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Testseek.com have collected 54 expert reviews of the Samsung Series 5 Ultra 530U4B and the average rating is 74%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Samsung Series 5 Ultra 530U4B.


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The editors liked

  • Very light and thin for 14-inch laptop
  • Good audio
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Runs cool
  • Carries an optical drive
  • Offers lots of ports
  • Optical drive and 14-inch screen top generic ultrabooks. Hybrid hard drive system almost as fast as SSDs
  • With more space. WiDi.
  • Excellent display
  • Included optical drive
  • Long battery life
  • Above-average performance
  • Plenty of ports
  • Good Webcam and sound

The editors didn't like

  • Screen has limited viewing angles
  • Below-average battery life
  • Keyboard not backlit
  • Inconsistent wake-from-sleep times
  • Touchpad is not very accurate
  • Heavyalmost 4 pounds
  • No big advantage in weight or battery life over ultraportables and 14-inch slimlines
  • Plastic bottom
  • Some unrefined
  • Uncomfortable edges

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  Published: 2012-04-17, Author: William Harrel , review by: computershopper.com

  • Excellent display, Included optical drive, Long battery life, Above-average performance, Comfortable keyboard, Plenty of ports, Good Webcam and sound
  • Plastic bottom, Some unrefined, uncomfortable edges
  • 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. ...

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  Published: 2012-04-02, Author: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal , review by: techworld.com

  • Here's the thing: Samsung pitches the Series 5 Ultra as the first Ultrabook to sport an optical drive. But it's not, because it's not an Ultrabook. Sure, it may (barely) hit the 21mm thickness mark, but it contains a hard disk drive (along with a cach...

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  Published: 2012-03-30, review by: pcworld.com_techhive.com

  • Carries an optical drive, Offers lots of ports,
  • Touchpad is not very accurate, Heavyalmost 4 pounds,
  • Although the Series 5 is a good ultraportable laptop, it's too thick and heavy to be an Ultrabook....

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  Published: 2012-03-28, Author: Eric Grevstad , review by: pcmag.com

  • Optical drive and 14-inch screen top generic ultrabooks. Hybrid hard drive system almost as fast as SSDs, with more space. WiDi.
  • No big advantage in weight or battery life over ultraportables and 14-inch slimlines
  • A 14-inch screen and built-in DVD burner make the Samsung Series 5 Ultra (NP530U4B-A01US) stand out from the ultrabook crowd....

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  Published: 2012-03-20, review by: engadget.com

  • 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 ...

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  Published: 2012-02-24, Author: Michael A. Prospero , review by: Laptopmag.com

  • Very light and thin for 14-inch laptop; Good audio; Comfortable keyboard; Runs cool
  • Screen has limited viewing angles; Below-average battery life; Keyboard not backlit; Inconsistent wake-from-sleep times
  • The 14-inch Samsung Series 5 is the first Ultrabook with a built-in optical drive, but the screen and battery life could be better.

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  Published: 2012-07-27, review by: apcmag.com

  • Abstract:  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 performance...

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  Published: 2012-05-17, review by: cnet.com.au

  • Serves a market left behind by most ultrabooks, Matte screen, Good connectivity, Good keyboard and touch pad, Easy accessibility to upgrade,
  • Stretches the definition of ultrabook with weight and size, Battery life is outdone by the competition, Backlit keyboard is sorely missed,
  • 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 well....

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  Published: 2012-04-20, Author: Adam Turner , review by: delimiter.com.au

  • Samsung's 14-inch Series 5 Ultra crams in a lot for road warriors who don't want to forgo features and performance. We'd probably be more forgiving if it didn't bear the ultrabook name. Personally I still think the MacBook Air is the slickest ultrabook I...

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  Published: 2012-04-19, Author: Elias Plastiras , review by: goodgearguide.com.au

  • Good set of features, Comfortable input devices, Dual-band Wi-Fi, Matte screen
  • Short battery life, Narrow vertical viewing angles, Keyboard not backlit
  • 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 doesn't hav...

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