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Samsung NP915S3G 4 Core 1.4GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

4 1.4GHz 4GB 128GB Aug 2013
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Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 1,781 user and expert reviews, Samsung has good reviews for its portable PCs. Samsung also has good reviews specifically for its ultrabooks compared to other brands.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the NP915S3G, the NP915S3G has a front camera.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of a comparable age and type to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

If the storage medium of this ultrabook is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2111443_price] (SSD), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_price] (SSD).

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The NP915S3G has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the NP915S3G do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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

Most ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the NP915S3G have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Samsung NP915S3G 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 Samsung NP915S3G does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the NP915S3G also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the NP915S3G has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the NP915S3G. The total storage capacity of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 64GB to 1.1TB.

If this Samsung notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2418295_price] (180GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 11" to 18". The NP915S3G has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_price] (14").

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of laptops of this spec and age is 1GHz, the fastest is 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz. When compared to other ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the NP915S3G, the processor clock speed of the NP915S3G of only 1.4 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_price] (1.6GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the NP915S3G the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz. When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the NP915S3G, the Samsung NP915S3G's maximum turbo frequency of only 1.4 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the NP915S3G is 1,000MHz, the fastest is 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. When compared to other ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to the NP915S3G, the NP915S3G's memory clock speed of only 1,066 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Across all the ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the NP915S3G the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 72Wh. At only 30 watt-hours, the Samsung NP915S3G has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the NP915S3G.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The NP915S3G is a two battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have between two and seven battery cells.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on ultrabooks that were released around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung NP915S3G

Released Over Three Years Ago

This ultrabook has been on the market for over three years.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the NP915S3G has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the NP915S3G.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the X1 Carbon[pl_2189879_price] (8GB), or the X240[pl_2197523_price] (8GB) both from Lenovo or the Asus UX301LA[plb_3353474_price] (8GB).

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Average Weight

The NP915S3G has a relatively typical weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the NP915S3G.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Clock Speed
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Port
Micro HDMI Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers np915s3, np915s3g, samsung np915s3, samsung np915s3g, samsung np915s3gk02, samsung np915s3gk02u, samsung np915s3gk02uk
Barcodes 00887276685854, 00887276848884, 00887276852249, 05053866497083, 05054533773882, 08806085728073, 08806085728080, 08806085728097, 08806085762596, 08806085799141, 08806085882232, 08806085980235, 08806085980273, 08806085980280, 08806086170581, 08872768488848

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Toshiba Tecra Z50
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.1GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6"
Samsung NP915S3G
4 core 1.4GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
£ 1,427.56
75% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Bigger Internal Memory
Three USB 3.0 Ports
Two More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Two Less Processor Cores
55mm Wider

Lenovo X240 vs Samsung NP915S3G

Lenovo X240 vs Samsung NP915S3G
Lenovo X240
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 12.5"
Samsung NP915S3G
4 core 1.4GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
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11.9h Longer Battery Life
Significantly Faster Maximum Turbo Frequency
One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
50% Higher Speaker Power
Two Less Processor Cores
Older by Nine Months

HP Zbook 14 vs Samsung NP915S3G

HP Zbook 14 vs Samsung NP915S3G
HP Zbook 14
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 14"
Samsung NP915S3G
4 core 1.4GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
£ 1,081.08
622GB Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Hugely Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Three More USB 3.0 Ports
Only Two Processor Cores
3.6mm Thicker
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