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Samsung NP350U2B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Samsung NP350U2B. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and size. The screen and performance also get good comments, but many are critical about the connectivity and reliability.

portability, performance, screen, size, usability

reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP350U2B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: Elements of Design (newegg.com)

samsung rules

 

great samsung laptop if you are looking for an ultraportable machine, the only thing is it does not have a dvd drive, but who uses a dinosaur time dvd drive these days when everything is online!

i really appreciate Samsung for taking time to design this laptop ; they put enough time on designing this laptop because if you compare this to another laptop worth in the same range, you would see it... bet it the slim bezel, utilization of space,...

NONE

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Suri (newegg.com)

Solid performer

 

Initially I was debating if I want to go for 14" or 12.1" laptop but glad I made the right choice, Samsung Series 3 350U2B is the sleek and light weight notebook and super performer. I am happy with webcam and speakers sound. What I like more about...

replacing battery or upgrade memory will not be easy

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: birthofStar (newegg.com)

worth the money machine

 

sure, you can get a laptop with i5 under $500 these days, but you cannot get the same quality as this laptop's... this one is a great quality laptop and very understated machine.. which does its job very quick and nice...

great quality machine, the parts used are of great quality ; great processor ; hd 3000 is enough ; 4gb is enough too ; the track pad is good

none so far, wish the webcam was a bit more better, but its fine for me as it is

Nov, 2011

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

Update

 

Amazed that in this tiny box, I have more music production power than The Beatles had for Sgt. Pepper and than Brian Wilson did for Pet Sounds. :-)

It also runs SONAR X1 Producer and ProTools 9 or 10 with ease

Not even one

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Densha Otoko (newegg.com)

My Portable Digital Audio Workstation

 

I thought long and hard about what Laptop I was going to use for my Portable DAW...and this won out. This is the first computer that I have had that I am not looking for hot rod tricks for...it runs just fine right out of the box. This unit replaces a...

Sleek, elegant, fast, powerful, small, light, HDMI, sexy, and cool running. Quality build and a great matte screen. An ergonomic wonder. Everything is "where it belongs." Very nice keyboard and touchpad ; Even with 4Gb RAM, it still handles any audio...

The only thing I see that is lacking is a sleeve for it. Only has one RAM slot. SSD is somewhat difficult to install, if I do choose to buy one ; Only 2 USB slots...sure could use 4...to attach peripherals to, but I have a couple of powered hubs that...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Potz804 (newegg.com)

Small footprint, huge screen

 

The listed cons are wish list items, not deal breakers. This Samsung is great indoors or outdoors and the performance is worth the price.

I was using a netbook with a 12.1" screen. The Samsung is lighter, quieter, cooler, orders of magnitude faster and has a matte screen that is noticeably larger with about the same footprint. Netflix in HD looks fantastic. Great battery life and super...

Only two usb ports, not 3.0, no LED light on caps lock key, and no dedicated home, end, page up & page down keys, battery not interchangeable, screen does not tilt back to 180 degrees

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: MK (newegg.com)

how to replace battery

 

does any one know how to replace battery for this laptop (after 3-4 years)? Where can i get the battery? // what should i do

none

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Jason (newegg.com)

Added SSD, runs like a dream.

 

I bought this laptop to replace an MSI GE620 which was easily the worst of the 6 laptops I have previously owned. If you plan to replace the HDD with an SSD here are a few tips gleaned from my experience. I bought a Plextor PX-M2 128GB SSD from...

Light weight, portable, extremely fast with an SSD, attractive design and finish ; The software utilities included with this laptop are actually useful which is refreshing. Most software included with new systems are complete junk

The bottom is harder to remove than I would have liked. It would be better with access panels to the HDD and RAM

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: MK (newegg.com)

perfect ultra portable

 

i would not recommend uninstalling any of Samsung's software because many of these are very useful for the computer's working like the PowerPlus software which increase the battery life to 1000 RECHARGING CYCLES! Can you imagine that!?its like macbook!...

this is a great quality laptop! i would say the quality is equivalent to apple comps ; no sound at all (none from fan or hdd) ; VERY FAST--- you name the program, it will open within milli-milli seconds even with hdd ; The screen is absolutely...

no cons so far... great computer

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: ZeaL (newegg.com)

Solid Product for the Price

 

Samsung says in the manual that any tech work should be done by an approved technician and that the end user shouldn't do anything and don't offer any documentation on hardware replacement. Still, I managed to remove the backiing to replace the hard...

The 12.5" series 3 is a great combination of portability and power. At 12.5" its not bulky but large enough to offer a normal typing experience. With the dual core sandy bridge cpu, its competitive with previous gen desktop cpu's while offering the...

No removable battery. (though there are tradeoffs here in fit and finish) ; No instructions on how to replace the HD, RAM, wireless card etc ; Included hard drive is pretty slow, but par for the course in this price range ; Integrated graphics. Intel...

Sep, 2011
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Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:6340
Battery performance:6340
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:12.5
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:60

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: No
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:82
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

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

Networking

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

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / SoundAlive
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
Number of Speakers:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
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
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:60

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 85 / 85C ; 100C

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
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
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: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 52224 / 53434 / 53438 / 53450 / 53452
Processor code:SR04J / SR04S / SR04W / SR04Z / SR0DN
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:- Easy Content Share\n- Easy File Share\n- Easy Partition Manager\n- Easy Partition Manager\n- Adobe Acrobat Reader\n- Samsung Support Center\n- Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / 11.2 x 11.3 x 3.46 / Kenneth McAlpine
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
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.72 / 7.8
Depth (imperial):7.7
Height:0.98 / 1.02
Height (imperial):0.98 / 1.02
Weight:3.09
Width:11.8
Width (imperial):11.7 / 11.8