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Samsung 530U3C-A09UKProcessor: AMD A-Series A10-4655M, AMD A-Series A6-4400M, AMD A-Series A6-4455M, AMD A-Series A8-3520M, Intel Atom N570, Intel Celeron 867, Intel Core i3 2367M, Intel Core i3 3110M, Intel Core i3 3217U, Intel Core i5 2450M, Intel Core i5 2467M, Intel Core i5 3210M, Intel Core i5 3317U, Intel Core i5 3337U, Intel Core i7 2637M, Intel Core i7 3517U, Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6640G2, AMD Radeon HD 7500G, AMD Radeon HD 7500G + HD 7550M Dual Graphics, AMD Radeon HD 7550M, AMD Radeon HD 7620G, AMD Radeon HD 8750M, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 12.1 inch, 13.3 inch, 14.0 inch, 15.6 inch, 17.3 inch
Weight: 1.4kg, 1.43kg, 1.481kg, 1.485kg, 1.5kg, 1.6kg, 1.644kg, 1.7kg, 1.8kg, 1.829kg, 1.84kg, 1.9kg, 2.03kg, 2.5kg, 2.6kg, 2.7kg, 2.9kg, 3kg, 3.1kg
Price: 450, 500, 600, 699, 700, 750, 799, 800, 850, 899, 900, 1000, 1049, 1100 euro
Average Score: 70.76% - average
Average of 147 scores (from 203 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 72%, features: 71%, display: 70%
mobility: 77%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 87%

 

Samsung Chromebook Series 5

Specifications

Samsung Chromebook Series 5Notebook: Samsung Chromebook Series 5
Processor: Intel Atom N570
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.485kg
Price: 450 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)
 Chromebook Series 5 (Model)

Average Score: 61.89% - poor
Average of 36 scores (from 54 reviews)

 

85% Review Samsung Series 5 Chromebook | Notebookcheck
First Netbook. Is Google's Chrome browser enough to be happy in the Web-world? We logged into our Google account. How much Office is actually possible with this browser? Do Google Docs, Picasa and DropBox suffice? Found out in our review.
Samsung Series 5 Chromebook Review: Taking A Second Look At Chrome OS
Source: PC Perspective English
My time with the Series 5 has given me hope for the future of Google’s PC operating system. If you need a secondary computer for use on the go, and you don’t want or can’t afford an ultraportable, this laptop is a great alternative to a Windows netbook. If you simply want a Chromebook, the Samsung Series 5 is clearly the way to go–it's superior to the Acer in every way.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2012
Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 pictures and hands-on
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Chromebook is a curious idea. Essentially, it's a normal laptop - albeit one too low-powered to really run Windows - that has a stripped-down version of Linux installed, along with a version of Google's Chrome browser. And that's it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/01/2012
REVIEW: Samsung Chromebook Series 5
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
Google’s vision for the Chromebook is one that represents a vision of doing away with traditional software for personal use in favour of doing everything on the cloud. SaaS (software as a service) is definitely catching on more as the choices continue to grow, but for many users—especially home users with tight budgets and intermittent Wi-Fi quality—it can be more trouble than it’s worth.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/21/2011
Samsung Chromebook
Source: Gadgetspeak English
The internal speaker is ok and gave a good enough sound in a quiet room for coffee shop use earbuds for all sorts of reasons. There is a mini VGA adapter in the box and this can allow you to hook it up to a separate panel but I found the 1280x800 crisp and sharp at the moment there is no Java or for that matter Silverlight.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/17/2011
60% Samsung Chromebook thin and light Chrome OS laptop computer
Source: Computer Active English
The Samsung Chromebook might suit people who frequently need to use a computer while out and about and are confident they will have access to a decent wireless or mobile signal, but it feels unfinished and unpolished. For the vast majority of home PC users, the money will be better spent on a cheap Windows 7 laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Chromebook thin and light Chrome OS laptop computer
Source: Computer Active English
A good-quality laptop but the stripped-down operating system was frustrating, and it's useless without a net connection
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Series 5 Chromebook Review
Source: Slashgear English
Chrome OS has promise, certainly. A simple platform for everyday users remains a tempting prospect; unfortunately, those we gave the Chromebook to in order to test the theory generally came back with questions about file support and other issues. In short, the problems had migrated from over-complexity in a regular notebook to under-complexity in the Samsung. We spend a lot of our time in the browser, yes, but not all of it, and ironically Chrome OS does a very good job of reminding us of that fact. If it was priced to suit its part-time companion functionality – perhaps a hundred or so less off the MRSP – then it would make far more sense. As it stands, though, we’d still opt for a regular notebook over Chrome OS.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2011
Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook Review
Source: Maximum PC English
At its price, though, the Chromebook loses its luster; there are just too many things that it doesn’t do, and too few things you can’t get from running the Chrome browser on a regular machine. It’s a good secondary device for a vanishingly small segment of the market (which might include us) but would rank as a tertiary device for most.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/02/2011
60% Samsung Series 5 Chromebook review
Source: IT Reviews English
Sadly the good build, usability, battery life and instant-on features don't do enough to make the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook a device we'd want to recommend. If your computing life revolves solely around the cloud, you might consider it - but only if you are certain you'll never want to do anything locally, and don't mind sacrificing that capability even at a price at which you could easily have both local and cloud-based computing.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Samsung Series 5 ChromeBook Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Samsung Series 5 ChromeBook is a brilliant concept that might one day replace traditional laptops, but it's just not the best solution for most people at this time.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 40% features: 50% mobility: 50% ergonomy: 60%
60% Samsung Series 5 Chromebook review
Source: V3.co.uk English
So that puts it firmly in the category of a fun toy, but not a valuable business tool nor one we think you should spend £400 on.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Samsung Series 5 Chromebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The other catch that will determine whether this is for you is whether you can completely exist in the cloud. If you’re just bumming around the house that shouldn’t be a problem, but if you’re planning on using this on the train, the plane, or on the beach, you’ll have to make sure you’ve got a data package to take with you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Samsung Series 5 Chromebook Review
Source: Stuff TV English
Can Samsung’s Series 5 find its niche in a tablet-mad world? At half the price, the Chromebook would be an attractive second PC, something you could let the kids loose on, a useful addition to the table that houses your remote-control collection. But with its comparable levy on your wallet and lack of offline apps, it’s going to be a tough sell.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Chromebook: The $499 Google thought experiment
Source: Reg Hardware English
But for consumers, the Chromebook is a rather intriguing creation that's ultimately less useful than you'd like it to be. It needs more than a file manager. It needs five more years of interwebs evolution.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Samsung Chromebook Series 5 review
Source: It Pro English
As a thin client, Chrome OS is mostly a success; its ability to work solely within the cloud means it's very well locked down, but this also means it's entirely dependent on an internet connection. Without one, its usefulness is currently severely restricted. If these two points aren’t an issue, it is an excellent way to reduce your hardware acquisition and support costs over the equivalent Windows machine, but even so given the current limitations and restrictions in the design of Chrome OS we would think very, very carefully before committing to even a small-scale deployment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Samsung Chromebook review
Source: Toptenreviews English
We'll withhold final judgement until we've had a proper play in our lab but, based on our brief impressions, we would happily put up with the discomfort of 3D glasses for the benefits they bring over this specific incarnation of Toshiba's glasses-free 3D. However, if you want to get in on the lenticular action or just really hate wearing 3D glasses, the Qosmio F750 should be available at the end of August for around £1,300.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 50% features: 40% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80%
60% Samsung Series 5 Chromebook review
Source: T3 English
Samsung’s Series 5 Chromebook is a strong first offering for the Chrome OS and for many internet-heavy users will satisfyingly fulfil all of their needs, taken out of its web comfort zone, however, and the Chromebook fails to impress.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Series 5 Chromebook
Source: Digital Versus English
The Samsung Series 5 is an intriguing concept. It's an attractive notebook with a decent keyboard and it's certainly an appealing product, especially if you're a regular user of Google's systems and tools AND you can guarantee that you're always connected to the web. However, the strengths of this product are also its main weaknesses, not to mention the limited 3G data plan.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Series 5 Chromebook Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
It's tough to review the Series 5 as a standard laptop. Hardware wise, the design and build quality is excellent. The keyboard and trackpad put those found in similarly priced machines to shame. The 12.1" matte display is far easier on the eyes than most of those low-quality glossy panels that have become almost ubiquitous on the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2011
50% Samsung Series 5 Chromebook review
Source: CNet English
The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook is the first laptop to use Google's Chrome OS operating system. The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook is a well-built, adequately powered laptop that's small enough to carry anywhere. Its browser-based Chrome OS and total dependence on a Web connection definitely won't appeal to everyone, though.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%
67% Samsung Chromebook Series 5 review
Source: PC Pro English
Right now, though, the applications simply aren’t there to support the Chromebook – and nor, arguably, is the network coverage. In a year or two the Chromebook could make a very attractive personal computing platform, but for now we’d recommend you hold off.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 50% features: 67% ergonomy: 67%
60% Samsung Chromebook review
Source: Techradar English
With a few choice upgrades and a lower price, Chromebooks could be a hit. But at the moment, on the evidence of the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook, they still have a way to go.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Series 5 Chromebook Review
Source: Digital Trends English
Is the world ready for a computer that relies entirely on the Internet for every function? We approached the first Chromebook full of optimism, but the answer is a definitive “no.” Samsung’s Series 5 comes with the price tag, weight and occasional unreliability of a true PC, but none of the power or flexibility.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Series 5 Chromebook review
Source: Liliputing English
At best, the Series 5 makes an interesting companion to your primary computer. It could be the machine that you take with you to the coffee shop when you don’t want to lug a full sized notebook. It might even be feasible to use a Chromebook like the Series 5 as your only laptop if your primary machine is a desktop computer. But for $430 and up, I’d expect a user experience that’s undeniably better than what you get from a $300 netbook and unfortunately that’s not something this laptop offers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2011
50% Samsung Chromebook Series 5
Source: PC Mag English
Given the time an average user spends on the Web, it would seem to make sense to have an operating system that's rooted there. The Samsung Chromebook Series 5 is certainly a fascinating approach to computing, one that may actually be widely adopted further down the line—way, way down the line. Had it followed the $199 pricing model that Google had originally planned, the lightning fast boot times, never having to worry about losing files to a hard drive crash, and long battery life would have been slam dunk selling points. Unfortunately, Samsung is selling a netbook with an incomplete OS with a higher price tag than netbooks that run on Windows 7, making the Series 5 very difficult to recommend. You're better off with the HP Pavilion dm1z.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%
50% Samsung Chromebook Series 5
Source: PC Mag English
Given the time an average user spends on the Web, it would seem to make sense to have an operating system that's rooted there. The Samsung Chromebook Series 5 is certainly a fascinating approach to computing, one that may actually be widely adopted further down the line—way, way down the line. Had it followed the $199 pricing model that Google had originally planned, the lightning fast boot times, never having to worry about losing files to a hard drive crash, and long battery life would have been slam dunk selling points. Unfortunately, Samsung is selling a netbook with an incomplete OS with a higher price tag than netbooks that run on Windows 7, making the Series 5 very difficult to recommend. You're better off with the HP Pavilion dm1z.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%
Samsung Series 5 Chromebook review
Source: Liliputing English
At best, the Series 5 makes an interesting companion to your primary computer. It could be the machine that you take with you to the coffee shop when you don’t want to lug a full sized notebook. It might even be feasible to use a Chromebook like the Series 5 as your only laptop if your primary machine is a desktop computer. But for $430 and up, I’d expect a user experience that’s undeniably better than what you get from a $300 netbook and unfortunately that’s not something this laptop offers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2011
60% Samsung Series 5 Chromebook
Source: Wired Magazine English
Which gets at the heart of the device’s utility, and Google’s vision for us: simple, stripped-down browsing driving the majority of our computing experiences. For that purpose, but for that purpose alone, the Chromebook is a worthy vessel.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Samsung Chromebook Series 5 (Wi-Fi, white)
Source: CNet English
We keep seeing people comment that the Samsung Series 5 or any other Chromebook will be a good choice for nontechie people. Maybe eventually, but today there are just too many holes in the experience. Plus, trying to explain to nontechies that everything they do is now online and asking them to trust that it'll be there whenever they log in might not be that easy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 40% mobility: 80%
80% Samsung Chromebook Series 5 review
Source: Engadget English
Assigning a rating and verdict to the Series 5 is no easy task -- after all, it's difficult to divorce our impressions of the first consumer Chromebook from our broader thoughts about the category. We'll start with the obvious: Chromebooks are not for everyone. If you're thinking of buying one, you're likely part of a self-selecting group of folks who are confident they don't need local storage -- at least not in a mobile machine like this, which could well be a secondary computer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
50% Samsung Chromebook Series 5 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
We like that the stability issues (namely with Flash support) in the Cr-48 have been fixed, but the Chrome OS still feels like a work in progress. The Series 5 is great for watching video, playing casual games, and doing light tasks such as creating spreadsheets and documents, but it really can't handle much more heavy lifting. A fast boot time and bookmarks masquerading as apps can't make up for the fact that we can't use Google Docs offline, we have to hunt around for our local files, or that the Series 5 can only deal with one peripheral at a time. Consumers looking for an ultraportable system under $500 would do better with the AMD-powered ASUS Eee PC 1215B ($439), or its Nvidia Ion brother, the 1215N ($469), which offer much better performance and a full Windows operating system for around the same price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%
50% Samsung Chromebook Series 5 laptop review
Source: PC Advisor English
Ultimately, the whole Chromebook experiment feels like it's just a couple years ahead of its time. There may come a day, sometime in the not-too-distant future, when web applications have the power and sophistication necessary to really replace most of what you do on a computer. Together with even more powerful, affordable, and energy-efficient processors, cheaper flash memory, and a handful of major revisions to the Chrome OS, a computer built to run a web browser and little else might make sense. Until then, there are plenty of Windows-based laptops in the £350-£400 range that may not have the sleek look of a Series 5 Chromebook, and may not boot up as quickly, but offer such vastly superior functionality that I can't imagine recommending a Chromebook instead. For now, laptops based on Chrome OS feel like a novelty for tech enthusiasts. Even Android 3.0 tablets feel more powerful, flexible, and useful.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%
50% Samsung Series 5 Chromebook
Source: PC World English
Ultimately, this whole experiment feels like it's just a couple years ahead of its time. Sometime in the not-too-distant future, a day may come when Web applications have the power and sophistication necessary to replace most of what you do on a computer. Together with even more powerful, affordable, and energy-efficient processors, cheaper flash memory, and a handful of major revisions to the Chrome OS, a computer built to run a Web browser and little else might make sense. Until then, you can find plenty of Windows-based laptops in the $430-to-$500 range that may not have the sleek look of a Series 5 Chromebook, and may not boot up as quickly, but offer such vastly superior functionality that I can't imagine recommending a Chromebook instead. For now, laptops based on Chrome OS feel like a novelty for tech enthusiasts. Even Android 3.0 tablets feel more powerful, flexible, and useful.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%
72% Samsung Chromebook Series 5
Source: Computer Shopper English
Leave it to Google to create an entire new class of mobile-computing products—and no, we’re not talking Android phones or tablets. We mean Chromebooks. The Chrome OS–based Series 5 has a super-quick boot time and long battery life, but only those willing to live exclusively in the cloud should even consider it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 72%
60% Samsung Series 5
Source: Digital Versus English
The Samsung Series 5 is an intriguing concept. It's an attractive notebook with a decent keyboard and it's certainly an appealing product, especially if you're a regular user of Google's systems and tools AND you can guarantee that you're always connected to the web. However, the strengths of this product are also its main weaknesses and Google's stingy 100 MB storage offer isn't particularly impressive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Samsung Serie 5 Ultrabook
Source: Connect - 5/12 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 04/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 100% ergonomy: 80%
80% Samsung Chromebook 500C21
Source: Channelpartner.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
68% Subnotebook mit Google-OS: Samsung Chromebook im Test
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 68% price: 60% performance: 50% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
40% Samsung Chromebook
Source: Com! - 9/11 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 08/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 40%
86% Samsung Chromebook 500C21 (Wifi)
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 95%
80% Samsung Chromebook Serie 5 im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 75% features: 73% display: 94% mobility: 72% ergonomy: 94% emissions: 93%
85% Test Samsung Series 5 Chromebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 85% display: 70% mobility: 93% workmanship: 87% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 92%
Datenschutz und Umsteigerprobleme - Das Chromebook in der Praxis
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
long battery runtime, too high price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2011
Samsung Chromebook im Test: Tabbed Computing
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
satisfactory
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2011
Samsungs Chromebook im Test: Mit dem Kopf in der Cloud
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
workmanship, battery runtime, input devices and display good, performance sufficient
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2011
Matter Chrom
Source: PC Magazin - 9/11 German
display and battery runtime good
Single Review, , Short, Date: 08/01/2011
Test: Samsung Chromebook Series 5
Source: Katze aus dem Sack German DE→EN
satisfying
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2011
Tschüss, Festplatte!
Source: c't - 15/11 German
flat, light and fast
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 07/01/2011
Samsungs Chromebook: interessant, aber unvollständig
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
battery runtime good
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2011
70% Recensione Samsung Chromebook 500C21
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Recensione chromebook Samsung serie 5
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
good design, comfortable user interface, Chrome OS limited useful
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2011
60% Samsung Chromebook Series 5
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Series 5 Chromebook
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Positive: display, construction, performance; negative: expensive
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2011
60% Chromebook Samsung : un bon portable à réserver aux geeks
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Samsung 530U4B-A02US

Specifications

Samsung 530U4B-A02USNotebook: Samsung 530U4B-A02US
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)
 530U4B-A02US (Model)

Average Score: 67.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

70% Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook 530U4BI
Source: CNet English
Well, it was fun while it lasted. The ultrabook -- a concept built around mimicking the best parts of Apple's MacBook Air -- has now become so broad that nearly anything qualifies, at least if this latest example from Samsung is any indicator. If you ignore the ultrabook branding and instead think of this as a somewhat slim midsize, mainstream laptop, the 14-inch Samsung Series 5 is a fine example of the form.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 80%
60% Samsung Series 5 NP530U4B
Source: Techreview Source English
The Samsung Series 5 NP530U4B is another 14-inch ultrabook that has hit the market. This one is extremely lightweight and portable and has a very comfortable keyboard. It is one of the first ultrabooks to have a built-in optical drive, which might be a deal maker for some. It does lack in battery life and some performance, so it's not without some flaws.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Series 5 14-inch Ultrabook (NP530U4B) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
If you like the idea of having an optical drive built into a highly portable notebook, the Samsung Series 5 14-inch is certainly worth considering. It's one of the lightest 14-inch laptops around, features a sturdy design and comes with a comfy keyboard and touchpad. This Ultrabook also does a good job keeping its cool. However, the display's limited viewing angles give us pause, as does the below-average battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Series 5 Ultrabooks pictures and hands-on
Source: Pocket Lint English
Officially speaking, the Samsung Series 9 laptop is not an Ultrabook - at least, Samsung has chosen not to call it one much like Apple hasn't bothered including the MacBook Air either. Instead, Samsung announced a couple of lesser machines at CES 2012, so Pocket-lint went hands-on to see if they're still impressive enough.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/16/2012
80% Test: Samsung Ultrabook 5-serien
Source: HwT DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%

 

Samsung 530U3B-A01DE

Specifications

Samsung 530U3B-A01DENotebook: Samsung 530U3B-A01DE
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 800 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

Average Score: 76.5% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 21 reviews)

 

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%
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

 

Samsung 530U4B-A01UK

Specifications

Samsung 530U4B-A01UKNotebook: Samsung 530U4B-A01UK
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 900 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)
 530U4B-A01UK (Model)

Average Score: 75.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

80% Samsung Series 5 14” Ultra Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
The Series 5 Ultra comes with an industry-standard one-year parts and labor warranty. In addition, Samsung throws in a year subscription to Absolute Data Protect, a service that, in the case of loss or theft, allows you to delete personal information and lock the computer remotely.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Samsung Series 5 Ultra review
Source: Techradar English
Lastly, although power and battery life are sacrificed, the price-point of the Series 5 Ultrabook is particularly attractive and gives this machine a real chance against its better styled and more powerful rivals.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
14-inch Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook review (NP530U4B-A01U)
Source: Engadget English
If you're in the market for a mid-sized laptop with a DVD burner for occasional backups, we can see why you'd look twice at the Series 5: it's thinner and lighter than most 14-inchers. It also has a pleasant keyboard-and-trackpad combo -- something we can't say about all Ultrabooks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2012
67% Samsung Series 5 review
Source: PC Pro English
Samsung’s Series 5 is a solid proposition: it’s slim, sensible and manages to cram in an unusual amount of connectivity. At £853 inc VAT, though, it has its work cut out. It isn’t much cheaper than its competitors, and the plasticky chassis and washed-out display leave it sorely lacking in pizzazz. It might be the most sensible Ultrabook on the market, but with the Asus Zenbook UX31E proving swifter, sexier and much longer lasting for around £150 more, we’d be tempted to save up for something a little more special.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 50% ergonomy: 50%
80% Samsung Series 5 530U4B review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Samsung Series 5 530U (4B-A01) Ultrabook is more of a super thin and light 14in ultraportable and Macbook Pro rival, than a competitor to the 13in Ultrabooks already on the market - but either way it’s a sleek, attractive yet affordable laptop. A decent screen and the best audio we’ve yet heard from an Ultrabook combine with good usability and connectivity to make up for its average battery life. We’re especially excited that Samsung is introducing dedicated Radeon graphics into the Ultrabook market with its 530U4B range, though this specific model sticks with Intel’s integrated solution. For those who want an optical drive, it is also the only (current) choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung NP530U4BL review
Source: PC Advisor English
The price is decent and the screen is good but we can't help be a little disappointed by the Samsung NP530U4BL’s performance. However, if you are after something relatively portable with plenty of storage and an optical drive to boot, it’s well worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 70% ergonomy: 70%
75% 14-Zoll-Ultrabook im Test: Samsung Serie 5 Ultra
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 80%

 

Samsung 530U3B-A02DE

Specifications

Samsung 530U3B-A02DENotebook: Samsung 530U3B-A02DE
Processor: Intel Core i7 2637M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

Average Score: 78.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

78% Federgewichte
Source: PC Magazin - Spezial 53 Ultrabooks German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 78%
80% Samsung Serie 5 Ultra
Source: PC Magazin - 5/12 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 04/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Ultra cool leicht schnell
Source: Computerbild - 9/12 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 82% features: 81% display: 83% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 86%
71% Samsung Serie 5 Ultra 530U3B-A02 (Subnotebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 55% performance: 59% features: 85% display: 75% mobility: 63% ergonomy: 74%

 

Samsung 530U3B-A02FR

Specifications

Samsung 530U3B-A02FRNotebook: Samsung 530U3B-A02FR
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 900 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

Average Score: 72.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

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%
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

 

Samsung 530U4B-S01FR

Specifications

Samsung 530U4B-S01FRNotebook: Samsung 530U4B-S01FR
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7550M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

Average Score: 40% - bad
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

40% Samsung Serie 5 Ultra NP530U4B-S01FR
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 40%

 

Samsung 530U4B-A01US

Specifications

Samsung 530U4B-A01USNotebook: Samsung 530U4B-A01US
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)
 530U4B-A01US (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Samsung Series 5 Ultra (NP530U4B-A01US)
Source: PC Mag English
Just as it has a hybrid storage system, the Samsung Series 5 Ultra is something of a hybrid ultrabook: Its 14-inch screen and built-in optical drive will appeal to users who find 13.3-inch, DVD-less ultrabooks too limiting—although we can't help thinking that a lot of those people would be served by an ultrabook plus a $50 USB DVD drive for occasional use. Meanwhile, its weight saving over machines like the Lenovo IdeaPad U400 or Editors' Choice Dell Inspiron 14z , some of which offer better performance, is only about half a pound at most. The bottom line is that the Series 5 Ultra is an appealing system, but a niche one.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Test: 14-Zoll-Ultrabook Samsung Serie 5 Ultra
Source: ITespresso German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/05/2012

 

Samsung 305E7A-S04DE

Specifications

Samsung 305E7A-S04DENotebook: Samsung 305E7A-S04DE
Processor: AMD A-Series A8-3520M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6640G2
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Samsung Series 3 – Review
Source: Gadgetmix English
All things considered, the Samsung Series 3 notebook 305E7A is a good all-rounder for anyone needing a notebook for general use. There are areas (screen quality, gaming prowess, battery life) where it falls down, but not so far that casual users would be disappointed. But a moderately capable 17-inch notebook is still a good deal at 550 euros.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2012
84% Samsung Serie 3 305E7A S04
Source: notebookforums.com English
Samsungs Serie 3 305E7A S04 ist ein schickes 17,3 Zoll Allround-Notebook, welches mit einem guten Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis lockt und mit den Treiber- und Performance-Schwächen von AMDs Llano Plattform zu kämpfen hat. Der dünne Displayrahmen, die Instant-On Technologie, ordentliche Eingabegeräte und vor allem das matte Finish für das Display bieten gute Argumente für einen Kauf.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 70% display: 85% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 92%

 

Samsung 530U4B-S01AU

Specifications

Samsung 530U4B-S01AUNotebook: Samsung 530U4B-S01AU
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7550M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)
 530U4B-S01AU (Model)

Average Score: 76.4% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

80% Can an ultrabook be an all-rounder?
Source: APC Mag English
Premium form is where it falters slightly. The metal screen backing and palm-rests felt great, and the other fibreglass surfaces felt fine. Unfortunately, the 14in (1,366 x 768-pixel) matte screen had slightly washed-out colours and ordinary viewing angles. The screen hinge also had an annoying tendency to stick slightly, with strong resistance during opening. And while loud, the speakers were of ordinary quality, as was the webcam’s recording quality at 720p.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Samsung Series 5 Ultra Notebook Review
Source: T Break English
The Series 5 Ultra is a decent notebook, but it’s certainly not an Ultrabook. The unit may be sleek, but it’s not Ultrabook-sleek, despite what Samsung claims. The device also feels much heavier than other Ultrabooks, in part due to the included optical drive and HDD. If you’re in the market for a decent notebook that offers a number of connectivity options and acceptable performance, then this is the one for you. If you’re shopping for a genuine Ultrabook, then there are much better options to look at.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
75% Samsung NP530U4B Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Samsung NP530U4B is priced at 54,390 (MOP). At this price tag, it competes with the likes of Wipro e.go Aero Ultra and the HP Pavilion dm4-3010tx. We weren’t overly happy with the build quality of the Wipro and the 530U is the clear winner amongst the two. In comparison with the HP Pavilion dm4-3010tx, the 530U props up with a better GPU. To sum it up, if you have that budget and you want a slim notebook without compromising on any connectivity features, the Samsung 530U is your best bet for now.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 75%
75% Samsung Notebook Series 5 ULTRA (530U4B-S01AU)
Source: Good Gear Guide English
If you want an Ultrabook that has a lot of features -- including a built-in DVD burner -- then Samsung's Series 5 is for you. It also includes a dual-band Wi-Fi adapter, two USB 3.0 ports and HDMI. It's a comfortable notebook to use, but it doesn't have a backlit keyboard and its screen isn't of high quality.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 75%
82% Series 5 Ultrabook: Ütős apróság
Source: NotebookTV.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 82%

 

Samsung 530U4B-S01

Specifications

Samsung 530U4B-S01Notebook: Samsung 530U4B-S01
Processor: Intel Core i5 2450M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7550M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Teszt: Samsung Series 5 – Majdnem tökéletes
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Samsung 550P5C-S02DE

Specifications

Samsung 550P5C-S02DENotebook: Samsung 550P5C-S02DE
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Samsung Series 5 550P review
Source: Techradar English
As a home entertainment desktop replacement, the Samsung Series 5 550P succeeds on almost every level. The large screen and powerful graphics make watching movies or surfing the web a pleasure. And, thanks to the wide and comfortable keyboard, workaholics will feel right at home.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
72% Günstiges Multimedia-Notebook mit 17 Zoll und Geforce GT 650M
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 60%
Samsung Serie 5 550P5C-S02DE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/30/2012
Rating: performance: 80% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%

 

Samsung 550C22-H01US

Specifications

Samsung 550C22-H01USNotebook: Samsung 550C22-H01US
Processor: Intel Celeron 867
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.43kg
Price: 500 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)
 550C22-H01US (Model)

Average Score: 64.8% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 14 reviews)

 

85% Review Samsung 550C22-H01US Chromebook | Notebookcheck
Reliable office worker. Chrome OS is still young with a very limited scope, but it already excels in everything it has been designed to do. Is this second-generation Chromebook from Samsung worth a look to on-the-go business and office users?
83% Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook review
Source: PC Pro English
Speed and simplicity remain the major points in its favour; there’s very little you can do to break, slow down or otherwise affect the Chromebook, which makes it a great buy if you’re willing to adopt Google’s cloud-based approach.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
60% Samsung Series 5 Chromebook review
Source: T3 English
The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook is a great ultraportable laptop, that’s been made with love, experience and careful design. However, the disadvantages of Chrome OS over Windows make it impossible to recommend. Despite the battery life improvements, the Asus Eee PC 1015PX is better value, just as usable, more powerful, and works when you’re away from the internet. If Google comes back for a third attempt, we really hope it’s with Android, and the great Chrome OS experiment is put down to experience.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Series 5 Chromebook 550 (XE550C22-H01)
Source: PC Mag English
The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook 550 is an attractive, fast laptop, and has a full-size keyboard. Theoretically, because of its ease of use and speedy SSD, the Chromebook 550 should blow tablets like the iPad and netbooks like the Lenovo ThinkPad X130e out of the water. The problem is though the Chromebook is speedy at browsing Chrome while connected to the Internet, it is less compelling when you're not connected at home or in your favorite café.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
We really like the looks of Google's Chrome OS, and think there is much promise in online file storage and Web-based apps. But until fast, easy, cheap Internet access is available just about everywhere, we'll be sticking mostly to locally installed software—and those who want to get the most out of their laptops should, too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
85% Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook Review
Source: Digital Trends English
What the Chromebook does, it does well. It’s not an exaggeration to say that this is the best Web browsing experience that you’ll find on a laptop. It’s quick, smooth, easy to navigate via multi-touch scrolling and supported by a brilliant matte display. As a portable web browser, the Samsung Series 5 is perfect.So that’s the question: Do you want to buy a $450 (Wi-Fi only) or $550 (3G) Web browser?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 85%
Samsung Series 5 Chromebook 550 review: Is less more?
Source: Liliputing English
Chrome OS is an operating system designed to run one app: the web browser. The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook 550 isn’t for everyone. For $450 or more you can buy a decent Windows laptop, install the Chrome web browser, and do almost everything that you can do with a Chromebook.But you can do many of those things better with a Chromebook if the web browser is your most important app.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/14/2012
60% Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook
Source: Techreview Source English
One of the selling points for this laptop is the boot times, which averages around 10-seconds, which is lightning fast compared to Windows-based computers and even Mac OS X. Battery life averages out at about 8-hours, which is about two hours more than most in the Ultrabook category.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
There's no doubt that the Chrome OS has improved by leaps and bounds. And Samsung's Chromebook Series 5 550 is a pretty slick vehicle for the platform, especially for those who have basic needs. The comfortable keyboard and bright screen are as good as what you'll find on some Ultrabooks, and this machine is certainly faster than its predecessor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 50%
80% Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550
Source: CNet English
Solid hardware and a slightly improved Chrome OS aren't enough to save the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 from the hordes of similarly priced but more capable tablets and laptops. There are way too many caveats and compromises for us to recommend it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
40% Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550
Source: CNet English
One year after the debut of the first wave, most people still don't know what it is. Despite solid hardware and a slightly improved Chrome OS, the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 comes with far too many caveats and compromises compared with similarly priced but more-capable tablets and laptops.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 40%
Hands on: New Samsung Series 5 Chromebook review
Source: Techradar English
Overall the overhauled Chrome OS running on the overhauled new Chromebook gear is a very different beast to its predecessor. The arrival of a rudimentary desktop is a welcome one, the multitasking is much better and the forthcoming offline functionality will transform Chrome OS into a fully featured and genuinely useful competitor to Windows and Mac OS at a relatively low cost.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2012
70% The Chromebook Finally Feels Like a Real Laptop
Source: Wired Magazine English
Given the quality of Samsung’s hardware, I can still recommend it, even at around $500. But beware — it’s only a smart buy for people who want the comfort and performance of a nice laptop and won’t be inconvenienced by an entirely cloud-based environment, or feel limited by the total lack of the legacy PC stuff. If you’re already a web-head, this is a very nice surfboard.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Review: Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2012
Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 review
Source: Eprice.com.hk zh-TW→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2012

 

Samsung 530U3C-A01DE

Specifications

Samsung 530U3C-A01DENotebook: Samsung 530U3C-A01DE
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.481kg
Price: 799 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

84% Review Samsung Series 5 530U3C-A01DE Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Ultrabook update. We reviewed the Samsung Series 5 530U3B-A01DE in mid-March 2012. The ultrabook has now been revised to feature an Intel Ivy Bridge dual-core processor. Virtually everything else, including the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of 799 Euro ($999 USD), remains unchanged. In this review, we will examine exactly what has changed and who would benefit from the revision.
Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The prospect of having a touchscreen ultrabook sounded like one that I would absolutely enjoy having. I use tablets and smartphones on a daily basis, so why shouldn’t my ultrabook incorporate that same technology so I could poke and prod my Windows 8 machine as much as I like. Considering Windows 8 was built with touchscreens in mind, it made absolute sense to me a touchscreen ultrabook would be a great idea.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/07/2013
80% Samsung Series 5 Touch Ultrabook Review
Source: Think Digit English
As an ultrabook, the Series 5 builds on what the previous edition offered, with the added touchscreen for Windows 8. But, do you really want to pay a sort of premium for that extra feature? If yes, this is a conventional ultrabook that does not disappoint. It is a fairly good deal for what it claims to offer. But, if the touch feature might end up being a less-than-often used feature, we recommend you pick up a previous Series 5 edition, with the same 13.3-inch display, for roughly Rs. 10,000 less.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
90% Flacher Preis-Leistungsträger
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 90%
Das seriöse Ultrabook
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Positive: adequate Office-notebook; non-glossy display Negative: no keyboard light
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/26/2012
Samsung Ultrabook serie 5, análisis a fondo
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Beautiful, tough, light and thin design; aluminum and carbon fiber case; very bright screen; long battery life (7 hours).
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 12/05/2012

 

Samsung 550C22-A01US

Specifications

Samsung 550C22-A01USNotebook: Samsung 550C22-A01US
Processor: Intel Celeron 867
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 450 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

40% Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Retailing for £370, the Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook's reliance on the internet, less than stellar build quality and sub-par components add up to make it feel overpriced. While we like the Chrome OS's user interface and are impressed with how well the device works when connected to the internet, the 550's limitations combined with the UK's lack of universal Wi-Fi coverage make it a poor choice for business users.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 40%
Samsung Series 5-550 Chromebook Review: The Chromebook Matures
Source: PC Perspective English
What’s important is how well the griddle cooks your bacon – and in this case, it serves up a crispy plate of goodness better than any other product on the market for the same price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2012
60% Samsung Series 5 Chromebook review
Source: Techradar English
However, its limited tech, along with the absence of next-gen internet standards such as 4G and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, means that it could soon start feeling out of date. The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook is a decent computer, and an improvement on its competitors, but it doesn't quite answer the Chromebook conundrum.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook review
Source: PC Advisor English
Thanks to the fact that the Series 5 550 Chromebook runs only web apps, there’s nothing to back up. Your documents are automatically backed up in Google Drive. When composing an email, you can attach files from Drive, as well as pin files (mark them) for offline viewing. This also has the advantage that, should your Chromebook be lost, damaged or stolen, you can carry on from where you were simply by logging into your Google account when you get a new one.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Samsung Series 5 Chromebook
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Samsung 530U3B-A03PL

Specifications

Samsung 530U3B-A03PLNotebook: Samsung 530U3B-A03PL
Processor: Intel Core i3 2367M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

 

Samsung NP530U3B-A03PL i NP530U3B-A02PL – test modeli z serii 5.
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Price; Matt matrix; Very comfortable keyboard; Silent cooling system; Good quality; Easy access to the disk and memory; A decent running time. Negative: Uniformity of illumination; Viewing angle; Loud buttons on the touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2012

 

Samsung 550P7C-S01CZ

Specifications

Samsung 550P7C-S01CZNotebook: Samsung 550P7C-S01CZ
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Jak zastąpić peceta stosunkowo tanim laptopem
Source: [link]
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung NP550P7C - na multimédia i hry
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Very good performance; storage capacity; quality speakers. Negative: Not support RAID interconnection; Lower strength base.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2012

 

Samsung 535U3C

Specifications

Samsung 535U3CNotebook: Samsung 535U3C
Processor: AMD A-Series A6-4455M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7500G
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Samsung Serie 5 Ultra 535U3C
Source: Hardbloxx German DE→EN
Positive: subnotebook with ultrabook-character; fair price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2013
Ультратонкие ноутбуки Samsung 535U3C и 535U4C: AMD Trinity в деле
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Price. Negative: Performance.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2012
60% Đánh giá laptop Samsung Ultra 535 chip AMD
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 60% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70%

 

Samsung 535U4C

Specifications

Samsung 535U4CNotebook: Samsung 535U4C
Processor: AMD A-Series A6-4455M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7550M 1024 MB
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.84kg
Price: 699 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

 

79% Review Samsung Series 5 535U4C Notebook | Notebookcheck
Off the beaten path. Samsung expands its Series 5 family of compact notebooks with a fairly inexpensive 14-inch model. This time, the Korean manufacturer ventures in a new direction and uses AMD's Trinity architecture, which features switchable graphics. Unfortunately, things don't quite add up.
Ultrathin statt Ultrabook – es muss nicht immer Intel sein
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Positive: not based on Intel; Windows 7 version advantageous
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2013
Ультратонкие ноутбуки Samsung 535U3C и 535U4C: AMD Trinity в деле
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Price. Negative: Performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2012

 

Samsung 535U3C-A01US

Specifications

Samsung 535U3C-A01USNotebook: Samsung 535U3C-A01US
Processor: AMD A-Series A6-4455M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7500G
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 700 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)
 535U3C-A01US (Model)

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

 

80% Samsung Series 5 NP535U3C-A01US
Source: PC Mag English
The Samsung Series 5 NP535U3C-A01US gives you the portability of an ultrabook at a lower price, but compromises on performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Samsung 535U3C-A01UK

Specifications

Samsung 535U3C-A01UKNotebook: Samsung 535U3C-A01UK
Processor: AMD A-Series A6-4455M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7500G
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

Average Score: 72.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Samsung Series 5 535U3C review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The 13-inch Samsung Series 5 535U3C-A01 is a great little Ultrabook competitor that manages to keep its price low thanks to AMD innards. It’s slim, sleek, light and very well-built. It offers a great user experience and its screen is a cut above most budget laptops. However, mediocre performance and average battery life mean you may be better off looking at pricier alternatives, especially those offering Windows 8 and touch.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 60% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 90%
70% Samsung Series 5 NP535U3C-A01UK review
Source: PC Advisor English
You shouldn't write off the Samsung Series 5 NP535U3C just because it has an AMD processor instead of an Intel processor. Though Intel's Ultrabooks may outperform the AMD Series 5 overall, the Series 5's integrated Radeon HD 7500G graphics are slightly more impressive than Intel's HD 4000 integrated graphics. In addition, the AMD Series 5 is cheaper than its Intel counterpart, and it has excellent speakers for the category. So if you're looking for an ultraportable multimedia machine - and you're not too picky about startup time or branding - the Series 5 deserves a look.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Samsung Series 5 NP535U3C
Source: PC World English
You shouldn't write off the Samsung Series 5 NP535U3C just because it has an AMD processor instead of an Intel processor. Though Intel's Ultrabooks may outperform the AMD Series 5 overall, the Series 5's integrated Radeon HD 7500G graphics are slightly more impressive than Intel's HD 4000 integrated graphics. In addition, theAMD Series 5 is $100 cheaper than its Intel counterpart, and it has excellent speakers for the category.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Samsung Series 5 NP535U3C Review
Source: Stuff TV English
At £500, it’s tempting to forgive the Samsung its faults. It is, after all, at least £100 less than the same machine with an Intel chip, and cheaper than any other ultrabook around. While it seems - superficially - like a bargain, the price is actually dead right: it’s better than a premium netbook but not as fast as a fully modern ultra-light. It’s an excellent budget laptop, but don’t expect much more or you might be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Samsung 530U3C-A01US

Specifications

Samsung 530U3C-A01USNotebook: Samsung 530U3C-A01US
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 800 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

Average Score: 73.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch review
Source: Techradar English
The Series 5 Ultra Touch feels like it could be a world-class laptop a lot of the time, but the rough edges mean that it ultimately falls short. It's still a solid option for home use, but it's not the one Ultrabook to rule them all that it could've been.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Samsung Series 5 535
Source: Techreview Source English
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%
80% Ultrabook Samsung serie 5 por 699 dólares ¿comienza la bajada de precio?
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Samsung 530U3B-A01NL

Specifications

Samsung 530U3B-A01NLNotebook: Samsung 530U3B-A01NL
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 900 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

 

Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Positive: USB 3.0; Ethernet connection; memory slot. Negative: Normal HDD; stiffness case.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2012

 

Samsung 550P7C-S02UK

Specifications

Samsung 550P7C-S02UKNotebook: Samsung 550P7C-S02UK
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)
 550P7C-S02UK (Model)

Average Score: 76.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Samsung Series 5 550P review
Source: T3 English
The Samsung Series 5 550P is an extremely capable 17-inch desktop-replacement machine. Several features, such as the built-in Blu-ray drive and dedicated Nvidia graphics make it ideal for multimedia purposes. The standout keyboard and HD-capable screen also deserve a mention. Portability suffers due to a 3kg weight and average battery life, but that’s not what this laptop is about. Instead, the Samsung Series 5 550P stays on your desk and offers enough power to take care of all your most demanding programs.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung 550P7C review
Source: PC Advisor English
There’s very little not to like about the Samsung 550P7C. The keyboard and trackpad are particularly good and while the speakers are a little bassy, we were quite impresssed. We’d like the build quality to be better, but at this price, we can’t complain too much.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 70%
80% Samsung 550P7C review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you’re after an unapologetic desktop replacement that can handle anything from video decoding to gaming, Samsung’s Series 5 550P7C is a great buy. This powerful 17-inch laptop might have a few shortcomings, but its looks, usability, performance and excellent value for money more than make up for them. Gamers will be especially pleased with the Nvidia GeForce GT 650M graphics, which lets you play many titles at full settings on the Samsung 550P7C’s 1,600 x 900 screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 50% ergonomy: 80%
67% Samsung Series 5 NP550P7C review
Source: PC Pro English
For around £70 more, the Asus N56VM offers far superior screen quality with a Full HD resolution, and that nudges it ahead of this laptop. As an all-rounder, though, the Series 5 is a strong offering.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 83% features: 67% ergonomy: 67%

 

Samsung 535U4C-S01DE

Specifications

Samsung 535U4C-S01DENotebook: Samsung 535U4C-S01DE
Processor: AMD A-Series A6-4400M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7500G + HD 7550M Dual Graphics
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 700 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

Average Score: 78.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Das neue Dünn – 14-Zoll-Ultrathin mit umschaltbarer Grafiklösung
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2012
Rating: performance: 50% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 30%
68% Günstige Konkurrenz für die Ultrabooks
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 68% price: 77% performance: 27% features: 91% display: 87% mobility: 62% ergonomy: 79%
89% Erstes AMD Ultrathin-Notebook am Markt
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 75% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 90%

 

Samsung 530U3C-A02US

Specifications

Samsung 530U3C-A02USNotebook: Samsung 530U3C-A02US
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)
 530U3C-A02US (Model)

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

 

60% Samsung Series 5 NP530U3C-A02US 13.3-inch
Source: Comp Reviews English
Samsung's Series 5 ultrabook is sort of a mid-range offering from the company that does a decent job but just doesn't have enough to make it stand out from the crowded 13-inch ultrabook market. The keyboard and trackpad are the standout features of the system that work extremely well for anyone that needs to type for long hours.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Samsung 535U4C-A01US

Specifications

Samsung 535U4C-A01USNotebook: Samsung 535U4C-A01US
Processor: AMD A-Series A10-4655M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7620G
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 900 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)
 535U4C-A01US (Model)

Average Score: 66.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

70% Samsung Series 5 Review: AMD at its Best
Source: Notebookreview.com English
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%
60% Samsung Series 5 535
Source: Techreview Source English
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%
70% Samsung Series 5 535 review
Source: CNet English
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%

 

Samsung 530U3B-A01RS

Specifications

Samsung 530U3B-A01RSNotebook: Samsung 530U3B-A01RS
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 750 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

84% Samsung Serie 5 Ultra 530U, muy ligero y con Sandy Bridge
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 81%
Samsung NP530U3B-A01RS
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Positive: Very compact size and low weight; great autonomy; good performance. Negative: Price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/08/2012

 

Samsung 540U3C-A01UB

Specifications

Samsung 540U3C-A01UBNotebook: Samsung 540U3C-A01UB
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)
 540U3C-A01UB (Model)

Average Score: 63.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% Samsung Series 5 13.3-inch UltraTouch Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
All in all, the Samsung Series 5 13.3-inch UltraTouch is a solidly performing mid-range, touch-screen ultrabook that feels reasonably well-built as well. But apart from a likable keyboard, it doesn't really stand out from several other systems with similar internals. That's not necessarily a problem, especially if you like the looks of the Series 5.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch NP540U3C-A01UB review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch NP540U3C-A01UB gives you a 13-inch ultrabook, married to a touch screen display and Microsoft’s touch-friendly Windows 8 operating system. The Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch NP540U3C-A01UB is a solid touch-enabled ultrabook with decent performance and battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch 13-inch Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch lives up to its name in some ways, providing an accurate touch screen for navigating Windows 8 along with good overall performance and above-average audio quality. And while the battery life could be better, this notebook's 6 hours of runtime beats competing touch notebooks. Unfortunately, someone at Samsung forgot the sandpaper.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Handzahm – 13-Zoll-Ultrabook mit Touchscreen und Windows 8
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2012
Rating: performance: 70% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%

 

Samsung 550P5C-T01RS

Specifications

Samsung 550P5C-T01RSNotebook: Samsung 550P5C-T01RS
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 850 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

 

Samsung NP550P5C-T01RS
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Positive: Very high quality production; excellent performance; good autonomy Negative: Price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/15/2012

 

Samsung 540U3C-A01DE

Specifications

Samsung 540U3C-A01DENotebook: Samsung 540U3C-A01DE
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.644kg
Price: 1049 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

85% Review Samsung 540U3C Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
That special touch. The Samsung Series 5 540U3C is the successor to its forefather, the 530U3C. On the outside, the two notebooks look as similar as a pair of eggs; but in terms of the technological innards, Samsung has jazzed up the compact subnotebook with Windows 8 and a touchscreen -- and they've affixed an asking price of 1000 Euros (~$1320). Are the new alterations worth the steep 200 Euros (~$261) price jump?
Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch SSD Ultrabook Review
Source: Ultrabook News English
If we had an editors award we’d be giving it to the Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch right now because it’s a well-built, well engineered and good looking Ultrabook that can handle many duties well. There’s the possibility of upgrading SSD and memory and the touchscreen adds fun and productivity. A good set of ports with a full-size SSD card slot completes the line-up. If Samsung had thrown in a 1600×900 screen the package would be near perfect. But that’s possibly what the new Samsung Series 7 Ultrabook is there for so as that feeds in to the market, look for pricing offers on the Series 5 Ultra Touch. At $849 it’s already good value but we feel that there’s at least $100 to be had in offers later this year. As a back-to-school Ultrabook as the new Haswell-based Ultrabooks feed in, this could be become 2013’s best mainstream Ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/04/2013
78% Touch-Ultrabook mit Display-Schwäche
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 79% performance: 90% features: 79% display: 50% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 90%
Schwaches Display, langer Atem
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: low price Negative: deficient display
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2013
70% Samsung Series 5 Ultra NP540U3C
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Samsung 550P5C-T01US

Specifications

Samsung 550P5C-T01USNotebook: Samsung 550P5C-T01US
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 900 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)
 550P5C-T01US (Model)

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

 

60% Samsung Series 5 NP550-P5C-T01U 15.6-inch
Source: Comp Reviews English
The Samsung Series 5 is a relatively affordable laptop that offers a good all around experience with some solid performance. It is definitely nice to see it use an anti-glare screen which makes it useful outdoors and in bright light. The problem is that the screen has some terrible viewing angles and mediocre resolution.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Samsung 530U3B-A02US

Specifications

Samsung 530U3B-A02USNotebook: Samsung 530U3B-A02US
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

 

Samsung Ultrabook serie 5, análisis a fondo
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Beautiful, tough, light and thin design; aluminum and carbon fiber case; very bright screen; long battery life (7 hours).
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 12/05/2012

 

Samsung 540U3C-A01HK

Specifications

Samsung 540U3C-A01HKNotebook: Samsung 540U3C-A01HK
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)
 540U3C-A01HK (Model)

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

 

80% Đánh giá Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%

 

Samsung 540U3C-A01UK

Specifications

Samsung 540U3C-A01UKNotebook: Samsung 540U3C-A01UK
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)
 540U3C-A01UK (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Review: Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch Ultrabook
Source: Reg Hardware English
Review model random screen lines notwithstanding, the Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch does appear well put together but misses a trick here and there. Undoubtedly, the ExpressCache delivers a worthy performance boost to keep the Core i3 model out of doldrums. Yet working on a laptop without a backlit keyboard these days can be a challenge and having one with no caps lock light either is just bizarre.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2013
70% Samsung NP540U3C-A01UK review
Source: PC Advisor English
Balancing portability with power, the 13.3in Samsung NP540U3C-A01UK is a solid ultrabook that’s flexible enough for home use or on the road. Suitable for media playback and productivity, the price isn’t too bad either.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
70% Samsung Series 5 Ultra NP540U3C
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Samsung 540U3C-A02UB

Specifications

Samsung 540U3C-A02UBNotebook: Samsung 540U3C-A02UB
Processor: Intel Core i3 3217U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)
 540U3C-A02UB (Model)

Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

a solid, if slightly overpriced, mid-range Ultrabook
Source: Engadget English
It'll be easier for us to name the best mid-range Ultrabook once we've tested a few more, but for now we can confidently say the Series 5 UltraTouch offers a comfortable typing experience, attractive design and battery life that isn't great, per se, but at least falls toward the upper range of what we've been seeing from other touchscreen systems.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2013
78% Slim but sturdy, for less than you'd think
Source: CNet English
I've looked at Windows 8 laptops that cost $1,300 or more, as well as ones that dip down below $600. The former tend to be very nice, but hard for everyday consumers to swallow, while the latter can be functional, but plasticky. For $849, the 13-inch Core i5 Series 5 makes a compelling argument, especially when you consider its 6-hour-plus battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 70% mobility: 80%

 

Samsung 535U3C-A02UK

Specifications

Samsung 535U3C-A02UKNotebook: Samsung 535U3C-A02UK
Processor: AMD A-Series A6-4455M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7500G
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)
 535U3C-A02UK (Model)

Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Samsung Series 5 NP535U3C-A02UK review
Source: PC Advisor English
Producing an ultra-portable laptop that costs less than £500 inevitably involves some compromises, and the 13in Samsung Series 5 won’t win any awards for performance or battery life. Even so, it’ll handle most routine computing tasks perfectly well and its neat, lightweight design makes it a genuine ultra-portable without being ultra-expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 50% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
60% Samsung NP535U3C-A02UK review
Source: Techradar English
If you want to play games on your laptop then you're going to have spend a bit more than this. It was the battery life that shocked us the most. While Samsung may quote up to six hours, when we really pushed the machine its battery expired in a mere two hours. Admittedly you should see significantly more in normal use, but we'd expect much better stamina, even at this price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Samsung 530U4E-S02DE

Specifications

Samsung 530U4E-S02DENotebook: Samsung 530U4E-S02DE
Processor: Intel Core i5 3337U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8750M 2048 MB
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.829kg
Price: 899 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

86% Review Samsung Series 5 530U4E-S02DE Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Understatement. Samsung restyles its midrange dubbed Series 5 with plain, high-end looks and fresh components. Onboard we find a matte 14-inch screen, a dual-core processor from Intel and a dedicated graphics from AMD. This configuration is currently priced at about 800 Euros (~$1034).
Samsung Series 5 Media Ultrabook
Source: Gadgetmix English
Samsung’s Series 5 is a mid-range 14-inch Windows 8 notebook with high-end finishes for about $800. Let’s take a closer look. The Series 5 plumps for the minimalist style, following the current fad for lightish-colored mixtures of plastic and metal surfacing. The Series 5 is on sale already priced at $850, and the manufacturer’s decription of it as a ‘multimedia Ultrabook’ is well justified.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/08/2013
78% Ultrabook mit Radeon 3D-Power
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 84% performance: 83% features: 76% display: 65% mobility: 94% ergonomy: 64%
81% Samsung Serie 5 530U4E im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 83% features: 90% display: 76% mobility: 77% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 85%
90% Dauerläufer mit starkem Sound
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 75% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
Guter Allrounder mit mattem Display
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: successful allround package; very good input devices; non-glare panel; dedicated graphics
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2013
Recenze: Samsung NP530U4E - tence s novým Radeonem
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Good graphics performance in a slim design; long battery life; quiet cooling. Negative: Low quality display; no backlit keyboard; position of the touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2013

 

Samsung 510R5E-S01DE

Specifications

Samsung 510R5E-S01DENotebook: Samsung 510R5E-S01DE
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8750M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.03kg
Price: 800 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

83% Review Samsung Series 5 510R5E Notebook | Notebookcheck
A versatile performer. Samsung has extended its popular 5 Series with a new well-rounded notebook. The 15-inch 510R5E aims to appeal to customers with a slim case and up-to-date mid-range hardware components. AMD's freshly released Radeon HD 8750M promises a high level of performance, while at the same time using a moderate amount of power. The question is whether the two kilogram lightweight is able to live up to expectations.
88% Samsung Serie 5 510R5E-S01DE
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 5 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 88%
76% Solide Ausstattung zum moderaten Preis
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 77% performance: 69% features: 91% display: 70% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 62%

 

Samsung 540U3C-A01US

Specifications

Samsung 540U3C-A01USNotebook: Samsung 540U3C-A01US
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)
 540U3C-A01US (Model)

 

Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch Review
Source: Slashgear English
With the Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch you’ve got an Ultrabook that’s ready to be your best buddy in college, your friendly office companion, or your coffee shop cohort. While the Samsung notebook line doesn’t hold quite the “cool” factor their smartphones and tablets have earned over the past few years, they still connect in more ways than any other machine – particularly if you want to work with the oddity that is AllShare. The model we’ve reviewed here will cost you a cool $859.99 USD and is available everywhere fine Ultrabooks are sold. We’d recommend, as always, heading out to your local notebook dealer to see how this unit feels before picking one up for yourself. Samsung has made a fabulous notebook here, and you’re going to want to take it out for a test drive before you make the big jump.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2013

 

Samsung 550P7C-S0DDE

Specifications

Samsung 550P7C-S0DDENotebook: Samsung 550P7C-S0DDE
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

 

Taktvoll – 17,3-Zoll-Multimedia-Notebook mit beschleunigter Nvidia GeForce GT 650M
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2013
Rating: performance: 90% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%

 

Samsung 550P5C-A02UB

Specifications

Samsung 550P5C-A02UBNotebook: Samsung 550P5C-A02UB
Processor: Intel Core i3 3110M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)
 550P5C-A02UB (Model)

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

 

60% Samsung NP550P5C-A02UB 15.6-inch Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Samsung brings some surprising features to the sub-$500 laptop market with the NP550P5C-A02UB. These include an anti-glare coated display, large 750GB hard drive and 5GHz Wi-Fi networking. These really make the system stand out at this price point but it is held back from being a great budget system by a number of flaws.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Samsung 540U3C-A01CA

Specifications

Samsung 540U3C-A01CANotebook: Samsung 540U3C-A01CA
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)
 540U3C-A01CA (Model)

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

90% Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook NP540U3C-A01
Source: BC Hardware English
I'm a huge fan of Ultrabooks thanks to their ability to be super portable without having to sacrifice performance. Choosing an Ultrabook can be a bit of a challenge now that there are so many makes and models available, but Samsung has done a great job of creating 3 series of Ultrabooks to fit your needs.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 85% performance: 90% workmanship: 95%
Recenze: Samsung 540U - dotykový a vybavený
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Terminal equipment; comfortable keyboard and touchpad; quiet operation; user-accessible disk and RAM. Negative: Small maximum opening angle of the lid.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2013

 

Samsung 540U3C-A02UK

Specifications

Samsung 540U3C-A02UKNotebook: Samsung 540U3C-A02UK
Processor: Intel Core i3 3217U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)
 540U3C-A02UK (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Samsung Series 5 NP540U3C review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Does a touchscreen laptop make sense? If you think so then the Samsung Series 5 NP540U3C is a good bet – it delivers in most areas, even if the screen doesn’t inspire. But if, like us, a touchscreen laptop doesn’t work for you, there’s no shortage of better options.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%

 

Samsung 530U3C-A03HU

Specifications

Samsung 530U3C-A03HUNotebook: Samsung 530U3C-A03HU
Processor: Intel Core i3 3217U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

76% Samsung Series 5 NP530U3C teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 76% display: 50% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100% emissions: 90%

 

Samsung 530U3C-A05PL

Specifications

Samsung 530U3C-A05PLNotebook: Samsung 530U3C-A05PL
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

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

 

80% Samsung NP530U3C-A05PL Ultrabook
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 93% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%

 

Samsung 550P5C-S05PL

Specifications

Samsung 550P5C-S05PLNotebook: Samsung 550P5C-S05PL
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

81% Samsung NP550P5C-S05PL
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 73% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%

 

Samsung 530U3C-A04PL

Specifications

Samsung 530U3C-A04PLNotebook: Samsung 530U3C-A04PL
Processor: Intel Core i3 3217U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)

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

 

80% Samsung NP530U3C-A04PL Ultrabook
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 93% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%

 

Samsung 530U3C-A09UK

Specifications

Samsung 530U3C-A09UKNotebook: Samsung 530U3C-A09UK
Processor: Intel Core i3 3217U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 900 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Series 5 (Series)
 530U3C-A09UK (Model)

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

 

80% Samsung Series 5 Notebook
Source: Engadget English
The Samsung Series 5 laptop 31x21.5x1cm, the last figure is the width at the front while it grows to 1.5cm at the back, it weights 1680grams. A silvery bronze colour is a good start as it looks far better than a shiny black offering. This notebook is rapid in response and if you do want Windows 8 then it must surely be with ‘Touch’ so this could be exactly what is required.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80%

 

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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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

AMD Radeon HD 7550M: Same chip as the Radeon HD 6630M, but only 64 bit memory interface and only 5 SIMDs (=400 Shader) activated. Differently clocked versions with DDR3 oder GDDR5 memory.

AMD Radeon HD 6640G2: Dual Graphics (asymmetrical CrossFire) combination of a dedicated Radeon HD 6450M or 6470M and a 6620G APU graphics card (in the processor core of the A-Series).

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

AMD Radeon HD 7500G: Processor graphics card that is built into the Trinity ULV-A6 series APUs from AMD. Based on the VLIW4 architecture of the Radeon HD 6900 desktop series.

AMD Radeon HD 7500G + HD 7550M Dual Graphics: Dual Graphics (asymmetrical CrossFire) combination of a dedicated Radeon HD 7550M  and a 7500G processor graphics card (in the processor core of the A-Series). Only in some cases faster than the dedicated GPU alone and furthermore it sometimes suffers from micro stuttering.

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.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M:

Multiple models based on various chips of the Fermi generation. Specifically, the GT 630M exists in GF108/GF106/GF116 variants, but are all essentially renamed GeForce GT 540M or 555M GPUs. A 28nm GF117 variant exists as well with reduced power consumption.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M: A mid-range GPU and the fastest GeForce GT as part of the 600M series

AMD Radeon HD 8750M: Mid-range graphics card based on the GCN architecture.

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

Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge): Processor graphics card which is integrated in the Sandy Bridge Pentium and Celeron processors. Similar to the desktop HD Graphics 2000 and not related to the old Arrandale processor graphics with the same name.

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


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).

N570: Dual core Atom processor with a slightly higher clock rate than the Atom N550 and therefore still slower than the CULV processors.

Intel Core i5:

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.

2450M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.5 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.8-3.1 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1300 MHz Turbo).

3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

3210M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.5 - 3.1 GHz

3337U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q1 2013. Offers a core clock of 1.8 - 2.7 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1100 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

2637M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.7-2.8 GHz due to Turbo Boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1200 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.

3610QM:

An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1100 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

3517U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.9 - 3.0 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

AMD A-Series:

A8-3520M:

Llano quad-core APU clocked at 1.6-2.5 GHz (Turbo Core) featuring an integrated Radeon 6620G (400 cores, 400MHz) graphics card.

A6-4455M: 17W ULV-Trinity, 1 module at 2.1 - 2.6 GHz, HD 7500G GPU

A6-4400M: Dual-Core APU of the Trinity line with an integrated Radeon HD 7520G graphics card.

A10-4655M: LV-Trinity (25 W), 2 modules 2.0 - 2.8 GHz, HD 7620G GPU

Intel Celeron:

867:

Ultra Low Voltage dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. Due to the Celeron brand, many features of the Sandy Bridge core are deactivated.

Intel Core i3:

2367M: Power efficient ULV processor clocked at 1.4 GHz without Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1000 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.

3217U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.8 GHz (no Turbo Boost) and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

3110M: Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, 2.4 GHz core clock (no turbo), includes HD 4000 GPU


12.1: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage 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.

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.

14.0: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. 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.

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.

17.3: Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.

» 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.

3.1 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


70.76%: 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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Samsung Chromebook Series 5
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-01-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)