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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 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and screen. The price and performance also get good feedback. Views about the image quality and sound are different. Some have doubts about the durability.

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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 86/100 = 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 are also appreciated.

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 5 530U4B 14 inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i5 2467M 1.6GHz, 4Gb RAM, 500GB HDD, 16Gb SSD, DVD-SM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Samsung Series 5 530U4B 14 inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i5 2467M 1.6GHz, 4Gb RAM, 500GB HDD, 16Gb SSD, DVD-SM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Series 5 530U4B

 

The Samsung Series 5 530U is a stylish, affodable Ultrabook with superb connectivity, an optical drive and optional dedicated graphics.

14in, matt screen in 13in chassis, Stylish and affordable, Stays cool and quiet under load, Optional dedicated graphics, Optical drive (for those who want one)

Heavier than most (13in) Ultrabooks, Average battery life, No keyboard backlighting, Optical drive (for those who don't want one)

Mar, 2012

Expert review by (t3.com)

Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook review

 

The Series 5 can't compete on power or looks, but offers great value for money

500GB HDD ; Brilliant touchpad ; Nice price

Unremarkable design ; Average battery life

Expert review by : Jeff Parsons (techradar.com)

Samsung Series 5 Ultra review

 

Finally - an Ultrabook that offers total value for money

500GB hard drive ; Great keyboard and touchpad ; Plenty of connectivity ; Wallet-friendly price

Uninspiring design ; Middling performance ; Average battery life ; Bulky for an Ultrabook

Samsung has plenty of experience in crafting slim, powerful laptops, but unlike its premium Samsung Series 9 ultraportable, the Samsung Series 5 Ultra appears to be more of an "everyman" device.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Series 5 530U4B review

 

If you're sold on the idea of an Ultrabook but don't want to give up your optical drive, Samsung's 14in Series 5 might be the laptop for you. It's only 20mm thick and weighs just 1.8kg, but it still manages to squeeze a DVD re-writer in to a stylish...

Is a slightly bigger screen and a DVD drive worth £100? We don’t think so, but the 14in Series 5 is still a great mid-range Ultrabook

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Series 5 14in (530U4B) review

 

Is a slightly bigger screen and a DVD drive worth £100? We don't think so, but the 14in Series 5 is still a great mid-range Ultrabook

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Series 5 Ultra review

 

Needless to say, the Series 5 Ultra hardly inspires the same oohs, aahs, and oh-my-gosh-that-laptop-is-so-thins as other Ultrabooks do.

Although the Series 5 is a good ultraportable laptop, it's too thick and heavy to be an Ultrabook.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Gerald Lynch (techdigest.tv)

REVIEW: Samsung Series 5 Ultra (13.3 inch ultrabook)

 

Reasonably slim, reasonably powerful and reasonably affordable, Samsung's Series 5 Ultra ultrabook positions itself firmly in the mid-range of the bourgeoning new portable computing market. But does it do enough to give more expensive alternatives a...

The Samsung Series 5 Ultra is a great laptop, if only an average ultrabook. While it ticks the stock-ultrabook check boxes with its Sandy Bridge processor and fast-booting SSD, it's not quite as attractive in the looks department as its Series 9 big...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (techworld.com)

Samsung Series 5 Ultra review

 

The Samsung Series 5 Ultra is the company's first foray into the Ultrabook market (if you don't count the Series 9, which predates the Ultrabook brand). There's just one problem: It weighs nearly 4lbs, and measures 0.82-inch thick. In other words, this...

Here's the thing: Samsung pitches the Series 5 Ultra as the first Ultrabook to sport an optical drive. But it's not, because it's not an Ultrabook. Sure, it may (barely) hit the 21mm thickness mark, but it contains a hard disk drive (along with a cache...

Apr, 2012

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

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA / SoundAlive
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5 / 2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:6120
Battery capacity (Watt hours):45.3
Battery life (max):6 / 6.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 8

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

Certification:TCO3.0
Energy Star certified:No / Yes
RoHS compliance: No
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Aluminium / Black / Black, Silver / Grey / Silver / Titanium
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:ABS synthetics
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product colour:Aluminium / Black / Black, Silver / Grey / Silver / Titanium
Product Type:Ultrabook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:35.6
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: No
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7550M / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
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:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard language:English / Turkish
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:82 / 87
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS / 4.0 / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11h, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3U
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / HDA / SoundAlive
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):333 x 229.5 x 20.9
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / Intel
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Quantity:1
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Weight:1.79
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
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
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N / Y
TV out port:No / Yes
TV-Out :Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Volume Control:Digital

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40 / 60
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Compatible processor series:CORE I5
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 16 / 17
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.3 / 2.8
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.6 / 1.7
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I3-2367M / I5-2467M / i7-2637M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
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 Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
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:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):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: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:56858 / 59798 / I5-2467M / i7-2637M
Processor code:SR0CV / SR0D6
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Easy File Share\nEasy Content Share\nEasy Partition Manager\nEasy Migration\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nSamsung Support Centre / Microsoft Office Starter 2010\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nNorton Online Backup (пробная версия на 30 дней)\nSkype\nUniversal Printer / Scanner Driver\nEasy File Share\nEasy Migration\nSamsung Support Center\nWildTangent Game Console\nWindows Live\nEasy Settings\nSoftware Launcher / Samsung AllShare, Samsung Easy File Transfer, Samsung Easy Settings, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Samsung Recovery Solution
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:16
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:16
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1016 / 500 / 516

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.9 / 23.1 / 25.9
Depth (imperial):22.9
Height :2.07 / 2.08 / 2.09 / 2.1
Height (imperial):2.08
Weight:1.74 / 1.79 / 1.8 / 1.84
Width:33 / 33.2 / 33.3
Width (imperial):33.3