Samsung Series 5 NP535U4C-A01US

  |   by NotebookReview Staff

The Samsung Series 5 line of ultrathin laptops is available with your choice of either Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors or AMD A6 or A10 “APU” processors with discrete-class Radeon graphics. The Series 5 is offered in both 13-inch and 14-inch varieties and comes with an impressive array of ports and a starting price of less than $700 in most US retail stores.

  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (Windows 8 Ready)
  • 14-inch LED HD anti-glare display (1366 x 768, 300 nits)
  • AMD Quad-Core A10-4655M processor (2.1GHz clocks speed, 1MB cache) with AMD Radeon HD 7620G Graphics
  • 4GB DDR3-1600 RAM (8GB max supported)
  • 750GB 5400rpm HDD (upgraded to 128GB SSD – Samsung 830/MZ-7PC128)
  • 802.11a/b/g/n wireless network adapter
  • Internal Bluetooth v4.0
  • Integrated 720p webcam
  • DVD +/-RW Super Multi Dual Layer optical drive
  • 1-year standard parts and labor warranty
  • 8-cell Li-Po integrated battery
  • 45W power adapter
  • Weight: 3.99 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 13.1 x 9.0 x 0.82 inches

  • Pros

    • Excellent AMD price/performance
    • Nice keyboard
    • Impressive battery life
  • Cons

    • Plastics are too thin in some spots
    • 1366x768 resolution screen
    • Slow HDD artificially limits performance

Quick Take

An overall impressive AMD-based ultrathin laptop that just needs a SSD to really blow you away.

Read Our Full Review: Samsung Series 5 Review: AMD at its Best

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