Samsung Series 5 NP530 Update Leaked. Ivy Bridge, New Ports.

Posted on 02 May 2012 by

The good people over at Ultrabook-info.de have spotted a new version of the Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook, the 530U3C-A02.  It’s appearing in German price comparison engines with Ivy Bridge specifications and is expected to be an update to the existing Series 5 models available in June. Expect price drops on the current Samsung Series 5 Ultrabooks very soon!

Samsung 530U3C - Side

The new information is fluid right now as German retailers update their databases but it looks like both the 13.3 and 14” versions will get an update with the 14” version getting the discreet graphics that was also talked-up when the original 14” Series 5 launched.

We don’t consider the specs to be final right now but there’s a good chance that this set of information on the NP530U3C-A02 from Atelco, given that it has images of the new 13.3” Samsung Series 5 with Ivy Bridge, is in the right ballpark.

  • Product Description: Samsung Series 5 Ultra 530U3C-A02 – 13.3″ – Core i7 3517UM – Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit – 8 GB RAM – 500 GB HDD
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 3517UM
  • Memory: 8 GB DDR3
  • Storage: 500 GB HDD ( 16 GB flash ) / 5400 rpm
  • Display: 13.3″ LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
  • Networking: 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 , Gigabit Ethernet
  • Battery: 4-cell – up to 6.5 hours
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 31.5 cm x 21.9 cm x 1.8 cm
  • Weight: 1.45 kg

Note the new port layout and upgrade to BT 4.0. Weight and screen resolution stays as before which will disappoint those looking for a high-end solution. Remember that Samsung also have the Series 9. The Series 5 Ultrabook is their budget ultrathin offering!

Samsung 530U3C - Left portsSamsung 530U3C - Right ports
More images of the new Series 5 in our Gallery over at UMPCPortal

The new Samsung Series 5 Ultra 530U3C-A02 is currently being offered with the Core i7, 8GB RAM and 500GB hybrid hard drive (we hope with the same ExpressCache setup as the current Series 5 – it works well) for €999 which is about the same as the launch prices for entry level models of 1st-Gen Ultrabooks.  There’s an NP530U3C-A05 listed for €799 and this is currently showing with a Core i5 Sandy Bridge processor. We suspect this will turn out to be the entry-level version of the new Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook with Ivy Bridge. As a starting price, it’s not too bad.

Sources: Ultrabook-info.de Atelco Netbooknews

  • Jo L.

    999€ for 8GB Ram i7 configuration seems to be a nice deal. But was looking for arguments for the Series 9. Maybe we can also expect an update?

  • Hey,

    Its Josh – Cant wait to see these new second generation, looking forward to the massive 8 GB RAM on these systems! Do you think any of these Ivy Bridge models are going to have the thunderbolt ports?

    • Chippy

      The Acer S5 has already been previewed with Thunderbolt. I don’t expect that most Ultrabooks will have Thunderbolt in 2012 though. It’s an ‘at risk’ technology right now IMO.

  • Hisparci

    Will you guys be getting any Ivy-based laptops in for testing? Real interested in seeing some gaming benchmarks. So far the reviews I’ve seen on the desktop chips are very impressive for a modern mid-level gaming experience. I really don’t care about ultra high detail, hi-rez, multi monitor set ups anymore. I find just hooking up to my HDTV instead & leaning back on the couch still blows away the console experience.

    I’m really hoping Intel can set some kind of graphical standard for W8. Pretty much the only reason I plan on upgrading to it is for the elegant unified store front alone (Steam is a mess).

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  • robert

    The Samsung Series 9 seems also to appear on the samsung websitw which HD Graphics 4000 and Ivy Bridge, what?:)

    http://www.samsung.com/nz/consumer/pc-peripherals/notebook-pc/high-performance/NP900X3C-A02AU

    availability on an austrian website seems to say couple of weeks whereas the only german online-shop cyberport.de
    only lists the sandy bridge version of the 13inch with release-date uncertian. redcoon.de lists the fully spect 15 inch core i7 256 ssd as available now. hmm wonder if i should wait for ivy bridge in germany, giving the fact im still waiting for the sandy-bridge version to begin with lol

  • Mr.Chainsaw

    WTF, now or soon you can get the budget model with i7 and 8gb RAM, but the premium model only ships with i5 and 4gb?!
    What if you want high resolution and processing power + RAM?

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