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Samsung R530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 446 reviews of Samsung R530. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and design are overall positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the touchpad and durability. Many are less positive about the sound.

performance, price, usability, design, screen

sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung R530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 user reviews of Samsung R530 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 screen and portability. The price and usability also get good reviews. There are some less positive comments about the touchpad and sound. There are some mixed views about the durability.

performance, usability, price, portability, screen

sound, touchpad

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung R530 15.6 HD Laptop (Intel Core i3-330M, 3Gb, 320Gb, DVDRW, Win 7 Home Prem (Red/Silver))Samsung R530 15.6 HD notebook (Intel Core i3-330M, 3Gb, 320Gb, DVDRW, Win 7 Home Prem (Red/Silver))Samsung R530 15.6-inch Notebook (PDC T4300 2.1 GHz Processor, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, DVDRW, 6 Cell Battery, HD, Webcam, HDMI, Windows 7 Home Premium,

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung R530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Samsung R530 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the portability and performance. The screen and usability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the durability, while some have doubts about the image quality and reliability.

price, usability, screen, performance, portability

reliability, image quality

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung R Series R530-11 15.6-Inch Notebook (Red/Black)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung R530 Notebook

 

Office friend. Those who don't need graphics-, Bluetooth- or Core i3-performance for surfing have here an office comrad with excellent ergonomics, fast input devices and a resilient finish starting at 439 Euros.

Hard-wearing surfaces, Stable chassis/ lid, Good keyboard, Quiet and cool, Good brightness, Acceptable battery life, Fast harddrive, Few frills, but still a lot of notebook.  There is an excellent keyboard, a durable case and adequate computing power...

TFT not equipped with anti-glare surface, Small viewing angles, Few connections, Loud mouse keys, An anti-glare display would have turned the R530 Nolan into a perfect office mate

Dec, 2010
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Expert review by: Tommy Melville (techradar.com)

Samsung R530 review

 

A great looking laptop which offers substance as well style

Nice styling ; Good performance ; Connectivity ; Build quality

Quite heavy

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung R530-JA03UK - 15.6in Laptop

 

An interesting budget laptop offering basic specs and decent ergonomics.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Luke Westaway (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung R530 review

 

The 15.6-inch Samsung R530 offers a good design and build quality but other laptops offer better performance for a similar price. Unless you're ultra-keen on the design, we'd advise shopping around before splashing out

Well built ; Attractive design on the lid

Performance isn't great ; Interior isn't as attractive as the exterior

The Samsung R530 is a well-built machine, and offers a pretty spiffy design. Its performance, however, is rather weak. While this laptop is fine for everyday use, it'll quickly prove to be out of its depth when it comes to more intense computing tasks.

Aug, 2010

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

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

Samsung R530-JA03 review

 

The Samsung R530-JA03's bright, eye-catching design makes a refreshing change to the traditional budget laptop design: business-like slabs of black or grey.

If you want small and light, the Samsung R530-JA03 isn't the laptop for you. And if you want to try games, then think again. But, if you want great performance, style, build quality and useful battery life, the R530 is well worth your consideration.

May, 2010

expert REVIEWS - BEST BUY

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung R530 review

 

Although it has a smart-looking black and red lid, the R530 looks a little plainer than some of Samsung's more expensive laptops, with a plain silver screen bezel and keyboard surround. Although it may look rather ordinary, the performance of this...

An excellent screen, fast processor, comfortable keyboard and decent battery life make this a fantastic budget laptop.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Phil Barker (electricpig.co.uk)

Samsung R530 review: Budget rivals

 

With decent performance, quality and usability, there's a lot to like about the Samsung R530. However, at this price point there's also a lot of choice, so we've been taking a look at the rivals. Join us after the break to find out which is the best...

Perfomance for price is great

Battery life can't match rivals

As a desktop replacement, the R530 beats its budget rivals. It's not quite so portable however.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

Samsung R530 review

 

Samsung delivers another cracker, with stylish design married to a top-quality display and keyboard.

Solid, dependable and great value, the Samsung R530 is an excellent candidate as a desktop replacement laptop for use around the house. If you're not hung up on battery life, it won't disappoint.

Aug, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by: Sasha Muller (alphr.com)

Samsung R530

 

The R530 is far from the usual shy and retiring budget laptop. A crimson gloss gleams across the lid, infused with a chainlink effect beneath the surface, and on the inside a textured plastic interior attempts to masquerade as brushed metal. It may...

Samsung delivers another cracker, with stylish design married to a top-quality display and keyboard

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Craig Simms (zdnet.com.au)

Samsung R530

 

Samsung has offered a laptop of phenomenal value. The R530 is pleasant to use, although some small niggles like 32-bit Windows and the lack of dedicated home/end keys gets in the way of total enjoyment. Still, we're quite sure anyone who picks up the...

Fantastic value

Uses 32-bit Windows ; No gigabit Ethernet ; No Bluetooth ; Lid flexes a bit

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Unknown / Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader / 6 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino Pro / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino Pro / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM / DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 310M / GMA 4500M / GMA 500 / GMA X4500 / GMA X4500M / INTEL HD GPU

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:40GL / 45GM / HM55 / Unknown
Processor:Celeron / Celeron Dual / Core 2 Duo / CORE I3 / Pentium Dual Core
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I3-330M / T3100 / T3300 / T3500 / T4300 / T4400 / T6600
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