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Samsung NP915S3G
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Samsung NP915S3G 4 Core 1.4GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

4 1.4GHz 4GB 128GB Apr 2014
Processor Cores Processor Frequency Internal Memory Total Storage Capacity Release Date
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Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 1,781 user and expert reviews, Samsung has good reviews for its portable PCs. Samsung also has good reviews specifically for its ultrabooks compared to other brands.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the NP915S3G, the NP915S3G has a front camera.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of a comparable age and type 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.

If the storage medium of this ultrabook is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (SSD), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (SSD).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The NP915S3G has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the NP915S3G do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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

Most ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the NP915S3G have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Samsung NP915S3G which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Samsung NP915S3G does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the NP915S3G also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the NP915S3G has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the NP915S3G. The total storage capacity of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 64GB to 1.1TB.

If this Samsung notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (180GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 11" to 18". The NP915S3G has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (14").

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of laptops of this spec and age is 1GHz, the fastest is 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz. When compared to other ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the NP915S3G, the processor clock speed of the NP915S3G of only 1.4 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (1.6GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the NP915S3G the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz. When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the NP915S3G, the Samsung NP915S3G's maximum turbo frequency of only 1.4 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the NP915S3G is 1,000MHz, the fastest is 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. When compared to other ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to the NP915S3G, the NP915S3G's memory clock speed of only 1,066 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Across all the ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the NP915S3G the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 72Wh. At only 30 watt-hours, the Samsung NP915S3G has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the NP915S3G.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The NP915S3G is a two battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have between two and seven battery cells.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on ultrabooks that were released around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung NP915S3G

Released Over Three Years Ago

This ultrabook has been on the market for over three years.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the NP915S3G has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the NP915S3G.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the X1 Carbon (8GB), or the X240 (8GB) both from Lenovo or the Asus UX301LA-C4061H (8GB).

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Average Weight

The NP915S3G has a relatively typical weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the NP915S3G.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G LTE
4G
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Ports Quantity
Micro HDMI Ports Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Interface Adapters Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
Energy Star Certified

User Reviews

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Reviewed 7 January 2016 by Betterthantv
(Verified Purchase)

Was pre loaded with rubbish Windows 8. Now updated to Windows 10 is much better.

Reviewed 17 December 2015 by Angadbrar
(Verified Purchase)

Good...

Reviewed 27 November 2015 by CorrezeChris
(Verified Purchase)

Bought it as a present. It went down well, and is in daily use.

Reviewed 30 October 2015 by Ms. Mo Heaver
(Verified Purchase)

Good arrived as described and efficiently,...

Reviewed 24 September 2015 by The Tree House

I purchased this device from a major high street chain and chose this model as I wanted a lightweight laptop for travelling + long battery life. I have a decent desk top pc and use a company owned... Read more…

Reviewed 23 September 2015 by Victoria Beat
(Verified Purchase)

I love my husband and kids a lot. But this Samsung comes closely behind. I can't fault it. Instantly turns on (ie great for meetings and 10minutes work catch up here and there), battery is superb... Read more…

Reviewed 7 September 2015 by Steven S.
(Verified Purchase)

Very good notebook...

Reviewed 16 August 2015 by Ryan O.
(Verified Purchase)

Love it.

(Verified Purchase)

Extremely slow. The Quad-core 1.4GHz processor is actually an old AMD mobile processor and it makes everything other than browning with a few tabs open painfully slow. There are better options in... Read more…

Reviewed 14 March 2015 by J.C.Killick
(Verified Purchase)

I love this laptop. its well built with a solid keyboard and great screen. It is responsive and lightning fast with the solid state drive. Battery liv=fe is good and it is very compact. I have... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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