Pros

  • Offers lots of ports
  • Carries an optical drive

Cons

  • Touchpad is not very accurate
  • Heavy--almost 4 pounds

At A Glance

Although the Series 5 is a good ultraportable laptop, it's too thick and heavy to be an Ultrabook.

Manufacturer’s Description

Samsung NP530U4B-A01US Series 5 Ultrabook is a powerful yet thin and light notebook you can bring anywhere with ease. It features a second generation Intel Core i5-2467M 1.6GHz Dual-Core processor to provide a powerful solution for your heavy computing needs. The Samsung NP530U4B-A01US Series 5 Ultrabook offers you ample storage space with its 500GB Hard Drive. Its DVD Super Multi Dual Layer Burner not only allows you to enjoy movies on the go, but it also lets you burn DVDs and CDs.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.samsung.com/us

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number NP530U4B-A03US
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 1600.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Display type Matte LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 516.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Other storage
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type
  • Hard Disk Drive
  • Solid-State Drive
General Information
UPC Code 36725735828
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 13.1 inches
Depth 10.0 inches
Height 0.9 inches
Weight 3.9 pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.5 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software CyberLink Media Suite, YouCam; Samsung Utilities: Easy File Share, Migration, Recovery Solutions 5
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 95.0
Worldbench Version 7
Battery
Battery Life 6:09   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 20.1   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 1798.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Web Performance 9.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 732.5   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 509.8   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 279.2   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 275.0   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 190.7   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 82.0
Working power usage 3.9   Watt hours
Idle power usage 11.0   Watts
Gaming
Gaming Score 81.0
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1366x768 10.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 800x600 18.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1366x768 12.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 800x600 23.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1366x768 13.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 800x600 17.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1366x768 28.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 800x600 39.7   Frames per second (higher is better)