Samsung Series 5 NP530U3C-A01US 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Light Titan)

September 17, 2013 - Comment

Samsung Series 5 PC Weighing in under four pounds and thinner than the diameter of a U.S. nickel, the Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook PC was designed for mobile users who need the ease of portability without sacrificing an exceptional computing experience. This striking laptop features sleek lines and a cool, sophisticated design, and its looks

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Samsung Series 5 PC

Weighing in under four pounds and thinner than the diameter of a U.S. nickel, the Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook PC was designed for mobile users who need the ease of portability without sacrificing an exceptional computing experience. This striking laptop features sleek lines and a cool, sophisticated design, and its looks will make an impact everywhere–from the office to the corner coffee shop.

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At a Glance: 13.3-inch HD display

1.7 GHz Intel Core i5-3317U ultra-low voltage, dual-core processor

500 GB hard drive with ExpressCache

4 GB installed RAM

Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000

Wireless-N Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0

HDMI output

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

See full specs below At a Glance

This Series 5 Ultrabook (model NP530U3C-A01US) has a 13.3-inch high-resolution display featuring Samsung’s SuperBright Technology (300 nits of brightness). With 16 million color saturation and an easy-to-view matte screen, you’ll enjoy the high quality visual experience in a wide range of environments, both indoors and out.

It’s powered by a third-generation, low-voltage Intel Core i5 dual-core processor, which provides breakthrough digital media management, content creation, and 3D gaming capabilities. With updated Intel Turbo Boost Technology, the latest Core i5 increases speed automatically for whatever you’re doing. And you’ll enjoy a rich set of new features for a stunning and seamless visual PC experience with no additional hardware.

Additionally, this Ultrabook includes award-winning Intel Wireless Display functionality, which enables you to enjoying great image clarity and sound on your HDTV without plugging in any cables.

This Series 5 laptop features one super-speed USB 3.0 port–the latest development in USB data transfer technology. Perfect for transferring and retrieving large files between your PC and an external hard drive or digital camera, USB 3.0 offers the speediest, most efficient way get what you need from external devices. (It also has two standard USB 2.0 ports, plus USB 3.0 is backward compatible.)

Other features include a ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a 1.3-megapixel HD webcam integrated into the bezel, and a 4-in-1 SD memory card slot.

It comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Professional operating system. You’ll also experience new ways to deliver your best work with Office Starter 2010 (learn more below).

Note: This laptop does not include an optical drive, but you can connect an optional external DVD/CD drive via one of its USB ports.

Professional Durability & Style

The Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook unites professional style and durability. The sophisticatedly simple and refined exterior is a cool metallic aluminum, while the underside is made with fiber 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.

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 Ultrabook is amazingly portable and perfectly designed for a mobile life. Because it’s remarkably thin and light 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 ULTRA. With Fast Boot the computer boots-up in just 20 seconds while Fast Start wakes from sleep in 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.
* Boot-up time is based on HDD models.

fast boot Fast Booting

Say goodbye to wasted time and stress with a blazingly fast performance. With Fast Boot the computer boots-up in just 20 seconds from being completely turned off. So you’ll never left waiting around when you need to get things done.

fast start Fast Start

You can work and play even more efficiently with an “instant on.” Fast Start wakes your notebook from sleep in 2 seconds.

fast browse 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.

series 5 fast start Exclusive fast start technology.

Samsung Superior Display Technology

Every photo, video, website and document just looks stunning with the Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook’s 13.3-inch HD SuperBright screen and Image Enhancer technology.

Super Bright Screen

The SuperBright screen is 40 percent brighter, so everything is brought vividly to life with the boldest and brightest colors. And because it’s anti-reflective your eyes will feel less tired and you can see everything clearly even in the sunshine.

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You no longer have to struggle to see everything on the screen. A HD high-resolution display gives you much more viewing area and images and text are incredibly sharp. So you can multi-task and get things done with ease and enjoy every little detail of your favorite pictures and films.

Expandable and Upgradable Features

A lack of storage or memory can really hamper your ability to work efficiently. This Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook includes a HDD (500 GB) with over twice the capacity of other slim models and up to 8 GB of upgradable memory to help you multi-task effectively. And it includes a full HDMI port for connecting to an HDTV or HD monitor, plus a VGA adapter for connecting to standard monitors or projectors.

Go Faster with ExpressCache

Innovative ExpressCache technology provides 24 GB of flash memory on the motherboard that works as an ultrafast HDD. Its intelligent, automatic caching takes 45 percent less time to boot up and starts Internet Explorer and frequently used applications twice as fast, while still maintaining the safety and integrity of your data.
(Speed will vary depending on the configuration, applications used and wireless settings.)

On the Go… Without Stopping to Recharge

Now you need never worry about unexpectedly having to stop work. The Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook delivers up to 7.0 hours* of power on a single charge. So whether you’re on a flight or at your favorite cafe you can stay focused on your work–or having fun! And Samsung’s BatteryLife Plus technology extends the battery life up to 1,500 charging cycles (3 years).

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

Your Favorite Content on the Big Screen

Stop crowding around a laptop screen and enjoy all of your personal and online content on your big screen by wirelessly connecting your laptop to your TV. With Intel Wireless Display (WiDi), you can sit back and experience your favorite videos, photos, movies, online TV shows, and more–all with great image clarity up to 1080p.

Simply connect an optional adapter for Intel Wireless Display (such as the Netgear Push2TV PTV2000 and Belkin ScreenCast adapters) to your TV, follow a few simple steps, and you’re off and running. Set it up once, and sharing your screen is as easy as pushing a button.

Key Specifications

13.3-inch LED-backlit display with 1366 x 768 resolution for native HD 720p viewing (300-nit brightness)

1.7 GHz Intel Core i5-3317U ultra-low voltage, dual-core processor (2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 3 MB L3 cache)

500 GB hard disk drive (HDD) with 5400 RPM speed

4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz; 8 GB maximum)

Intel HD Graphics 4000 integrated graphics solution for everyday computing with support for Microsoft DirectX 11 games.

1.3-megapixel HD webcam

Built-in stereo speakers with 4 watts of power (2W x 2) and SoundAlive enhancement

Up to 7.0 hours of battery life (4-cell battery)

Dimensions and Weight: 12.4 x 8.6 x 0.69 inches (WxDxH); 3.28 pounds

 

What’s in the Box

Series 5 Ultrabook with 13.3-inch screen (model NP530U3C-A01US), AC adapter, rechargeable battery, operating instructions

Wireless & Networking

Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks (requires Wireless-N router to optimize speed and range). Intel Wireless Display functionality (requires adapter) Next-generation Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity provides faster throughput while minimizing on power requirements. Backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as printers and cell phones. Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)

Connectivity & Expansion

1 USB 3.0 port for ultra-fast data transfer (with USB Sleep and Charge) offering up to 10x the speed of USB 2.0 (and is backward compatible with your USB 2.0 peripherals). Download a 25 GB HD movie in just 70 seconds. 2 USB 2.0 ports HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable. VGA video output (with optional VGA dongle) Multi-format memory card slot (compatible with SD, SDHC, SDXC, and MMC media) Microphone and headphone jacks NP530U3B ports
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Windows 7 Home Premium

The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC

Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.

Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows. Find virtually anything on your PC–from documents to songs to email–just by typing a word or two with Windows Search. Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker. Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want.*

Get a Faster, Safer Web with a New PC and Internet Explorer 9

Helps protect against identity theft and malicious software with SmartScreen Filter. Movies, TV, and videos look better and run more smoothly.

Create, Connect, and Share with Windows Live

Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.

Get free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive. Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh. Share photos during video chats with Windows Live Messenger.** Easily edit photos. Combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

You can download Windows Live for FREE at download.live.com.

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Complete Your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010

Includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. (Note that PowerPoint or Outlook are not included.) Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC.

 

* Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries. (See windows.microsoft.com/products/windows-7/system-requirements/ for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

Product Features

  • Intel Core_i5_3317U Processor 1.7GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 500GB Hard Drive
  • 13.3-Inch Screen
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

 

Comments

William R. Hollon says:

Replacement for Netbook This is my first Samsung computer and my first Ultrabook… I do a lot of traveling and I’ve been using a 10.1″ Asus Netbook for the last two years. I’ve loved the battery life and accepted the speed and small screen as being the sacrifice that I had to make to get 8 hours on a battery charge. This Series 5 has a 13.3″ screen that is very readable in most every situation with the possible exception of direct sunlight. The 1.7Ghz Core I5 processor is blazing fast for a portable computer and even rivals a lot of desktop systems. All of this comes with an actual battery life of over 8 hours!!!I really considered not getting this computer when I read the review that talked about the screen shaking, I don’t know if they got a bad unit or if they are sensitive to movement but I’ve used this computer on my lap, on an airplane and in a car and I can’t say that my screen has ever moved enough to even get my attention much less bother me. I can’t imagine another computer being…

P. Gordon says:

Excellent, but with some minor quirks It just arrived earlier today, and after working with it for the better part of the afternoon and evening, I can say that it’s very, very nice: compact, with a nice screen, and extremely speedy. (And by the way, I’ve seen absolutely no indication of screen-wobbling, which is something another reviewer mentioned.) There are, however, a couple of minor issues that prompted me to take it down a notch, from 5 stars to 4. Actually, if I could have given it 4.5 stars, I would have, but since I have to choose between 4 and 5, I’ll go with 4.One of the issues is fan noise. I must admit to being extremely sensitive to the noise of laptop fans, and for the past several years I’ve been spoiled given that I’ve had a Dell Mini 10, which is a now-discontinued fanless netbook. Being fanless, and since I had installed an SSD in it, it was completely silent. The netbook, however, finally gave out on me, and so after some research, I ordered the Samsung NP530 as a replacement, both for…

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