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Samsung NP740U3E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the sound and usability. The size and screen also get good feedback, but many are critical about the connectivity and reliability.

portability, screen, size, usability, sound

energy, reliability, 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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 191 reviews)

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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 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

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Awesome!!

 

Best quality for price!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Best Buy rocks!!!This product is... Good sound quality, A touch pad that works great, Perfect for Business, Big screen size, A nice compact size, easy to set up, lightning fastAbout me... Budget...

Great value

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I LOVE my Samsung Ultrabook!!

 

I love my Samsung Ultrabook. As I said, I am still getting used to the keyboard and the amount of pressure I have to use for the keyboard, but otherwise it is fantastic. It starts up immediately and it has the Windows 8 touch screen which I am getting...

It is very light and the picture on the screen is beautiful

Keys are a little bit tricky to get used to when it comes to pushing them down

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No Option for 4.5 Stars

 

For the price this laptop is hard to beat. The touch screen and gestures (if you use them) work great. Although the keys on the keyboard have a relatively short travel, I type accurately despite the non-preferred feel. However the dark gray text on...

Small, can be upgraded, good value for price

Only 1 USB 3 port, power supply kinda clunky

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD
GPU Model (Graphic Card):RAD HD8570 / RADEON HD8550M

Processor

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