Samsung Series 5 NP530 Ultrabook. Pre-Order at €799. Pics, Specs & Availability Info.

Posted on 25 December 2011 By


The Samsung NP530 is the new 1.4KG Series 5 Ultrabook you saw launched in South Korea a short while back. We’ve now confirmed It’s coming to other countries soon as we’ve just spotted pre-order for it in Germany. The specifications and price are looking very competitive.

samsung NP530 2

samsung NP530 3

Full gallery here.

Samsung NP350 , specifications, link, gallery.

The Samsung Series 5 NP530 has a very similar specification to the Acer S3. Core i5 2467M / 1.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, 1366×768 13” screen, 500GB (+16GB SSD) hard drive. Apart from the 500GB drive (a Hybrid HDD/SSD) there’s not much difference. Even the weight – 1.4KG – is much the same. Samsung have even matched the Acer S3 down to the price. €799 is exactly the price of the Acer S3 in Europe.

There are some subtle differences though:

  • Ports: You’re getting VGA, Ethernet, mic input and a USB3.0 port. The S3 has none of these.
  • Memory: There’s a free memory slot
  • Battery: You’ve got a 44Wh battery. Thats about 18% larger than the battery on the Acer S3
  • Screen: Matt Finish
  • Unknown at the moment: Keyboard backlight.

You’re also likely to be getting some Samsung quality in there too. They usually (!) make great keyboards, great screens and have some excellent power engineering and quiet fans.

According to some pre-order sites in Germany (E.g. Atelco) the NP530 should be available on the 21st Feb 2012. Still a few months away. That’s the painful bit!

We’ll get this in the database ASAP.
Samsung NP350 , specifications, link, gallery

Model number: The NP-530U3B-A01DE

Source: Geizhals

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The Samsung Series 5 NP530 has a very similar specification to the Acer S3. Core i5 2467M / 1.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, 1366×768 13” screen, 500GB (+16GB SSD) hard drive. Apart from the 500GB drive (a Hybrid HDD/SSD) there’s not much difference. Even the weight – 1.4KG – is much the same. Samsung have even matched the Acer S3 down to the price. €799 is exactly the price of the Acer S3 in Europe.

There are some subtle differences though:

  • Ports: You’re getting VGA, Ethernet, mic input and a USB3.0 port. The S3 has none of these.
  • Memory: There’s a free memory slot
  • Battery: You’ve got a 44Wh battery. Thats about 18% larger than the battery on the Acer S3
  • Screen: Matt Finish
  • Unknown at the moment: Keyboard backlight.

You’re also likely to be getting some Samsung quality in there too. They usually (!) make great keyboards, great screens and have some excellent power engineering and quiet fans.

According to some pre-order sites in Germany (E.g. Atelco) the NP530 should be available on the 21st Feb 2012. Still a few months away. That’s the painful bit!

We’ll get this in the database ASAP.

Model number: The NP-530U3B-A01DE

Source: Geizhals

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  1. #1 by Michael on December 25, 2011 - 11:05

    Samsung is doing the same crap as Asus, coming out with countless of models and confusing the public. Instead of coming out with countless of models by wasting money on R & D, concentrate on your existing ultrabooks by lowering its prices.

  2. #2 by Aik on December 25, 2011 - 18:32

    Hi, there will be NO becklit keyboard.
    Battery: 45Wh (for both 13 and 14″ models, Series 5 Ultra)

    • #3 by Chippy on December 26, 2011 - 10:39

      I’m a little surprised at the lack of backlit keyboard.

      • #4 by Aik on December 28, 2011 - 10:42

        Yeah, but that’s the truth (verified by one of Samsung’s engineers).

  3. #5 by Thena on December 27, 2011 - 11:54

    Off topic. Need some advice Chippy. I just bought a Universal notebook charger for my notebook. On the charger it says 65W 19V-3.42A but on my notebook it oddly says 60W 19V -3.16.

    Will this fry my notebook’s motherboard?

    This brings about another topic. All these new ultralight and ultrabooks have different power inputs that make finding accessories difficult to find. To make matters worse, the manufacturer themselves say they don’t have additional chargers to sell.

    This makes me worried cause, if something so simple they do not have spare parts, what more other things like batteries, motherboards etc.

    • #6 by chippy on December 31, 2011 - 00:20

      THe charger figures are the ‘max’ it can deliver. It needs to be above what the laptop needs, as you have shown. The laptop will pull as much as it needs as long as the *voltages match*. Go ahead and try it out. There’s a very low risk that something will go wrong. (But always a risk with external chargers. I’ve had one device die because of a thrid-party charger!)

  4. #7 by jk00079 on December 29, 2011 - 20:42

    @Thena:

    No, this external PSU will most definitely not (if working to the specs you listed, and it was actually made for the laptop {i.e. the connector spec and the +/- polarity on its connector match those expected by the laptop}) fry your laptop’s MB.

    As long as the spec Voltage (in this case 19V) is the same, and the spec top long-term Power output of the PSU (in this case 65W) is higher than the top Power requirements of your laptop (in this case 60W), you’re fine.

    • #8 by Thena on December 30, 2011 - 00:25

      thanks jk00079 for your kind reply. i am also quite concerned that although it says 19V for both, the notebook says 3.16A whilst the adapter says 3.42A. Is this of any concern?

      • #9 by chippy on December 31, 2011 - 00:21

        Sorry. Just saw jk0079 had already replied. Good point about polarity too.

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  5. #11 by chippy on December 31, 2011 - 00:22

    I’m looking at the keyboard on a Samsung NP350 I have here. It looks *exactly* the same. If that’s true, it’s a good keyboard. No backlight though.

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