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Samsung 530U3B-A02FR


Samsung 530U3B-A02FR
Samsung 530U3B-A02FR (Series 5 Series)
Intel Core i5-2467M 2 x 1.6 - 2.3 GHz, Sandy Bridge
Graphics adapter
4 GB 
13.30 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
1.5 kg ( = 52.91 oz / 3.31 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
900 Euro



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

Reviews for the Samsung 530U3B-A02FR

70% Samsung Series 5 Ultra NP530U3B-A02
Source: PC Mag English version
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 version
Applications performance is in line with what we'd expect since the Series 5 has the same 1.6GHz Core i5 processor and 4GB of RAM as most other Ultrabooks. Battery life is disappointing though, lasting just five hours and 20 minutes in our light use test, which is noticeably less than almost every other Ultrabook we've seen.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Samsung Série 5 : un Ultrabook dans la norme
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN version
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 version
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 version
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 version
Positive: Good performance; Fast SSD-drive; Nice design; Good set of interfaces. Negative: Not too high-quality display; Low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2012


Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

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

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

2467M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.6-2.3 GHz due to Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1150 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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

Samsung: Samsung Group is the largest South Korean conglomerate and was founded in 1938. Samsung Group employed 489,000 people in 2014 and is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue and market strength. The name Samsung means "Three Stars" in Korean and represents the three sons of the company's founder. The company was founded in 1938 as a grocery store. With its subsidiary Samsung Electronics, founded in 1969, Samsung took up the production of electrotechnical items, focusing on consumer electronics and household appliances at an early stage. Other branches in which the large corporation is active include mechanical engineering, automobiles (Hyundai), insurance, wholesale, real estate and leisure. Samsung manufactures a wide range of electronic products, including smartphones, televisions, home appliances and semiconductors. The company's Galaxy line of smartphones is one of the most popular in the world. Samsung is also a major player in the semiconductor industry, making memory chips and processors for many other electronics manufacturers.

72.5%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

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


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