Samsung Series 5 13.3 NP530 U3B

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Rank:15/100 (?)
The Samsung Series 5 13" could be a good value Ultrabook although entry level versions will come with a Hybrid hard drive rather than an all-SSD build and it's relatively heavy at nearly 1.5KG. The keyboard is good, port selection is good and you've got an Intel Centrino WiFi card capable of Wi-Di so at the current €799 pricing in Europe we think it's a better choice than the Acer S3. US pricing is looking a a little higher at $999 [Jan 18 2012]
Samsung Series 5 13.3 Specifications (base)
Manufacturer Samsung
Model name Series 5 13.3
Model id NP530 U3B
CPU type Intel Core i5 2467M
CPU speed 1600 Mhz
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000
OS Windows 7 Home Premium
Display Size
13.3" 1366 X 768
Screen Type
LED-Backlit LCD
Touch Technology
No Touchscreen
Display Type
No Touch
RAM 4096 MB
Flash 16 GB
Hard Disk 500 GB
Battery capacity 45 (Wh)
Weight 1430gm / 50.4 oz.
Size (w/h/d mm) 315/18/99.9 mm
Size (w/h/d inches) 12.4/0.7/3.9
Physical Interfaces
Ethernet 10/100/1000
Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)
SDXC (SDHC, SD Compatible)
USB2.0 (x2)
USB3.0 (x1)
Wireless Interfaces
802.11 b/g/n
BT 3.0 + HS
No Wireless WAN (e.g. 3G cellular)
Additional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
AC Adaptor
Stereo speakers
WebCam 1.3Mp
Intel Wireless Display
Product Notes
Pricing for SSD-only versions unknown.
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Price Guide (based on retail price for base model.)
Europe:€79930 Oct 12
USA:$99930 Oct 12

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Ritchies Room overview of the Samsung Series 508/02/12
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