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Samsung R530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 566 reviews of Samsung R530. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and screen. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the sound. There are some mixed reviews about the battery.

performance, usability, design, screen, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung R530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 user reviews of Samsung R530 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the screen and portability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the durability. Many are negative about the touchpad and sound.

performance, usability, price, portability, screen

sound, touchpad

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

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Samsung R530-JA03UK - 15.6in Laptop


An interesting budget laptop offering basic specs and decent ergonomics.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Tommy Melville (

Samsung R530 review


A great looking laptop which offers substance as well style

Nice styling ; Good performance ; Connectivity ; Build quality

Quite heavy

A great laptop that offers performance and style in an affordable package. We don't think you could do much better without spending more

Apr, 2010


Expert review by : Paul Monckton (

Samsung R530-JA03 review


The Samsung R530-JA03's bright, eye-catching design makes a refreshing change to the traditional budget laptop design: business-like slabs of black or grey.

If you want small and light, the Samsung R530-JA03 isn't the laptop for you. And if you want to try games, then think again. But, if you want great performance, style, build quality and useful battery life, the R530 is well worth your consideration.

May, 2010


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Samsung R530 review


Although it has a smart-looking black and red lid, the R530 looks a little plainer than some of Samsung's more expensive laptops, with a plain silver screen bezel and keyboard surround. Although it may look rather ordinary, the performance of this...

An excellent screen, fast processor, comfortable keyboard and decent battery life make this a fantastic budget laptop.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Phil Barker (

Samsung R530 review: Budget rivals


With decent performance, quality and usability, there's a lot to like about the Samsung R530. However, at this price point there's also a lot of choice, so we've been taking a look at the rivals. Join us after the break to find out which is the best...

Perfomance for price is great

Battery life can't match rivals

As a desktop replacement, the R530 beats its budget rivals. It's not quite so portable however.

Sep, 2010

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Samsung R530 review


Samsung delivers another cracker, with stylish design married to a top-quality display and keyboard.

Solid, dependable and great value, the Samsung R530 is an excellent candidate as a desktop replacement laptop for use around the house. If you're not hung up on battery life, it won't disappoint.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Orestis Bastounis (

Samsung R530


A multimedia laptop with a bright widescreen display It used to be that if you wanted to do anything of any value on a computer you needed a desktop PC because laptops were not powerful enough....

Mar, 2010

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Samsung R530 review


A pretty standard machine but with a great value price tag

Good price, loads of decent specs, vids look great

Average, not the latest Intel inside

Feb, 2010

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Review Samsung R530 Notebook


Office friend. Those who don't need graphics-, Bluetooth- or Core i3-performance for surfing have here an office comrad with excellent ergonomics, fast input devices and a resilient finish starting at 439 Euros.

Hard-wearing surfaces, Stable chassis/ lid, Good keyboard, Quiet and cool, Good brightness, Acceptable battery life, Fast harddrive, Few frills, but still a lot of notebook.  There is an excellent keyboard, a durable case and adequate computing power...

TFT not equipped with anti-glare surface, Small viewing angles, Few connections, Loud mouse keys, An anti-glare display would have turned the R530 Nolan into a perfect office mate

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Craig Simms (

Samsung R530


Fantastic value.

Uses 32-bit Windows. No gigabit Ethernet. No Bluetooth. Lid flexes a bit.

Samsung has offered a laptop of phenomenal value. The R530 is pleasant to use, although some small niggles like 32-bit Windows and the lack of dedicated home/end keys gets in the way of total enjoyment. Still, we're quite sure anyone who picks up the...

Oct, 2010