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Full-size HDMI port.
Sleek, lightweight chassis.
Pleasant keyboard to use.
Keyboard isn't backlit.
Some flexing on the lid.
Unremarkable battery life.
Sharp edges near palm rest.
By itproportal.com on October 30, 2012
Samsung's Series 5 530U3B-A01 doesn't fill you with the urge to empty your bank account in quite the same compulsive way as its Series 9 model. But it also doesn't cost so much that you will need to. This is still a very attractive...
By TechwareLabs on September 23, 2012
As advances in technology march on, new products naturally are able to pack more and more power into an ever-shrinking profile. If you think about it, just a few years ago our laptops were slow, bulky chunks of plastic who’s specs pale in...
By PC Mag on July 23, 2012
The Samsung Series 5 Ultra NP530U3B-A02 is a handsome, capable ultrabook, but its price tag is difficult to justify given its unimpressive performance and more nimble...
By Computeractive on July 20, 2012
The 'Ultrabook' is Intel's name for thin and light laptops that have long battery life and start up quickly, but most of the models we've seen so far, such as the Dell XPS 13, cost around £850-1000. Samsung's Series 5 Ultrabook is...
By TechSmart.co.za on July 12, 2012
The first half of 2012 bought numerous ultrabooks to our desks for review, from the likes of Asus’ Zenbook and HP’s Folio 13 to Dell’s XPS 13. Conspicuous by its absence though, was an offering from Samsung. Happily, with the Series 5,...
By RegHardware on May 12, 2012
Product round-up It took a little while for the production lines to get going, but the first few months of 2012 have seen super-slim Ultrabooks completely outnumbering every other type of desktop or laptop PC coming our way. Intel’s tight definition...
By HardwareZone.com on May 06, 2012
Ever since Samsung's Series 9 ultraportable notebook arrived on the scene in mid-2011, we caught a glimpse of what the Korean conglomerate can do with their massive engineering and manufacturing capabilities. The Series 9 had everything going for...
By cnet on May 04, 2012
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...
By Tech Digest on May 01, 2012
Price as reviewed: Samsung are certainly doing a good job of throwing their hat into the ultrabook ring, impressing with their high-end Series 9 models and slightly cheaper Series 7 machines. They're also making a decent stab of sewing up the...
By CNET Australia on April 18, 2012
It might not have the backlit keyboard or the ultra-long battery life of some of its competitors, but the Samsung Series 5 Ultra is a pleasing laptop all the...
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