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Samsung NP540U3C 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Sep 2013
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Samsung Series 5 NP540U3C Review
Samsung NP540U3C-A02UB 13.3-Inch Convertible Ultrabook Preview

12 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review website pcself.com scored this medium processor cores notebook PC 80 out of 100.

Good Brand

Samsung has good average reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 1GB to 1.5TB. At 500 gigabytes, the Samsung NP540U3C has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the NP540U3C.

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Has a Front Camera

The NP540U3C has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this type and age 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 frequently found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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

At 24 gigabytes, the NP540U3C has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the NP540U3C. Similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memorys of between 8GB and 500GB.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

Portable PCs that came out around the same time as the NP540U3C have speaker powers of between 1W and 11W. The NP540U3C has one of the higher speaker powers (2 Watts) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The NP540U3C is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the NP540U3C have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Has a Touchscreen

The NP540U3C has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other laptops of this type and age 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 a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the NP540U3C. The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the NP540U3C is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the NP540U3C have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the NP540U3C which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.

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

The Samsung NP540U3C is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the NP540U3C have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the NP540U3C do not have a full-size keyboard. The NP540U3C is no exception to this as it too 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 Samsung NP540U3C has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst laptops of this age. The display diagonals of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the NP540U3C 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 similar spec portable 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 laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out 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 frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the NP540U3C has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the NP540U3C have processor boost frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 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 laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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5 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 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 this age and spec.

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Average Internal Memory

The NP540U3C has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.8 gigahertz, the NP540U3C has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

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

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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
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
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
4G
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Ports Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
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
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® 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
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, np540u3ckd1br, samsung np540u3, samsung np540u3c
Barcodes 08806085884908

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