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Samsung 540U4E-K01

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Samsung 540U4E-K01. 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. Views about the keyboard and design are overall positive. The touchpad and portability also get good feedback, but the screen and usability get negative reviews.

durability, portability, touchpad, design, keyboard

battery, usability, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung 540U4E-K01 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Bernie Pechlaner (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung ATIV Book 5 540U4E-K01US Ultrabook

 

Turn the page. The Samsung Ativ Book 5 is a slim, yet sturdy 14-i

Slim design with upscale looks; Good build quality; Ports located towards the back; Good keyboard with backlighting; Generous touchpad

Dim TN display; Battery life could be better; Maintenance cover only allows access to RAM; Outdoor usability very restricted; Performance drop on battery

Overall, the battery life is very decent and compares well to other Ultrabooks and slim-and-light systems. The Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook offers comparable runtimes, although the battery life under load is an hour shorter due to the increased power...

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SoundAlive
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2
Speakers manufacturer:JBL

Battery

Battery Capacity:57
Battery capacity (Watt hours):57
Battery performance:3780
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter power:60

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard number of keys:86
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / No

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:SoundAlive

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: 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
Microphone in: Yes
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter power:60

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-3337U
Processor boost frequency:2.7
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:I5-3337U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
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: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:72055
Processor code:SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Password protection:BIOS, HDD
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD

Software

Bundled software:S Player; S Gallery; S Camera; Evernote; Microsoft Office Trial; Settings; Support Center; SW Update; Recovery;PowerDVD
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:SATA II / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA II / Serial ATA II
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:24
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.819 / 9.21
Height:0.819 / 9.21
Weight:4.3
Width:13.3