Samsung 530U3B-A02FR


Samsung 530U3B-A02FRNotebook: Samsung 530U3B-A02FR (Series 5 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 72.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

Reviews for the Samsung 530U3B-A02FR

70% Samsung Series 5 Ultra NP530U3B-A02
Source: PC Mag English
The Samsung Series 5 Ultra NP530U3B-A02 gets the job done, but its price tag is difficult to justify in the face of its unimpressive performance and more nimble competitors. Though it's since been updated with a faster, third-generation Ivy Core processor, as far as Sandy Bridge-equipped ultrabooks go, the Editors' Choice for ultrabooks, the Asus Zenbook UX31A-RSL8, is still the one to beat.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
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.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Samsung Série 5 : un Ultrabook dans la norme
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Samsung Serie 5 Ultra NP530U3B-A02FR
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Test ultrabooka Samsung NP 530U3B-A02
Source: Twoje PC Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Sober design; Large keypad; Silent cooling; Excellent mobility; Long battery life. Negative: Temperature; Price.
Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 05/08/2012
Samsung NP530U3B: обзор ультрабука
Source: F1CD RU→EN
Positive: Good performance; Fast SSD-drive; Nice design; Good set of interfaces. Negative: Not too high-quality display; Low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2012


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.


Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.5 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

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

72.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-04-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)