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Samsung NP300E5E

Samsung NP300E5E 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 1.1GHz 4GB Apr 2013
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8 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Laptop Reviews

On average portable PCs made by Samsung are rated 82%, which is in the top 24% of all notebook PC manufacturers that we have looked at.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the NP300E5E only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Samsung NP300E5E has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Samsung NP300E5E supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the NP300E5E ranges from 133MHz to 1,600MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The NP300E5E is a three USB 2.0 port laptop.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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16 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NP300E5E range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At only 800 megahertz, the NP300E5E has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the NP300E5E.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the NP300E5E the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s. The NP300E5E has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth (only 21.3 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the NP300E5E.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The NP300E5E is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The NP300E5E does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago which have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The NP300E5E does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the NP300E5E do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market 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.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The NP300E5E has a very slow processor clock speed (only 1.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. Comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the NP300E5E have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C50D (1.35GHz).

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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 frequently found display resolution on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Samsung NP300E5E has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all portable PCs of this age and type is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Very Small L3 Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Samsung NP300E5E has a quite small L3 cache compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The smallest L3 cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the NP300E5E is 2MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the NP300E5E have between two and three processor threads, including the Samsung NP300E5E which has two processor threads.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the NP300E5E is 1,600MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the NP300E5E has one of the slowest memory clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the NP300E5E has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the NP300E5E. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Samsung NP300E5E does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the NP300E5E also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Samsung NP300E5E

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Samsung released the NP300E5E.

Average Screen Size

The Samsung NP300E5E has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the NP300E5E.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the NP300E5E has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the NP300E5E.

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Average Weight

The NP300E5E has a fairly average weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the NP300E5E.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Samsung NP300E5E has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Battery Life

At 5.8 hours, the NP300E5E has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo B590 (6h).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Processor
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
Cabling
Networking Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Package Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
12 May 2013

The Samsung Series 3 NP300E5E-A05CA balances performance with price, making it a smart bet for mainstream shoppers...

Solid performance, thanks to an Intel Core 5 CPU
Spacious 1TB hard drive
No USB 3.0 ports
Plastic construction only looks like brushed metal

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers np300e5, np300e5e
Barcodes 08806085582507

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