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Samsung NP305E5A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Samsung NP305E5A. 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 portability and screen. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are mixed comments on the size and reliability.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Samsung NP305E5A from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviews about the design and portability are generally positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated. The battery and size get mixed comments.

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Ashima Gupta (

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

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Naaptol (

Expert Review


The Samsung NP305E5Z-S01IN has been crafted as a perfect matrimony between contemporary designing and a power-packed performance, and is irrefutably bound to be a smashing hit with style-savvy end-users scouting for a moderately priced mean machine!

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: J (



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

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (

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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...


Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (

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...

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: PaulM (

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

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: argonswm (

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

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (

Awesome, better than dell


Less fan speed, booting up quickly, good performance

Smarts keys dont work sometime, issue with power saving modes

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (



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

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: posm (

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.

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:4 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


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


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