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Samsung R530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 409 reviews of Samsung R530. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the screen and design. The price and usability are also appreciated, but there are some negative opinions about the sound.

performance, usability, price, 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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung R530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 user reviews of Samsung R530 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the screen and portability are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive opinions about the touchpad and sound. There are some mixed reviews about the durability.

performance, usability, price, portability, screen

sound, touchpad

90% 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 Laptop (Intel Core i3-330M, 3Gb, 320Gb, DVDRW, Win 7 Home Prem (Red/Silver))

Jun, 2016

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

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

A great laptop that offers performance and style in an affordable package. We don't think you could do much better without spending more

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

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

Expert review by: Orestis Bastounis (talktalk.co.uk)

Samsung R530

 

A multimedia laptop with a bright widescreen display It used to be that if you wanted to do anything of any value on a computer you needed a desktop PC because laptops were not powerful enough....

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Rear camera: No

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.125 / 0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.384 / 0.5
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: No

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Penryn
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor package size:34 / 35 / 37.5