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Samsung 540U3C 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB Dec 2012
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12 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Has a Front Camera

The Samsung 540U3C has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the 540U3C.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Samsung 540U3C supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most ultrabooks that are a comparable age to it. Most ultrabooks that came out around the same time as it 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 across all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the 540U3C.

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

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many ultrabooks that are a comparable age to 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 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Samsung 540U3C has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other laptops of this spec and age which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

At 24 gigabytes, the Samsung 540U3C has a quite big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Across all the ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the 540U3C the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 21GB.

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Quite Big Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 1.3 megapixels, the Samsung 540U3C has one of the bigger megapixels counts amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average megapixel count of ultrabooks that are a similar age to the 540U3C is 1.1MP, and the megapixels counts range from 0.3MP to 1.3MP.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the 540U3C is 280 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the Samsung 540U3C has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to the 540U3C.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 52 watt-hours, the Samsung 540U3C has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the 540U3C the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 72Wh.

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Narrow

With a width of only 315.1 millimeters, the Samsung 540U3C is one of the narrower laptops that are a similar age to the 540U3C amongst laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 540U3C the widths range from 280mm to 420mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Samsung 540U3C is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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

The Samsung 540U3C is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 540U3C, the Samsung 540U3C 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 portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Samsung 540U3C has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the 540U3C processor families range from Intel Core i3-2xxx (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Samsung 540U3C is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Samsung 540U3C

Released Over Four Years Ago

This portable PC was released over four years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Samsung 540U3C has a relatively typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 13[plb_2014592_price] (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Samsung 540U3C has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Samsung 540U3C has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the 540U3C.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Samsung 540U3C has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as it. 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 Samsung 540U3C has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Samsung 540U3C has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the 540U3C.

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Specification

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Integrated 4G WiMAX
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Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
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Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
LED Backlight
Video
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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Optical Drive
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
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3G Network Access Module
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SmartCard Slot
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DC-In Jack
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out 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
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Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
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
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Infrared Data Port
Products Included

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Expert Reviews

(51)
17 January 2014

The Series 5 UltraTouch is a solid mid-range Windows 8 Ultrabook, with decent battery life, a responsive touchscreen and a tasteful design. If you wanted, though, you could get the same specs for...

Review model random screen lines notwithstanding, the Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch does appear well put together but misses a trick here and there. Undoubtedly, the ExpressCache delivers a worthy...

Does a touchscreen laptop make sense? If you think so then the Samsung Series 5 NP540U3C is a good bet ? it delivers in most areas, even if the screen doesn't inspire. But if, like us, a...

8 May 2013

As sub-4lb laptops go, the Samsung 5-series NP540U3C-A01 Ultrabook is a winner. It's the definition of slim, the hardware under the hood is quick and responsive and it's keyboard is pure pleasure...

Pcstats.com

7 May 2013

The Series 5 Ultra Touch is a suggestively-named plan by Samsung to deliver a kind of "all things to all people" Ultrabook. A first glance at its spec list will leave you thinking that it's got... Read more…

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User Reviews

(39)
Reviewed 18 December 2013 by Neveragain

Bought from PC World in September, all worked fine and loved the laptop. I opened it up one day as normal in November, and there was a cracking sound, looked at the back of the laptop, and the... Read more…

Reviewed 17 April 2013 by Gerard Carlin

I bought this laptop 3 weeks ago from John Lewis (it was on offer at the same price as amazon). Prior to buying it I was convinced I didn't want Windows 8. When I went to the shop to try it out I... Read more…

Reviewed 23 December 2013 by Glenn

I have just bought a refurbished unit from laptops direct and I must says its possible the best laptop I have ever had. 1) The 500GB HD/ 24GB SSD combination makes it boot unbelievably fast from... Read more…

Reviewed 30 January 2014 by Jenny hill

I have a Samsung ultrabook series 5 NP540U3C and wish I had never bought it. It is only 10 months old and still under guarantee and has already had 2 major issues. The first after only a month... Read more…

Reviewed 27 March 2014 by Ink Man
(Verified Purchase)

I have to admit, I was very unsure of purchasing a "used" ultrabook on Amazon, especially since it was being offered by a 3rd party (The Money Station). But having checked the ultrabook out in a... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers np540u3, np540u3c, samsung 540u3, samsung i33217, samsung 540u3c, samsung i33217u, samsung i33217um, samsung np540u3ca02, samsung np540u3ca02u, samsung np540u3ca02uk
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