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Samsung NP300E5C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 200 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The screen and performance also get good views. There are some less positive comments about the touchpad, and there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

value for money, performance, screen, usability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP300E5C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Samsung Series 3 300E5C Notebook


Price champion? The 15.6-inch Samsung 300E5C should appeal to pri

Matte screen; Contrast and brightness; High-quality input devices; Good application performance; Extensive communication capabilities

No modern hardware; No USB 3.0

Affordable 15-inch notebooks with matte screens, for example HP's ProBook 4530s, Lenovo's IdeaPad N581, Asus' Pro P53E, and Lenovo's ThinkPad Edge E530.

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Amazon review summary for Samsung NP300E5C


alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Samsung NP300E5C from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

performance, value for money, design, screen, build quality

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 3 NP300E5C-A08US 15.6-Inch Laptop (Blue Silver)Samsung Series 3 NP300E5C-A09US 15.6-Inch LaptopSamsung 60W Replacement AC adapter for Notebook Model:Samsung NP300E5C-A03US,Samsung NP300E5AI,Samsung NP300E5C,Samsung NP305E5A,Samsung NP305E5A-A01U

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Great Purchase


Great purchase, works well, battery life is solid, display is great. I would definitely recommend

Keys are spaced out a little more than preferred, however still able to type alright. Sound/speakers could be better


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wouldn't boot, waited for a replacement recovery disc and ended up returning it. Almost 2months after ordering it and still do not have a working laptop

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Samsung Core i5 notebook


Fast, long battery life and fast boot time. Good for what student use except for one problem

Very Fragile screen!!! Be very careful with this, do not open by the edge and put NOTHING on top of the computer!! Be very careful putting in book bag especially if it might hit anything

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Memory Issues on Arrival



This laptop arrived with constant blue screen errors referencing bad memory. I had to almost immediately ship the laptop to Samsung's repair center at my cost, with servicing to take up to two weeks

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Good machine so far


Not a big gamer, so can't really comment on the graphics, but they work fine for all my needs so far.

I love the screen. Beautiful non-reflective matt ; Linux friendly, installed Ubuntu 12.04, everything worked out of the box ; It's fast. Downloaded emacs 24.x source, compiled faster than I could have imagined ; feels sturdy, time will tell

Like others, I would like to have USB 3 ; Built in speakers are a joke, but I haven't found a laptop yet in which they weren't

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Good laptop for the money


I\'m a research librarian, and I often work from home. The number one reason I bought this laptop is the anti-reflective screen. Most other laptops have very glossy screens, making them difficult to use outside, in front of windows, etc. This...

Chiclet-style Keyboard","Comfortable Keyboard","Fast","Non-reflective Screen","Quality Display","Quiet

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Good laptop


Very nice computer that performs well. The only thing that I would change are the speakers. Right out of the box the speakers sound like they are already blown. But no worries just plug some headphones in and it fixes the problem. Also I got a free...

Very fast ; Boots like Samsung say it will boot ; Very sleek design ; Plays games easily no lag ; Very light ; Huge harddrive ; Battery LIfe

Bloatware ; Speakers

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Excellent for its price point


Right out of the box I installed an Intel 330 120gb ssd which makes the notebook scream. After posting the boot time is literally seconds to get to the desktop. I took the 750gb hard drive and stuck it in an external enclosure since I needed an...

Fast hyper threaded ivy bridge processor ; Long lasting battery - could get 5+ hours depending on what you do ; Matte Screen ; Full size keyboard ; Very good built in wifi - I get pings nearly identical to my desktop ; Surprisingly good integrated...

Wish the screen was higher res but it's not bad at all considering the screen size ; Built in speakers aren't that great, distort a bit at louder volumes

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT610M / GEF GT620M / HD GRAPH. 4000 / Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM75 / Unknown
Processor:Celeron / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:B820 / I3-2370M / i3-3110M / I5-3210M