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Samsung NP740U3E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 215 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and sound. The screen and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the size. There are some negative comments about the connectivity and energy efficiency.

portability, usability, screen, sound, performance

energy, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP740U3E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 11 user reviews of Samsung NP740U3E from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on

usability, screen, portability, design, price

91% of the reviews on 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 740U3E Series 7 Ultra 13.3-inch Touch Screen Laptop - (Intel Core i5 3337U 1.8GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, RadeoSamsung ATIV Book 7 13.3-inch Touchscreen Notebook (Intel Core i5 3337U 1.8GHZ Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphi

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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...

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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.


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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.

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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

The Samsung ATIV Book 7 (NP740U3E-K01UB) is a solid entry into the premium ultrabook category, but it's a category filled with fierce competition from all sides. The ATIV Book 7 has all the elements of a great ultrabook, like a stylish but sturdy...


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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.

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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.

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Amazing product despite being refurbished!


I ordered the refurbished Samsung series 7 ultrabook online and received it about a week ago. I had read great reviews about the product online but was slightly apprehensive about the condition of this particular piece (Geek squad certified...

Ultra portable, excellent display, lightning fast boot up

Slightly delayed response on the clickpad, malfunctioning keyboard back light ,Windows 8 experience

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Samsung is junk


I bought the samsung laptop and it's junk. One year I had a lot of problems. One time I sent it to Samsung and they repaired some thing. Just expired woranty the mother board done. I called to Samsung and they don't won't to repare any more because the...

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Like how lightweight, the touchscreen and keyboard


I like how lightweight it is, use of the touchscreen is handy, like the feel of the keyboard and that it is backlit.This product is... A touch pad that works great, A nice compact size, easy to set upAbout me... Basic web surfing & emails

lightweight, touchscreen and keyboard

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Great product for being refurbished


Great touchscreen laptop. Great online speeds. Not a huge fan of windows 8, but getting used to it.This product is... Good sound quality, A touch pad that works great, A nice compact size, easy to set up, lightning fastAbout me... Budget Conscious,...

Easy to use. Looks nice

no cons

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch / 2-Point Touch / 5-Point Touch / Multi Touch / No
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD Graphics 4000 / RAD HD8570 / RADEON HD8550M / RADEON HD8850M


Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM76
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-3337U / I7-3537U