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Samsung NP305E5A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 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. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but reviews about the size and reliability are mixed.

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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 79/100 = 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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the design and portability are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed views about the battery and size.

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


Jun, 2018

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 : Digit Laptops (

Samsung NP305E5A-S01IN


The Samsung NP305E5A-S01IN is a stylish Multimedia Laptop with great features. It is powered with AMD Quad-Core A6-3420M 1.5 GHz processor and Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium OS. This is a stylish Laptop for personal and professional users. The Samsung...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Naaptol (

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Feb, 2013

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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

Nov, 2012

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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

Nov, 2012

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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

Nov, 2012

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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

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HDA / Stereo speaker
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3


Battery Capacity:4400 / 47 / 48 / 4800
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47 / 48
Battery life (max):4.5 / 4400 / 5.1
Battery performance:4400 / 4800
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 1024
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No


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


Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Blue, Silver / Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200 / 220
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:240 / 60


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6470M / AMD Radeon HD 6540G2 / No
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
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6480G / AMD Radeon HD 6520G / Intel HD Graphics / VIA UniChrome


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:103 / 104
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes


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


3G:No / Yes
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:No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, 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 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN:No / Yes

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite 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-RAM, DVD-RW
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4
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:6
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:4
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:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA / Stereo speaker
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI / Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Number of products included:1
NVIDIA Optimus technology: Yes
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:N
Cables included:AC / Y
Handheld remote control:N
Mouse included:N
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC / Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
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 connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:240 / 60


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:AMD A60M / AMD A70M
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):22
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Motherboard chipset:AMD A60M / AMD A70M
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:A4-3300M / A4-3305M / A4-3305MX / A6-3400M / A6-3420M / B960
Processor boost frequency:1.9 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:AMD A / AMD Dual-Core / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.5 / 1.9 / 2.2
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:AMD / Intel
Processor model:A4-3300M / A4-3305M / A4-3305MX / A6-3400M / A6-3420M / B960
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:Socket 988 / Socket FS1 uPGA
Processor threads:2 / 4
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
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 HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:59836
Processor code:SR07V
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


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


Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Easy Partition Manager, Samsung Support Center, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, WildTangent Game Console, Windows Live, Norton Online Backup, Skype, Cyberlink Media Suite, Cyberlink Youcam, Easy Migration / Trend Micro Titanium 2011 (30) / VCD, SVCD, MPEG1, MPEG2, DivX
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security


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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 14.5 / 9.57
Depth (imperial):9.5 / 9.57
Height (front):1 / 1.03 / 1.07 / 1.14 / 1.28
Height (front) (imperial):1.03 / 1.06 / 1.14
Height (rear):1 / 1.3 / 1.31 / 1.37
Height (rear) (imperial):1.29 / 1.3 / 1.37
Weight:4 / 5.03 / 5.07 / 5.16 / 5.4
Width:14 / 14.5 / 9.57
Width (imperial):14.4 / 14.5