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Samsung NP355E7C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Samsung NP355E7C. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the usability and screen are overall positive. The portability and price also get good views. Reviews are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the battery and durability.

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durability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP355E7C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Sascha M?lck (

Review Samsung Series 3 355E7C-S05DE Notebook


17.3-inch all-rounder. Samsung wakes curiosity for its new 17.3-incher by combining a Radeon dual-graphics solution with a matte screen. This is accompanied by an 8 GB working memory and a capacious hard drive. Our review reveals whether the laptop is...

Matte screen ; High storage capacity ; 8 GB of working memory ; Acceptable gaming performance ; Good keyboard

Short battery runtimes ; Low contrast screen

The throttling observed in the stress test could be managed by a somewhat more active fan

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (

Not impressed with Samsung CS


This is my first and last Samsung laptop. No light for Caps Lock and Num Lock means double effort to type, then set, and type again.But those are relatively minor inconveniences. The real issue for me was not the laptop itself, but the fact that the...

Jul, 2013

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Average Product good for its price


The laptop is serving the purpose I needed it for. For me to do my work fast, I had to buy a mouse, which was not the case with my other laptop.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (

great product


the only problem I am having is getting acquainted with windows 8

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (

Excellent Laptop


This is and awesome laptop but get better with and SSD Hard Drive runs like a charm ren WoW on it get good fps in the game, not the best out there but good for the price plus size.

Feb, 2013

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A bit noisy


The computer came on time. What I found is that this computer is noisy - the fan & the DVD drive. Not going to return it though but won't be buying Samsung again! I like using a mouse not the touchpad myself. For the price, a good value.

Jan, 2013

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7th computer: Better than most


It arrived exactly as scheduled. I opened the box, set it up, and was reading e-mails within 15 minutes. I don't use touchpads, so disabled it right away. W8 is hardly any different than previous OS's, to me, so no comment on that. The laptop looks...

Jan, 2013

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great laptop for the price


great laptop but windows 8 has to go what a disaster could windows get any more confusing. apple still has the best operating system

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (

Good machine for the price point


You get what you pay for. For under $500 it is a GOOD laptop. Good display, good size, lightweight, starts up pretty quick. The touchpad is very large....but it is very unresponsive. I prefer to use a mouse. Windows 8 royally SUCKS and I am trying to...

Jan, 2013

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Great Laptop


Hate the OS but it's what it came with. Great value for the money.

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HDA / Sound Alive / SoundAlive / SoundAlive™
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3


Battery Capacity:48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):5.2
Battery performance:4400
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook


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

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:60 / 90


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7670M / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 7000
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7420G / AMD Radeon HD 7520G / AMD Radeon HD 7640G / No


Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 2 + 2 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 2 + 2 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
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
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA / Sound Alive / SoundAlive / SoundAlive™
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.2 x 10.6 x 1.39
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Infrared data port: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:N / Y
Cables included:AC
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled:No / Yes
AC adapter included:N / Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
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
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:00
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 / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:Y
TV out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:60 / 90


Chipset:AMD A70M
Compatible processor series:AMD A
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:AMD A70M
Number of processors supported:1
Processor:A4-4300M / A6-4400M / A8-4500M
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3 / 3.2
Processor cache:1 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:AMD A
Processor frequency:1.9 / 2.5 / 2.7
Processor Manufacturer:AMD
Processor model:A4-4300M / A6-4400M / A8-4500M
Processor socket:Socket FS1r2
Processor threads:2 / 4

Processor special features

Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):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® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington


Bundled software:S Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nPowerDVD\nSettings\nSupport Center\nSW Update\nRecovery
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Enterprise
Trial software:Norton Internet Security (60 days Trial), Norton Online Backup (30 days Trial)


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
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:1000 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.6 / 10.7 / 16.2
Depth (imperial):10.6
Height (imperial):1.39
Weight:6.15 / 6.17
Width:10.6 / 16.2
Width (imperial):16.2