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Samsung 3 Series NP300V5A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 192 reviews of Samsung 3 Series NP300V5A. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The performance and keyboard also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the connectivity and energy efficiency, while there are some mixed comments about the touchpad and reliability.

screen, keyboard, performance, portability, price

battery, energy, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung 3 Series NP300V5A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

it did it all

 

great for a first pc. or if you aren't picky. this was a gift to me and i absolutely loved it.

lasted 6 years It was fast every time i started it up or opened it. No problems connecting to wifi I could play high end games on here.. very low quality. but alot of game time. I mainly used it for school and movies.

finger print magnet 3 hr battery life

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Angela S. (newegg.com)

Great laptop for my daughter

 

I bought this for my pre-teen daughter about a year ago and it's been perfect for her. The colors are of course the initial draw to it, but it's more than just cute colors. The brushed aluminum pink front makes the color stand out, but also keeps it...

Pink and white colors, build quality seems high, lightweight, runs cool, well spaced keys

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Brad M. (newegg.com)

Nice

 

Nice "value" laptop. A nice facebook and MS office machine. Build quality seems good; still in great working order after 5 months.

not an i3 - no hyperthreading

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Alicia P. (newegg.com)

Samdung

 

Very nice. I really enjoy it. I work in a office and I am always on the laptop. So I love the color, that's my favorite thing about it.

I love that it's pink and white. I am enjoying the screen and the options it comes with, Its a nice size for traveling. I enjoy taking it home and syncing the ipads to it. Enough room to nicely store 60 gigs of music and my pst outlook email archives...

The only problem I have had right now is getting this webcam to work properly. I keep getting a error that another product is using the webcam. But it isn't. I installed Skype, Gmail any application that will allow me to use the web cam but I can't get...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: JoyAh B. (newegg.com)

Be ready for a scavenger hunt

 

I would have rated this computer in at 5 eggs had it come equipped for all my needs straight out of the box. Once the driver was updated, the laptop worked like a dream. Despite the initial headache, I would still recommend the computer--I just wish...

I was obviously seduced by the design. I typically don't look for anything high powered since I don't do any gaming. I am a teacher and I needed the notebook strictly to do word processing, excel, e-mail and gchat/skype. This computer offers all of...

This does not come equipped with microsoft office (have a copy ready). Also, Pentium makes great processors, but poor wireless cards. I found out the hard way when I tried to do a skype conference and the wireless failed miserably. Save yourself some...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: fadumo m. (newegg.com)

Great

 

Very Nice Notebook, using for school and basic Email, Love the color.

Alittle larger then I though but fine.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Jordon P. (newegg.com)

Never received the lap top.

 

I don't think I will ever buy anything online over $50 that doesn't require at least a signature at pick up.

None, UPS apparently delivered the package to the wrong house (I was sitting by my front door watching the tracking page as the package was scanned "delivered" with the note: Front door.). This was supposed to be a gift for my mother.

This has been a massive headache. UPS sent me back to newegg to start an inquiry, which I did. Newegg asked me to wait 7-10 days for a reply. It's now been 2 weeks and still nothing - not even a reply as to whether the inquiry even began or an update...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: anne g. (newegg.com)

wow, pink & big keys

 

i purchased an extra power cord to have in my bag while one at home.

I consider myself blonde non techy kinds person. this so faris faster than my desktop. has large easy to see keys, a plus for me since i cant type and a numeric keypad. makes entering passwords easier. I really like it so far

battery life not nearly what is listed.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Nice!

 

I purchased this notebook to replace my wifes Macbook notebook that had gone out. This is perfect and she is happy! Sound/speaker quality is great, plenty of storage room, I installed 8GB of RAM to make it even faster but it is pretty good stock....

None so far...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

My first PC and I love it

 

This is my first PC and I love it, it works great, it's fast and very well priced for the specs it has. I love the color, the contrast of white and pink is very pretty as a girl owner I really like it. The screen is large and the keyboard is also...

Doesn't have a lot of storage but you can always get an external hard drive. Keys are smaller due to the added number pad, about the size of a Mac's. (In fact it looks almost identical to Mac minus the number pad.)

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):6.2 / 7
Battery performance:4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3

Certificates

Certification:TCO 3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Metallic / Pink

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
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 / 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 Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:103
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.4 x 9.45 x 1.31
Display:LCD / LED
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Type:PC
Weight:5.4 / 5.49

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

AC adapter power:90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 / Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 22 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 / Intel HM65 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 2x16, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:B950 / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I7-2670QM
Processor boost frequency:3 / 3.1
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Pentium Dual-Core / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.2 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:B950 / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I7-2670QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 85

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
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
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 Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:53450 / 53452 / 53470 / 55627
Processor code:SR02S / SR04W / SR04Z
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:Easy Partition Manager\nSamsung Support Centre\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010 \nEasy File share\nEasy Content Share \nCyberlink Media Suite \nCyberlink Youcam \nControl Centre\nEasy Migration
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.29 / 9.4 / 9.45
Depth (imperial):9.4 / 9.45
Height:1.24
Height (front):1.16 / 1.17 / 1.18
Height (front) (imperial):1.17 / 1.18
Height (imperial):1.24
Height (rear):1.22 / 1.24 / 1.31
Height (rear) (imperial):1.24 / 1.31
Weight:5.4 / 5.49
Width:14.2 / 14.4
Width (imperial):14.4