Samsung ATIV Book 5 NP530U4E and NP540U4E

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What do you miss the most in this laptop?

  1. HD+ matte screen?

    65.2%
  2. HD+ glossy touchscreen?

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  3. Optical drive?

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  4. mSata port?

    8.7%
  5. more USB 3.0 ports?

    4.3%
  6. AMD A10 APU?

    8.7%
  7. Other, I'll write in the forum

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  1. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Hello, here I go again

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    ATIV Book 5 formerly known as the Series 5 Ultra. It comes in 13.3 and 14 inch versions and uses improved materials (more aluminum all over) than previous model. The display is matte (530U4E) or glossy touchscreen (540U4E) and uses 1366 x 768 resolution. The audio is provided by new JBL speakers. Weighing only 1.75 kg and just 19.5 mm thick.




    Click here to see more pictures with all the colors.

    The ATIV Book 5 will be available in ebony black, garnet red, and pebble blue. 24GB ExpressCache SSD + 500GB HDD will feature all versions, while AMD Radeon HD 8750M 2GB graphics only in 530U4E!


    Currently available models;
    -NP530U4E* --> 14" matte screen, Intel I5-3337U, AMD Radeon 8750M
    -NP540U4E-K04 --> 13.3" touch screen, Intel i3-3217U
    -NP540U4E-K01 --> 14" touch screen, Intel I5-3337U

    *The NP530U4E model not yet available in the USA, but in Europa and East Asia.


    Reviews; nomobile.ru, notebookcheck.com, notebookinfo.de, laptopmag.com

    My quick reviews, guides:
    - First Impressions,
    - Energy efficiency contest compared to a different efficient system,
    - How to disassembling the base plate to access HDD or to do maintenance works.



    The Pros and Contras of the new ATIV Book 5:
    (530U4E and 540U4E)
    Pros;

    • Matte screen (530U4E),
    • Backlit keyboard (540U4E),
    • No CPU or GPU throttling during load,
    • Low voltage Intel Ivy Bridge processors,
    • AMD Radeon HD 8750M 2GB graphics in 530U4E!
    • Low Power consumption; quiet and cool operation,
    • Better looking with more aluminum use and colors,
    • 2mm thinner and 100 grams lighter than previous model.
    Cons;
    • Only one USB 3.0 port,
    • Glossy touchscreen (540U4E),
    • No Backlit keyboard (530U4E),
    • One system memory is soldered,
    • Poorly done plastic cover of the SD card slot,
    • Optical bay area disappeared (no option for 2nd HDD use),
    • Missing mSata connector and high resolution matte screen,
    • 7mm HDD space, which limits HDD upgrade-ability to 1TB*,
    • Difficult disassembling the base plate (sensitive plastic hooks instead screws) to access HDD or to do maintenance works.
    *Currently only WD has 1TB 7mm HDD (WD10SPCX).
     
  2. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    Would these be the NP530U4E and NP570Z5E listed here?

    John
     
  3. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Hello, here I go again

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    Nice find, I'll use these info to update my first post. Yes NP530U4E look like the new Series 5 Ultra. The NP570Z5E seems a different new model, called; Series 5 Chronos.

    I think AMD Radeon™ HD 8750M graphics card with 2GB Memory gonna be really strong in Ultrabook category :). Actually I'm not sure if this NP530U4E can called as Ultrabook if it is using higher than 17W TDP Intel processor and such a high GPU? Probably more categories are coming...?
     
  4. Goren

    Goren Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    This is quite nice, I really do hope they have a FHD screen option!
     
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    Unlikely in the Series 5 -Samsung expect (want?) people to buy the more expensive Series 7 or 9 to get resolutions higher than HD.

    John
     
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    Goren Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    that's a shame, the gpu on this one is much better than the 8570M on the 7 series
     
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    alexsupreme Notebook Consultant

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    I've been hunting for reviews of it for days.
    A shop nearby just got those and I might buy it relatively soon.
    Overall what really scares me is the AMD gpu on this thing.

    You can see the performance of the 8730m here:
    AMD Radeon HD 8730M - NotebookCheck.net Tech

    It is basically the lowest clocked 8750m with DDR3 memory (Exactly the same as the 530u4e).
    It's not THAT bad but I have no faith in AMD recently and quite frankly I'm still considering the M5 ultra over this Series 5 cutie due to nVidia drivers and GDDR5 memory.
    According to what I've seen they only come in 768p variety but it looks great.
     
  8. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Hello, here I go again

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    Future games are probably more optimized to AMD Radeon, because next generation consoles are using AMD internal therefore I kind of happy for Radeon graphics in this Samsung. I assume power consumption figures are low too, otherwise they could not built in. The DDR3 memory combination is sad, wonder how much does it limit the performance of HD8750M?

    If the performance really limited to HD8730M level, than here is review with Intel Core i5 17W + Radeon HD 8730M combination. The games are run above 20FPS in High settings which is very good, considering the power consumption is only 41,6W in Load average!
     
  9. Goren

    Goren Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    btw, Do you know anything that has the specs (size, weight, FHD, comparable GPU) within the other brands? I've been out of the notebook loop for so long can't keep up with all the new models now..
     
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    alexsupreme Notebook Consultant

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    The asus UX32VD is probably the best contender so far. 13" with FHD and nvidia 620m
    There's vaio s13p which is a tad thicker but 640m-le and a quad i7.
    Those are the big ones that I know of.
     
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