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Samsung Series 3 NP300E4C-A01US 14-Inch Laptop (Blue Silver)

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  • Intel core_i3 Processor 2.4GHz
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 500GB Hard Drive
  • 14-Inch Screen
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Screen Size14 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor2.4 GHz Core i3-2370M
RAM6 GB DDR3
Hard Drive500 GB
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 3000
Chipset BrandIntel
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Brand NameSamsung
SeriesSeries 3
Item model numberNP300E4C-A01US
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Item Weight4.8 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H13 x 9 x 1.14 inches
Color Blue Silver
Processor BrandIntel
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi DL
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  
Additional Information
ASINB0082PZ06O
Best Sellers Rank #12,773 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6.4 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 3, 2012
  
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From students to social networking enthusiasts, home office to the kitchen table, the Samsung Series 3 laptop was designed to keep you connected, entertained, and looking stylish. Offering a seamless blend of style and capability, this model (NP300E4C-A01US) features a 14-inch high-def display, generous 500 GB hard drive, and 6 GB of installed RAM for excellent multitasking.

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At a Glance
NP300E4C-A01US
At a Glance:
  • 14-inch LED-backlit HD display

  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core i3-2370M dual-core processor

  • 500 Serial ATA hard drive

  • 6 GB installed RAM

  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000

  • DVD±RW Super Multi dual-layer drive

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0

  • HDMI output + VGA

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

  • See full specs below
At a Glance

It's powered by a second-generation Intel Core i3 dual-core processor, which provides breakthrough digital media management, content creation, and 3D gaming capabilities. Effortlessly move between applications with smart multitasking delivered by Intel Hyper-Threading Technology for a difference in your performance that you can truly see and feel.

It comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home operating system. You'll also experience new ways to deliver your best work with Office Starter 2010 (learn more below).

Stunning Slim Bezel Display

The screen on your PC is its gateway to wonder. With Samsung's slim bezel technology, you get more in a smaller footprint. By minimizing the bezel and maximizing the screen you have a highly portable PC without sacrificing screen size. From email to presentations, photos to videos, and everything in between, make your content come alive. More screen gives you more to love.

Exclusive Fast Start Technology

Don't be weighed down by wasted time, let your PC come alive when you need it. Your life happens on the go, you don't have time to wait for PC to shut down and power up. With Samsung's exclusive Fast Start technology, simply close the lid to enter a hybrid sleep mode. When you open the lid, you are up and running in less than 3 seconds.

PowerPlus Battery Technology

A battery designed for the long haul, the Samsung Powerplus technology gives you more years and more hours. This technology retains 80 percent of the original battery capacity for up to 1,000 charges. After 3 years of use you still have a battery that still works for you day in and day out. That's power when you need it.

Stylish Samsung Design

A stunning, subdued design that balances the work and play role of every notebook. The Samsung Series 3 15.6-inch features a brushed metal look exterior with brushed chrome trim. Look stylish wherever you use it.

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Stunning slim bezel.

Key Specifications

14-inch LED-backlit display (1366 x 768 pixels; 220-nit brightness)

2.4 GHz Intel Core i3-2370M dual-core processor (3 MB cache)

500 SATA hard drive

6 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (8 GB maximum)

Intel HD Graphics 3000 integrated graphics solution for everyday computing with support for Microsoft DirectX 11 games

8x multi-format CD/DVD±RW drive

0.3-megapixel webcam

Built-in stereo speakers with 3 watts of power (1.5W x 2) and SoundAlive enhancement

6-cell battery

Wireless & Networking

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks (requires Wireless-N router to optimize speed and range).
  • Next-generation Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity provides faster throughput while minimizing on power requirements. Backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as printers and cell phones.
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)

Connectivity & Expansion

  • 3 standard USB 2.0 ports
  • HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable.
  • VGA video output (analog, RGB)
  • Multi-format memory card slot (compatible with SD, SDHC, SDXC, and MMC media)
  • Microphone and headphone jacks
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What's in the Box

Series 3 laptop with 14-inch screen (model NP300E4C-A01US), AC adapter, rechargeable battery, operating instructions

Warranty

1-year limited warranty on parts and labor.

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Samsung Series 3 PC

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Solid, compact, crisp, beautiful.
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Overall, I'm very pleased and highly recommend this computer for anyone looking for a basic laptop to get the job done!
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79 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Eric Mars on August 29, 2012
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A few things to know in advance:
1) I'm a Mac person. My home network consists of a MacBookPro, MacBookAir, MacPro (2008), and MacMini.
2) I'm an advanced user on Mac OS, running Mountain Lion on all machines. Windows has always been a "company issued machine" environment for me.
3) I wanted a low cost Windows machine, other than my locked down work laptop, to learn the the system in depth, eventually Win 8, and how it interoperates with the Mac OS.

The 2 big problems, out of the box:
a. The trackpad, especially for Mac users who are used to butter, will drive you NUTS until you update the driver. It will sporadically ignore your touch-clicks until you update it.,
b. This IS a low-cost laptop. I expected a TN screen with poor viewing angles, and that's what you'll get, no changing that. (Fortunately it's a laptop, you just tilt the lid until you have an optimum viewing angle.) What I didn't expect was a washed out, somewhat bizarre screen calibration.

Here's the good news on these 2 issues:
a. You MUST update the trackpad driver. Once you do, it will work pretty much as a Mac user would expect, e.g. "like butter".
b. The Intel Graphics driver has color controls that Mac users would envy. Right click the desktop, dig in there, and play with Brightness, Saturation, Gamma, etc. until you are pleased. I lowered Brighness, upped Contrast, and increased Saturation a tad. That did the trick. The washed out screen is totally fixable. But I repeat, the narrow viewing angles are not, but you didn't cough up the dough for a top notch display, did you?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By sj on October 12, 2012
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A very nice and high quality unit at a hard to find and affordable price point. Runs like a top!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By staceyr on November 23, 2012
What was my situation? My youngest child was using my six year old laptop for school work and personal use. It had served us well, but simply... it got old. We had already planned to purchase a good laptop for graduation (a couple of years away), so we didn't want to spend too much right now. We just wanted something that would get through shool work (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and light personal use (web surfing, iTunes, photo editing with GIMP, etc.) for two or three years. I started reading reviews and went to a physical store to do some research. I found this laptop on a couple of websites and liked the specs and it was at the top end that I was willing to spend ($400). Finding the review by Eric Mars sealed the deal for me. I haven't owned a laptop with smaller than a 15.6" screen for a while, so the final thing was to check out how a 14" screen looked at a physical store. I liked it.

Initial impression: I wasn't too happy. Let me explain. I had read Eric's review about the touchpad. So after 1) installing virus software 2) getting rid of some of the pre-installed crapware (which there was very little of, I thought) I found the Samsung site with the drivers. I was disappointed when, after installing the touchpad driver, it didn't seem to work well at all. Then I remembered Eric's comment about doing it twice. That did the trick. Now it works great. The other negative initial impression was the speed. Honestly, I thought it was a bit of a dog. But after I did some more work (installed Windows updates, MS Office, GIMP, iTunes, etc. and defragged a time or two) I got a nice surprise. It really did seem pretty speedy.

Pros: 1) Memory. Sometimes I wish I had kept this little laptop for myself. But mine is currently only 18 months old and not too shabby itself.
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I purchased this computer on July 26th, 2012. It started running slow about seven months later. Took it in to have it checked and saw little improvement. The first week of August 2013 it began really dragging. Again took it in for checking. On August 28th, 2013 I was informed by the technician that the mother board had failed. Of course, the warranty had expired. After conversations with numerous agents at the repair facility, I was informed that they have been seeing this problem throughout their company's stores. The Samsung representative told me that they had no issues with this computer. Replacement of the mother board may be over $200 plus labor. So.... use your own judgment when considering the purchase this one.
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I ordered this computer for internet browsing, light school-work, and to run Quickbooks for my company. My other crashed unexpectedly, and I needed a very reasonably priced laptop quick. I chose this one, as it had the best specs out of the computers in my price range. I'm very happy with my decision.

Got the computer early (thanks Go4Computers). I removed some bloatware per other reviews, loaded up Quickbooks, and restored my company's back-up. Voila! Fantastic, zippy computer! Quickbooks opens very fast, processes quick, and internet surfing is speedy. Did make a minor color adjustment to the screen resolution, now the color is great!

I'm very glad I decided to buy a computer with Windows 7, instead of buying a similar computer with Windows 8 from a big box store. I've heard Windows 8 is difficult to use if you're not purchasing a touchscreen laptop. I was tempted, just to have a computer in my hands that day. I'm glad I didn't, because Windows 7 is like butter, and WELL worth the wait.

Overall, I'm very pleased and highly recommend this computer for anyone looking for a basic laptop to get the job done!
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