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Samsung P530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Samsung P530. 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. People are impressed by the design. The keyboard is also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the size and battery.

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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 P530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Paul Monckton (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung P530 review

 

The Samsung P530 is Samsung's business notebook, so it's not festooned with unnecessary illuminations or tarted up with bling.

While its ergonomics are certainly to the credit of the Samsung P530, you may be swayed by the higher specification of something like Mesh's Dynamo i3V which also happens to cost more than £100 less.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung P530 Pro Notebook

 

Feng-Shui. Who needs a graphic card, Bluetooth or ExpressCard when typing? Ergonomics and display, thats what its all about! The Pro Pitts focuses on the essentials and cuts quite a figure in doing so.

Hard-wearing haptic, Good keyboard, Quiet and cool, Matt LCD, Good LCD brightness, Low current consumption, Feng-Shui.  More fun at work by doing away with unnecessary parts and connections

Limited battery life, Small viewing angles, Few connections, A battery with more capacity would have worked well with the matt, and well-lit display

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung P530-JA03UK

 

Good value and robust feeling laptop

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Connections:Line In /Line Out /Mic In
Audio system:HD / HD SRS 3D / SRS 3D
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Sound Card:High Definition Audio
Speaker power:1.5 / 2 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000 / 4400
Battery life (max):4 / 4.6
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Connections

Built-in 3G: No
HDMI Outputs:1
Memory Card Reader:3-in-1
Network Card: Yes
USB Ports:4
VGA (D-sub):1
WLAN: Yes
WLAN Standard:802.11a/b/g/n

Control

Mouse/Click Device:Touchpad

Design

Colour of product:Black
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):300:1
Display brightness:200 / 220
Display diagonal:39 / 39.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:11
Display Surface:Glossy
Display Surface:Matt
LED Backlight: Yes
Screen Resolution:1366x768
Screen Size:15.6 in
Screen Type:LED
Swivel Screen: No
Touch Screen: No

Drives

Dual Layer: Yes
Optical Drive:DVD-RW / -RAM / CD-RW

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA / Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / nVidia GeForce 310M / NVIDIA GeForce G310M
Graphics Card:Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.7
Maximum Resolution:2048 - 1536
Multiple GPU: No
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
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model: / Intel HD Graphics

Internal

CPU Number:330M
CPU Speed:2.13 GHz
CPU Type:Intel Core i3
Hard Drive Size:320 GB
Hard Drive Type:HDD
Internal Memory:2048 MB
Memory Slots (Total / Free):2 / 1
Memory Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Platform Technology:N/A

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Keyboard number of keys:100 / 101 / 88
Pointing device:Touchpad

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):36.2x379.8x255.5 mm
Weight:2.5 kg

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Networking features:Ethernet, WLAN / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other features

Audio system:HD / HD SRS 3D / SRS 3D
Battery recharge time (off):3
Battery recharge time (on):3
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7/XP
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11b IEEE 802.11g IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11bg/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u
Display:LCD / LED
Graphics adapter family:Intel / nVidia
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Warranty:2
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Package dimensions (WxDxH):485 x 110 x 406
Package weight:4

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:44.4 / 60 / 90

Power source

Battery Type:Lithium Ion 6-Cell

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19
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
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing Die size:81
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 2 / 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 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.86 / 2 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:32
Processor Model:I3-330M / I3-350M / I3-370M / I3-380M / P4500 / P4600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor P4000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1288 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus rate:2.5
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
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / 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:No / 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 Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
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):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Yes
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: 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 code:SLBNF / SLBPL / SLBUK / SLBZY
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Related

Integrated Webcam: Yes
Miscellaneous:1x Sleep-and-Charge / eSATA combo

Security

Cable lock slot:IBM / Kensington / N / No
Cable lock slot type:IBM / Kensington
Password protection type:BIOS

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, Samsung Update Plus, Samsung Recovery Solution IV, SAMSUNG Support Center, CyberLink DVD Suite, Samsung Easy Battery Manager, Samsung Easy Network Manager, Samsung Easy Display Manager, Samsung Easy Speed Up Manager / Cyberlink DVD
Drivers included: Yes
Extra Software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Display Manger, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007 (free 60-day trial), Samsung Support Centre, Samsung Update Plus, Cyberlink DVD Suite
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security\nMicrosoft Office 2010 Starter / McAfee VirusScan, Microsoft Office 2007 Home & Student Edition

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Type

Platform:PC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11 / 25.6 / 26 / 3.61
Height :2.99 / 26.7 / 3.62 / 4 / 40.6
Height (front):2.99
Height (rear):3.62
Weight:2.39 / 2.5
Width:37.1 / 37.9 / 38 / 48.5