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Samsung 530U3C
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Samsung 530U3C 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 6GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 6GB Apr 2013
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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... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 1,626 user and expert reviews for Samsung notebook PCs and found that on average Samsung has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has good reviews specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

At 24 gigabytes, the Samsung 530U3C has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 530U3C is 14GB, and the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memorys range from 8GB to 500GB.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 530U3C have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Samsung 530U3C which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Light

At only 1.5 kilograms, the Samsung 530U3C is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The average weight of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.1kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 530U3C the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². The Samsung 530U3C has one of the brighter display brightnesss (300 candellas per square meter) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have a front camera, however the Samsung 530U3C does not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Samsung 530U3C does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 530U3C also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the Samsung 530U3C has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the 530U3C. The average display diagonal of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 530U3C is 15", and the display diagonals range from 10" to 18".

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 530U3C range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Samsung 530U3C has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 530U3C, the Samsung 530U3C does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Samsung 530U3C has one of the slower processor boost frequencys amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The processor boost frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung 530U3C

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Samsung released the 530U3C.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Samsung 530U3C has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most laptops of a similar type and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Samsung 530U3C has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Samsung 530U3C has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Specification

Design
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Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Networking
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
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Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Number of Products Included

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Expert Reviews

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11 February 2013

Right at the bottom end of the Ultrabook market - less than half the price of the Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A - is the Samsung Series 5, specifically, in this case, the Samsung 530U3C. However, when... Read more…

29 June 2012

Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook The Samsung Series 5 530U3C-A01DE ultrabook follows in the footsteps of the previous model which implemented many good features. The plain case and matte screen were...

11 April 2012

Hardwarezone.com.ph

Last month, Samsung has officially joined the local Ultrabook scene by introducing its first true Ultrabook lineup , the Series 5 Ultra. Under this series, the Korean giant offers two models, the... Read more…

3 July 2012

Le nouveau Samsung Série 9 15'' est le dernier né de la division informatique de Samsung. Véritable démonstration de force, cet ultra-portable montre que le constructeur coréen a les moyens... Read more…

27 June 2012

Samsung zet met de nieuwe Samsung Series 5 Ultra NP530U3C een heel erg interessante Ultrabook in de markt. Een prima werktijd, uitbreidbaar werkgeheugen, een scherm waarmee je ook prima uit de...

Hardware.info

12 June 2013

Tam ad? NP540U3C-A01 olan Samsung'un Ultrabook'u, daha önce de inceleme f?rsat? buldu?umuz 5 Serisi'nden yeni bir model. Bu defa 5 Serisi Ultra isminin yan?nda bir de ?touch? ibaresi eklenmi?.... Read more…

29 April 2013

Samsung 530U3C to ultrabook, który przede wszystkim zaskakuje relatywnie nisk? cen?. Cho? na rynku znajd? si? modele w podobnej cenie, s? one najcz??ciej gorzej wyposa?one. A ten laptop...

14 September 2012

Samsung 530U3C pod??a szlakiem wyznaczonym przez model 530U3B. Ju? w tym starszym modelu korea?ski producent zaoferowa? wiele cech, które zosta?y zweryfikowane pozytywnie. Smuk?a obudowa i matowa...

23 July 2013

Esta Ultrabook? con pantalla de 13.3 pulgadas es una excelente herramienta de trabajo y una muy buena opción si estás buscando un equipo con la potencia suficiente para desempeñar el trabajo...

8 April 2013

En este caso, hemos analizado la configuración que salió a la venta antes de que Ivy Bridge inundase el mercado de ordenadores y, en consecuencia, está basada en un procesador Sandy Bridge... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 530u3c, 530u3ca06, 530u3ca06t, 530u3ca06c, 530u3ca06tr, 530u3ca06cz, samsung 530u3, samsung 530u3c, samsung np530u3ca04, samsung np530u3ca04u, samsung np530u3ca04uk
Barcodes 08806085224698, 08806085234383

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