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Samsung NP740U3E
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Samsung NP740U3E 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Sep 2013
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20 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 1,781 user and expert reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its laptops. Samsung also has good ratings specifically within its ultrabooks range compared to other brands.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the NP740U3E the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB. The NP740U3E has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Samsung NP740U3E has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (350 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the NP740U3E. Across all the ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the NP740U3E the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the NP740U3E is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of this age and type.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The NP740U3E has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the NP740U3E, the NP740U3E has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The NP740U3E supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. Most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of this type and age.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on ultrabooks that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memories of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 16GB to 33GB. The NP740U3E has one of the bigger maximum internal memories (32,768 megabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The NP740U3E has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Samsung NP740U3E is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the NP740U3E only have one USB 2.0 port.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the NP740U3E is 14mAh and the biggest is 7,600mAh. When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age that we have assessed, the NP740U3E's battery capacity of 7,560 milliamperes * hour is one of the biggest.

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Quite High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the NP740U3E has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the NP740U3E have speaker power of between 1W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the NP740U3E has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst ultrabooks of this age. The display brightnesss of laptops of a comparable type and age to the NP740U3E range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Samsung NP740U3E has one of the bigger battery capacities (57 watt-hours) amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest battery capacity of ultrabooks that are a similar age to the NP740U3E is 23Wh and the biggest is 72Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The NP740U3E has a maximum memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots across all laptops of this spec and age.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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14 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the NP740U3E is 2GB. At only 1 gigabyte, the Samsung NP740U3E has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the NP740U3E.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The NP740U3E is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The NP740U3E is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the NP740U3E have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the NP740U3E the total storage capacity range from 64GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 360GB. The NP740U3E has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the NP740U3E.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the NP740U3E the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the NP740U3E has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Slow CD Read Speed

The slowest CD read speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the NP740U3E is 1x and the fastest is 24x. With a CD read speed of only 1 CD-speed, the NP740U3E has a quite slow CD read speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Slow HD DVD-ROM Read Speed

The average HD DVD-ROM read speed of similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years is 4.5x, and the HD DVD-ROM read speeds range from 1x to 8x. The Samsung NP740U3E has a quite slow HD DVD-ROM read speed (only 1 CD-speed) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the NP740U3E.

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Very Slow BD-RE Dual Layer Write Speed

The slowest BD-RE dual layer write speed of laptops of this age and type is 1x and the fastest is 2x. The NP740U3E has a quite slow BD-RE dual layer write speed (only 1 CD-speed) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Slow BD-RE Write Speed

The average BD-RE write speed of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1.4x. The NP740U3E has a quite slow BD-RE write speed (only 1 CD-speed) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the NP740U3E.

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Very Slow BD-R Dual Layer Write Speed

The slowest BD-R dual layer write speed of laptops of this age and type is 1x, the fastest is 6x, and the average BD-R dual layer write speed is 2.6x. At only 1 CD-speed, the NP740U3E has a fairly slow BD-R dual layer write speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the NP740U3E.

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Very Slow BD-R Write Speed

The BD-R write speeds of portable PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 1x to 6x. With a BD-R write speed of only 1 CD-speed, the NP740U3E has a quite slow BD-R write speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the NP740U3E.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Samsung NP740U3E is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Quite Small Megapixel Count

Laptops of this age and type have megapixels counts of between 0.3MP and 1.3MP, and the average megapixel count is 1.1MP. The NP740U3E has a fairly small megapixel count (only 1 megapixel) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the NP740U3E.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Samsung NP740U3E

Released Over Four Years Ago

Samsung released the NP740U3E over four years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Samsung NP740U3E has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most laptops of this spec and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

The NP740U3E has a fairly standard battery life (7.3 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the NP740U3E.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the NP740U3E has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the NP740U3E.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the NP740U3E has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.7 kilograms, the NP740U3E has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the NP740U3E.

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Specification

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Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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Optical Drive
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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Operating System/software
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Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
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Cable Lock Slot
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Energy Star Certified
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Product Identifiers

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