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Samsung 530U4B-A01UK


Samsung 530U4B-A01UK
Samsung 530U4B-A01UK (Series 5 Series)
Intel Core i5-2467M 2 x 1.6 - 2.3 GHz, Sandy Bridge
Graphics adapter
14.00 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: no
1.8 kg ( = 63.49 oz / 3.97 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
900 Euro



Average Score: 75.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 82%, performance: 66%, features: 67%, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 60%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung 530U4B-A01UK

80% Samsung Series 5 14” Ultra Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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: Tech Advisor English version
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%

Foreign Reviews

75% 14-Zoll-Ultrabook im Test: Samsung Serie 5 Ultra
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 80%


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.

75.33%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2012-03-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)