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Samsung NP300U1A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Samsung NP300U1A. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The price and portability are also appreciated, but the touchpad and energy efficiency get less positive views. There are some mixed comments about the sound.

performance, portability, price, design, size

battery, energy, 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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung NP300U1A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Samsung NP300U1A from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the size and usability. The portability and performance also get good feedback. Views about the energy efficiency and screen are mixed, while the touchpad and battery get critical views.

price, performance, portability, usability, size

battery, touchpad

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung NP300U1A-A01US Ultra Portable 11.6" Laptop (1.30 GHz Intel Core i3-2357M Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Samsung Series 3 NP300U1A-A01US (11.6-inch, Intel Core i3)

 

Few laptops garnered as much virtual ink at CES 2011 as the Samsung Series 9, a slim, slick 13-inch laptop positioned as a Windows alternative to the MacBook Air . Later came an 11-inch version, but both were priced well over $1,000, putting them out...

Samsung's Series 3 is a more economical take on the company's cool Series 9 laptops, and one of the few 11-inch laptops with an Intel Core i3 CPU.

At $699, it's priced out of the league of other 11-inch ultraportables.

Samsung's sharp designs translate well to this more affordable new line, although the Series 3 is still at the high end of the ultraportable price range.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Samsung 300U1A-A01

 

The 11.6-inch screen may not be large, but the 1,366 by 768 resolution is actually quite high for a screen of this size. Video will play back in 720p whether you're playing files from a USB drive or streaming movies on Netflix. Despite the decent...

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

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

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Consumer review by: puyallupac8 (cnet.com)

one AMAZING sexy netbook

 

I've had Acers, Asus, Lenovo...but this Samsung is by far the best I've had. Yes, it's a little more expensive for a netbook but i think it's worth it! what I like the most about is the design...it's super light, sleek, and especially ... Expand...

Sexy design, ultra-light, super sleek, sexy keyboard, very quiet

haven't found one yet

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: TechNerd49 (cnet.com)

""REGULAR-USE ONLY"!!!"

 

Overall it's a good computer for any student because you know they won't be able to be playing games and it's fairly fast for standard tasks

-runs "regular" programs fairly fast

-battery SUCK

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: nibf (cnet.com)

Samsung 11.6 series 3 laptop

 

Overall it's quite a decent laptop, since i do need it for school and not to play games. But i just wish it was a little faster so i can play a least some of my favorite flash games which it keep screen lag for a 2-d medium quality ... Expand full review

it's super light weight, about 2.2 lb ; small and yet the keyboard size is full ; the speed is moderate for a lightweight notebook ; comes with full Microsoft and window 7 home premium edition

I will start with the number 1 major issue. It's the battery it is NOT 6 cell, it is 4 cell. Which means that it must be plugged into a wall every 4 hours. Also it over heats at the bottom so having it on one's lap is not ideal because it is very uncomfor

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: puyallupac8 (cnet.com)

"one AMAZING sexy netbook"

 

I've had Acers, Asus, Lenovo...but this Samsung is by far the best I've had. Yes, it's a little more expensive for a netbook but i think it's worth it!

Sexy design, ultra-light, super sleek, sexy keyboard, very quiet

haven't found one yet...

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: nibf (cnet.com)

"Samsung 11.6 series 3 laptop"

 

Overall it's quite a decent laptop, since i do need it for school and not to play games. But i just wish it was a little faster so i can play a least some of my favorite flash games which it keep screen lag for a 2-d medium quality flash game.

-it's super light weight, about 2.2 lb

I will start with the number 1 major issue. It's the battery it is NOT 6 cell, it is 4 cell. Which means that it must be plugged into a wall every 4 hours. Also it over heats at the bottom so having it on one's lap is not ideal because it is very uncomfor

Sep, 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
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Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:HD 720 / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino / No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel®
Chipset Type:HM65
Processor:Mobile Pentium 4 / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:967
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