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Samsung NP305U1A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 reviews of Samsung NP305U1A. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and size. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the battery.

performance, portability, usability, size, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung NP305U1A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of Samsung NP305U1A from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Comments about the screen and size are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good comments. There are some less positive comments about the reliability.

portability, performance, usability, size, screen


84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung 305U 11.6 inch Laptop - Silver (AMD E450 1.65GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)Samsung 305U 11.6 inch Laptop - Silver (AMD E450 1.65GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (

Samsung 305U1A-A02 review


Only suitable if you need a compact laptop; you can get better performance and battery life elsewhere

Apr, 2012

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Samsung 305U1A review


Netbooks have all but disappeared from store shelves, but one or two manufacturers have refused to give up on them just yet. Samsung's 305U1A is one such laptop, and it uses an AMD Fusion APU to power its diminutive 11.6in chassis.

Only suitable if you need a compact laptop; you can get better performance and battery life elsewhere

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (

Review Samsung 305U1A-A01DE Subnotebook


Long breath. Surfing on the Internet for 8:30 hours and sitting o

Long battery life; Bright, matt TFT; Low system noise; Good keyboard layout; Acceptable application performance; Fast hard disk; High-end looks

Instable base/unit; Wobbly hinges; Charge time of 4 hours; Few ports

There are equally priced 13.3 inch devices available among the low-priced subnotebooks: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E325 with AMD E-350 starts at €414.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

Samsung NP305U1A-A01UK


OK apart from the point below

There is always at least half a second delay in doing anything - eg opening a folder etc. I was like that from the start.

Feb, 2013

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Samsung NP305U1A-A01UK


very clear screen, well made, does everything a larger computer will do but with more convenience


Nov, 2012

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Samsung NP305U1A-A01UK


Size, weight and performance

Battery life max 3 hours not 8

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (

Battery Life is no where near 8.5 hrs


I bought this for my 8yr son, & it's fine for him to play his games on & it runs minecraft so thats a bonus, however the spec info regarding the battery life is no where near 8.5 hrs.

Sep, 2012

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Samsung NP305U1A-A01UK


very nice small laptop, very light and comfortable, working very well...

battery life up to 3 h

Jul, 2012

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Samsung NP305U1A-A01UK


very nice small laptop, very light and comfortable, working very well

battery life up to 3 h

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (

Samsung NP305U1A-A01UK


OK apart from the point below

There is always at least half a second delay in doing anything - eg opening a folder etc. I was like that from the start

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications


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


Battery Capacity:4000 / 4400
Battery life (max):3 / 8
Battery recharge time:3
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6


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


Energy Star certified: Yes


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


3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display diagonal:29.5
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6310 / AMD Radeon HD 6320 / Intel HD Graphics


Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Keyboard number of keys:80 / 81
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes


Internal Memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 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
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT / WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):277.6 x 196 x 27.5
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:AMD
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / 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

Packaging Data

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


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
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Volume Control:Digital


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


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):19
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066
Motherboard chipset:AMD A50M
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing Die size:81
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 1 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:AMD Dual-Core / AMD E / Intel Core i3-xxx
Processor frequency:1.33 / 1.6 / 1.65 / 1.66 / 2.53
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:AMD / Intel
Processor Model:E-300 / E-350 / E-450 / I3-380M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series
Processor Socket:PGA988
Processor threads:2 / 4
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
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:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:50178
Processor package size:rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


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


Bundled software:Easy Content Share\nEasy File Share\nEasy Migration\nEasy Partition Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nSamsung Support Center\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010 / Easy File Share, Easy Content Share, Easy Partition Manager, Easy Migration, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Samsung Support Center / File, OCR
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (imperial):19.6
Height :2.75
Height (front):2.31
Height (front) (imperial):2.29 / 2.31
Height (imperial):2.74
Height (rear):2.74 / 2.75
Height (rear) (imperial):2.74
Weight:1.21 / 1.22 / 1.23 / 2.66
Width:22.8 / 27.8
Width (imperial):27.7 / 27.8