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Samsung Series 5 NP530U3B-A01US 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Silver)

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500 GB
  • Intel Core i5 2467M Processor 1.6GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB Hard Drive
  • 13.3-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
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Product Description

Capacity: 500 GB | Style: 13.3-Inch

Product Description

Combining the best in processor technology with a stunning screen, streamlined designed, and all the ports that you will need, the Series 5 Ultra defines computing without compromise


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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The high performance Series 5 Ultrabook with 13.3-inch display.

This Series 5 Ultrabook (model NP530U3B-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 second-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 2.0, the latest Core i5 increases speed automatically for whatever you're doing.

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.

Other features include a 500 GB hard disk drive (HDD), 4 GB of RAM, ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, one USB 3.0 port, and a 1.3-megapixel HD webcam integrated into the bezel.

It comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 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.



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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.

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Boot up the Ultrabook in just 20 seconds.

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.

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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.

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Fast Start

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

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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.

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.

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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.

HD Display

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.

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 6.5 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.

Key Specifications

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

1.6 GHz Intel Core i5-2467M low-voltage, dual-core processor (2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 3 MB L3 cache)

500 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)

4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (8 GB maximum)

1.3-megapixel HD webcam

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

Up to 6.5 hours of battery life (4-cell battery)

Dimensions and Weight: 12.4 x 8.6 x 0.69 inches (WxDxH); 3.24 pounds


What's in the Box

Series 5 Ultrabook with 13.3-inch screen (model NP530U3B-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
  • Next-generation Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity provides faster throughput while minimizing on power requirements. It's compatible with new Bluetooth 3.0-enabled devices as well as 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 VGA dongle option)
  • Multi-format memory card slot (compatible with SD, SDHC, SDXC, and MMC media)
  • Microphone and headphone jacks
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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.*

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  • 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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  • 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 Information

Capacity: 500 GB | Style: 13.3-Inch
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Screen Size13.3 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Processor1.6 GHz i5-2467M
Hard Drive500 GB
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 3000
Wireless Type802.11 a/b/g/n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Brand NameSamsung
Seriesseries 5
Item model numberNP530U3B-A01US
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight3.2 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H12.40 x 8.60 x 0.69 inches
Color Silver
Processor BrandIntel Core I5
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Optical Drive TypeNo
Battery TypeLithium Polymer (LiPo)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #18,371 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableJanuary 10, 2012
Warranty & Support
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Customer Reviews

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115 of 126 people found the following review helpful By Mohn Jadden on February 23, 2012
Style Name: 13.3-InchSize: 128 GB Verified Purchase
After I'd operated with a decent late 2009-vintage gaming laptop for home primary use and a netbook for my commute, and having built a gaming desktop, I found myself wanting to make some changes in how I operate my computers. I'm a systems engineer/administrator and really, really persnickity about my technology needs, and I'd already sampled the Asus Zenbook and Acer Aspire S3 - completely unusable if you're a decent typist. The HP Folio 13 seems to garner high reviews, but I have serious distrust of their support and build quality, reviews aside.

In any case, I ordered the Samsung Series 5. This is a good ultrabook if you don't need it to store all the data you'll ever have - the SSD is an amazing performer, but it's small after Samsung's recovery partition is set up. If you're an advanced user, you can delete it and probably have the wherewithal to do a barebones Win 7 install from the ground up. But if you're like me and want one travel notebook and don't mind not being able to play hardcore 3D games on it, you could do a lot worse in an ultrabook. 802.11n wireless networking performance over a Verizon FiOS router/modem is quite nice and USB 3.0 improved the performance of my main flash drive.

The keyboard is perfect, and Samsung chose to go with a nicely sized Elan multitouch touchpad instead of the clickpad that other ultrabooks and laptops are using to ape Mac products. I like this layout - I never have to worry about resting one thumb on a button and having it impact touchpad use. Two easily-clickable buttons, a well-customizable multitouch touchpad, and a very good keyboard without the quirky sensitivity of the Zenbook means this is probably one of the best typing ultrabooks on the market today. The only drawback: it's not backlit.
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126 of 148 people found the following review helpful By C. Smits on January 31, 2012
Style Name: 14.0-InchSize: 500 GB
I bought this laptop for my wife at best buy.
She wanted a thin and light laptop preferably with a dvd drive (although personally I think a dvd drive is not really essential anymore these days)
I looked at a lot of "ultrabooks", including the acer s3, the asus zenbook, and so on.

This Samsung sticks out for 3 reasons:

1. it has a dvd drive
2. its 14 inches instead of 11 or 13,3 inches like most "ultrabooks
3. and most importantly it has a matte screen (more about that later)

While Samsung likes to call this an ultrabook (when you start up the first time, you even get a pop-up with the word Ultrabook and the Intel logo), this laptop does not qualify the Intel standards of an ultrabook. While its light, its heavier then the other ultrabooks (the dvd drive and the 14 inch screen are to blame).
Something what I found very nice is the adapter that comes with the laptop. While they are normally very bulky and heavy, the power adapter is very small (about 1/4 of my Sony Vaio adapter) and light. An extra benefit for when you are carrying this laptop with you.

This laptop comes equipped with a 500gb hard drive and a 16gb ssd from Sandisk for the booting and waking up. This makes that the laptop boots rather fast (20 to 30 seconds) but all other tasks go on normal speed (because of the normal hard drive). The fact that it doesn't have a full pledge ssd drive has it advantages and disadvantages. On the plus side you have more storage (500 gb), on the min side, its less fast.

The biggest plus and the main reason to choose this "ultrabook" is the fact that it has a matte screen. Samsung seems to be the only laptop manufacturer for the moment that understands the need for this kind of laptop to have a non reflective screen.
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58 of 67 people found the following review helpful By A on April 1, 2012
Style Name: 14.0-InchSize: 500 GB
I bought the Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook 14Inch a few weeks after its release. I was extremely excited to use it as soon as I got it. This ultrabook is promising and gives a lot of the things it mentions, but one thing I do not like about this notebook is the heating system. The vent is in the bottom of the laptop, and another one is located in between the speaker, allowing the heat to release above. I was worried that it may overheat, so I bought a cooling pad. My predictions were true. This laptop ONLY overheats when you charge it while in use. I recommend you turn off your laptop when you decide to charge it, because it gets extremely hot. But after you've finished charging, you can take off the plug, and use it normally. The heat stays neutral and you cant feel the hotness anymore.

So, this is the only thing I absolutely HATE about this laptop, is the cooling vent, because it's located in the bottom & becomes hot when you use your laptop as the same time you charge it.

After owning this laptop for approximately 6months, I believe the heating had gotten worse, to the point where it had melted a portion of my video card chip set. A few minutes of using this laptop, the pictures & colors becomes disoriented and I always had to restart it to get its original colors back. There are also times when it fully turns white for a couple of minutes which has got to be the most frustrating thing ever, since I'd have to wait for the screen to load back. These started to happen two weeks ago. It has a one year warranty so I'm getting it checked up, but hopefully it doesn't happen to any of you. I shall provide pictures of it below.

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