530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung P530 Pro Notebook

 

Feng-Shui. Who needs a graphic card, Bluetooth or ExpressCard when typing? Ergonomics and display, thats what its all about! The Pro Pitts focuses on the essentials and cuts quite a figure in doing so.

Hard-wearing haptic, Good keyboard, Quiet and cool, Matt LCD, Good LCD brightness, Low current consumption, Feng-Shui.  More fun at work by doing away with unnecessary parts and connections

Limited battery life, Small viewing angles, Few connections, A battery with more capacity would have worked well with the matt, and well-lit display

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Paul Monckton (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung P530 review

 

The Samsung P530 is Samsung's business notebook, so it's not festooned with unnecessary illuminations or tarted up with bling.

While its ergonomics are certainly to the credit of the Samsung P530, you may be swayed by the higher specification of something like Mesh's Dynamo i3V which also happens to cost more than £100 less.

Oct, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung P530-JA03UK

 

Good value and robust feeling laptop

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD SRS 3D / SRS 3D
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000 / 4400
Battery life (max):4 / 4.6
Battery performance:4000 / 4400
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Product type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):300:1
Display brightness:200 / 220
Display Diagonal:15.4 / 15.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:11
Display Surface:Matt
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:44.4 / 60 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA / Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / NVIDIA GeForce 310M / NVIDIA GeForce G310M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.7
Maximum Resolution:2048 - 1536
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard number of keys:100 / 101 / 88
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Ethernet, WLAN / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / SRS 3D
Battery recharge time (off):3
Battery recharge time (on):3
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7/XP
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11b IEEE 802.11g IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11bg/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u
Display:LCD / LED
Graphics adapter family:Intel / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Warranty:2
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: No
Package dimensions (WxDxH):19.1 x 4.33 x 16
Package weight:8.82

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
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 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:44.4 / 60 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / P4500 / P4600
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.86 / 2 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / P4500
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor P4000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
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:No / Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 47552 / 47663 / 49020 / 50178
Processor code:SLBNF / SLBPL / SLBUK / SLBZY
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:IBM / Kensington / No
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, Samsung Update Plus, Samsung Recovery Solution IV, SAMSUNG Support Center, CyberLink DVD Suite, Samsung Easy Battery Manager, Samsung Easy Network Manager, Samsung Easy Display Manager, Samsung Easy Speed Up Manager / Cyberlink DVD
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security\nMicrosoft Office 2010 Starter / McAfee VirusScan, Microsoft Office 2007 Home & Student Edition

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.42 / 10.1 / 4.33
Height:1.18 / 1.43 / 10.5 / 16
Height (front):1.18
Height (rear):1.43
Weight:5.27 / 5.51
Width:14.6 / 14.9 / 15 / 19.1