Samsung Series 5 14

(Model: NP530U4B)
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The Samsung Series 5 14 pushes the boundaries of the Ultrabook definition but has a unique position in the market as being the only Ultrabook with a DVD drive. Like the Series 5 it's a well-rounded device with good keyboard, ports and specifications. Weight is high although relatively light for a 14" notebook. [Jan 18 2012]

In database since:13-01-2012
Samsung Series 5 14 Specifications (base)
Manufacturer (Click for list) Samsung
Model name Series 5 14
Model id NP530U4B
CPU type (Click for list) Intel Core i5 2467M
CPU speed 1700 Mhz
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000
OS Windows 7 Home Premium
Display Size
14.0" 1366 X 768
Screen Type
LED-Backlit LCD
Touch Technology
No Touchscreen
RAM 4096 MB
Flash 128 GB
Hard Disk 1000 GB
Battery capacity 45 Wh
Weight (Minimum operating) 1430gm / 3.15 pounds
Size 315/18/99.9 mm
Size 12.4/0.7/3.9 inches
Physical Interfaces
Ethernet 10/100/1000
Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)
SDHC Card Slot
USB 2.0 (x2)
USB 3.0 (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
Multitouch Touchpad
Stereo speakers
WebCam 1.3Mp
Wireless Display (WiDi, Miracast or similar)
Optical Drive
Wireless Display (WiDi, Miracast or similar)
Product Notes
Pricing unknown at this stage.

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