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Samsung NP305E5A

Samsung NP305E5A
alaScore 81

158 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the keyboard and design. The screen and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability.

value for money, performance, screen, design, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP305E5A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 158 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung NP305E5A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Samsung NP305E5A from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

value for money, performance, design, screen, portability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung Series 3 NP305E5A-A03US 15.6-Inch Laptop (Silver)

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Samsung NP305E5A-A08US Laptop Review: Specs, Features and Price

 

Samsung NP305E5A-A08US ReviewSamsung NP305E5A-A08US is the latest laptop launched by Samsung that is equipped with a number of elegant features. The most tempting specs of this device are an AMD quad core A6-3420M Accelerated ...

15.6 inches display, Display Resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels, Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Edition OS, AMD quad-core A6-3420M Accelerated Processor, AMD Radeon 6520G graphics

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SAMSUNG NP305E5A-A07US

 

Bought this for the girlfriend for christmas. Spoiled right? She liked it, she also liked saying "quad core with 8 gigs of ram" Now she might understand when i buy the FX-8350

Works well ; Has nice specs for the price ; Missing a few things but at this price point its hard to beat

Held back by slower HDD. Ram was 1 stick so thats a huge pro, had a matching stick same day. It may or may not have improved performance ; Lacks USB 3.0 ; SSD will for sure

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Finding a notebook with Win 7 (any version) on it is getting a bit difficult so slamming a manufacturer like one reviewer has, is silly. Especially when they reformatted the hard drive and installed something else ; Honestly, there is no way the writer...

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Pretty great for the price

 

As an aside, I remember people recommending upgrading the ram to really see a boost in performance, which I did, but I haven't noticed a difference at all. Not sure who to blame, perhaps my own misunderstanding.

For the low cost, you get the performance of a nice mid-tier laptop, and a 15" screen. Runs most things without a hitch. I'm a gamer with a budget, so it made me happy I could run L4D2 smoothly (though load time in between levels can be long), and even...

The bumpers on the screen that keep it from squishing closed too tightly don't seem to do anything. Every time I open my laptop, I have keyboard prints all over the screen. I also have marks along the bezel and near the track pad where they touched...

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Good Value

 

Great value in a basic laptop. Speedy, all accessories that most would use. Good wireless connection as well as wired. Clear and sharp LCD with no bad pixels

None found, other than the usual bloatware, and the constant updates they look for

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Unstable/ Poor RMA response/

 

Given laptop being a present,unstable condition and ify price i decided to return for refund. Turned out that newegg does not provide full refunds on the items that has been opened, more than that they said it was working fine. I do believe them, but...

Good price, nice keys, ok performance

I bought that laptop as a present and tested it for a bit streaming some videos on. Soon it started to reboot on its own every 30 minutes or so

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Awesome, better than dell

 

Less fan speed, booting up quickly, good performance

Smarts keys dont work sometime, issue with power saving modes

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SAMSUNG NP305E5A-A07US

 

Also got an extra 4gig of ram (brought the windows RAM rating up to 7.3). These APUs run rock solid and have read about lots decent overclocks (wont risk til warranty expires). For $370 its a great value. If the price goes back up to $450 wait a week...

Got this to replace my Compaq CQ57 (was all I could afford at the time). It performs much better than I had expected. I have had laptops that ran very hot, but this one isn’t bad in that department. It multi tasks extremely well. I ran a prime95...

No USB 3.0

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Brother said it's what he needed

 

I got this for my brother who lives 3000 miles away. Step below my Intel I5 in processor speed but everything else is equal. Took a while to find him something within his budget.

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Perfect!

 

I bought this laptop as an upgrade from an old Toshiba Satellite and I am absolutely thrilled with it. I added another 4Gb ram module and it was very easy, there is one cover to remove on the bottom for accessing the ram, hard drive, and disk drive.

Absolutely amazing! The screen is crystal clear, has an anti glare finish, and is bright enough to use outdoors. The laptop is made of plastic but feels very sturdy. It's Connectivity is amazing, the on-board WiFi has good range and it has Bluetooth to...

The graphics memory maxes out at 512Mb even with 8Gb of ram installed

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

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
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD
GPU Model (Graphic Card):RADEON HD6520G

Processor

Chipset Brand:AMD
Chipset Type:A60M FCH
Processor:A6-SERIES
Processor Brand:AMD
Processor Number:A6-3420M
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