Excerpt: In a neatly classified genre consisting of notebooks, netbooks and Ultrabooks, the Samsung 530U looks like a hybrid model. It has the slim form factor of an Ultrabook, but doesn’t compromise on any of the specs and features of high performance notebooks – it comes with a DVD drive slot and a dedicated GPU as well. But, can it hold all of this together? Lets find out.
The Samsung Series 5 Ultra is an ultrabook that attempts to sacrifice little in exchange for its size.
8 May 2012
Conclusion: The Samsung Series 5 didn't manage to excel at any of our tests, but it didn't flounder either. With an i5, the Samsung Series 5 had an impressive 500 GB hard drive. It was also fairly hefty—especially for an ultrabook—at 71.75 ounces. The Samsung Series 5 Ultra would be perfect for a general user. Someone who does a little of everything, but not on an intensive level. This laptop is nothing brilliant, but it's a fair price for a fair machine.
Summary: If you like the idea of having an optical drive built into a highly portable notebook, the Samsung Series 5 14-inch is certainly worth considering. It's one of the lightest 14-inch laptops around, features a sturdy design and comes with a comfy keyboard and touchpad. This Ultrabook also does a good job keeping its cool. However, the display's limited viewing angles give us pause, as does the below-average battery life.
Pros: Very light and thin for 14-inch laptop, Good audio, Comfortable keyboard, Runs cool
Cons: Screen has limited viewing angles, Below-average battery life, Keyboard not backlit, Inconsistent wake-from-sleep times
Conclusion: Por su línea y rendimiento, recomendamos este modelo a usuarios que necesitan de una computadora portátil para realizar tareas poco demandantes, como usar un procesador de textos o trabajar con hojas de cálculo y presentaciones, y que no necesiten guardar grandes cantidades de información.
Pros: Tiene conexión Bluetooth 3.0 y dos puertos USB 3.0, que transfieren mucho más rápido la información. La relación costo-beneficio que ofrece es buena.