Summary: Office friend. Those who don't need graphics-, Bluetooth- or Core i3-performance for surfing have here an office comrad with excellent ergonomics, fast input devices and a resilient finish starting at 439 Euros.
Pros: Hard-wearing surfaces, Stable chassis/ lid, Good keyboard, Quiet and cool, Good brightness, Acceptable battery life, Fast harddrive, Few frills, but still a lot of notebook. There is an excellent keyboard, a durable case and adequate computing power at an attractive price.
Cons: TFT not equipped with anti-glare surface, Small viewing angles, Few connections, Loud mouse keys, An anti-glare display would have turned the R530 Nolan into a perfect office mate.
Summary: The 15.6-inch Samsung R530 offers a good design and build quality but other laptops offer better performance for a similar price. Unless you're ultra-keen on the design, we'd advise shopping around before splashing out
Cons: Performance isn't great; interior isn't as attractive as the exterior.