Portable PCs built by Samsung generally have good ratings compared to other brands.
16 PCI Express Lanes (max)
Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the NP450R5E only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the NP450R5E has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this age and spec.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the NP450R5E has a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
The Samsung NP450R5E has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also have a front camera.
1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The NP450R5E supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this spec and age. This notebook PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the NP450R5E the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.
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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 commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.
Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 510MB and the biggest is 4.1GB. The NP450R5E has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) amongst laptops of this age.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.
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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap
The NP450R5E is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.
Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
The NP450R5E is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The NP450R5E has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to 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 laptop is not good enough for you then you might also 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
With a processor clock speed of only 1.4 gigahertz, the NP450R5E has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the NP450R5E. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the NP450R5E the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.
Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£2,116.07) (1.5GHz).
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 notebook PCs of this type and age.
Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family
The NP450R5E has a better processor family than most similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family, whereas most laptops of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the NP450R5E the processor family ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.
Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed
Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the NP450R5E the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. The Samsung NP450R5E has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
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 that have been on the market for more than two years.
Only Three Battery Cells
The Samsung NP450R5E is a three battery cell count portable PC.
Only One USB 3.0 Port
Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the NP450R5E have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the NP450R5E which has one USB 3.0 port.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The NP450R5E does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This Samsung laptop was released over three years ago.
Average Screen Size
The NP450R5E has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the NP450R5E has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.
If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (512GB).
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Samsung NP450R5E has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the NP450R5E.
At 2 kilograms, the NP450R5E has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the NP450R5E.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-2xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel HM76 Express, Intel HM76
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 3000
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Microsoft Office, Norton Internet Security
Samsung SideSync, S Player, S Gallery, S Camera, Evernote, Settings, Support Centre, SW Update, Recovery