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

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

Product Description

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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The high performance Series 5 Ultrabook with 13.3-inch display (view larger).


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At a Glance
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.

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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.

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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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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.

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
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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

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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 for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

Product Information

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Screen Size13.3 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor1.7 GHz Core i5-3317U
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Hard Drive500 GB
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 4000
Chipset BrandIntel
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand NameSamsung
SeriesSeries 5
Item model numberNP530U3C-A01US
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Item Weight3.4 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H12.40 x 8.60 x 0.58 inches
Color Light Titan
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size24
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeNo
Battery TypeLithium Polymer (LiPo)
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required.
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #16,111 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.4 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableJune 3, 2012
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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Bill H. on June 26, 2012
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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 any better match to what I need, a small, lightweight, long battery life computer with substantial processing power.

My only complaint so far has been Samsung Customer Service. I need to use this computer with a VGA projector and no one at Samsung could even tell me what adapter I needed to convert the monitor port to a VGA output. I ended up buying a HDMI to VGA converter to be safe. Their lack of knowledge about a basic function had me questioning my choice but the computer is so good I'm still going to give it five stars.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By P. Gordon on August 11, 2012
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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 on-the-road use on my job, and carrying around room-to-room in my house. From reviews I had read, it was supposed to be one of the quietest ultrabooks, and I think that's probably true. However, I can now say that, when running at load, the fan does become fairly loud. On the other hand, when it's idling, the fan is inaudible unless you put your ear right up to it. The other piece of good news is that, even when it's under load and the fan is going full tilt, it's loud but not as high-pitched as some laptop fans, which makes it less annoying. Bottom line: when it comes to noise, the NP530 is about as good as I can expect from a laptop (other than a fanless model), and it's something I can live with, especially since everything else about the unit is so nice.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Derek A. Anderson on June 19, 2012
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I purchased this machine and have been using it for a few days. This thing is blazing fast! My desktop is a Core 2 Duo at 3.00GHZ and this machine is as fast as or faster than it! And to the poster above that complained about the "wobbly" screen, he must have had a lemon; mine works perfectly. I cannot think of a single negative about this computer. Its very thin, light, and fast. The screen looks great. It boots up very quick, it wakes up from sleep mode very fast. About the only negative is the battery is not user-replaceable. So, when it dies you'll have to send it back to get changed. But they did put a battery life extender technology in it, so it only charges the battery to 80%, not 100%. This greatly enhances battery life. this is also what major car manufacturers do as well, they only run their batteries from 20-80% capacity so that they last up to 10 years.

The only reason why I'm giving it 4 and not 5 stars is it comes with Win 7 Home Premium and not Professional, and the battery is not user-replaceable.
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28 of 35 people found the following review helpful By efficacy on June 9, 2012
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Well I ordered this laptop last night, with next day air, Saturday delivery; Today (Saturday) it arrived at about 10AM. Good Work UPS/Amazon.

First impressions:

Let me preface this by saying that I've owned A LOT of laptops. I've probably had 20 laptops in the last 7 years. The worst of these was probably an eMachines laptop (made by gateway I think), back in 2006; The best was by far a late 2011 Macbook Pro 15". So the scale is 1-10, 1 being the eMachines, 10 being the Macbook Pro.

Another point I'll make is that this is the first Ultrabook I've owned. I recently owned a Lenovo Thinkpad X220, which is kind of the same class of laptops, but not quite.

Having owned it for all of 6 hours, I'd probably give this laptop a 6-6.5 out of 10. The most obvious thing it has going for it is the zippy Third Generation Intel Core i5. Overall, for a laptop this small, thin, and light, its a really quick machine. For $200 more you can buy the model with a 128GB SSD, something I think is a must in all computers now (an SSD). I opted for this one because its $800, and I can buy a better 128GB SSD, and another 4GB stick of RAM for about ~$125 and ~$20 respectively. I happened to already have both of these lying around, and installation was easy enough. There's one screw that holds on a panel on the back, then it just pops off like the back cover on a Samsung android phone.

Biggest problem, and pretty much deal breaker for me: The hinge for the screen. It's wobbly. The screen shakes when you move, when it opens. Just poor build quality.

UPDATE: I'm changing it from 3 stars to 4 because I suppose its unfair to say that this one detail makes it a 3 star product. For me, I can't deal with it, and I'm going to return it.
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