An ultra large capacity HDD (up to 500 GB) to store your favourite music, pictures and movies. Remarkably thin (14.9 ~ 17.6 mm) and light (1.49 kg with SSD / 1.52 kg with HDD), so you can take it...
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Ultrabooks produced by Samsung have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just ultrabooks) and found that Samsung also has good ratings across its entire range.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Samsung 530U3C supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. Most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as it.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.
Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the 530U3C is 21GB, and the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory range from 8GB to 32GB. At 24 gigabytes, the Samsung 530U3C has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 530U3C.
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Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The average display brightness of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the 530U3C is 280 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the Samsung 530U3C has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.
At only 315.1 millimeters, the Samsung 530U3C is fairly narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 530U3C. The average width of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 530U3C is 330mm, and the widths range from 280mm to 420mm.
8 Reasons Against
Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
The Samsung 530U3C is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.
Does Not Have a Front Camera
The Samsung 530U3C does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the 530U3C which have a front camera.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Samsung 530U3C does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on ultrabooks that are a similar age to it.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Samsung 530U3C does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the 530U3C also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.
Only One USB 3.0 Port
Most laptops of this spec and age have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the Samsung 530U3C which has one USB 3.0 port.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Samsung 530U3C has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the 530U3C is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.6GHz.
8 Other reasons to consider the Samsung 530U3C
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when this notebook PC was released.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The Samsung 530U3C has a better processor family than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. This laptop has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Samsung 530U3C has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years.
If this ultrabook total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).
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Average Internal Memory
At 6 gigabytes, the Samsung 530U3C has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the 530U3C.
If this Samsung laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (8GB).
Average Processor Clock Speed
The Samsung 530U3C has a relatively typical processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the 530U3C.
HDD Storage Medium
The Samsung 530U3C has a better storage medium than most ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as it. This Samsung laptop has an HDD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an SSD storage medium. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Samsung 530U3C has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.
If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (14").
At 1.5 kilograms, the Samsung 530U3C has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel HM76 Express, Intel HM76
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
1 x 2
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Front Camera Resolution
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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