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.
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 Specifications||Samsung Series 5 NP535U4C-A01US 14-Inch Specifications|
|Dimension:||12.4 x 8.6 x .58-.69 inches||13.1 x 9 x .82 inches|
|Weight:||3.35 pounds||3.99 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 Core||AMD 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 7500G||AMD Radeon HD 7620GG|
|Hard Drive:||500GB, 5400RPM||750GB, 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 webcam||1.3 megapixel HD webcam|
|Speaker:||4W (2W x 2) stereo speaker with SounAdlive Sound Technology||4W (2W x 2) stereo speaker with SounAdlive Sound Technology|
|Connectivity:||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Wired Ethernet LAN||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Wired Ethernet LAN|
|Optical Disc Drive||None||DVD +/-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, RJ45||HDMI, 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, TouchPad||86 keys Keyboard, TouchPad|
|Battery:||4 cell Li-Po 6100 mAh 45Wh battery||8 cell Li-Po 6100 mAh 45Wh battery|
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|Series 5 NP535U3C-A01US 13-inch photos||Series 5 NP535U4C-A01US 14-inch photos|
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.