Based on 1,626 owner and expert reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its portable PCs. Samsung also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range compared to other manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Modes
This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
Quite Big Internal Memory
The smallest internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the NP540U3C has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst portable PCs of this age.
If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB and higher rated).
SSD Storage Media
The NP540U3C has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. 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.
This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the NP540U3C.
Across similar types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.
802.11n Wi-Fi Standards
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
Quite High Speaker Power
The lowest speaker power of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1W, the highest is 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. The NP540U3C has a quite high speaker power (2 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the NP540U3C.
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Has a Touchscreen
The NP540U3C has a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type do not have a touchscreen.
Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 1.3 megapixels, the NP540U3C has one of the higher front camera resolution (numeric)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average front camera resolution (numeric) of portable PCs of this age and spec is 2.9MP.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The average display brightness of portable PCs of this age and spec is 260 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the NP540U3C has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
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Does Not Have a Front Camera
Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the NP540U3C have a front camera, however the Samsung NP540U3C does not have a front camera.
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 510GB. The NP540U3C has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 128 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the NP540U3C does not have a full-size keyboard.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the NP540U3C has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The display diagonals of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 10" to 18".
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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 typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates
This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency
At only 2.6 gigahertz, the Samsung NP540U3C has a fairly slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the NP540U3C. The slowest processor boost frequency of laptops of a similar age and spec to the NP540U3C is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.
4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung NP540U3C
Released Over Four Years Ago
This notebook PC was released over four years ago.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The Samsung NP540U3C has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
Average Processor Frequency
With a processor frequency of 1.7 gigahertz, the NP540U3C has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the NP540U3C.
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The NP540U3C has a pretty standard weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the NP540U3C.
Colour of Product
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Intel HM76 Express, Intel HM76
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Form Factor
SO-DIMM, On-board, On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
1366 x 768
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
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Decent battery life for a touch system
Narrow bezels, responsive touchscreen
Smart design and decent build quality
Some touchpad issues
Heavy, even for a touchscreen Ultrabook
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