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Samsung 530U3C 13.3-inch Ultrabook (Silver) - (Intel Core i5 3317UM 1.7GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)

by Samsung
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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  • Fast Start - work and play even more efficiently with “instant on". Fast Start wakes your notebook from sleep in 2 seconds
  • Fast Browsing - get the information you need - when you need it. Fast Browsing makes frequently viewed web pages run 2x faster, so you won't be left staring at blank pages waiting for them to load
  • Expandable and upgradable - features a large HDD with over 2x the capacity of other slim models, up to 8 Gb of upgradable memory to help you multi-task effectively, and full HDMI port and VGA adapter
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Technical Details
Item Weight1.5 Kg
Product Dimensions21.9 x 31.5 x 1.8 cm
Batteries:1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
Item model numberNP530U3C-A07UK
Form FactorPortable
Screen Size13.3 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i5
Processor Speed1.7 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size6 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size500 GB
Hard Drive InterfaceATA
Graphics Card DescriptionIntegrated
Graphics RAM TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Wireless Type802.11A, 802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Operating SystemWindows 8
Lithium Battery Weight935 grams
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 54,375 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.5 Kg
Date First Available15 Oct 2012

Product Description

Product Description

The Large Storage You Want

Having an ultra-portable notebook has always meant sacrificing storage – until now. Unlike other slim notebooks the Samsung Series 5 ULTRA has a huge amount of space for your files. Its ultra large capacity HDD can store up to 500 GB of data, so can always enjoy your favourite music, pictures and movies.

The Ultimate Design for On the Go

Carrying a heavy notebook is always a big burden, especially for professionals who are always on the road. The Samsung Series 5 ULTRA is amazingly portable and perfectly designed for a mobile life. Because it’s remarkably thin (14.9 ~ 17.6 mm) and light (1.49 kg with SSD / 1.52 kg with HDD) it’s easy to take it with you anytime and anywhere – so you’ll always have your own office.

Samsung Fast Solutions

You can work and play even more efficiently with the blazingly fast performance of the Samsung Series 5 535. With Fast Start it wakes from sleep within just 2 seconds. Plus Fast Browsing makes frequently viewed web pages run 2x faster*

* Speed will vary depending on the configuration, applications used and wireless settings.

Expandable and upgradable features

A lack of storage or memory can really hamper your ability to work efficiently. The Samsung Series 5 ULTRA includes a HDD (max. 500 GB) with over 2x the capacity of other slim models and up to 8 GB of upgradable memory to help you multi-task effectively. Plus it includes a full HDMI port and VGA adapter.

On the Go – Without Stopping to Recharge

Now you need never worry about unexpectedly having to stop work. The Samsung Series 5 ULTRA delivers up to 7 hours* of power on a single charge. So whether you’re on a flight or at your favourite café you can stay focused on your work – or having fun! And Samsung’s BatteryLife Plus technology extends the battery life up to 1,500 cycles / 3 years.

* Battery life based on MobileMark test scores that will vary based on configuration.

Samsung Superior Display Technology

Every photo, video, website and document just looks stunning with the Samsung Series 5 ULTRA’s 13.3” HD SuperBright screen and Image Enhancer technology. Your eyes will feel less tired with 50% brighter* screen and it’s also anti-reflective, so you can see everything clearly even in the sunshine.

*Compared to 200 nit screen

Professional Durability & Style

The Samsung Series 5 ULTRA unites professional style and durability. The sophisticatedly simple and refined exterior is a cool metallic aluminium, while the underside is made with fibre glass that’s light but resistant to wear and damage. So you’ll always be shielded from the bumps and knocks of life on the road – while still looking good.

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Box Contains

Samsung notebook
AC Adapter
Warranty Leaflet
User Guide

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing machine! 30 Oct 2012
Got this 2 months ago. Its slim, light and battery last for over five hours. It hasn't got a glossy screen so you can use it without seeing everything behind you reflected back. The processor is quick and handles all tasks. Windows 8 on this machine is a joy to use. Plays a lot of 3d games if you can dial back the settings including Dirt3 (my favourite). No problems with HD video or office duties either. Looks fantastic with it's metallic finish and the trackpad is really smooth and responsive. The lack of disk drive for DVD was a concern at first but now I just rent or rip films to the hard-drive. Couldn't be anymore pleased with my purchase to be fair.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great laptop with design flaw... 25 Jan 2013
I was initially very pleased with this laptop. It's speedy, light and looks great. The only thing I would fault is the poor battery life (realistically 3 hours or so) which I was well aware of from reading many reviews and isn't an issue for me.

Unfortunately, after about 4 weeks, the flip down, ethernet port cover cracked and broke.
You can't plug a network cable in without the cover, as it hold the cable in place next to the pins.
I asked how I should go about returning my laptop to have it fixed and Samsung's response was that this was accidental damage and they would charge for replacement of the whole case! They said it would be cheaper for me to buy a USB network adapter then have it fixed - this was not really what I wanted to hear about a 4 week old, 700 laptop that clearly has a bit of a design flaw...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product from Samsung 11 Jan 2013
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Very slim...lightweight ultra book. I use it with Dreamweaver CS3 for some minor development work and it works perfectly. Very fast boot time and great for browsing the web.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product 26 Dec 2012
Found the laptop to be as described, was quick and easy to use, ultra thin and transportable, along being good value for money in its range
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast, slick and lightweight. 30 Dec 2012
Received this for Christmas to replace my old laptop which was running windows vista. I was initially sceptical about the boot up time, I needn't have worried, it is really fast. It took 21 seconds from pressing the on button, typing in my password and clicking internet explorer to get online. It is very slim and lightweight and the performance and memory available is more than sufficient. Windows 8 does take a little getting used to, however after using it for 2 weeks now, I am more than capable of navigating effectively. As will all PC's and laptops, it comes with a load of app's/programs that you will never use, these were swiftly uninstalled/deleted. Another benefit of this ultrabook is the ability for it to connect to my Samsung TV and my Samsung Blu Ray and share files. The most important issue however in my opinion when reviewing a laptop/ultrabook is the ease of which connect wirelessly. I have no connection issues whatsoever, whether I am home, office, train and other internet hotspots. I was even able to get full connectivity(5 out of 5) at a hotel I normally stay at when on business, my old laptop only managed to get 2 bars out of 5. I highly recommend this ultrabook.
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An ultrabook depends on wireless connectivity. There is a well-documented issue - which sadly I didn't know about before I purchased - with the Intel Centrino 6235 wireless adapter fitted to this product resulting in random, but frequent, wireless connectivity drop-outs. The issue appears to affect Samsung products in particular, but not exclusively. There is at present no solution. Driver updates have failed to remedy the problem and neither Intel or Samsung appear to doing anything about it. See here for just one of many, many threads on the problem: http://communities.intel.com/thread/31090?tstart=0. I'll be returning this ultrabook to Amazon as a defective product.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 29 Jan 2013
I recently bought one of these machines in a Swiss high-street store, reduced to 357 (but with a QWERTZ keyboard)
but even at this price, I find it hard to recommend this laptop.

I work with a variety of makes of laptops, including Apple, Lenovo, Sony and Samsung. This is the slimmest laptop I've had, but compared to each of the others, it's the one I least enjoy typing on.

Having a ultrabook is great for saving space, but unless you REALLY need a laptop that thin and portable, I'd recommend going for a slightly heavier laptop with a proper Quad-Core i5 processor (rather than the Dual-Core i5 in this ultrabook) and with a proper keyboard, whose keys do push down slightly Even my Apple Wireless keyboard is far nicer to type on than this ultrabook's keyboard.

However, as an ultrabook, it's fairly fast, quiet, and not too bad looking. It still looks like a budget model, when compared to, say, the Asus Zen ultrabooks.

(My favourite laptop is still my Sony VPC 13.3" quad-core i5 laptop, which weighs around 2kg. Unlike this ultrabook, I would consider it to be a Desktop replacement. It's a pleasure to type on, it's fast, quad-core, has a backlit keyboard, a great screen and has "real" trackpad buttons.)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful wireless connectivity
I generally liked this laptop, but it has a major flaw that, to my mind, renders it unusable.

It is painfully slow over wireless connections, and loses signal quickly as... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Aman
5.0 out of 5 stars Ultrabooks are definitely the way forward!
The Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook is amazing - light, quick, and powerful. I carry it everywhere with me around University because it starts up so quickly, making it easy for me to... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Material Girl in a TechnologicalWorld
5.0 out of 5 stars Samsung 530U3C 13-3 inch Ultrabook
Excellent Delivery,belated christmas present for son. Son happy - hadn't used a Ultrabook before so it took a while to get use to.
Published 16 months ago by Rosemary Timlin
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, quick and slim ultrabook.
If only it has a 500GB SSD at that money.... Soon perhaps! EasyAcc Top QualityLeather sleeve (already reviewed) bought afterwards, fits beautifully.
Published 16 months ago by Mr. R. M. Harding
4.0 out of 5 stars Sleek and Light but watch Windows 8
Reasonably fast, thin and portable. The issues we have had have been largely related to Windows 8, such as printer drivers and I.E.9.0 locking up, plus issues with Flash etc. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Bald eagle
1.0 out of 5 stars SERIOUSLY FLAWED
Lovely PC spoiled by useless wireless. The intel centrino drops connection erratically and CANNOT be fixed as I write. Take a look at the intel forums.
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Published 20 months ago by D. L. Thorne
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