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Samsung NP540U3C 2 Core Intel Core I5-2xxx 1.4GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-2xxx 1.4GHz 4GB Apr 2013
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10 Reasons For

Samsung Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Samsung is one of the superior laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Samsung also has good ratings for its medium processor cores portable PCs.

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The NP540U3C has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the NP540U3C. This laptop is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC compared to most of the laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NP540U3C which only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-2xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The NP540U3C has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the NP540U3C also have a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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

The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memorys of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the NP540U3C range from 8GB to 500GB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 14GB. At 24 gigabytes, the NP540U3C has a quite big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the NP540U3C.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 1W and the highest is 11W. At 2 Watts, the NP540U3C has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the NP540U3C.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung NP540U3C has a touchscreen. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the NP540U3C do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP. The Samsung NP540U3C has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) (1.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the NP540U3C.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of portable PCs of this spec and age is 260 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². The Samsung NP540U3C has one of the brighter display brightnesss (300 candellas per square meter) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

The Samsung NP540U3C is a portable PC that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the NP540U3C use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Portable PCs of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 900 megahertz, the NP540U3C has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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

Most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NP540U3C have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the NP540U3C 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

Like most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago, the Samsung 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 one of the smaller display diagonals amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest display diagonal of portable PCs of this type and age is 10" and the biggest is 18".

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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 comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time 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 typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The Samsung NP540U3C has a very slow processor frequency (only 1.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average processor frequency of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the NP540U3C is 2.1GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the NP540U3C is 800MHz and the fastest is 1,800MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the NP540U3C has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

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

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of only 2.3 gigahertz, the NP540U3C's processor boost frequency is one of the slowest amongst portable PCs of a similar type and age to the NP540U3C. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NP540U3C the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung NP540U3C

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

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

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the NP540U3C has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Weight

At 1.7 kilograms, the NP540U3C has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age 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 Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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
Memory Slots
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)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Networking Standards
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
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® 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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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 Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide

Expert Reviews

(1)
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 np540u3, samsung np540u3c
Barcodes 08806085637764

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A Little Better Expert Reviews
One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Three Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s
25% Bigger Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
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