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Samsung NP540U3C 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Nov 2012
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14 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We checked 1,781 owner and expert reviews for Samsung notebook PCs and found that on average Samsung has good ratings. We also found that Samsung has good ratings specifically within its ultrabooks range.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago, the Samsung NP540U3C has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Samsung NP540U3C supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this type and age. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that came out 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.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops that are a similar age to the NP540U3C.

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

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Samsung NP540U3C has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the NP540U3C 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 notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the NP540U3C. Most of the comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the NP540U3C only have one USB 2.0 port, however this Samsung laptop has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Three USB Ports

The Samsung NP540U3C is a three USB port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago only have between one and two USB ports.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

At 6,890 milliamperes * hour, the Samsung NP540U3C has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the NP540U3C. Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the battery capacities range from 14mAh to 7,600mAh.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

Laptops of this spec and age have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP. At 1.3 megapixels, the Samsung NP540U3C has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the NP540U3C.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago is 23Wh and the biggest is 72Wh. The NP540U3C has a quite big battery capacity (52 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on ultrabooks that came out around the same time as it.

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Narrow

With a width of only 315.1 millimeters, the NP540U3C is fairly narrow compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the NP540U3C. The average width of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 330mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the NP540U3C 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

Most portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Samsung NP540U3C which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The NP540U3C does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also do 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 frequently found display resolution on ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The NP540U3C has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the NP540U3C. Across all the ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the NP540U3C the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The NP540U3C is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.6 gigahertz, the NP540U3C has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the NP540U3C. The maximum turbo frequencies of ultrabooks that are a similar age to the NP540U3C range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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9 Other reasons to consider the Samsung NP540U3C

Released Over Four Years Ago

Samsung released the NP540U3C over four years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The NP540U3C has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The NP540U3C has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2014592_price] (512GB).

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Average Battery Life

At 7.5 hours, the NP540U3C has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the NP540U3C.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the NP540U3C has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the NP540U3C.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Samsung NP540U3C has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3120631_price] (1.8GHz and higher rated).

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HDD Storage Medium

The Samsung NP540U3C has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago 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.

If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_price] (SSD).

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Average Weight

The Samsung NP540U3C has a pretty typical weight (1.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 6430u[plb_1547708_price] (1.7kg).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the NP540U3C has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the NP540U3C.

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Specification

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Processor Family
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Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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)
Tjunction
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Processor
SMP Processor (max)
Memory
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
Touch Technology
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
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
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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Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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 AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
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Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
WiFi Certification
Technical Details
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Power Supply Type
Ethernet Interface Type
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
HD-Ready

Expert Reviews

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8 May 2014

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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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers np540u3, np540u3c, samsung 540u3, samsung 540u3c, samsung np540u3ca01, samsung np540u3ca01u, samsung np540u3ca01uk
Barcodes 00806085248410, 00887276002538, 00887276012087, 05052883068290, 08806085237582, 08806085248106, 08806085248410, 08806085249356, 08806085249776, 08806085330429, 08806085637528

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2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3"
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12 PCI Express Lanes (max)
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