Samsung has good average ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Modes
This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.
SSD Storage Media
The NP740U3E has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. 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.
An SSD storage media is actually the best storage medium across all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the NP740U3E.
An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The Samsung NP740U3E has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs that were released around the same time as the NP740U3E.
A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The NP740U3E has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the NP740U3E do not have a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
The NP740U3E has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the NP740U3E also have a front camera.
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Fairly High Speaker Power
With an speaker power of 4 Watts, the NP740U3E has one of the highest speaker powers amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average speaker power of laptops of this age and type is 1.7W.
802.11n Wi-Fi Standards
This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.
Has a Touchscreen
Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age which do not have a touchscreen, the NP740U3E has a touchscreen.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The display brightnesss of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the NP740U3E range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². The NP740U3E has one of the brighter display brightnesss (350 candellas per square meter) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.
Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
At 57 watt-hours, the NP740U3E has a fairly big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the NP740U3E. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the NP740U3E the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 5Wh to 100Wh.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The discrete graphics adapter memory of the NP740U3E of only 1 gigabyte is one of the smallest amongst comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the NP740U3E. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of this age and type is 2.1GB.
Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
The Samsung NP740U3E is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC.
Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
The NP740U3E is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the NP740U3E have total storage capacitys of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the NP740U3E has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
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Quite Small Display Diagonal
The NP740U3E has a quite small display diagonal (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NP740U3E. The average display diagonal of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 15".
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates
This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This medium processor cores notebook PC was released over three years ago.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The NP740U3E has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most laptops of a similar age and type to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Battery Life (max)
With a battery life (max) of 8.5 hours, the NP740U3E has a relatively typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the NP740U3E.
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the NP740U3E has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.
Average Processor Frequency
At 1.8 gigahertz, the NP740U3E has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the NP740U3E.
With a weight of 1.7 kilograms, the Samsung NP740U3E has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Colour of Product
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Intel HM76 Express, Intel HM76
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
1920 x 1080
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400