Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung 535U4C-A01US
Again, the only performance bottleneck we experienced with the Series 5 compared to a typical Intel-based Ultrabook was the included 750GB hard drive. Since all Ultrabooks use a SSD or HDD with mSATA SSD for cache, it's unfair to compare these laptops without spending the extra $100 to upgrade the Series 5 with a SSD. Once upgraded, the SSD allowed this AMD-based ultrathin to compete head-to-head with the latest Ultrabooks; generally exceeding the performance of the ASUS Zenbook UX32 Ultrabook equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor. Keep in mind that the ASUS UX32 is priced at $899, so for just $749 ($649 street price plus $100 SSD upgrade) you can have a laptop with better overall performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 70%
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The Samsung Series 5 535 is a 14-inch ultraportable that isn't quite as light and portable as some other similar laptops but it does have an optical drive and good graphics capabilities. It is powered by an AMD CPU, which does well against its Intel counterpart but it does come up slightly short.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Some laptop shoppers turn and run at the thought of swapping an Intel processor for one from AMD. The 4-pound Samsung Series 5 isn't as light and portable as some slim 14-inch laptops, but this AMD-powered version can be found at a significant discount if you shop around.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
AMD Radeon HD 7620G: Processor graphics card that is built into the Trinity A10 LV series APUs from AMD. Based on the VLIW4 architecture of the Radeon HD 6900 desktop series.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
A10-4655M: LV-Trinity (25 W), 2 modules 2.0 - 2.8 GHz, HD 7620G GPU» 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.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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.
66.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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