Samsung R530 Series

Samsung R530-JA09DEProcessor: Intel Celeron Dual-Core T3100, Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400, Intel Pentium Dual Core T4500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.346kg, 2.5kg
Price: 500, 600 euro
Average Score: 75.76% - good
Average of 21 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 71%, features: 66%, display: 78%
mobility: 69%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 91%

 

Samsung R530

Specifications

Samsung R530Notebook: Samsung R530
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 R530 (Model)

Average Score: 75.59% - good
Average of 17 scores (from 18 reviews)

 

80% Samsung R530 review
Source: Electricpig English

The Samsung R530 laptop is affordable. As such, it’s no metal-clad Apple MacBook Pro  beater, but then again it doesn’t try to be. It’s well designed, well made and has a price tag of around £500. If you’re in the market for such a machine you should stick the Samsung R530 on your shopping list. A great all-rounder at an impressive price. Could be more compact though.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Samsung R530 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
For the money the Samsung R530 is a decent laptop, and benefits from a particularly good screen. Its large hard drive is also a plus point, but a little more attention to detail in the design is required.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 70% mobility: 60%
60% Samsung R530 review
Source: CNet English
The 17.3-inch Samsung R780 recently charmed our socks off. The R530 is that laptop's smaller cousin, sporting the same distinctive red lid, but with a 15.6-inch display and some less powerful hardware inside. The 15.6-inch Samsung R530 offers a good design and build quality but other laptops offer better performance for a similar price. Unless you're ultra-keen on the design, we'd advise shopping around before splashing out.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
83% Samsung R530 review
Source: PC Pro English
Samsung delivers another cracker, with stylish design married to a top-quality display and keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 50%
83% Samsung R530 review
Source: PC Pro English
Samsung delivers another cracker, with stylish design married to a top-quality display and keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 50%
60% Samsung R530-Red 15.6-inch Budget Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Overall, the Samsung R530-Red is a fairly typical budget class system that doesn't really have any features that make it stand out from similarly priced laptops. In fact, it uses an older Core 2 Duo processor rather than the newer Core i3 that puts it at a disadvantage performance wise. The keyboard is one bright spot on this colorful laptop although the trackpad needs some work.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Samsung R530 review
Source: Techradar English
A great looking laptop which offers substance as well style. Not only is the Samsung R530 a great looking laptop, it also boasts great usability, performance and portability - and all at a very competitive price. If that wasn't enough, there's also decent portability chucked in for good measure, making this machine a good choice indeed.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Samsung R530
Source: V3.co.uk English
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. Nowadays, full-sized laptops such as the Samsung R530 are a good alternative to the bulk of a desktop computer. A good choice if you are willing to swap netbook portability for better performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung R530
Source: Channel Web English
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. Nowadays, full-sized laptops such as the Samsung R530 are a good alternative to the bulk of a desktop computer. The R530 is quite portable but it is a lot more powerful than the smaller and cheaper netbook or mini-notebook computers available. A good choice if you are willing to swap netbook portability for better performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung R530
Source: Computer Active English
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. Nowadays, full-sized laptops such as the Samsung R530 are a good alternative to the bulk of a desktop computer. The R530 is quite portable but it is a lot more powerful than the smaller and cheaper netbook or mini-notebook computers available. A good choice if you are willing to swap netbook portability for better performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Samsung R530 review
Source: Electricpig English
Packing in a hefty 500GB HDD, an old-school Intel Core 2 Duo processor and a slick 720p panel, the Samsung R530 certainly offers a lot for its bargain £500 price tag. But is this a stunner or just your average lappie? Read our Samsung R530 review now and find out.
You can’t deny that the Samsung R530 offers good value when you consider just what you get thrown in.A pretty standard machine but with a great value price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Einsteigen, bitte
Source: Computerbild - 7/11 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 77% features: 84% display: 89% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 92%
86% Kampfansage an Intel?
Source: PC Praxis - 09/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 90%
Samsung R530: günstig und hochwertig
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/02/2010
Rating: performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%
80% Aufklappen und Loslegen
Source: Connect - 7/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 60%
94% Kraftmeier ohne Ausdauer: Notebooks mit Core i-CPU
Source: PC Praxis - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 90%
86% Knaller bis 800 Euro
Source: PC Games Hardware - 9/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 80%
80% Samsung R530
Source: NotebookTV.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 100%

 

Samsung R530-JA03

Specifications

Samsung R530-JA03Notebook: Samsung R530-JA03
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

 

Samsung R530-JA03 review
Source: PC Advisor English
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.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/05/2010
Rating: performance: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%

 

Samsung R530-JA03UK

Specifications

Samsung R530-JA03UKNotebook: Samsung R530-JA03UK
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Samsung R530-JA03UK - 15.6in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
With its R530 range, Samsung offers the bare minimum required in a decent laptop, which in turn allows it to reach some fairly aggressive price points while maintaining good ergonomics. Unfortunately for the Core 2 Duo-based JA03UK model under review, it's not the best value option in the range and doesn't compare favourably to some competing offerings either.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 60% mobility: 70%

 

Samsung R530-JA09

Specifications

Samsung R530-JA09Notebook: Samsung R530-JA09
Processor: Intel Celeron Dual-Core T3100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 500 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Samsung R530-JA09
Source: Kieskeurig Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 100%

 

Samsung R530-JA09DE

Specifications

Samsung R530-JA09DENotebook: Samsung R530-JA09DE
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.346kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

83% Review Samsung R530 Notebook | Notebookcheck
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.
83% Test Samsung R530 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 63% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 92%

 

Comment

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

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

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


Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.

T4400:

Entry to middle class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated. 

T4500:

Entry to middle class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated. 

Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

T6600: Entry level Core 2 Duo dual core processor with a small 2MB level 2 cache and without virtualization functions.

Intel Celeron Dual-Core: The Intel Celeron Dual-Core familiy consists out of dual core CPUs for cheap laptops. Compared to the Celeron M single core family the biggest advantage (in addition to the second core) is the Enhanced Speedstep function, which enables the notebook to downclock the CPU in Idle mode. Therefore, the current consumption can be much lower. Compared to the Core (2) Duo or Pentium Dual-Core processors, the Celeron Cual-Core features much less L2 Cache which leads to a lower performance per clock.

T3100: Slow clocked entry level dual core CPU with 64 Bit functions enabled. As the T3100 lacks Speedstep and other power saving functions, the power consumption is higher than of a similar clocked Core 2 Duo / Pentium.


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.


2.346 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.

2.5 kg:


75.76%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05-17 (Update: 2012-05-26)