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Samsung 530U3B-A01DE

Specifications

Samsung 530U3B-A01DENotebook: Samsung 530U3B-A01DE (Series 5 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 77.08% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 87%, performance: 72%, features: 72%, display: 72% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the Samsung 530U3B-A01DE

84% Review Samsung 530U3B-A01DE Notebook | Notebookcheck
Ultra-cheap? A fast flash memory and a big HDD are paired in the new ultrabook 530U3B from Samsung. The slim notebook comes with a bright and matt 13.3 inch screen. At a street price of below EUR 800, it belongs to the cheaper representatives of the new notebook category. Where do cutbacks have to be made?
Samsung 530U3B Ultrabook – Review
Source: Gadgetmix English
The Samsung Series 5 Ivy Bridge update presents a moderately well powered ultrabook that delivers a solid $1000 ultrabook experience. Unless you’re a power user or fancy a spot of gaming with the latest titles, it’s a good choice. Samsung has a 17-inch gamer for the gaming enthusiasts.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2012
80% Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook NP530U3B review
Source: Computer Active English
Applications performance is in line with what we'd expect since the Series 5 has the same 1.6GHz Core i5 processor and 4GB of RAM as most other Ultrabooks. Battery life is disappointing though, lasting just five hours and 20 minutes in our light use test, which is noticeably less than almost every other Ultrabook we've seen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Series 5 (13-inch) - An Ultra-priced Ultrabook
Source: Hardware Zone English
So this is the part where we tell you if you should or shouldn't buy the Samsung Series 5 Ultra. Unfortunately, it isn't as simple and clear-cut as many of its cometitors we've come across. This is largely due to the fact that as an Ultrabook, the Samsung Series 5 Ultra is very attractively priced at just $S1288.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% mobility: 75%
70% Samsung Series 5 Ultra NP530U3B
Source: CNet English
Samsung's finally made an affordable ultrabook, and the 13-inch Series 5 Ultra is a well-priced and far slimmer product than its 14-inch cousin. Still, it's not a runaway bargain, and it feels like corners have been cut in adapting it from the stellar Series 9's design. You also might want to wait a few weeks for Intel's latest processors to arrive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Samsung 530U Series 5 Ultrabook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The weak point of this machine is its screen. But it's not a total disaster by any stretch of the imagination. If we had a choice, we'd prefer that the screen had a little more flexibility in its movement too, but we could live with this.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Samsung Series 5 Ultra
Source: PC World English
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 SSD for speedy startup) and it weighs 3.9 pounds. Don't get me wrong, this is a decent ultraportable laptop--it's just not at all what I think of when I think "Ultrabook." Still, if you're looking for a small laptop with more ports and functionality than an Ultrabook, the Samsung Series 5 Ultra is your machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
67% Samsung Series 5 530U3B review
Source: PC Pro English
Samsung has clearly had to cut back on some luxuries to hit that price, but the Series 5 puts in a balanced performance. It’s a better all-rounder than Acer’s cheaper Aspire S3, and the bright display leaves that of Lenovo’s otherwise lovely IdeaPad U300s in the shade. We know you can get something truly beautiful if you spend only a few hundred pounds more than this, but it’s great to see that those on a budget now finally have a serious Ultrabook option.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 83% performance: 50% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
60% Samsung Series 5 ultrabook review
Source: CNet English
The term ultrabook has been well and truly established in the past year, with a raft of slim and sexy models launched. The Samsung Series 5 ultrabook offers the sort of clean, mature design you'd expect to see in a big city boardroom. Sadly though, it doesn't offer enough processor performance or screen resolution to warrant its relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

73% Samsung Serie 5 530U3B A01 im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 82% features: 82% display: 83% mobility: 69% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 79%
Samsung Serie 5 530U3B A01
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/05/2012
Rating: performance: 70% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%
84% Test Samsung 530U3B-A01DE Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 73% display: 68% mobility: 91% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 85%
89% Samsung Serie 5 530U3B A01
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 75% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 90%
Samsung Serie 5 Ultra im Test: Günstiges Ultrabook mit mattem Bildschirm
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
attractive Ultrabook, good workmanship and battery runtime, matte display, big but slow harddisk, low price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/19/2012
Ultrabook-Round-Up: Dell gegen HP gegen Samsung
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN

Positive: valuable case, performance, keyboard; negative: price, glossy display
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/29/2012
Обзор Samsung 5 Series Ultra (530U3B): самый недорогой ультрабук
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/20/2012
Itthon is bemutatkoztak a Samsung új ultrabookjai és notebookjai
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/21/2012
Samsung 530U - tenký a tichý
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/28/2012
Ревю на Samsung Series 5 Ultra
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2012
83% Samsung 5-serie ULTRA
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 83%
92% 삼성, 울트라북으로 세계 PC 시장에 도전장을 내다 - 시리즈 5 NT530U3B-A54 (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 92%
삼성, 울트라북으로 세계 PC 시장에 도전장을 내다 - 시리즈 5 NT530U3B-A54 (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2012

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


2467M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.6-2.3 GHz due to Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1150 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

Samsung reviews


77.08%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Dell Latitude 3330
Core i3 2375M, 1.77 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S300-59359324
Celeron 887, 1.8 kg
» Samsung 900X3D-A01US
Core i5 2537M, 1.1 kg
» Samsung 530U3B-A02US
Core i5 2467M, 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire S3-391-6046
Core i3 2367M, 1.4 kg
» Samsung 530U3B-A01RS
Core i5 2467M, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U310-59-348996
Core i3 2377M, 1.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L830-10G
Core i3 2367M, 1.9 kg
» Samsung 530U3B-A01NL
Core i5 2467M, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio SVS1311E3E
Core i3 2350M, 1.7 kg
» Asus UX32A-R3001V
Core i3 2367M, 1.5 kg
» Asus UX32A-DB31
Core i3 2367M, 1.5 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook UH55
Core i3 2367M, 1.6 kg
» Samsung 530U3B-A03PL
Core i3 2367M, 1.5 kg
» Dell XPS 13-321X-0281
Core i7 2637M, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L830-10X
Core i3 2367M, 1.9 kg
» Asus UX31E-RY027V
Core i3 2367M, 1.3 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U300s-108029U
Core i7 2677M, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Portégé Z830-10P
Core i3 2367M, 1.1 kg
» Sony Vaio SVT1311M1ES
Core i3 2367M, 1.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ23Z9E
Core i7 2640M, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ23J9E
Core i7 2640M, 1.2 kg
» Toshiba Portégé Z830-11M
Core i5 2467M, 1.2 kg
» Toshiba Portégé Z830-10J
Core i5 2467M, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba Portégé Z830-10E
Core i5 2557M, 1.1 kg
» HP Folio 13-1012tu
Core i5 2467M, 1.5 kg
» HP Folio 13-1029wm
Core i3 2367M, 1.5 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U300s-M6842GE
Core i5 2467M, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R835-P88
Core i5 2450M, 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-02-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)