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Samsung NP300E7A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 reviews of Samsung NP300E7A. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the keyboard and price. The usability and screen also get good comments. There are some mixed reviews about the durability.

performance, screen, usability, price, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP300E7A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NP300E7A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Samsung NP300E7A from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability and price. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed comments about the durability.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 3 300E7A 17.3-inch Laptop (Silver) (Intel Pentium B950 2.1GHz, 6GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVD SuperMulti DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, IntegratedSamsung Series 3 300E7A 17.3-inch Laptop (Silver) (Intel Pentium B950 2.1GHz, 6GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVD SuperMulti DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung Series 3 300E7A Notebook

 

A dreamer. Gaming for 469 Euro ( $620)? No, we are not testing an Xbox bundle. It is a 17-inch Office laptop featuring an entry-level graphics unit. Will gaming ambitions be curtailed by the Pentium processor? The details can be found in this review.

Useful battery runtimes, Matte, bright screen, Quiet operation, Silent Mode, Good input devices, Matte screen, adequate input devices and extremely quiet by just pushing a button

Nvidia's GPU unsuitable for gaming, Pliable chassis, No USB 3.0, Poor maintainability, The HD 7670M is better suited for customers with gaming ambitions. USB 3.0 is unfortunately not installed

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Elspeth (reevoo.com)

Samsung Series 3 300E7A-A08UK

 

I have only had he laptop for a week so am not fully qualified to comment but up to now i am very pleased with it

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Jeremy (reevoo.com)

Samsung Series 3 300E7A-A05UK

 

Inexpensive with a reasonable processor.

Cheap build quality with a flimsy lid and poor screen quality. Will do the job but overall an underwhelming purchase.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Christina (reevoo.com)

Samsung Series 3 300E7A-A05UK

 

Am only using the laptop a week but so far I am very happy with all the features. The reason I chose it was due to the very good reviews even though I initially wanted a smaller laptop. The Samsung is very light for its size, great to have the number...

So far nothing to report (I am still not sure if I wouldn't prefer a smaller laptop but that's just my personal taste).

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Terence (reevoo.com)

Samsung Series 3 300E7A-A05UK

 

Good size screen, decent graphics, easy setup, more responsive than my home cpu, which this laptop will replace.

No major bad points, although the battery life could be better & it's not the lightest laptop on the market.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung Series 3 300E7A-A05UK

 

build and design nice big screen and keyboard good sound on music

needing a card for nvidia

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Kelly (reevoo.com)

Samsung Series 3 300E7A-A05UK

 

17" screens are getting harder to come by and this one is good value for money. It offers a good solid standard of power and performance. And the best bit is it doesn't have an annoying shiny screen.

Is a little bit more plasticy than the smaller 15" version that I also have. The overall build quality is a bit flimsy.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Jacky (reevoo.com)

Samsung Series 3 300E7A-A05UK

 

Lightweight, keyboard easy to use, good screen resolution

Haven't found any yet!

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Terence (reevoo.com)

Samsung Series 3 300E7A-A05UK

 

Good size screen, decent graphics, easy setup, more responsive than my home cpu, which this laptop will replace

No major bad points, although the battery life could be better & it's not the lightest laptop on the market

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Christina (reevoo.com)

Samsung Series 3 300E7A-A05UK

 

Am only using the laptop a week but so far I am very happy with all the features. The reason I chose it was due to the very good reviews even though I initially wanted a smaller laptop. The Samsung is very light for its size, great to have the number...

So far nothing to report (I am still not sure if I wouldn't prefer a smaller laptop but that's just my personal taste)

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD, SoundAlive / HDA / SoundAlive
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1 / 1.5 / 2 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400 / 45 / 47 / 48 / 4800 / 6
Battery capacity (Watt hours):45 / 47 / 48
Battery life (max):3 / 4.5 / 4.6 / 5 / 5.5 / 6
Battery performance:4400 / 4800 / 6
Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:TCO 3.0 / TCO3.0
Energy Star certified:No / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: No
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:ABS synthetics / Aluminium, Plastic / Plastic / Polycarbonate
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220 / 300
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 17 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 1
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:103 / 104
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1300 / 1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / Y
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW / CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD, SoundAlive / HDA / SoundAlive
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):16 x 10.5 x 1.07
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Diagonal (metric):17.3
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
GSM module: No
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
Number of Speakers:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Weight:5.84
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi / Wireless LAN

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Package depth:16.1
Package dimensions (WxDxH):19 x 6.54 x 16.1
Package height:6.54
Package weight:8.91
Package width:19
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No / Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 2x16, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:B940 / B950 / B960 / I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I3-2370M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M
Processor boost frequency:3 / 3.1
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:B940 / B950 / B960 / I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I3-2370M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:J1 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 85 / 85C ; 100C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 53434 / 53438 / 53442 / 53450 / 53452 / 55626 / 55627 / 59836
Processor code:SR04J / SR04S / SR04W / SR04Z / SR07V / SR0DN / SR0DP
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
HDD recovery: Yes
Password protection:BIOS, HDD / HDD, Supervisor, User / HDD, User / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / HDD, Supervisor, User / HDD, User / Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:10.4 x 10.6 x 6.77 / 23.6 x 17.5 / Acer Backup Manager,\nAcer PowerSmart Manager,\nAcer eRecovery Management,\nMicrosoft Works SE 9,\nAdobe Flash Player 10,\nAdobe Reader 9.1,\neSobi,\nGoogle Toolbar,\nNorton Online Backup,\nMyWinLocker, \nAcer Arcade Deluxe,\nCyberlink PowerDVD, \nOberon GameZone,\nAcer Crystal Eye,\nAcer Video Conference Manager,\nMicrosoft Silverlight,\nSkype,\nWindows Live Essentials - Wave 3.2 (Mail, Photo Gallery, Live Messenger, Movie Maker, Writer) / Easy Partition Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, WildTangent Game Console, Windows Live, Skype, Cyberlink Media Suite, Control Center, Easy Migration / Easy Partition Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Samsung Support Center, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, WildTangent Game Console, Windows Live, Skype, Cyberlink Media Suite, Control Center, Easy Migration / Easy Partition Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nSamsung Support Center\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nWildTangent Game Console\nWindows Live\nNorton Online Backup (30-day Trial)\nSkype\nCyberlink Media Suite\nControl Center\nEasy Migration / Easy Partition Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nSamsung Support Centre\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nWildTangent Game Console\nWindows Live\nNorton Online Backup (30-day Trial)\nSkype\nCyberlink Media Suite\nControl Centre\nEasy Migration\nOS DVD / NTSC, PAL, SECAM B / Samsung Recovery Solution, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy Partition Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Update Plus, Battery Life Extender, AnyPC, Easy File Share, Easy Content Share, Game Console, Easy Resolution Manager, Samsung Fast Start, Easy Display Manager & Wifi Manager, Norton Online Backup, Movie Color Enhancer, AnyWeb, Easy Migration, Fast Browsing, Phone Share, Windows Live Wave 4, Microsoft Office Starter, Adobe Acrobat Reader / Samsung Recovery Solution\nEasy Partition Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nSamsung Support Center\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nWildTangent Game Console\nWindows Live\nSkype\nCyberlink Media Suite\nControl Center\nEasy Migration
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security (60 days trial) / Norton Internet Security (60-day trial) / Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup / Norton Online BackUp

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.5
Depth (imperial):10.4
Height:1.1 / 1.38
Height (front):1.07 / 1.1 / 1.14 / 1.17
Height (front) (imperial):1.09
Height (imperial):1.37
Height (rear):1.38 / 1.42 / 1.45
Height (rear) (imperial):1.37
Weight:5.84 / 5.95
Width:16
Width (imperial):16