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Samsung NP540U3C
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Samsung NP540U3C 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 8GB May 2013
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The advanced 10-finger multi-touch capability of the Samsung Seires 5 Ultra Touch provides enhanced sensitivity and effortless control. It takes full advantage of the touch-centric Windows 8... More
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Samsung Series 5 NP540U3C Review
Samsung NP540U3C-A02UB 13.3-Inch Convertible Ultrabook Preview

9 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Laptop Reviews

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.

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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).

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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.

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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 typical of many laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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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.

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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.

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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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8 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Average Weight

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.

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Specification

Design
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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
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
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
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
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
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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
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Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide

Expert Reviews

(1)
8 May 2014

Windows 8 propone un nuovo modo di interagire con il sistema operativo grazie al touch screen. La maggior parte dei computer portatili non consente però di gestire l'input tramite il tocco delle... Read more…

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 540u3, samsung 540u3c, samsung np540u3ca01, samsung np540u3ca01u, samsung np540u3ca01uk
Barcodes 00806085248410, 00887276002538, 00887276012087, 05052883068290, 08806085237582, 08806085248106, 08806085248410, 08806085249356, 08806085249776, 08806085330429, 08806085637528

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