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Samsung 540U3C 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB Dec 2012
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10 Reasons For

Samsung Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,626 owner and expert reviews for Samsung portable PCs and found that on average Samsung has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has good ratings specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Samsung 540U3C has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 540U3C.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

At 24 gigabytes, the Samsung 540U3C has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memorys of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the 540U3C range from 8GB to 500GB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 14GB.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Samsung 540U3C has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 540U3C. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 540U3C have speaker powers of between 1W and 11W.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Samsung 540U3C is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung 540U3C has a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 540U3C do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the Samsung 540U3C has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 540U3C. The dimmest display brightness of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 540U3C is 20 cd/m², the brightest is 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 260 cd/m².

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7 Reasons Against

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

Most laptops of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Samsung 540U3C which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Samsung 540U3C does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the 540U3C also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the Samsung 540U3C has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The display diagonals of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 540U3C range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on notebook PCs that were released 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.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Samsung 540U3C

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Samsung 540U3C has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most laptops of a comparable type and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Samsung 540U3C has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the 540U3C.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 6 gigabytes, the Samsung 540U3C has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 540U3C.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Samsung 540U3C has a fairly average processor frequency (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 540U3C.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.7 kilograms, the Samsung 540U3C has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the 540U3C.

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Specification

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Expert Reviews

(51)
17 January 2014

The Series 5 UltraTouch is a solid mid-range Windows 8 Ultrabook, with decent battery life, a responsive touchscreen and a tasteful design. If you wanted, though, you could get the same specs for...

Review model random screen lines notwithstanding, the Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch does appear well put together but misses a trick here and there. Undoubtedly, the ExpressCache delivers a worthy...

Does a touchscreen laptop make sense? If you think so then the Samsung Series 5 NP540U3C is a good bet ? it delivers in most areas, even if the screen doesn't inspire. But if, like us, a...

8 May 2013

As sub-4lb laptops go, the Samsung 5-series NP540U3C-A01 Ultrabook is a winner. It's the definition of slim, the hardware under the hood is quick and responsive and it's keyboard is pure pleasure...

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7 May 2013

The Series 5 Ultra Touch is a suggestively-named plan by Samsung to deliver a kind of "all things to all people" Ultrabook. A first glance at its spec list will leave you thinking that it's got... Read more…

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User Reviews

(39)
Reviewed 18 December 2013 by Neveragain

Bought from PC World in September, all worked fine and loved the laptop. I opened it up one day as normal in November, and there was a cracking sound, looked at the back of the laptop, and the... Read more…

Reviewed 17 April 2013 by Gerard Carlin

I bought this laptop 3 weeks ago from John Lewis (it was on offer at the same price as amazon). Prior to buying it I was convinced I didn't want Windows 8. When I went to the shop to try it out I... Read more…

Reviewed 23 December 2013 by Glenn

I have just bought a refurbished unit from laptops direct and I must says its possible the best laptop I have ever had. 1) The 500GB HD/ 24GB SSD combination makes it boot unbelievably fast from... Read more…

Reviewed 30 January 2014 by Jenny hill

I have a Samsung ultrabook series 5 NP540U3C and wish I had never bought it. It is only 10 months old and still under guarantee and has already had 2 major issues. The first after only a month... Read more…

Reviewed 27 March 2014 by Ink Man
(Verified Purchase)

I have to admit, I was very unsure of purchasing a "used" ultrabook on Amazon, especially since it was being offered by a 3rd party (The Money Station). But having checked the ultrabook out in a... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung 540u3, samsung i33217, samsung 540u3c, samsung i33217u, samsung i33217um, samsung np540u3ca02, samsung np540u3ca02u, samsung np540u3ca02uk
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