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Samsung NP-R530

Samsung NP-R530
alaScore 84

438 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 438 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and design. The performance and screen are also appreciated.

value for money, screen, performance, design, keyboard

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

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Review analysis

(Based on 438 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NP-R530

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 182 user reviews of Samsung NP-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 Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

performance, value for money, screen, usability, build quality

87% 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 Laptop (PDC T4300 2.1 GHz Processor, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, DVDRW, 6 Cell Battery, HD, Webcam, HDMI, Windows 7 Home Premium, Red

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung NP-R530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Samsung NP-R530 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

value for money, screen, portability, usability, performance

reliability

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)

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Review Samsung R530 Notebook

 

Office friend. Those who don't need graphics-, Bluetooth- or Core

Hard-wearing surfaces; Stable chassis/ lid; Good keyboard; Quiet and cool; Good brightness; Acceptable battery life; Fast harddrive

TFT not equipped with anti-glare surface; Small viewing angles; Few connections; Loud mouse keys

Simple office laptops without bells and whistles. Fujitsu LifeBook A530: Core i3; Lenovo IdeaPad G560: as well as i3-CPU; HP 625: anti-glare; HP 620: Dual-Core; HP Compaq Presario CQ62: Dual-Core; MSI CR630: Single-Core AMD; Lenovo G550:...

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Samsung R530 review

 

A great looking laptop which offers substance as well style

Nice styling ; Good performance ; Connectivity ; Build quality

Quite heavy

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Samsung R530-JA03UK - 15.6in Laptop

 

An interesting budget laptop offering basic specs and decent ergonomics.

At least Samsung hasn't gone Toshiba's route of glossy insides. The bezel is plain silver, while the keyboard surround is imitation brushed metal, which provides a pleasant surface to rest your palms on while typing. We would have liked a little more...

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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.

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

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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.

expert REVIEWS - BEST BUY

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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.

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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.

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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.

Recommended!

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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

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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