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[Microsoft Store] Samsung Notebook Flash NP530XBB-K03US Laptop $299

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[Microsoft Store] Samsung Notebook Flash NP530XBB-K03US Laptop $299

Again, not too sure if this hot.. Maybe more of a fair deal? Small screen but N5000 for $299.

• 13.3-inch Full HD display
• Intel Pentium Silver N5000
• 4GB memory/64GB SSD
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Compared to the HP deal last week for $199 I would say it's warm. N5000 and Home version of Windows for an additional $100.
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Oct 18, 2016
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$299 is about what this laptop should be worth. LOL.

Glad to see some prices at reasonable levels. I tried it out at the MS Store a while ago and the keyboard is surprisingly tactile and fun to type on. This would be a nice couch-surfing laptop or a great Linux candidate. That full HD display is lovely too and 4GB of RAM is plenty for casual use.

And the fact that it has an SSD and not eMMC soldered storage, an upgrade would be possible too.

As for Windows Pro, you can acquire a license through the many online OEM retailers for less than $20 usually.
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Jun 15, 2015
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Ya this is a 200 laptop on sale. 299 is not a winner. Those N series Celeron's are really only good for web surfing and even then they are slow. I've had two, not sure why I keep hurting myself so.
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GwenScout wrote:
Sep 18th, 2019 2:23 pm
Ya this is a 200 laptop on sale. 299 is not a winner. Those N series Celeron's are really only good for web surfing and even then they are slow. I've had two, not sure why I keep hurting myself so.
You can definitely forget about multi-tasking with these things. Although the processor in this laptop is a N5000 Pentium which I believe is a bit faster then the Celerons.

If you can live with one tab of Chrome (maybe two) open at a time and wait for everything to open, load, close, then it's a winner.

Doubt it's going to go down to $200 though.

Maybe in a Black Friday fire sale to clear out the last stock.
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The n5000 is a decent jump in performance from the n4000, which is already pretty OK/good for browsing etc. Also note this processor has 4 cores VS the 2 cores on the n4000 and could make multi-tasking less clumsy.

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/In ... 3204vs3239

Maybe that's worth the extra $100 between this and the HP Steam 14... And that deal is gone now anyway so this would be the next best thing?

Although I'm not sure how I feel about the circular keys.
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This looks pretty tempting to me as well. As mentioned above the N5000 is a different beast from the more common N4000, and is closer in performance to a current gen Ryzen 3 laptop processor found in ~$500 laptops. For $300 this would be great for daily computing and surfing. The purported 10 hour battery life looks pretty good too.
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Lon.TV has a review of the N4000 version. Link is below. He also mentions around the 2 min mark that there is an open M2.SATA slot that you can put in a M2.SATA drive to increase your storage space. That may be an added kicker compared to the HP Stream 14.

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N4000 has a PassMark of 1435 while N5000 is 2461. I would say N5000 is much better. Also, 5000 has 4 cores while 4000 only has 2.

Compared to HP Stream 14, Samsung has a smaller screen, uses W10 Home. But for $100 more you can get a much better experience with W10 thanks to the performance boost. For HP, stutters are quite often, but still usable.
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How do you get warranty service in Canada, since Samsung Canada doesn't have Notebook division anymore?
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Samsung product page says this machine has eMMC storage.

Lol @ MSRP : this is the territory of previous generation Lenovo ThinkPad T series
"The things you own end up owning you..." (c)
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Zoughi1 wrote:
Sep 18th, 2019 2:09 pm
Compared to the HP deal last week for $199 I would say it's warm. N5000 and Home version of Windows for an additional $100.
Windows S turns into Windows Home for free, so no distinction there.
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So really it's $100 for a better processor.

Hardware maybe, as that keyboard looks cool.
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Decent if it has an m.2 slot, 64gb is really tight for Windows.
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trinxified wrote:
Sep 18th, 2019 3:46 pm
So really it's $100 for a better processor.

Hardware maybe, as that keyboard looks cool.
Pretty much, although the processor difference will be very noticeable, as long as the crap eMMC doesn't hold it back too much.

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