Samsung Series 5 Ultra 530U4B

  • Samsung Series 5 Ultra 530U4B
73
Based on 27 scores, 36 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    14
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    6

Pros:

  • SSD makes for snappy boot times.
  • Good screen.
  • Range of connectivity options.

Cons:

  • Weighs more than a real Ultrabook.
  • Plastic is alarmingly easy to snap in places.

Expert reviews and ratings

By GadgetSpeak on 80

Not just another thin notebook - it is very thin – but this has a far bigger selling point. Simple figures, initial boot time 70 seconds, initial shutdown time 25 seconds, once the 16GB SSD second drive gets to work boot is 20 seconds and shutdown...

By APC Magazine on 80

The 530U4B-S01AU is Samsungs first attempt an ultrabook/all-rounder hybrid; unlike most of the former, it has both a dedicated graphics card and a DVD burner. According to Samsung marketing spiel, its meant to offer exceptional...

By tbreak.ae on 70

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...

By AsiaOne on 60

This one's geared at the user who's willing to take the next step forward in embracing the next generation of laptops but isn't quite ready to let go of some stuff...

By TechCentral on 60

Overall, Samsung's mid-range laptop with its RM2,999 price tag appears to straddle the blurry edge of what makes a portable computer and an Ultrabook. This one's geared at the user who's willing to take the next step forward in embracing the...

By CNET Australia on 80

If you miss the trappings of a normal laptop — optical drive, large-capacity hard drives, discrete graphics — but want to get in on the ultrabook rush, then the Series 5 Ultra 14-inch will do you...

By Tech2 on 75

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By PCQuest on -

It's a stunning notebook chiselled as an ultra-book with features that many ultra-books have said goodbye to, and at 54k, it is a steal of a deal.. Page(s) 1 I am interested in more information about this productI am interested in buying this...

By Good Gear Guide on 75

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...

By Computer Shopper on 80

This sub-$1,000 ultrabook makes few compromises, with its optical drive, long battery life, and strong performance. It's an excellent fit for those who value function and portability over design in a super-compact laptop....

By Expert Reviews on 80

Is a slightly bigger screen and a DVD drive worth £100? We don’t think so, but the 14in Series 5 is still a great mid-range Ultrabook...

By Pocket-lint on 80

A good laptop, but the screen issues to make it significantly less appealing. That said, there's plenty of power here and more than enough ports to keep all but power users happy. It's a nice, if glamour-free...

By AsiaOne on 80

Serious gamers should not look at this as a replacement for their gaming rig, but more of a means to game while on-the-go....

By Channel Pro on 80

Far from the perfect Ultrabook, but considering the few compromises and the low price it has a lot of appealRating: 4Average: 4 (1 vote) Slim, streamlined and as pretty as we dared hope, Ultrabooks are turning out to be a rather alluring bunch –...

By PC World on 60

Although the Series 5 is a good ultraportable laptop, it's too thick and heavy to be an...

By PC Mag on 70

A 14-inch screen and built-in DVD burner make the Samsung Series 5 Ultra (NP530U4B-A01US) stand out from the ultrabook crowd....

By Wired UK on 70

The Samsung Series 5 offers a workmanlike casing and contains a machine that's distinctly run-of-the-mill. Performance is okay but not outstanding, as is the screen, and the battery life left something to be desired. That said, it comes at a fully...

By Engadget on -

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 --...

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 PC Pro on 67

Samsung's affordable Series 5 is the most sensible Ultrabook to date, but it's seriously lacking in...