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

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB May 2013
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Samsung Series 5 NP540U3C Review
Samsung NP540U3C-A02UB 13.3-Inch Convertible Ultrabook Preview

10 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Laptop Reviews

Samsung ultrabooks have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs Samsung is one of the superior brands.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Laptops of this age and type have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the NP540U3C has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the NP540U3C.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz, the NP540U3C has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago 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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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The NP540U3C supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this age and spec.

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

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on ultrabooks that were released around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on ultrabooks that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the NP540U3C which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the NP540U3C has a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The average speaker power of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 1.6W. With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Samsung NP540U3C has one of the higher speaker power amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of 1.3 megapixels, the NP540U3C has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the NP540U3C. The front camera resolutions of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 12MP.

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Narrow

The NP540U3C is one of the narrower ultrabooks that are a similar age to the NP540U3C (only 315.1 millimeters) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The average width of ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the NP540U3C is 330mm, and the widths range from 280mm to 420mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Samsung NP540U3C 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

Most ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the NP540U3C have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the NP540U3C which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Samsung NP540U3C does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the NP540U3C which have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the NP540U3C do not have a full-size keyboard. The NP540U3C is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the NP540U3C have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the NP540U3C which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the NP540U3C range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the NP540U3C has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the NP540U3C.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Samsung NP540U3C

Released Over Three Years Ago

This laptop was released over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Samsung NP540U3C has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this spec and age. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the NP540U3C has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the NP540U3C has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NP540U3C.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the NP540U3C has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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HDD Storage Medium

The NP540U3C has a better storage medium than most comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it. This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an SSD storage medium. 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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Average Weight

At 1.7 kilograms, the NP540U3C has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the NP540U3C.

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Average Screen Size

The NP540U3C has a fairly typical screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the NP540U3C.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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
Memory
Internal Memory
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) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board 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
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Networking
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
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
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
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 Technologies
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® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Number of Battery Cells
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide

Expert Reviews

(1)
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 07892509063425
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