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Samsung NP540U3C 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB Apr 2013
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 1,781 owner and expert reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Samsung also has good ratings specifically within its ultrabooks range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Samsung NP540U3C supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most ultrabooks that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the NP540U3C.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops of this age and spec.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The NP540U3C has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The NP540U3C has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years. Most of the ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the NP540U3C only have one USB 2.0 port, however this notebook PC has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the NP540U3C is 46Wh. The Samsung NP540U3C has a fairly big battery capacity (52 watt-hours) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the NP540U3C.

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Narrow

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the NP540U3C the widths range from 280mm to 420mm, and the average width is 330mm. The Samsung NP540U3C is quite narrow (only 315.1 millimeters) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the NP540U3C which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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

The Samsung NP540U3C is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the NP540U3C have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The NP540U3C does not have a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the NP540U3C do have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Samsung NP540U3C does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the NP540U3C also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 6.7 hours, the Samsung NP540U3C has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst ultrabooks of this age. The battery lifes of ultrabooks that are a similar age to the NP540U3C range from 3.1h to 18h.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Samsung NP540U3C has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as it. Most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops of this type and age the worst processor family is Intel Core i3-2xxx and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the NP540U3C is 4GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 9GB. The NP540U3C has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 6 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Samsung NP540U3C is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the NP540U3C have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Samsung NP540U3C

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC was released over three years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Samsung NP540U3C has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the NP540U3C.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the NP540U3C has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Samsung NP540U3C has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the NP540U3C.

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HDD Storage Medium

The NP540U3C has a better storage medium than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. This laptop has an HDD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it have an SSD storage medium. 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

The Samsung NP540U3C has a pretty standard weight (1.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the NP540U3C.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 6430u (1.7kg).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Samsung NP540U3C has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the NP540U3C.

If this laptop screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (14").

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Specification

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Motherboard Chipset
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Processor Cache
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Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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Memory
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Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Cabling
Networking Standard
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
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3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
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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
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
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Operating System
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
Supported Instruction Set
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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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Expert Reviews

(1)
8 May 2014

Windows 8 propone un nuovo modo di interagire con il sistema operativo grazie al touch screen. La maggior parte dei computer portatili non consente però di gestire l'input tramite il tocco delle... Read more…

Decent battery life for a touch system
Attractive design
Narrow bezels, responsive touchscreen
Comfortable keyboard
Smart design and decent build quality
Some touchpad issues
Heavy, even for a touchscreen Ultrabook
Other laptops offer the same or better specs for less money
Screen very reflective
Iffy horizontal and vertical viewing angles

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 24 August 2013 by Marc Munier

I totally love this camera: Huge I mean huge range of modes There is a mode for everything I mean everything, from the beach to fireworks to low light (very clever takes 4 shots rapidly then... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers np540u3, np540u3c, samsung np540u3, samsung np540u3c
Barcodes 08806085582521

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 12.5"
Samsung NP540U3C
2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 13.3"
£ 1,455.00
Eleven More PCI Express Lanes (max)
Hugely Longer Battery Life
One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Newer by Nine Months
Only One USB 2.0 Port
28.5Wh Smaller Battery Capacity

Lenovo X240 vs Samsung NP540U3C

Lenovo X240 vs Samsung NP540U3C
Lenovo X240
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
Samsung NP540U3C
2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 13.3"
£ 1,299.89
12 PCI Express Lanes (max)
Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
One More USB 3.0 Port
Eight Months Newer
Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Significantly Smaller Total Storage Capacity

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Toshiba Tecra Z50 vs Samsung NP540U3C
Toshiba Tecra Z50
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.1GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6"
Samsung NP540U3C
2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 13.3"
£ 1,529.99
Eleven More PCI Express Lanes (max)
Two More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Three USB 3.0 Ports
63% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
16GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Only One USB 2.0 Port
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