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Samsung NP300U1A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Samsung NP300U1A. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the touchpad and sound.

performance, portability, price, design, size

battery, energy, sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP300U1A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Samsung 300U1A-A01

 

The Samsung 300U1A-A01 packs laptop performance into a netbook-size dimensions, perfect for students and people on the go, but it faces some tough competitors.

One of the lightest laptops in its class. Keyboard is small, but comfortable. Smooth multi-touchpad makes navigation easy.

Short battery life. Underutilized processor. Small hard drive.

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Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Excellent machine

 

Bought this for my best friend and she is extremely happy with it. I spent about a week with it configuring it for her to use and it was a pleasure to use. I highly recommend this or other similar Samsung products.

Beautiful design ; Very light ; Bright screen ; Very responsive

None

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Carrotguy (newegg.com)

Customer Favorite with SSD

 

just remember to upgrade with a 7mm drive. Had problems with the drives freezing until I completed all ssd and pc firmware and bios updates. After that all intermittent freezing problems were resolved. 1 stick of ram. no need to upgrade.

read prior review, great little laptop ; Works great with the ocz vertex 3 7mm ssd. Sold 4 to customers, some of whom were concerned about the size, but all ended up raving about it ; The anti glare screen and resolution is great, and with an ssd and...

1 of them came without the ac cable half of the power adapter. The brick part (important part) was still there ; 1 was missing a few rubber grommets ; The missing grommets are more upsetting than the ac adapter, as I sold one without grommets. The ac...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: EJ (newegg.com)

Refurbished np300u1a

 

I just wanted to let people know that I received this REFURBISHED 11.6" laptop in a samsung packaged refurb box. Not a single scratch on it! That was my main concern, not a single scratch...It came with ac, cord, battery, but no cds or windows cd....

Its tiny, fast, nice keyboard, same color as shown in picture

too soon for cons

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Barry (newegg.com)

Outstanding

 

I have many computers and am a computer expert - I run a network for a large lab. This is one great little laptop. Very nice - looks and acts like it is brand new. Limited bloat wear too. Nice...

Light, fast, Windows 7, 4 GB DDR3 ram. Very screen. 3D rating came in at 6 on the Windows Experience rating test

At $399, I can't think of any

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Pete (reevoo.com)

Samsung 300U1A-A01UK

 

light weight, quick boot up with modern design.

very poor battery life viewing angles arent the best but workable

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Trevor (reevoo.com)

Samsung 300U1A-A01UK

 

Weight, design, speed, quality - it's just great value for such a neat laptop

Battery life could be better but the right power saving options & smart management can alleviate this issue

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung 300U1A-A01UK

 

size, design, performance

battery, sound

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Tony (reevoo.com)

Samsung 300U1A-A01UK

 

Lightweight - Plenty of RAM - Quick enough for general tasks, browsing, office - iTunes - Watching Films

Pre Build was very slow - Reinstalled with win7 pro and runs a dream. No Optical drive, but who uses them these days

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: William (reevoo.com)

Samsung 300U1A-A01UK

 

Very slick design and well built. Excellent performance - much sharper than a standard netbook. Good graphics - well up to basic gaming.

Battery life is not brilliant - not as bad as some reports unless you are absolutely thrashing the machine.

Mar, 2012
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD, SoundAlive / HDA / SoundAlive
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:29 / 4000
Battery capacity (Watt hours):29
Battery life (max):4.2
Battery performance:4000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Purple / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:11.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter power:40

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 800 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: No
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:81 / 83
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Built-in Wi-Fi switch: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD, SoundAlive / HDA / SoundAlive
Display:LCD / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:802.11 bg/n

Packaging Data

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

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

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
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:40

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 14
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:957 / I3-2357M / I3-2367M
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:957 / I3-2357M / I3-2367M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:J1 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / 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 Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:55628 / 59798
Processor code:SR089 / SR0CV
Processor package size:31 / 31 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Easy Content Share, Easy File Share, Easy Migration,\nEasy Partition Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Samsung Support Center, Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Easy Content Share, Easy File Share, Easy Migration\nEasy Partition Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Samsung Support Center, Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Microsoft Office Starter 2010\nEasy Content Share\nEasy File Share\nEasy Migration\nEasy Partition Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nSamsung Support Center / Samsung Recovery Solution\nEasy Content Share\nEasy File Share\nEasy Migration\nEasy Partition Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nSamsung Support Center\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.9 / 7.72 / 7.9
Depth (imperial):7.7 / 7.9
Height:1.08
Height (front):0.87 / 0.909
Height (front) (imperial):0.87 / 0.9
Height (imperial):1.34
Height (rear):1.04 / 1.08
Height (rear) (imperial):1.04 / 1.08
Weight:2.67 / 2.84
Width:10.9 / 7.72
Width (imperial):10.9