The Samsung NP510R5E-A02UB laptop model (or NP510R5E-A at some retailers) is an ultra-thin 15.6-incher, delivering great portability without sacrificing screen size.
The aluminum-cladded NP510R5E-A02UB is 0.9-inches thin and weighs 4.6 pounds, whereas the standard 15.6″ laptops measure about 1.3 inches and around a pound more.
There are no sacrifices performance-wise either. True, the included Intel Core i7-3537U ultra-low voltage processor isn’t as fast as the full-voltage i7 counterparts, but this dual-core chip runs as fast as a standard-voltage i5, offering effortless completion of daily tasks and multimedia playback and creation. The integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics is able to display images and movies on the 1366×768 screen well, but it is not good for gaming. Many users will appreciate the fact that the display is an anti-glare type one, a really nice change in the sea of countless laptops with glossy LCDs.
Samsung’s NP510R5E-A02UB / NP510R5E-A has 8GB of RAM and a 750GB hard drive, which are both above the average of 4GB and 500GB. This large amount of RAM is maybe even an overkill, since you will hardly ever utilize more than 4GB. The only drawback storage-wise is absence of a built-in DVD burner, so you won’t be able do to backups that way and you won’t be able to play your CDs and DVDs without a separate USB optical drive.
Despite it thinnes, the notebook still packs the standard set of connectivity features such as three USB ports, HDMI, VGA, a media card reader, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet LAN, and additionally provides Bluetooth, giving the laptop a smatphone-friendly note, and Intel Wi-Di technology to connect the laptop to TVs and monitors wirelessly.
The keyobard is a chiclet-style one, but we have no info whether it has backlight or not.
Unfortunately, there is no info on battery capacity at the time of this writing either, but it is probably a 3-cell 43Whr unit used in other NP510R5E-series models.
This model is very reasonably priced. It’s $730, which is an affordable price for an aluminum i7-powered machine with large RAM and HDD capacities. However, the Samsung NP510R5E-A01UB offers almost the same performance and components for $130 less.
Samsung NP510R5E-A02UB Specifications
- Display: 15.6″, 1366 x 768 resolution, matte
- Processor: 3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3537U dual-core, 2.0-3.1GHz, 4MB L3 cache
- Graphics: Intel HD 4000 integrated
- Memory: 8GB DDR3 1,600MHz RAM
- Storage: 750GB 5,400 rpm HDD
- Optical drive: none
- Webcam: Yes, 720p
- Audio: stereo speakers
- Network: Wireless-N, Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, Intel Wireless Display
- Input: full-sized keyboard with numeric pad (no info on baclight), multi-touch trackpad
- Ports and Slots: 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA, multi-format media reader
- Battery: unknown, probably 3-cell 43Whr
- Dimensions: 0.90 x 14.80 x 9.76 inches
- Weight: 4.6 pounds
- OS: Windows 8
- Warranty: 1-year