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Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch (NP540U3C)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 reviews of Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch (NP540U3C). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good comments.

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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 Series 5 UltraTouch (NP540U3C) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the reliability.

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

Feb, 2020

Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the design and battery. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the keyboard and screen are mixed. Some have doubts about the price.

portability, performance, usability, battery, design

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

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Series 5 NP540U3C

 

A smart, affordable 13-inch touchscreen ultrabook. What could be better?

Smart design and decent build quality, Outstanding keyboard, Cool & quiet

Screen very reflective, Iffy horizontal and vertical viewing angles, Touchscreen not that useful, Large premium for touchscreen

May, 2013

Expert review by : John McCann (techradar.com)

Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch review

 

The total Ultrabook package?

Good performance ; Responsive touchscreen ; Good usability ; Good image quality

Battery life ; Screen resolution could be better ; Some flex in lid

The Series 5 Ultra Touch feels like it could be a world-class laptop a lot of the time, but the rough edges mean that it ultimately falls short. It's still a solid option for home use, but it's not the one Ultrabook to rule them all that it could've been.

May, 2013

Expert review by : Karl Hodge (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung NP540U3C-A01UK review

 

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.

Balancing portability with power, the 13.3in Samsung NP540U3C-A01UK is a solid ultrabook that’s flexible enough for home use or on the road. Suitable for media playback and productivity, the price isn’t too bad either.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : James Lu (hardwarezone.com.sg)

Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch - The First Windows 8 Touchscreen Ultrabook

 

The 13.3-inch Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch is the first Ultrabook to be released with a multi-touch-enabled screen and Windows 8 Pro OS pre-installed. How does the Windows 8 Modern UI fare on a traditional clamshell notebook form-factor? We find out.

Great battery life; Touchscreen; Good keyboard

Heavier than most 13.3-inch Ultrabooks; Touchscreen not ideal with clamshell form factor; No clickpad

Oct, 2012

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 : 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 : 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

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