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Samsung NP530U4E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Samsung NP530U4E. 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. Reviews about the price and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the image quality and usability.

portability, design, performance, screen, price

usability, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung NP530U4E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : TechSmart (techsmart.co.za)

Samsung Series 5 ultrabook

 

Excellent screen, Comfortable keyboard, Reasonable price

In our benchmark tests, the Series 5 delivered 3131 Marks in 3D Mark. When compared to, Dell’s XPS 13, though, which sported similar base specifications; it came off second best, as the XPS 13 delivered 3503 marks., Not surprisingly, the Series 5 was...

Granted, the Series 5 has its fair share of competition, not least of which is coming from its Samsung’s own newly announced thin and light Series 9 notebooks. That being said, for the most part the Series 5 holds its own and proved to be a very good...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Samsung Series 5 Ultra review

 

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 : Felix Sold (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung Series 5 530U4E-S02DE Ultrabook

 

Understatement. Samsung restyles its midrange dubbed Series 5 wit

Attractive design; Decent build & stability; Ports placed at the back; Modern communication features; RAM is easy to upgrade; Compelling input devices; Good application and graphics performance; AMD's Radeon HD 8750M ensures gaming fun; Sound of JBL's...

Only one USB 3.0 port; VGA out only usable via optionally available adapter; Hard drive and fan cannot be accessed directly; TN screen's middling rates; Noticeable temperature increase in Office use due to disabled fan

Slim devices with a 14-inch screen, such as the Acer Aspire M3-481, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch, Schenker Xirios S402, Dell Latitude 6430u, Toshiba Satellite P845-106 or Acer Aspire V5-471G. Not all devices fulfill Intel's ultrabook specifications.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Techware Labs (techwarelabs.com)

Expert 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 : Hardware Zone (hardwarezone.com)

Samsung Series 5 (13-inch) - An Ultra-priced Ultrabook

 

The Samsung Series 5 Ultra 13-inch laptop, is an Ultrabook that sets out to give you the best of all the desired aspects - performance, build quality and portability at a great price. But will it succeed in creating the perfect Ultrabook? Sit tight as...

Good value, Matte Screen, Build quality, Pleasant keyboard to use

Sharp edges near palm rest, Slightly heavier than other Ultrabooks

May, 2012

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook Review

 

You may be slightly confused - is this an ultrabook, or just a mainstream laptop on a diet? With the Series 5, Samsung is smartly appealing to a wider demographic than a device otherwise does. This is meant for someone who wants consistent power on a...

Well built, Stable performance, Non-reflective display is very comfortable, Humongous hard drive, Doesn't miss out on features - graphics card, HDMI and USB 3.0

Battery life isn't the best around, Dedicated graphics, but limited capabilities, On the heavier side

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / JBL Stereo / SoundAlive
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5 / 2 / 4
Speakers manufacturer:JBL

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):57
Battery life (max):7
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:TCO 3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Blue / Graphite / Metallic / Red
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Polycarbonate
Product colour:Black / Black, Silver / Blue / Graphite / Metallic / Red
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200 / 300
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen:No / Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8750M / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000
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
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:81
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:ClickPad / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11n
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 / 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / No

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / JBL Stereo / SoundAlive

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Interface adapters included:Samsung 12-pin - VGA
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Interface adapters included:Samsung 12-pin - VGA
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

GPS (satellite): No
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
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Line-in: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:40 / 60

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 19
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.7
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor frequency:1.8 / 1.9
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I3-3227U / I5-3337U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
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 HD Audio Technology: No
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 Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): 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® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:72055 / 72057 / I5-3337U
Processor code:SR0XF / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:MAC Address (IEEE 802.3), IPv4, ARP, DNS, DHCP Client, ICMP, TCP, UDP, RTP, RTCP, DiffServ (RFC 2475), Type of Service - TOS (RFC 791/1349), VLAN Tagging 802.1p/q, SNTP / S Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nEvernote\nMicrosoft Office de prueba\nSettings\nCentro de soporte\nSoftware de actualización\nRecuperación / S Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nEvernote\nMicrosoft Office Trial\nSettings\nSupport Center\nSW Update\nRecovery\nPowerDVD / S Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nEvernote\nMicrosoft Office\nInstellingen\nSupport Center\nSW Update\nRecovery / Samsung SideSync\nS Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera / Samsung SideSync\nS Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nEvernote / Samsung SideSync\nS Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nEvernote\nMicrosoft Office (prueba)\nConfiguración\nCentro de soporte\nActualización de software
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:Microsoft Office, Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security, Microsoft Office Trial / Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:RS-MMC, SD, SDIO / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:24
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+Hybrid-HDD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500 / 524

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.2 / 23.4
Height :1.95
Weight:1.75 / 1.77 / 1.83 / 1.95
Width:33.8