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Samsung Ativ Book 5 / NP530U3C / NP540U3C

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Overall 9
8.5

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

PCStats
9 May 2013
  • Summary: 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...
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Samsung Series 5 13.3" Touch Screen Intel Core i5/8GB/128GB SSD Ultrabook Review (NP540U3C-A01CA)

ModSynergy
26 February 2013
  • Conclusion: Apparently I've stated that there are quite a few faults with the Ultrabook, but at the same time, it didn't have anything catastrophically wrong that compromised the experience, other than the poor performing SanDisk U100 Solid State Drive it came with, though it still ends up being quicker than a normal spinning hard drive in most cases. The only other real attribute that makes this Ultrabook stand apart from others is the touch screen.
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch NP540U3C-A01UB

PC Magazine
11 January 2013
  • Conclusion: The Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch NP540U3C-A01UB is a solid touch-enabled ultrabook with decent performance and battery life.
  • Pros: Touch screen and Windows 8. Large 500GB hard drive with 24GB flash cache. Sturdy hinge.
  • Cons: VGA output requires adapter dongle. No keyboard backlight. Flat sound from speakers.
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Overall 8
8.3
Performance 10
9.5
Battery performance 9
9.0
Display 7
7.3
Weight 9
9.1
Noise 9
8.8
Gaming performance 7
6.9
Connectivity 7
7.0
Keyboard 9
8.7
Temperature 8
8.4

Review Samsung 540U3C Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
7 January 2013
  • Summary: That special touch. The Samsung Series 5 540U3C is the successor to its forefather, the 530U3C. On the outside, the two notebooks look as similar as a pair of eggs; but in terms of the technological innards, Samsung has jazzed up the compact subnotebook with Windows 8 and a touchscreen -- and they've affixed an asking price of 1000 Euros (~$1320). Are the new alterations worth the steep 200 Euros (~$261) price jump?
  • Pros: Good mobility, Lightweight and compact dimensions, Bright touchscreen, Operating elements, Maintenance-friendly, The brushed aluminum surfaces and the attractive inner values like the bright touchscreen.
  • Cons: Display hinges, Contrast and black values, For a street price of a whole 1000 Euros (~$1320), more than one of the three USB ports should be of the USB 3.0 variety. The display could have better contrast and black values. Also, since we are dealing with a high-mobility device, a Kensington Lock would be desirable.
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Overall 8
8.2
Performance 9
9.2
Battery performance 9
8.8
Display 7
7.2
Weight 9
9.2
Noise 9
9.1
Gaming performance 7
6.7
Connectivity 7
7.4
Keyboard 9
8.7
Temperature 7
7.4

Review Samsung Series 5 530U3C-A01DE Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
29 June 2012
  • Summary: 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 (MSRP) of 799 Euro ($999 USD), remains unchanged. In this review, we will examine exactly what has changed and who would benefit from the revision.
  • Pros: 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.
  • Cons: 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 efficient cooling management that can cope with the components’ performance and waste heat.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

PC Advisor
2 August 2013
  • Excerpt: The Samsung NP540U3C is a small, stylish ultrabook that ships with Windows 8 . Part of Samsung’s Series 5 range, it’s worth diving in straight away to discuss one of its main attraction, a touchscreen.
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Series 5 NP540U3C

Trusted Reviews
9 May 2013
  • Summary: A smart, affordable 13-inch touchscreen ultrabook. What could be better?
  • Pros: Smart design and decent build quality, Outstanding keyboard, Cool & quiet
  • Cons: Screen very reflective, Iffy horizontal and vertical viewing angles, Touchscreen not that useful, Large premium for touchscreen
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Expert Review

Naaptol
18 February 2013
  • Conclusion: Overall, blessed with horde of intuitive and awe-inspiring features, the Samsung NP540U3C-A01IN laptop is a one of a kind device that fulfills all your personal and professional needs! Just touch its display screen and navigate through whatever you wish to!
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Samsung Series 5 Ultra NP 540U3C

TechSmart
12 December 2012
  • Conclusion: In short, the Samsung Ultra Series 5 is actually a pretty good ultrabook, despite its middling screen and one particularly disappointing omission from its feature set (backlit keyboard, we’re looking at you). It has its notable up sides – such as very good performance, a fine keyboard and superb audio. However, users’ enjoyment factor of the device is going to largely depend on their response to Windows 8, as Microsoft’s newest OS is stamped all over the device.
  • Pros: Excellent build, Beautiful design, Comfortable keyboard, Superb sound
  • Cons: No keyboard backlighting, Middling screen, Poor viewing angles, Bloatware and Windows 8 idiosyncrasies
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Overall 7
7.0

Ultrabook™ Samsung (NP530U3C-A09MX)

parentesis.com
23 July 2013
  • Conclusion: Esta Ultrabook™ con pantalla de 13.3 pulgadas es una excelente herramienta de trabajo y una muy buena opción si estás buscando un equipo con la potencia suficiente para desempeñar el trabajo del todos los días, con buen diseño y varios puertos de conexión.
  • Pros: El procesador y memoria RAM la hacen una buena herramienta de trabajo que te permite correr varios programas sencillos al mismo tiempo.
  • Cons: Para ser una Ultrabook™ no es tan delgada como otras.
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