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Samsung NP540U3C 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Oct 2012
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Samsung Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Portable PCs produced by Samsung generally have good ratings.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The NP540U3C supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this age and spec. Most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Samsung portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the NP540U3C.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.7 kilograms, the NP540U3C is one of the lighter notebook PCs of this age and type amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The weights of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

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Quite High Speaker Power

Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the NP540U3C have speaker power of between 1W and 11W. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the NP540U3C that we have assessed, the Samsung NP540U3C's speaker power of 4 Watts is one of the highest.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the NP540U3C which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the NP540U3C which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Samsung NP540U3C has a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The NP540U3C has one of the higher front camera resolutions (1.3 megapixels) amongst laptops of this age. The front camera resolutions of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the NP540U3C has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the NP540U3C. The display brightnesss of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the NP540U3C range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Narrow

Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the NP540U3C have widths of between 38mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. At only 314.96 millimeters, the NP540U3C is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the NP540U3C.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The NP540U3C does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The NP540U3C does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type do have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the NP540U3C has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of this spec and age. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 8GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 580GB. The NP540U3C has one of the smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities (only 24 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. The Samsung NP540U3C has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The NP540U3C is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the NP540U3C have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz. At only 2.6 gigahertz, the NP540U3C has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the NP540U3C.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung NP540U3C

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Samsung NP540U3C has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. Most notebook PCs of this age and type have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The NP540U3C has a pretty average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the NP540U3C.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the NP540U3C has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the NP540U3C has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
Maximum Number of SMP Processors
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots (available)
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Networking
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Ports Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
Other Features
Power Supply Type
Indication Light
Ethernet Interface Type
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Display

Expert Reviews

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8 May 2014

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Decent battery life for a touch system
Attractive design
Narrow bezels, responsive touchscreen
Comfortable keyboard
Smart design and decent build quality
Some touchpad issues
Heavy, even for a touchscreen Ultrabook
Other laptops offer the same or better specs for less money
Screen very reflective
Iffy horizontal and vertical viewing angles

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers np540u3, np540u3c, samsung np540u3, samsung np540u3c
Barcodes 08806085247192
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