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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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Samsung Series 5 NP540U3C Review
Samsung NP540U3C-A02UB 13.3-Inch Convertible Ultrabook Preview

9 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Medium processor cores notebook PCs produced by Samsung have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that Samsung also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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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 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 typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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

The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memorys of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the NP540U3C range from 8GB to 500GB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of 24 gigabytes, the NP540U3C has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite High Speaker Power

Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the NP540U3C have speaker powers of between 1W and 11W. With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Samsung NP540U3C has one of the higher speaker powers amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago which do not have a touchscreen, the NP540U3C has a touchscreen.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 1.3 megapixels, the Samsung NP540U3C has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NP540U3C. The front camera resolution (numeric)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Across all the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the NP540U3C the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². The NP540U3C has a fairly bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Samsung NP540U3C does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec which have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the NP540U3C does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the NP540U3C has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the NP540U3C. Across all the laptops that were released around the same time as the NP540U3C the display diagonals range from 10" to 18".

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. 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 laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 6 gigabytes, the NP540U3C has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Portable PCs of this spec and age have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Samsung NP540U3C

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Samsung released the NP540U3C.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The NP540U3C has a better processor family than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

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

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the NP540U3C has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the NP540U3C.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The NP540U3C has a pretty standard battery life (max) (6.7 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.8 gigahertz, the NP540U3C has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the NP540U3C.

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Average Weight

At 1.7 kilograms, the Samsung NP540U3C has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NP540U3C.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Networking
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide

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Product Identifiers

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

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2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 13.3"
£ 1,206.09
12.00 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys
25% Bigger Internal Memory
2GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Lower Speaker Power
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LifeBook U554 vs NP540U3C

Fujitsu LifeBook U554 vs Samsung NP540U3C
Fujitsu LifeBook U554
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3"
Samsung NP540U3C
2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 13.3"
£ 645.33
Eleven More Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness
A Bit Better Expert Reviews
One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
4.3h Longer Battery Life (max)
Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
150MHz Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

LifeBook U554 vs NP540U3C

Fujitsu LifeBook U554 vs Samsung NP540U3C
Fujitsu LifeBook U554
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 13.3"
Samsung NP540U3C
2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 13.3"
£ 699.99
12.00 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness
Expert Reviews Are Moderately Better
Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys
Longer Battery Life (max)
One Less USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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