Introduction

Ultrabooks are now taking over, today we have the Samsung series 5 Ultrabook 530U3B for review. This ultra notebook is a super fast slim line and light weight 13.3 inch laptop, packing 500GB of HDD storage and a Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 2467M (1.60GHz). As you would imagine this luxurious notebook doesn’t come cheap, as it will set you back £628. However, it is one of the cheapest in the ultrabook market.

Notebooks have been going strong for years, but it’s only been within the past year since Ultrabooks arrived on the market. The notebook market has now become very competitive again as every major manufacturer is trying to build and market themselves a winning ultrabook. Samsung currently have two series 5 models that match the criteria of an ultrabook.

Specification

Operating System

  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

Physical Specification

  • 315.1 x 218.9 x 14.9 ~ 17.6mm (12.4" x 8.6" x 0.58" ~ 0.69")
  • 1.39Kg (3.06lbs)

Storage

  • 500GB S-ATAII Slim Hard Drive (5400RPM) with ExpressCache 16GB

Communication

  • 10 / 100 / 1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • Inte®l Centrino® Advanced-N 6230, 2 x 2 802.11abg/n (up to 300Mbps), Widi Support
  • Bluetooth V3.0 High Speed

Security

  • Norton Internet Security (60-day Trial)*
  • Samsung Recovery Solution
  • BIOS Boot Up Password
    HDD Password
    Samsung Recovery Solution
    Norton Internet Security (60-day Trial)*
    Absolute Data Protection (90-day Trial)*

Processor

  • Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 2467M (1.60GHz, 3MB L3 Cache)

Graphic

  • Shared with System Memory

Main Chipset

  • Intel HM65

I/O Port

  • Yes (Dongle Bundle)
  • HDMI available
  • Headphone-out / Mic Combo
  • Headphone-out / Mic Combo
  • Internal Mic available
  • (Sleep-and-Charge)
    1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0
  • 4-in-1 (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)
  • RJ45 (LAN) available
  • DC-In (Power Port) available

Power

  • 40Watt
  • 4 Cell (45Wh)

Display

  • 13.3" SuperBright 300nit HD LED Display (1366 x 768), Anti-Reflective

Memory

  • 4GB DDR3 System Memory at 1333MHz (on BD 4GB)
  • 1 DIMM Slots

Multimedia

  • HD Audio
  • Mic Noise Suppression
    SoundAlive™
  • 4W Stereo Speaker (2W x 2)
  • 1.3megapixel HD Webcam

Input

  • 81 Key
    80 Key
  • Touch Pad (Scroll Scope, Flat Type, Gesture UI)

Software

  • Universal Printer / Scanner Driver
    Easy File Share
    Easy Migration
    Adobe Acrobat Reader
    Microsoft Office Starter 2010
    Samsung Support Centre
    Microsoft Office Starter 2010 
    WildTangent Game Console 
    Windows Live
    Norton Online Backup (30-day Trial)
    Skype
    Easy Settings
    Software Launcher
    Intel® Anti-Theft Technology
    Intel® Identity Protection Technology