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Samsung NP305U1A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 reviews of Samsung NP305U1A. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the screen and size are overall positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP305U1A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung NP305U1A


alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of Samsung NP305U1A from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the screen and size are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good comments, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung 305U 11.6 inch Laptop - Silver (AMD E450 1.65GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)Samsung 305U 11.6 inch Laptop - Silver (AMD E450 1.65GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (

Review Samsung 305U1A-A01DE Subnotebook


Long breath. Surfing on the Internet for 8:30 hours and sitting o

Long battery life; Bright, matt TFT; Low system noise; Good keyboard layout; Acceptable application performance; Fast hard disk; High-end looks

Instable base/unit; Wobbly hinges; Charge time of 4 hours; Few ports

There are equally priced 13.3 inch devices available among the low-priced subnotebooks: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E325 with AMD E-350 starts at €414.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (

Samsung 305U1A-A02 review


Only suitable if you need a compact laptop; you can get better performance and battery life elsewhere

Apr, 2012

Expert review by (

Samsung 305U1A review


Netbooks have all but disappeared from store shelves, but one or two manufacturers have refused to give up on them just yet. Samsung's 305U1A is one such laptop, and it uses an AMD Fusion APU to power its diminutive 11.6in chassis.

Only suitable if you need a compact laptop; you can get better performance and battery life elsewhere

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (

Awesome for the price and size


This laptop performs really well for such a small profile. Very portable but still runs Windows 7 well.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (

Bad performance


I purchased this laptop as a 'traveler'. I'm enrolled in an online MBA program and need a lightweight machine I can take with me to work and vacation while I keep up with class.This computer started out okay, but after about a week of usage it began...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

PERFECT size for college students!


I bought this for my son who's going off to college and another for me to replace my old 14" Toshiba laptop.

value for money, features, battery life, quiet, easy to use, design, Performance

no cd/dvd but you can add an external usb drive

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

Samsung NP305U1A-A01UK


OK apart from the point below

There is always at least half a second delay in doing anything - eg opening a folder etc. I was like that from the start.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (

Samsung NP305U1A-A01UK


very clear screen, well made, does everything a larger computer will do but with more convenience


Nov, 2012

Consumer review (

Portability at it's best


I bought this just a day ago it's a very good product in it's category lightweight,portable and powerful too this was my first by AMD and it works just as fine as an INTEL the problem is with heating and I recommend a cooling pad But overall the...

Sep, 2012

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Light and powerful for the price


I have bought this laptop as a machine that I can use till Windows 8 computers become available. I was looking at a number of ultrabooks but then I thought it may be a better idea to spend that money on a Windows 8 touch screen machine. On this Samsung...

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
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 Capacity:4000 / 4400
Battery life (max):3 / 8
Battery performance:4000 / 4400
Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6


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


Energy Star certified: Yes


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


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:11.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display surface:Matt
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:40
Power supply:40


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6310 / AMD Radeon HD 6320 / Intel HD Graphics


Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard number of keys:80 / 81
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes


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


3G: No
4G:N / Y
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
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 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT / WLAN
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):150
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.9 x 7.72 x 1.08
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:AMD
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi / Wireless LAN

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


GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
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 connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:40
Power supply:40


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:AMD A50M
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):19
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:AMD A50M
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:E-300 / E-350 / E-450 / I3-380M
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 1 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:AMD Dual-Core / AMD E / Intel Core i3-xxx
Processor frequency:1.33 / 1.6 / 1.65 / 1.66 / 2.53
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:AMD / Intel
Processor model:E-300 / E-350 / E-450 / I3-380M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series
Processor socket:PGA988
Processor threads:2 / 4
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
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:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
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
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video 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
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:50178
Processor package size:rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


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


Bundled software:Easy Content Share, Easy File Share, Easy Migration, Easy Partition Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Samsung Support Center, Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Easy Content Share\nEasy File Share\nEasy Migration\nEasy Partition Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nSamsung Support Center\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010 / Easy File Share, Easy Content Share, Easy Partition Manager, Easy Migration, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Samsung Support Center / Folio, Executive, Oficio, Ledger, Legal, Universal, Letter
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security


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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (imperial):7.7 / 7.72
Height (front):0.909 / 0.91
Height (front) (imperial):0.9 / 0.91
Height (imperial):1.08
Height (rear):1.08
Height (rear) (imperial):1.08
Weight:2.67 / 2.69 / 2.71 / 5.86
Width:10.9 / 8.98
Width (imperial):10.9