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Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook NP530U4B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook NP530U4B. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the usability and screen. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the durability, while there are some mixed views about the image quality and sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook NP530U4B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook NP530U4B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook NP530U4B 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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability and reliability. The price and portability also get good feedback.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by (engadget.com)

14-inch Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook review (NP530U4B-A01U)

 

This 14-inch Ultrabook doesn't justify its heft with long battery life or exceptional performance.

Thin and light for a 14-inch laptopFast boot-up and resume times, runs coolStrong port selectionComfortable trackpad

Below-average battery lifePerformance trails smaller Ultrabooks, other 14-inchers

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Samsung Series 5 Ultra (NP530U4B-A01US)

 

A 14-inch screen and built-in DVD burner make the Samsung Series 5 Ultra (NP530U4B-A01US) stand out from the ultrabook crowd.

Optical drive and 14-inch screen top generic ultrabooks. Hybrid hard drive system almost as fast as SSDs, with more space. WiDi.

No big advantage in weight or battery life over ultraportables and 14-inch slimlines.

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Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Samsung 530U4BI review: Samsung 530U4BI

 

The Samsung Series 5 is a fairly slim midsize laptop with decent battery life and plenty of features, including dual USB 3.0 ports.

Samsung calls this an ultrabook, but with a DVD drive, a 500GB platter hard drive, and a weight of nearly 4 pounds, it really doesn't fit the ultrabook mold.

If you ignore the ultrabook branding and instead think of this as a somewhat slim midsize, mainstream laptop, the 14-inch Samsung Series 5 is a fine example of the form.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Eric Guest (techwarelabs.com)

Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook Review

 

As advances in technology march on, new products naturally are able to pack more and more power into an ever-shrinking profile. If you think about it, just a few years ago our laptops were slow, bulky chunks of plastic who's specs pale in comparison to...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Nick Rego (tbreak.com)

Samsung Series 5 Ultra Notebook Review

 

A notebook that tries to masquerade as an Ultrabook.

SSD makes for snappy boot times, good screen, range of connectivity options

Weighs more than a real Ultrabook, plastic is alarmingly easy to snap in places, average battery life and performance

The spacious trackpad at the bottom is great for navigating around Windows, and also supports multi-gestures like two finger scrolling and pinch-to-zoom. It’s not clickable though, so you’ll have to tap on the trackpad or use the buttons at the bottom....

May, 2012

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (reviewed.com)

Samsung NP530U4BI Intel i5 1.6GHz / 500GB / 4GB RAM

 

A scientific, in-depth analysis with side-by-side comparisons

Good Battery Life; Comfortable Touchpad

Middling Processing Power; Weak Graphics

The Samsung Series 5 is the jack-of-all-trades in the ultrabook world.

May, 2012

Expert review by (nothingwired.com)

Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook NP530U4B-S02IN

 

The Series 5 530U is made of anodised Aluminium material on the outside and extends to the palm rest. The keyboard base and the bezel is high quality plastic. It has a matte surface that doesnot attract fingerprints so you don’t have to keep cleaning...

Expert review by (goodhousekeeping.com)

Samsung Series 5 Ultra Ultrabook

 

If you're just not ready to give up your DVD/CD drive, the Samsung Series 5 Ultra offers the best of both worlds — it incorporates an optical drive, but it's still slim and light enough to be considered an ultrabook (though barely). Of course,...

Expert review by (techreviewsource.com)

Samsung Series 5 NP530U4B

 

The Samsung Series 5 NP530U4B is another 14-inch ultrabook that has hit the market. This one is extremely lightweight and portable and has a very comfortable keyboard. It is one of the first ultrabooks to have a built-in optical drive, which might be a...

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung Notebook Series 5 ULTRA (530U4B-S01AU)

 

Samsung's Series 5 Ultrabook is thin and light, yet it includes a DVD burner and switchable graphics

Good set of features ; Comfortable input devices ; Dual-band Wi-Fi ; Matte screen

Short battery life ; Narrow vertical viewing angles ; Keyboard not backlit

If you want an Ultrabook that has a lot of features -- including a built-in DVD burner -- then Samsung's Series 5 is for you. It also includes a dual-band Wi-Fi adapter, two USB 3.0 ports and HDMI. It's a comfortable notebook to use, but it doesn't...

Apr, 2012

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