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Samsung NP300V5A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 293 reviews of Samsung NP300V5A. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good opinions. Reviews are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP300V5A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NP300V5A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Samsung NP300V5A from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the keyboard and design. The performance and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the durability. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 3 300V5A 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Pentium B950 2.1GHz, 6GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVDSM-DL, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)Samsung Series 3 300V5A 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Pentium B950 2.1GHz, 6GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVDSM-DL, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung NP300V5A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Samsung NP300V5A from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the portability and reliability are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive opinions about the size. There are some mixed opinions about the keyboard.

performance, usability, price, reliability, portability

size

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Samsung Series 3 NP300V5A-S0CIN

 

The NP300V5A-S0CIN Laptop is a part of the latest series 3 of Laptop by Samsung. It is an entertainment and multimedia laptop equipped with a powerful Intel Core i7 processor and supports Windows 7 Home Premium OS. This Samsung Laptop has a metallic...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good Laptop, Expected Incompitence

 

This is a fine laptop for office and casual use. Thanks to its i7 CPU you can have many windows and programs running at the same time and not worry about performance. While graphically intense programs will not run well, it can still play bluray...

Windows 7 instead of Windows 8 ; Fairly powerful CPU easily capable of multitasking ordinary and mundane programs ; Although it has Intel HD Graphics it can still play bluray movies without problems ; Does not heat up after extended use, although the...

I bought this laptop because it has Windows 7 and I did not want to hassle with Windows 8, however there were still a couple unexpected issues ; This laptop could not join the homegroup on my network. I had to create a new homegroup and move all my...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (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 (newegg.com)

Very Nice

 

Awesome deal

none - just what I wanted

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (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 (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 (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 (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 (newegg.com)

Beautiful design.

 

My sister is looking for an affordable laptop and I recommended her this. For her everyday use checking her email surf the web and MS-office projects here and there is more than enough for her. I really like the numeric key pad on the right and it...

Beautiful design. Full numeric keypad on the right

More Ram and CPU speed would be nice

Jun, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

SAMSUNG NP300V5A-A09US

 

Being unfamiliar with Samsung laptops, I was bit apprehensive about this one, especially since there were no reviews. However, after reading more about the Samsung brand, I decided to try this one; and I'm very happy I did! I use this laptop for...

Pink ; Fast ; Large screen

N/A

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Audio system:HD / HD, SoundAlive / HDA / SoundAlive / SoundAlive, HD
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:1.5 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:44 / 4400 / 48 / 57
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44 / 48 / 57
Battery life (max):4.2 / 6 / 7
Battery performance:4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

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

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Blue / Blue, White / Grey / Orange / Orange, White / Pink / Pink, White / Red, White / Silver / White, Yellow
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic / Plastic / Polycarbonate
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220 / 300
Display Diagonal:14 / 15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:TN
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 / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 1
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / 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
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:103 / 104
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Spill resistant keyboard: No
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 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
4G WiMAX: No
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
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet / Ggabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / LAN, WLAN
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
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 write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW / CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:HD / HD, SoundAlive / HDA / SoundAlive / SoundAlive, HD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.4 x 9.45 x 1.18
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
GSM module: No
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
Number of Speakers:2
NVIDIA Optimus technology: Yes
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:Notebook / PC
Volume Control:Digital
Weight:5.4 / 5.47 / 5.49
Wireless Technology:Intel Centrino N130 / Wi-Fi / Wireless LAN, Bluetooth

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:N
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
Mouse included:N

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:11.8
Package dimensions (WxDxH):19.6 x 11.8 x 3.7
Package height:3.7
Package weight:7.32 / 7.69
Package width:19.6
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

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

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type III
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:No / Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
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 / 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, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x8, 2x16, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:B950 / I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 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™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel Pentium Dual-Core / 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:B950 / I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / 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 / 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 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 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 My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
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 visual technologies: No
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 / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
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 / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 52220 / 52224 / 53434 / 53438 / 53450 / 53452 / 53470 / 55627
Processor code:SR02S / SR02Y / SR04J / SR04S / SR04W / SR04Z / SR0DN
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 / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
HDD recovery: Yes
Password protection:BIOS, HDD
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:20.6 x 12.5 x 10.9 / 704 x 576, 704 x 288, 704 x 240, 352 x 288, 352 x 240 / Easy Partition Manager, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Easy File Share, Easy Content Share, Cyberlink Youcam, Control Center, Easy Migration / Easy Partition Manager, Samsung Support Center,\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010, Easy File share,\nEasy Content Share, Cyberlink Youcam, Control Center,\nEasy Migration / Easy Partition Manager,\nSamsung Support Center,\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010,\nEasy File share,\nEasy Content Share,\nCyberlink Youcam,\nControl Center,\nEasy Migration / Easy Partition Manager\nCentro Assistenza Samsung\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nEasy File share\nEasy Content Share\nCyberlink Youcam\nControl Center\nEasy Migration / Easy Partition Manager\nSamsung Support Center\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nEasy File share\nEasy Content Share\nCyberlink Youcam\nControl Center\nEasy Migration / Easy Partition Manager\nSamsung Support Centre\nEasy File share\nEasy Content Share \nCyberlink Youcam \nControl Centre\nEasy Migration / Easy Partition Manager\nSamsung Support Centre\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nEasy File share\nEasy Content Share\nCyberlink Youcam\nControl Centre\nEasy Migration / Microsoft Office Starter 2010\nEasy Partition Manager\nSamsung Support Center\nEasy File share\nEasy Content Share\nCyberlink Youcam\nControl Center\nEasy Migration\nSamsung Recovery Solution / Samsung Recovery Solution, Samsung Support Center, Samsung Fast Start, Easy Speedup Manager, Easy Network Manager, Battery Life Extender, Easy Display Manager, Samsung Update Plus, Sleep-and-Charge USB, Easy File Share, Samsung Easy Migration
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium
Pre-installed software:Norton Internet Security
Trial software:Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security (60-day trial) / Norton Internet Security (60-day)

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 650 / 750

Technical Details

64-bit computing: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9 / 9.45
Depth (imperial):9.4 / 9.45
Height:1.24 / 1.26 / 1.31
Height (front):1 / 1.18
Height (front) (imperial):1.17 / 1.18
Height (imperial):1.24 / 1.31
Height (rear):1 / 1.24 / 1.31 / 1.48
Height (rear) (imperial):1.24 / 1.31
Weight:4 / 5.16 / 5.4 / 5.47 / 5.49 / 5.51 / 5.62
Width:14.4 / 15
Width (imperial):14.4