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Samsung P530 Pro

Specifications

Samsung P530 ProNotebook: Samsung P530 Pro (P530 Pro Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.384kg
Price: 649 euro
Average Score: 82.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 72%, features: 55%, display: 79% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Samsung P530 Pro

83% Review Samsung P530 Pro Notebook | Notebookcheck
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.
Samsung P530 review
Source: PC Advisor English
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.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/19/2010
Rating: features: 50% ergonomy: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Test: Samsung P530 Pro i3-330M Pitts
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% emissions: 90%
85% Test Samsung P530 Pro Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 68% display: 84% mobility: 79% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 94%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


330M:

The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.384 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 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.

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82.67%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-07- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)