Samsung has good average reviews for its medium processor core laptops as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.
16 PCI Express Lanes (max)
Most of the other laptops of this spec and age only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the NP450R5E has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).
Fairly Big Screen Size
The average screen size of portable PCs of this type and age is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". The Samsung NP450R5E has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst laptops of this age.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Samsung NP450R5E has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the NP450R5E also have a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
The NP450R5E has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the NP450R5E also have a front camera.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.
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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
At 2,048 megabytes, the Samsung NP450R5E has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the NP450R5E. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the NP450R5E is 2MB and the biggest is 4.1GB.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.
16 Reasons Against
Only 133MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
This portable PC supports 1066 and 1333MHz processor memory clock speeds, which is the most commonly supported processor memory clock speed on notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.
Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap
The NP450R5E is a notebook PC 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. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
At only 1,000 megahertz, the NP450R5E has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the NP450R5E. Across all the laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the NP450R5E the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.
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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the NP450R5E range from 2GB to 32GB. The Samsung NP450R5E has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. 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.
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
The processor clock speeds of medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the NP450R5E range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.4 gigahertz, the NP450R5E has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family
The NP450R5E has a better processor family than most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all laptops of a comparable age and type to the NP450R5E is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.
If the processor family of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Asus X102BA (£179.99) (AMD A).
Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed
The slowest memory clock speed of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the NP450R5E is 800MHz, the fastest is 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 notebook PCs of this age.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NP450R5E do not have a touch sensitive screen. The NP450R5E is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only Three Battery Cells
Most laptops of this spec and age have between two and eight battery cells, including the NP450R5E which has three battery cells.
Only One USB 3.0 Port
The NP450R5E is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.
Quite Low Speaker Power
The Samsung NP450R5E has a fairly low speaker power (only 1.5 Watts) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The speaker power of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the NP450R5E range from 1W to 4W.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung NP450R5E
Released Over Three Years Ago
Samsung released the NP450R5E over three years ago.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Samsung NP450R5E has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the NP450R5E.
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the NP450R5E has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.
+2 Other reasons
The NP450R5E has a relatively typical weight (2 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.
Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Samsung NP370R5E (2kg).
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-2xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel HM76, Intel HM76 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Memory Channel
Processor Memory Clock Speed
1066, 133, 1333, 333
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
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
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
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
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD 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 Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
AC Adapter Power
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video