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Samsung NP-R530

Samsung NP-R530
alaScore 85

214 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 214 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and build quality. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably.

keyboard, design, screen, build quality, performance

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 214 reviews)

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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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Amazon review summary for Samsung NP-R530


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Samsung NP-R530 from 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

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

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

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Good Laptop highly reconmended


good laptop for an avrage gamer or for someone needing more power

Good power ran Left for dead and other steam games very well ; fast ; good battery life ; the best display I've ever seen on a laptop

track pad is really touchy ; finger prints


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I like this computer a lot


I own many Samsung products. I have never experienced a single problem with any Samsung product. Samsung's reputation is the reason why I bought this laptop. I know that I can rely on a Samsung product to get me through college and be there when I need...

Does not crash, nice design on outside, separate number keypad, usb ports on both sides, thin design, very quiet, does not get hot, headphone and mic ports on side, separate video memory, favorable keyboard design

screen movement is a little sensative--there's some play when moving the screen, sd card slot is in front

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Windows Experience Index Ratings: Processor - 6.3 Memory (RAM) - 5.9 Gaming Graphics - 6.3

Its pretty fast ; Has a good graphics card. Plays WoW on High settings ; Wonderful trackpad ; The build quality looks really good and sturdy. Feels nice ; Can't really beat 500gb of hard drive space on a laptop ; Loud speakers ; The display is simply...

When you turn it on the first time it takes FOREVER to get through the installing of software. It really sucks. I literally reinstalled a fresh copy of Windows 7 from a DVD disc just so I wouldn't have all of the unnecessary software that I didn't...

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Excellent All Around Performer


I couldn't be happier with this purchase, if you're looking to make a laptop purchase in this price range, compare it spec for spec with it's competitors and it comes out the clear winner.

This is probably one of the best all around laptops I've ever encountered. When you consider the specs and the price there isn't much else out there that delivers the way this Samsung does. I love the fact that it has a dedicated graphics card, comes...

The only con thus far was that despite the lack of bloatware, was the initial setup took 45 minutes to an hour because it was setting up the Samsung software, but once it was up and running there was only a few samsung branded items, which were easy...

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Pretty decent entry level system


It's a great entry level system, looks great, it's unique, there are probably better deals to be had on similar systems now, I know I bought mine for much cheaper than list price in the UK (after conversion), with other options... All in all, I love...

I love the look! it's a unique black to red to black design with fishnet weave pattern. HDMI out is a plus, but also a con (see below) The whole keyboard layout is nice, sometimes a bit touchy as to where you place your hands/wrists, but what laptop isnt

Okay, so it might be a bit nicer having the mousepad/trackpad 1 inch to the right, being centered on the space bar, not on the case, but that's me just being picky! Webcam doesn't have an indicator as to when it's turned on

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Bad Support.


Screen is too glassy. BIOS software is cheap. Win XP won't work. Ubuntu works fine.

Very nice look. But this is all

Keyboard and Pad are huge problem. Misplacement because of 10-key. 'Delete' key is located on very unusual place. I always touch the pad while typing and had to disable the pad (not cool). CAPS and other indicators are confusing, etc, etc. Sammy must...

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Samsung R530 review


A great looking laptop which offers substance as well style

Nice styling ; Good erformance ; 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...

Product Specifications


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


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


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / 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


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


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