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Samsung NP305V5A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews of Samsung NP305V5A. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and usability. The price and design are also mentioned favorably.

performance, design, price, usability, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP305V5A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung NP305V5A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Samsung NP305V5A 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. Comments about the portability and design are generally positive. The usability and price also get good reviews. The sound and reliability get critical reviews.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Natalie Shoemaker (pcmag.com)

Samsung Series 3 (NP305V5A)

 

The Samsung Series 3 (NP305V5A) may look luxurious, but its AMD Llano APU falls short of its Core i3 counterparts in terms of performance. However, it will wreck Intel's integrated graphics on the gaming grid any day.

Sleek design at a budget price. Bluetooth. Big 750GB hard drive. AMD GPU gives it an edge in gaming over Intel?s integrated graphics.

Lackluster battery life. AMD Llano APU trailed behind Intel Core i3 competitors. Bloatware.

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Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung 305V5A-A04 review

 

A unique white plastic design and an AMD CPU and graphics chip might draw attention to the 305V5A-A04, but its dim and patchy screen lets it down badly

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Pretty Decent

 

Thing loads extremely fast! Plays Guild Wars 2 on Medium settings pretty solidly with no issues, or issues that one would expect when a laptop is under load. Graphics card seems pretty good for a non-Alienware comp. Core quad seems to power through...

It only came with 4gb of RAM. I guess that since I got this thing at like a 45% refurbished discount, I can't really complain about not having more, but I am lol. To fix this I have ReadyBoosted on of my flashdrives for an extra 4gb of "RAM

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Quality Veristile Laptop

 

Good buy, I love it so far. Its just another great quality, well built Samsung Product.

Many ; Fast boot & wakeup features are great for impatient people like me ; The A6 3410MX is an awesome processor that is way underrated/undersold by AMD. The factory specs can be tweaked using K10stat to not only provide significantly higher clock...

5400 RPM HDD = Dino age. That got swapped out promply for a Scorpio Black 7200rpm ; Bloatware (though what OEM isn't) ; NO secondary HDD bay, no firewire/usb 3.0/esata - Especially the esata ; Speakers (though most lappy speakers never get loud enough...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: john762 (newegg.com)

Great Machine

 

Doing everything i ask of it, light gaming, photo and video editing, with out straining. upgrading to 8 gig made a huge improvement ; Overclocks easily to A8 clock levels, without excessive heat build up ; Build quality so far seems SOLID lighter than...

touch pad a little touchy (could be that i'm just use to the old Toshiba i had) ; Didn't buy it from Newegg (they didn't offer it at the time i purchased it) found it locally on sale for a lot less

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: HMSTerror (newegg.com)

Nice laptop considering.

 

So what are the major cons you will notice with this laptop? Screen is less reflective than normal as its not glass panel , which I like, BUT STILL reflects as there is a thin plexi layer. The screen is not of the highest quality, the picture is...

Please keep in mind I have only had it for a week since this date so reliability has not been tested. I will start out for reasons why I purchased. First it was not from new egg I needed to get one quick so I went to comp usa. Who had NOTHING in stock...

with my i3 laptop I notice no difference in speed (you can look up the benches on anandtech) in fact even because of benches you will notice a lot of other laptops people hardly notice a difference with the older series Pents compared to their new...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: matt (newegg.com)

it looked good

 

I thought this seemed like a solid buy, but as usual, laptops are just a photograph - locked in time; what you see is what you get and don't plan on trying to get anything else. Hopefully I can get my money back for this underrated paperweight.

clean look; performance average for the price; gigabit lan; nice size hd

Only get stereo out of the headset; video card is unrecognizable on AMD website so it can't be updated; can't get 4:3 aspect ratio for older games; Samsung control center tries to run the entire laptop (color settings, graphic settings, annoying sound...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

Samsung 305V5A-A05 15.6" Notebook

 

I placed order 8 days ago.

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

Samsung NP305V5A-A09US Quad-Core 15.6" LED Notebook,6GB, 500GB, DVDRW, Windows 7 Home Premium

 

Don't be weighed down by wasted time, let your PC come alive when you need it. Your life happens on the go, you don't have time to wait for PC to shut down and power up. With Samsung's exclusive Fast Start technology, simply close the lid to enter a...

Consumer review by: Lex Hokata (rakuten.com)

Lex Hokata

 

This laptop i got for 300 was fairly nice and can run all the basic games i need (that are not on xbox)

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / SoundAlive
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:4400 / 47 / 48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47 / 48
Battery life (max):4.2 / 4.8 / 5.9 / 7
Battery performance:4.400 / 4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

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

Certificates

Certification:TCO 3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: No
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Metallic / Silver / Silver, White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic / Plastic
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6470M / AMD Radeon HD 6630M / AMD Radeon HD 6640G2 / AMD Radeon HD 6690G2 / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000
On-board graphics adapter memory:1
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6520G / AMD Radeon HD 6620G / No

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:N
Keyboard language:English / Russian
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:103 / 104
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:3 / 4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 1
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-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 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u / 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:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other Features

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / SoundAlive
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
DVD-ROM read speed:24
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD
GSM module: No
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power consumption (typical):60
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Weight:5.4
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

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
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Electronic compass: No
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
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
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Chipset:AMD A60M
L2 cache:2
L3 cache:2
Motherboard chipset:AMD A60M
Number of processors supported:1
Processor:A4-3310MX / A4-3330MX / A6-3410MX / A6-3430MX / A8-3510MX / A8-3530MX
Processor boost frequency:2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor cores:4
Processor family:AMD A
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2.1 / 2.2
Processor Manufacturer:AMD / Intel
Processor model:A4-3310MX / A4-3330MX / A6-3410MX / A6-3430MX / A8-3510MX / A8-3530MX
Processor socket:Socket FS1 uPGA
Processor threads:4

Processor special features

Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:20.6 x 12.5 x 10.9 / AC, AV, DVI, HDMI, HDMI-DVI, RCA, USB / 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, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Easy File Share, Easy Content Share, Cyberlink Media Suite, Cyberlink Youcam, Control Center, Easy Migration / Easy Partition Manager, Samsung Support Center, Microsoft Office, Starter 2010, Easy File share, Easy Content Share, Cyberlink Youcam, \nControl Center, Easy Migration / EMC, RoHS / Norton Internet Security, Samsung Recovery Solution, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Easy Partition Manager, Samsung Support Center, Easy File Share, Easy Content Share, Cyberlink Youcam, Control CenterEasy Migration / Samsung Recovery Solution\nEasy Partition Manager\nSamsung Support Center\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nEasy File Share\nEasy Content Share\nCyberlink Youcam\nControl Center\nEasy Migration
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security (60-day)

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / 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:1000 / 1024 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 750

Technical Details

Power supply type:AC/DC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.18 / 9 / 9.4 / 9.45 / 9.57
Depth (imperial):9.4 / 9.45
Height:1.24 / 1.26 / 9.45
Height (front):1 / 1.14 / 1.17 / 1.18
Height (front) (imperial):1.17 / 1.18
Height (imperial):1.24
Height (rear):1 / 1.24 / 1.37
Height (rear) (imperial):1.24
Weight:4 / 4.41 / 5.07 / 5.4 / 5.49 / 5.51
Width:14.4 / 14.5 / 15
Width (imperial):14.4