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Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch (NP540U3C)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 233 reviews of Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch (NP540U3C). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The portability and usability are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch (NP540U3C) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch (NP540U3C)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch (NP540U3C) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the size and design are overall positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

portability, performance, usability, design, size

reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung 540U3C 13.3-inch Touchscreen Laptop (Titan Silver) - (Intel Core i3 3217U 1.80GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, IntegrSamsung 540U3C 13.3-inch Touchscreen Laptop (Titan Silver) - (Intel Core i3 3217U 1.80GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integr

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch (NP540U3C)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch (NP540U3C) 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. Views about the design and battery are on the whole positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. The keyboard and screen get mixed comments, while many are less positive about the price.

portability, performance, usability, battery, design

price

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Ultrabook NP540U3C-A02UB 13.3" Touch-Screen Laptop, 4GB Memory, 500GB HDD + 24GB ExpressCache, SilverSamsung Ultrabook NP540U3C-A02UB 13.3" Touch-Screen Laptop, 4GB Memory, 500GB HDD + 24GB ExpressCache, Silver

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Moser (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung 540U3C Ultrabook

 

That special touch. The Samsung Series 5 540U3C is the successor

Good mobility; Lightweight and compact dimensions; Bright touchscreen; Operating elements; Maintenance-friendly

Display hinges; Contrast and black values

The Samsung 540U3C has its own predecessor, the Samsung 530U3C, to compete with. But since the current price of the latter lies only about 70 Euros (~$91) beneath the new version, the pros of this review device prevail, for example the SSD and the...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Daniel Perez (ubergizmo.com)

Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch Review (13.3″)

 

Updated Mar. 8, 2013 @ 11:03 a.m. ET: We noticed an number of our benchmark tests were a little funny, so we ran them again and found there was a big enough difference to change our opinion of the UltraTouch […]

The price of the Series 5 UltraTouch might entice those of you who are curious to try an ultrabook equipped with a touchscreen as its $849.99 price tag is certainly lower than competing touchscreen ultrabooks, which typically range closer to $1,000....

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung Series 5 530U3C-A01DE Ultrabook

 

Ultrabook update. We reviewed the Samsung Series 5 530U3B-A01DE in mid-March 2012. The ultrabook has now been revised to feature an Intel Ivy Bridge dual-core processor. Virtually everything else, including the manufacturer's suggested retail price...

Elegant design, USB 3.0 and HDMI, Matte screen, Good brightness & illumination, Easy maintenance, Application performance, Battery life, The increased application and graphics performance, the matte screen and the ultrabook’s seemingly timeless design

VGA adapter no longer included, Screen’s limited opening angle, Contrast and high black value, No Turbo during load, No full-blown solid state drive, Increased temperature rates, A better contrast and Turbo Boost of the installed ULV CPU or a more...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch Review

 

With the Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch you've got one of the companies most solid deliveries of an Ultrabook-level computer upgraded with Windows 8 and a full 10-point touch display. With this notebook you're going to be working with 3rd Gen Intel Core...

With the Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch you’ve got an Ultrabook that’s ready to be your best buddy in college, your friendly office companion, or your coffee shop cohort. While the Samsung notebook line doesn’t hold quite the “cool” factor their...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch review: a solid, if slightly overpriced, mid-range Ultrabook

 

The Series 5 UltraTouch is a solid mid-range Windows 8 Ultrabook, with decent battery life, a responsive touchscreen and a tasteful design. If you wanted, though, you could get the same specs for less money.

Decent battery life for a touch system ; Attractive design ; Narrow bezels, responsive touchscreen ; Comfortable keyboard

Some touchpad issues ; Heavy, even for a touchscreen Ultrabook ; Other laptops offer the same or better specs for less money

It'll be easier for us to name the best mid-range Ultrabook once we've tested a few more, but for now we can confidently say the Series 5 UltraTouch offers a comfortable typing experience, attractive design and battery life that isn't great , per se,...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch review:

 

Windows 8 touch-screen laptops to date have largely fallen into two categories -- really high-end systems, from $1,200 to $1,600 or more, with slim, sexy designs; or else entry-level models that cram in a touch screen, but at the expense of design,...

With a slim, sturdy design and a powerful mainstream CPU, the touch-enabled Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch is a great sub-$900 13-inch Windows 8 machine.

Good thing it has a touch screen, because the touch pad is a bit jumpy. Performance is slower than that of similar Core i5 laptops.

Samsung's midprice Series 5 UltraTouch looks and feels like a more expensive machine, but keeps it simple by skipping the complex hybrid mechanics of so many new Windows 8 systems.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch NP540U3C-A01UB

 

The Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch NP540U3C-A01UB is a solid touch-enabled ultrabook with decent performance and battery life.

Touch screen and Windows 8. Large 500GB hard drive with 24GB flash cache. Sturdy hinge.

VGA output requires adapter dongle. No keyboard backlight. Flat sound from speakers.

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Jan, 2013

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch 13-inch

 

Touch-screen Windows 8 notebooks are going mainstream, and Samsung hopes to tap into the trend with its Series 5 UltraTouch NP540U3C. This sleek 13.3-inch Ultrabook features a powerful Core i5 processor and 32GB of ExpressCache paired with a 500GB hard...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Steve B. (dreamwarecomputers.com)

Samsung Series 5 NP540U3C Ultrabook

 

When in the market for a laptop, there are a greater number of factors to shop for than when browsing for a desktop. Granted, you can upgrade a laptop – but only to a certain extent. Unlike a desktop, which is entirely upgradable, it is critical you...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: PCStats (pcstats.com)

Samsung 5-Series NP540U3C-A01 13.3-inch Ultrabook Notebook Review

 

Samsung's 5-Series NP540U3C-A01 Ultrabook is the first touch screen laptop to cross PCSTATS test bench with Windows 8 installed. Our first impressions of this new touch screen interface are positive...

May, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD / 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:2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:45 / 52
Battery capacity (Watt hours):45 / 52
Battery life (max):6.7 / 7.5
Battery performance:6100 / 6890
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 800
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:TCO3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Metallic / Silver / Titanium
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:13 / 13.3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:40 / 60

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Built-in touchpad: Yes
Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:80 / 81
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 32 / 4 / 6 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N
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 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD / HDA / SoundAlive
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.4 x 8.62 x 0.783
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
GSM module: No
HD-Ready: Yes
Indication light: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Supported hard disk drive interfaces:Serial ATA II
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

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

Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N / No
Start-up time:20
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / 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 connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Line-in: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
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:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
USB port:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:40 / 60

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 17 / 18 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
L3 cache:4
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-3217U / I5-2537M / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U
Processor boost frequency:2.3 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-3217U / I5-2537M / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100 C / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: 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 HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:54619 / 65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 72055
Processor code:SR03W / SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:S Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nEvernote\nMicrosoft Office de prueba\nSettings\nCentro de soporte\nSoftware de actualización / 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 Pro
Pre-installed software:S Player S Gallery S Camera PowerDVD Settings Support Center SW Update Recovery
Trial software:Norton Internet Security (60 days Trial) Norton Online Backup (30 days Trial / Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:24
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:Serial ATA II
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:24
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:24 / 500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 24
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA II
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA II
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 500 / 524

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.783 / 8.58 / 8.62 / 9
Depth (imperial):8.62
Height:8.62
Height (front):0.587 / 0.654 / 0.661 / 0.669 / 1
Height (front) (imperial):0.65
Height (rear):0.693 / 0.78 / 0.783 / 0.787 / 1
Height (rear) (imperial):0.78
Weight:3.62 / 3.7 / 3.73 / 3.75 / 4
Width:12.4 / 13
Width (imperial):12.4