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Samsung Q530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Samsung Q530. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and portability. The design and screen also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the sound and size. There are mixed views on the battery and image quality.

performance, screen, design, portability, price

usability, size, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Q530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Q530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Samsung Q530 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design, whereas there are some negative views about the image quality and performance.

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performance, image quality

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Q530 15.6 inch Laptop, Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 4Gb, 500Gb, DVDSMDL, WLAN, Bt 3.0, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium (Black)Samsung Q530 15.6 inch Laptop, Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 4Gb, 500Gb, DVDSMDL, WLAN, Bt 3.0, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium (Black)

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Q530

 

We take a look at Samsung's 'thin and light' 15.6-inch laptop.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Q530 review

 

The Q530 has everything you need - a decent display, dedicated graphics and near-desktop performance, plus a great design - but it's too expensive

Nov, 2010

Expert review by (v3.co.uk)

Samsung Q530 laptop review

 

Samsung Q530 laptop review,A stylish 15.6in laptop with Nvidia graphics, technology news from Dan Worth at v3.co.uk

Great design; large, comfortable and responsive keyboard; large screen with crisp display

Small trackpad; expensive compared to the Q330; too large for on-the-go use

A large, well-designed and reasonably fast machine, the Q530 is likely to appeal to those after a desktop replacement. But the office is very much where the device will stay given its size and battery life, and we can see many business users opting for...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Samsung JA02 review: Samsung JA02

 

Matte screen; roomy keyboard and touch pad; helpful support tools.

More expensive than it should be; desktop-clogging bloatware.

Though it has some useful software tools, there's nothing special about the Samsung NP-N210-JA02US's components or performance. At $379, it's much more expensive than comparable Netbooks.

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung Q530-JT01UK

 

Amazing for gaming i.e Truck simulators and flight simulators. Pretty much great performance for everything really.

Only bad point is its a bit on the heavy side..thats it.

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung Q530-JT01UK

 

Amazing for gaming i.e Truck simulators and flight simulators. Pretty much great performance for everything really

Only bad point is its a bit on the heavy side..thats it

Jul, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung Q530-JT01UK

 

Well Built laptop. Good value from my retailer.

Some of the unnecessary softweare that came with it. But all retailers do that nowadays so not much of a bad point.

May, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung Q530-JT01UK

 

Its handled everything extra put on the computer well.

Its a bit slow now its been encryted. But I'm told this is normal at that price range.

May, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung Q530-JT01UK

 

A stylish Laptop - this is my first laptop so I can only compare with my daughters' and wife's laptop - 2 of those 3 were Samungs - enough said!

Not come across any bad points as yet - owned for approx 1 month

May, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung Q530-JT01UK

 

good keypad, good graphics excellent performance. calm operational.

screen resolution is poor, sound speakers are bad...

May, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA / SRS / SRS 3D
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:8
Display Surface:Gloss
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / nVidia GeForce 310M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Keyboard number of keys:103 / 104
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone

Memory

Internal Memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other features

Audio system:HD / HDA / SRS / SRS 3D
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Dimensions (WxDxH):381 x 255 x 32.6
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Fast
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power requirements:100 - 240V / 100-240V
Power supply type:AC - DC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:2.36
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / WiFi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
L2 Cache:3
L3 Cache:3
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:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing Die size:81
Processor boost frequency:2.66 / 2.93 / 2.933
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx
Processor frequency:2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I3-350M / I3-370M / I3-380M / I5-450M / I5-480M / I5-520M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1288 / BGA956 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:49020
Processor code:SLBPL / SLBTZ / SLBUK / SLC26
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Reader\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Content Share\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy File Share\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy Resolution Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nSamsung Support Center\nSamsung Update Plus / HAL Laboratory Inc
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Virus Scan / Microsoft Office Professional 2007, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.4 / 25.5
Depth (imperial):25.4
Height :25.4 / 3.26
Height (front):2.69 / 2.7
Height (front) (imperial):2.69
Height (imperial):25.4
Height (rear):3.25 / 3.26
Height (rear) (imperial):3.25
Weight:2.36
Width:3.88 / 38.1
Width (imperial):38.1