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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Colour of Product
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Intel HM76 Express, Intel HM76
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
1 x 2
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
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
1366 x 768
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
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