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Samsung NP740U3E

Samsung NP740U3E
alaScore 88

99 reviews

Jul, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews of Samsung NP740U3E. 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. Reviewers really like the portability and size. The design and usability also get good opinions.

performance, usability, design, size, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP740U3E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NP740U3E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Samsung NP740U3E 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. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the battery and size.

usability, performance, portability, design, screen

reliability, size, battery

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)

Jul, 2016

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

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...

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
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1280 x 800
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Rear camera: No

Display

HD type:Full HD

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G:No / Yes
4G standards:WiMAX

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor package size:31

Security

Password protection: Yes