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.
Excerpt: Although it has a smart-looking black and red lid, the R530 looks a little plainer than some of Samsung's more expensive laptops, with a plain silver screen bezel and keyboard surround. Although it may look rather ordinary, the performance of this budget laptop is anything but.