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Samsung NP300E5A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 312 reviews of Samsung NP300E5A. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and usability. The screen and portability also get good opinions. Many are negative about the connectivity and reliability. Reviews are divided on the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung NP300E5A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Samsung NP300E5A from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the keyboard and screen. The performance and price are also appreciated.

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This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 3 300E5A 15.6 inch Laptop - (Silver) (Intel Core i3 2350M 2.3GHz, 6GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 ProfesSamsung Series 3 300E5A 15.6 inch Laptop - (Silver) (Intel Core i3 2350M 2.3GHz, 6GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Profes

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung NP300E5A


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung NP300E5A from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Samsung Series 3 NP300E5A


At under £400, with an attractive design, ribbed lid and matt 15.6in screen, is this the ultimate budget laptop?

Great value for the specs, Excellent keyboard and touchpad, Decent build quality

Mediocre screen, No USB 3.0

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : What Laptop (

Samsung Series 3 NP300E5A review


As good as it gets for the price

Good processing power ; Battery life ; Stylish design ; Good portability

Stiff keyboard ; Flex in chassis ; Graphics power

The Samsung Series 3 laptop is a capable machine that is ideal for people who want to do the basics of home computing, without spending silly money.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (

Samsung NP300E5A-A01DX review


The touchpad is large and comfortable, and the keyboard is pleasant to type on. It isn't the best, but it is very usable and we had no complaints.

The Samsung Series 3 300E5A is a relatively inexpensive laptop and its price ought to mean a fair few cut corners. In fact, Samsung has made cuts in appropriate places except where the screen is concerned and even that will be fine if your needs don’t...

Aug, 2012

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Samsung 300E5A review


Samsung's latest entry-level laptop might not look all that different if you're familiar with the other models in its line-up – the 3 series uses an almost identical chassis to the older RV-series laptops we looked at last year, with a few minor tweaks...

This entry-level laptop is a competent all-rounder at a good price

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (

Samsung 300E5A-A01 review


This entry-level laptop is a competent all-rounder at a good price

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Simon Crisp (

Samsung Series 3 NP300E5A 15in notebook


Review Samsung's NP300E5A-A01DX is the Core i3 model in its Series 3 family of notebooks and is priced accordingly, at around £400. Unashamedly aimed at the cost conscious end of market it has plenty of company including Acer's Aspire 5749 [1] that Reg...

Budget, eye-catching Core i3 15in notebook with matt finish display.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Samsung NP300E5A-A01UB


If your budget is severely restricted to very inexpensive laptops, then the Samsung NP300E5A-A01UB is certainly worth a gander.

Very affordable. Core i3 processor included. 640GB of storage. Wireless Display 2.0 onboard. Very lightweight. Good battery life.

Conservative design. Loud mouse buttons.

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Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (

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Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Till Schönborn (

Review Samsung 300E5A-S01 Notebook


Is a little more OK? The Samsung 300E5A wants to stand out with h

Very long battery runtimes; Dedicated Nvidia graphics card; Good application performance; Matt screen surface; Low temperature development

No USB 3.0; High power consumption and slight throttling; Inferior TN screen with poor illumination

Classic Office notebooks, such as the Asus Pro P53E or the Samsung E3520, score with their low price and at the same time good application performance. Users who need higher reserves in the 3D field could be attracted by models like the Dell Vostro...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Digit Laptops (

Samsung Series 3 NP300E5A-A0AIN


Samsung Series 3 NP300E5A-A0AIN is a notebook featuring a 15.6 inch High-Definition LED glare display with 1366x768 pixels resolution and Intel HD graphics solution. It supports 2GB DDR3 RAM and 500GB hard disk that gives you ample storage for all your...

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HD, SoundAlive / HD, SRS 3D / HDA / SoundAlive
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5 / 2 / 3


Battery Capacity:4400 / 48 / 4800
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47 / 48 / 60
Battery life (max):4 / 4.5 / 4.6 / 5.5 / 5.6 / 6 / 7
Battery recharge time:3
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No


Certification:TCO / TCO 3.0 / WEEE
Energy Star certified:No / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: No
Wi-Fi certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / Blue, Silver / Pink / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic / Plastic / Polycarbonate
Product colour:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / Blue, Silver / Pink / Silver
Product Type:Notebook


3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220 / 300
Display diagonal:35.6 / 38.1 / 39.6 / 40
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: No
HD type: No
LED Backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen: No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 1 / 1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7670M / No / NVIDIA GeForce 315M / Nvidia GeForce GT 520M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / No
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:101 / 103 / 104 / 87
Number of hot keys:103
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes


Internal Memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1


3G: No
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G standards:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS / 4.0
Built-in Wi-Fi switch: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network connection type:RJ-45
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 802.11b, 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 topology:Gigabit Ethernet
SIM card support: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150 / 300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60

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:10
CD-RW write speed:24
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:2.4 / 4
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
Labelflash: No
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other features

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:HD / HD, SoundAlive / HD, SRS 3D / HDA / SoundAlive
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Cover material:PVC
Dimensions (WxDxH):366.9 x 240 x 29.9 / 367.9 x 243 x 33 / 367.9 x 243 x 33.2 / 367.9 x 243 x 34.9 / 368 x 243 x 33
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / ATI, NVIDIA / Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
GSM module: No
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password: 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
Number of Speakers:2
NVIDIA Optimus technology: Yes
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Volume Control:Digital
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:2.3 / 2.34
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / Wireless LAN

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:N
Cables included:AC / Y
Handheld remote control:N
Mouse included:N
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC / Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Package depth:29.9 / 49.9
Package dimensions (WxDxH):299 x 499 x 94 / 499 x 299 x 94
Package height:9.4
Package weight:3.29 / 3.49
Package width:29.9
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Electronic compass: No
GPS (satellite): No
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
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 / Yes
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Volume Control:Digital


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40 / 60 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 / Intel HM65 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 2x16, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:3 / 3.1
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / L3, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Pentium Dual-Core / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:1.5 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:B800 / B940 / B950 / B960 / I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I5-3210M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor B800 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:J1 / L1 / Q0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 100C / 105 / 85 / 85C ; 100C

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N / Y
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
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: 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:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:53434 / 53438 / 53450 / 53452 / 55626 / 55627 / 59570 / 59836 / 65708 / B940 / B950 / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M
Processor code:SR04J / SR04S / SR04W / SR04Z / SR07V / SR0DN / SR0N0
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B) / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


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


Bundled software:1100 x 400 x 400 / 88 x 127 x 88 / Easy Partition Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, WildTangent Game Console, Windows Live, Norton Online Backup (30-day Trial), Skype, Cyberlink Media Suite, Easy Migration, Easy Settings / Easy Partition Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, WildTangent Game, Console, Windows Live, Skype, Cyberlink Media Suite, \nControl Center, Easy Migration / Easy Partition Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nWildTangent Game Console\nWindows Live\nNorton Online Backup\nSkype\nCyberlink Media Suite\nControl Center\nEasy Migration / Fast Start, Easy Display Manager,\nMovie Color Enhancer, Easy Battery Manager,\nEasy Network Manager, Easy Speedup Manager, Wi-Fi Manager, Battery Life Extender, Sleep-and-Charge USB, Easy File Share, Samsung Easy Migration, Easy Partition Manager\n / Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Microsoft Office Starter 2010\nEasy File share\nCyberlink Media Suite\nEasy Settings\nSoftware Launcher\nEasy Software Manager\nEasy Support Center / PJ Tracey / ROHS, \nWEEE / Samsung Recovery Solution\nEasy Partition Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nSamsung Support Center\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010 \nWildTangent Game Console \nWindows Live\nCyberlink Media Suite \nControl Center\nEasy Migration / Window XP/ 2000/ ME/ 98SE\nMac 9.x / •Acer LANScope \n•Norton AntiVirus (90 days trial) \n•Acer Desktop Management \n•Personal Setting Migration
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security (60 days trial) / Norton Internet Security (60-day Trial) / Norton Internet Security (60-day) / Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup / Norton Online Backup / Norton Online Backup, Norton Internet Security


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5200 / 5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.4 / 24 / 24.3 / 36.8
Depth (imperial):24.1 / 24.3
Height :3.27 / 3.3 / 3.32
Height (front):2.7 / 2.71 / 2.72 / 2.76 / 2.9 / 2.99 / 3 / 3.26
Height (front) (imperial):2.69 / 2.72 / 2.74 / 2.9 / 3.25
Height (imperial):3.3
Height (rear):3 / 3.16 / 3.3 / 3.32 / 3.49
Height (rear) (imperial):3.28 / 3.3 / 3.48
Weight:1.42 / 2 / 2.25 / 2.3 / 2.34 / 2.45
Width:24.3 / 33.6 / 36.7 / 36.8 / 37
Width (imperial):36.6 / 36.8