New Samsung Series 5 NP535 AMD Powered Notebook Hits Amazon Store

Published on June 20th, 2012

Samsung has recently released two new super thin, and “ultrabook-alike” Notebooks, the Samsung Series 5 NP535 Notebooks. Like its Intel counter part, these two ultra-thin notebooks weigh less than 4 pounds and has a thickness of 0.58″ (keypad only) to 0.69″ (closed position, keypad with display). Aside from its slimness, it also sport a high resolution display with 16 million colors and brightness of 300 nits. Other features are similar to its Intel counterpart.

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Despite its remarkable specifications, the new Samsung Series 5 NP535 can not be referred to as an “Ultrabook“. The term “Ultrabook” was specifically defined and used by Intel. So generally speaking, when we say Ultrabook(s), these refers to Intel-powered models only. That is why we can’t really call the Series 5 NP535 an “Ultrabook“. Although I am not sure if “Ultrabook” is a trade mark of Intel. I’m still going to clarify this one.

Moving on, the new Series 5 NP535 are cheaper, since they are powered by AMD processors, and AMD offers a cheaper alternative to Intel. But the interesting part here is that these new Samsung Series 5 NP535 are powered by an AMD Radeon HD 7500G-7600G (codename Trinity) graphics mobile that supports DirectX 11, that is even more powerful than the current NP530 has (Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000). And to top it, it’s $100 cheaper compared to its Intel counterpart.

There are two models of the Samsung Series 5 NP535 that are available on Amazon. The Samsung Series 5 NP535U3C-A01US 13.3-Inch Laptop and the Samsung Series 5 NP535U4C-A01US 14-Inch Laptop. The main difference between these two is that the NP535U3C 13.3-inch is powered by a dual core processor, Radeon HD 7500G graphics, has a 13.3 inch display and is $50 cheaper. While the later, NP535U4C, is powered by a quad core processor, Radeon HD 7620G graphics and has 14-inch display. Their dimensions and input/output ports also different. Below is their respective specs comparison.

Samsung Series 5 NP535U3C-A01US (13.3-Inch) vs NP535U4C-A01US (14-Inch)

 Samsung Series 5 NP535U3C-A01US 13.3-Inch SpecificationsSamsung Series 5 NP535U4C-A01US 14-Inch Specifications
Dimension:12.4 x 8.6 x .58-.69 inches13.1 x 9 x .82 inches
Weight:3.35 pounds3.99 pounds
Operating System:Windows 7 Homes Premium (64-bit)Windows 7 Homes Premium (64-bit)
Processor:AMD 2.1GHz Dual Core A6-4455M Processor with 2.6GHz Turbo CoreAMD 2.0GHz Quad Core A10-4655M Processor with 2.8GHz Turbo Core
Memory:4GB DDR3 RAM (1333MHz, 8GB Max)4GB DDR3 RAM (1333MHz, 8GB Max)
Graphics:AMD Radeon HD 7500GAMD Radeon HD 7620GG
Hard Drive:500GB, 5400RPM750GB, 5400RPM
Display:13.3-inch LED-backlit, 300 nits brightness, at 1366x768 (720p native resolution)14-inch LED-backlit, 300 nits brightness, at 1366x768 (720p native resolution)
Webcam:1.3 megapixel HD webcam1.3 megapixel HD webcam
Speaker:4W (2W x 2) stereo speaker with SounAdlive Sound Technology4W (2W x 2) stereo speaker with SounAdlive Sound Technology
Connectivity:WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Wired Ethernet LANWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Wired Ethernet LAN
Optical Disc DriveNoneDVD +/-RW Super Multi Dual Layer (S-ATA)
Input Output Ports:HDMI, 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, headphone out, mic in, 4-in-1 multi card slot, RJ45HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, VGA, headphone out, mic in, 4-in-1 multi card slot, RJ45
Input Devices:80 keys Keyboard, TouchPad86 keys Keyboard, TouchPad
Battery:4 cell Li-Po 6100 mAh 45Wh battery8 cell Li-Po 6100 mAh 45Wh battery

Photo Comparison

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Series 5 NP535U3C-A01US 13-inch photosSeries 5 NP535U4C-A01US 14-inch photos
Front View
Top View
Back View
Right Side
Left Side

Which among the two should I buy?

If you are going to ask me to choose between the two, definitely I would go for the NP535U4C-A01US 14-Inch since it has a larger display, quad core processor, more powerful graphics, larger capacity and etc. Why? the price difference is only $50. And you get a huge upgrade from the 13.3-inch model.

Well, hope this helps. Please do share this article to your friends/network if you like it. You might also want to check out Samsung Series 5 NP535 vs Series 5 NP350. That’s the Intel version vs AMD version of the Series 5.

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