Samsung Series 5 Ultra 530U3B

  • Samsung Series 5 Ultra 530U3B
76
Based on 30 scores, 53 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    15
  • Average:
    8
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Full-size HDMI port.
  • Supports WiDi.
  • Sleek, lightweight chassis.

Cons:

  • Keyboard isn't backlit.
  • Some flexing on the lid.

Expert reviews and ratings

By itproportal.com on 80

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 Ultrabook, with...

By TechwareLabs on -

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 comparison...

By PC Mag on 70

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 80

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 the cheapest model...

By TechSmart.co.za on -

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, that is no...

By theregister.co.uk on 80

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.sg on 80

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 it...

By cnet on 70

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 60

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 80

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...

By laptops.co.uk on 70

The Samsung Series 5 is the perfect light laptop for those who want to add a low price into the mix of decent power and good portability. It's a great alternative to some of the premium Ultrabooks out there and makes some smart...

By PC Pro on 67

Far from the perfect Ultrabook, but considering the few compromises and the low price it has a lot of...

By NotebookCheck on 84

The Samsung 530U3B could convince thoroughly in many points. The elegant and slim case doesn't belong to the lightest of its kind with a weight of 1.45 kilograms. However, the 13.3 inch screen has a high brightness, is even glare-free and thus makes...

By techradar.com/au/ on 70

The Samsung Series 5 Ultra 530U3B offers excellent value for money, and if you're looking for an Ultrabook on a budget, this is well worth considering. It's neither the most powerful nor the most stylish looking Ultrabook we've seen, but the usability of...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Exactly what we were looking for in an Ultrabook, although the Series 5 is just missing one or two things that would make it a must buy...

By CNET UK on 60

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...

International Review By redusers.com on 90

Samsung se hace presente en el ámbito ultrabook con dos líneas de equipos. El primero de ellos es conocido como Serie 9 y se destaca por un diseño muy estilizado y por ser extremadamente liviana. En segundo lugar tenemos los equipos de la línea que...

International Review By Focus on -

Sehr brauchbar Das Serie 5 Ultra 530 ist nicht verspielt, dafür aber umso brauchbarer. Schade nur um die fehlende Tastaturbeleuchtung, das wäre das Tüpfelchen auf dem i gewesen. Technische Daten des Samsung Serie 5 Ultra 530Bildschirm 13,3 Zoll, 1366...

International Review By upweek.ru on -

Короток век человеческого удивления – еще в январе мы с учащенным дыханием изучали один из первых ультрабуков, восторгались его утонченностью и радовались всем миром ювелирной работе инженеров, но не прошло и полугода, а дыхание уже восстановилось,...

International Review By Netzwelt on -

Samsung hat mit der Serie 5 ein Ultrabook nach den Vorgaben von Intel zusammengestellt, setzt sich aber in einigen Punkten von der Konkurrenz ab, bietet dadurch einen Mehrwert und drückt gleichzeitig den Preis. Beim Test lag folglich ein besonderes...