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Samsung NP305E7A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Samsung NP305E7A. 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 really like the screen and price. The size and performance are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the portability. Many are critical about the battery and durability.

usability, performance, size, price, screen

durability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP305E7A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NP305E7A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Samsung NP305E7A from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 3 305E 17.3 inch Laptop - Silver (AMD A6 3420M 1.5GHz, 6GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, Bluetooth, Webcam, Windows 7 Home PremiSamsung Series 3 305E 17.3 inch Laptop - Silver (AMD A6 3420M 1.5GHz, 6GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, Bluetooth, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premi

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Till Schönborn (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung Series 3 305E7A-S03DE Notebook

 

With the power of two cores. An AMD quad core and a second graphi

High-end input devices; Low noise development; Matte screen surface; Low consumption; Good application performance

Stability has room for improvement; Weak speakers; Micro-stuttering due to crossfire graphics solution; Short battery life; No USB 3.0

Simple yet effective: The combination of Core i3 CPU and Radeon HD 7670M contributes to the good gaming performance of the Packard Bell F4311. If you prefer an AMD processor, you should take a closer look at the Llano notebooks, Acer Aspire 7560G or HP...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Mac (tigerdirect.com)

Reasonable value.

 

Purchased for my 88 year old mother-in-law. Works fine.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Beepoo (tigerdirect.com)

Gave as a gift and the donee was very pleased

 

Quad 4 performance helping on the graphic side of a small startup business.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: UShan (tigerdirect.com)

Best Deal

 

Nice features for the price. The exterior is beautiful and classy. The screen is awesome with very good resolution. The interior is packed with big hard drive, RAM is good enough and slots for more, multiple outlets (HDMI out)etc. Overall good buy for...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: xp user (tigerdirect.com)

Good bang for the buck

 

Bought this to replace aging desktop. Much faster and more features. I'm going to boost the ram to 8gigs to try and take advantage of the Quad core processor

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: CNorth, (tigerdirect.com)

Nice Laptop

 

In this era of downsized laptops, a big screen and frame is just what I was looking for.Overall, this unit is somewhat plasticky, but not objectionally so. Matte screen a plus. Easy set up, big hard drive, powerful processor. I added another 4Gb of RAM...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Leggs (tigerdirect.com)

great for the money honey

 

does every thing much better than my last generation laptops. 17.3 screen is awesume.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: LILO (tigerdirect.com)

Not a bad Samsung

 

It's a little slow starting up, probably should get more (4gb) Ram. The mouse is absolutely too sensitive, don't even have to touch it and it clicks on something you don't want it to. Otherwise,it's better than the Acer that I had and seems to be ok...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Panther (tigerdirect.com)

Excellent budget laptop

 

The performance is very good and the screen is very easy on the eyes. Setup is quite simple, particularly if your used to the Windows 7 operating system.The only negative thing I have is that the battery life is somewhat short.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Tam, (tigerdirect.com)

Great laptop, better price

 

Before anything we added another 4 gig RAM chip purchased here. This thing flies! The matt screen is so much better than the gloss, practically no reflection, great picture. Keyboard is better than most other laptops. It's easier to touch type and know...

Jun, 2012
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA
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:4400 / 47 / 48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47 / 48
Battery life (max):4 / 4.1 / 4.4 / 6 / 7
Battery performance:4400
Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Rear camera:N / No
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified:No / Yes
RoHS compliance: No
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200 / 220
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Display surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6470M / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6480G / AMD Radeon HD 6520G / AMD Radeon HD 6620G / No

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard number of keys:103 / 104
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
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 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT / LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150 / 300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD+RW DL, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-RW DL
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:4
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA
Dimensions (WxDxH):16 x 10.5 x 1.38
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Number of Speakers:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power supply type:AC
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: 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 frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60

Processor

Chipset:AMD A60M
Motherboard chipset:AMD A60M
Number of processors supported:1
Processor:A4-3300M / A4-3305M / A4-3305MX / A6-3420M / A8-3520M
Processor boost frequency:2.4 / 2.5
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:AMD A
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.6 / 1.9
Processor Manufacturer:AMD / Intel
Processor model:A4-3300M / A4-3305M / A4-3305MX / A6-3420M / A8-3520M
Processor socket:Socket FS1 uPGA / Socket S1
Processor threads:2 / 4

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: No

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:10.6 x 7.48 x 1.77 / 1024x768px\nDirect X 9.0+ / Easy Partition Manager\nSamsung Support Center\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010 \nWildTangent Game Console \nWindows Live\nSkype\nEasy File share\nCyberlink Media Suite \nCyberlink Youcam \nEasy Migration\nSamsung Recovery Solution / Easy Partition Manager\nSamsung Support Center\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nWildTangent Game Console\nWindows Live\nSkype\nEasy File share\nCyberlink Media Suite\nCyberlink Youcam\nEasy Migration\nSamsung Recovery Solution / MS 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 / Norton Internet Security (30-day) / Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup / Samsung Recovery Solution, Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.4 / 10.5
Depth (imperial):10.4
Height:1.38
Height (front):1.09 / 1.1 / 1.17
Height (front) (imperial):1.09 / 1.17
Height (rear):1.37 / 1.38 / 1.45
Height (rear) (imperial):1.37 / 1.45
Weight:5.73 / 5.84
Width:16
Width (imperial):16