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Samsung 7 Series NP740U3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of Samsung 7 Series NP740U3. 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. Comments about the portability and size are on the whole positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung 7 Series NP740U3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung 7 Series NP740U3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Samsung 7 Series NP740U3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the screen and design. The portability and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative reviews about the battery and size.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung NP740U3E-S04UK 13.3-inch Notebook (Intel core i5 1.8GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 8 Professional)Samsung NP740U3E-S04UK 13.3-inch Notebook (Intel core i5 1.8GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 8 Professional)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Bernie Pechlaner (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung ATIV Book 7 740U3E-A01UB Ultrabook

 

A book for the road. Samsung's 13.3-inch Ultrabook features a 3rd-generation i5 CPU with integrated graphics, a 128 GB SSD, and a Full-HD touchscreen. How well the sleek-looking Ultrabook with previous-generation hardware compares to its competition is...

Attractive chassis; Very good 1080p touchscreen display; All-metal construction; Easy to expand (both RAM and mSATA SSD); Good battery life

Comparatively small 128 GB SSD; Fairly heavy; No updated processor available; Keyboard lacks feedback

Convertibles like the Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13 Ultrabook and Dell XPS 12, standard touchscreen designs like the Lenovo IdeaPad U330p and Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A Touch, and non-touch Ultrabooks like the incredibly thin Acer Aspire S5 or the Asus Zenbook...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung Series 7 Ultra Touch 740U3E-S02DE Ultrabook

 

The more the better! Samsung packs the Series 7 flagship in an al

Aluminum chassis; Good workmanship; Great FHD IPS panel; Multi-touch display; Very good viewing angles; Cool and quiet under normal usage; A lot of interfaces for an ultrabook; First-class input devices; Very good performance and battery life; Good sound

No DisplayPort; A bit too loud under load

The competing notebooks are among others the Acer Aspire S7 391, the Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A-C4027H, the Samsung 730U3E-S04DE, and the Apple MacBook Air 13.

May, 2013

Expert review by: Joel Durham Jr. (pcworld.com)

Samsung Ativ Book 7 review: The look is fine; the feel is not

 

The Samsung Ativ Book 7 has a high-resolution touchscreen display and fabulous battery life, but its keyboard will drive touch-typists bonkers.

Very good benchmark performance ; High-res touchscreen ; Great battery life

Horrid keyboard ; Annoying delays while on Wi-Fi

The Samsung Ativ Book 7 has a high-resolution touchscreen display and fabulous battery life, but its wonky Wi-Fi performance is a problem and its keyboard will drive touch typists bonkers.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 7 (NP740U3E-K01UB)

 

The Samsung ATIV Book 7 (NP740U3E-K01UB) ultrabook offers style and substance with solid performance, all-metal construction, and a 1080p touch screen.

Slim, stylish all-metal construction. Touch-enabled 1080p display. Excellent touchpad.

Reflective keys are hard to read. Only one USB 3.0 port. Small 128GB drive.

Conclusion With sleek all-aluminum construction, decent performance and battery life, and a 1080p touchscreen, the Samsung ATIV Book 7 (NP740U3E-K01UB) clearly belongs alongside other premium ultrabooks and laptops, but its performance falls just short...

Jul, 2013

Recommended!

Expert review by: Alan Martin (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Series 7 Ultra NP740U3E

 

A slim, light and portable laptop that plays games decently. What's not to like?

Light, stylish and portable ; Can play games at decent settings ; Sharp and colourful touchscreen

No optical drive ; Screen wobbles when touched

The only slight downside here is that the screen feels a little flimsy when it’s supposed to be locked into position. It doesn’t slip down without contact, but it often wobbles when you’re using the touchscreen, which is annoying.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Series 7 Ultra 740U3E review

 

A beautiful Full HD touchscreen display and dedicated graphics chip make this Ultrabook excellent value

It won’t be able to handle really heavy duty games, as we weren't able to get smooth frame rates in our more demanding Crysis 2 test at 1080p. We had to lower the resolution to 1,280x720 and set the quality to High to get a more playable 26.7fps, so...

Expert review by: Brian Westover (itreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Series 7 Ultra (NP740U3E-A01UB)

 

The Samsung Series 7 Ultra (NP740U3E-A01UB) ultrabook offers style and substance with solid performance, all-metal construction, and a 1080p touch screen.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Great combo for the price

 

Sleek, small form factor, reasonable resolution. Easy to upgrade memory (went to 16GB RAM and 500GB SSD).

Battery life is only reporting about 5 hours. Have not run it down yet, but this seems at odds with some reviewers saying they were getting 10 hours out of it.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Yongjae L. (newegg.com)

SAMSUNG NP740U3E-A01UB

 

Nice laptop I can tell for simple tasks and great. I haven't run gaming yet.

smooth touch feeling, good music sound, fast speed

Not much really. Since this laptop contains only basic keyboard configuration, it might be hard to use shortcut keys like home, end, and using shift function. Hard disk might be a bit risky since it is only 160 gb ssd

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Victor L. (newegg.com)

Great for the Price

 

Great Battery life, quality and durability.

I guess the some-what noisy fan sound it makes when its charging. But as soon as its done charging or unplugged the noise is gone

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / JBL Stereo / SoundAlive / SoundAlive™
Built-in Microphone:No / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4
Speakers manufacturer:JBL

Battery

Battery Capacity:45 / 57 / 7560
Battery capacity (Watt hours):45 / 57
Battery life (max):12.5 / 6 / 6.7 / 7 / 7.3 / 7.8 / 8.5 / 9
Battery performance:3780 / 3950 / 7560
Battery recharge time:1.66 / 10.5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1280 x 800 / 720 x 480
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:TCO / TCO 3.O
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium / Black / Black, Blue / Black, Silver / Grey / Metallic / Silver / Stainless Steel
Form Factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Fold-back screen) / Convertible (Folder)
Intel segment tagging:Home office, Small Business
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300 / 350
Display Diagonal:13 / 13.3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:PLS
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40 / 45 / 60 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8550M / AMD Radeon HD 8570M / AMD Radeon HD 8750M / No / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 0x5916 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:80 / 81
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Clickpad / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133
Memory form factor:On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N / No / Y
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / JBL Stereo / SoundAlive / SoundAlive™
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Quantity:1

Packaging Data

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

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: 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
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Line-in: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
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 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40 / 45 / 60 / 65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI / Opi / QPI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:i5-3317UM / I5-3337U / i5-6200U / i5-7200U / I7-3537U
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 2.8 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2 / 2.3 / 2.5
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor model:i5-3317UM / I5-3337U / i5-6200U / i5-7200U / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1356 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1 / H0 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:4 / 5
System bus rate:4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14 / 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:N / No / 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 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 Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
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 visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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):N / 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):N / No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / 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):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
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:72054 / 72055 / 88193 / 95443
Processor code:SR0XG / SR0XL / SR2EY / SR2ZU
Processor package size:31 / 42 / 42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:ChatON, Family Story, AllShare Play, S Gallery, S Player, Media / Music Hub, Quick Starter, S / W Update, Recovery, Settings, Support Center / S Player, S Gallery, S Camera, Evernote, Settings, Support Centre, SW Update, Recovery / S Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nEvernote\nMicrosoft Office-Testversion\nSettings\nSupport Center\nSoftware Update\nRecovery / Samsung SideSync\nS Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera / SideSync, S Apps / WiFi Transfer
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:Microsoft Office, Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security (60-Tage-Testversion), Norton Online Backup (30-Tage-Testversion)

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA III
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA / Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA / SATA
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 500

Technical Details

64-bit computing: Yes
Display Type:LED
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.7 / 12.8 / 8.82 / 8.98 / 9
Height:0.689 / 0.728 / 0.736 / 0.74 / 0.744 / 0.78 / 1
Weight:3.64 / 3.75 / 3.9 / 3.97 / 4
Width:12.7 / 12.8 / 13 / 8.82 / 8.98