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Samsung Series 3 NP305E5A-A06US 15.6-Inch Laptop (Blue Silver)

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  • AMD Quad-Core A6-3420M 1.5GHz
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 750GB Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor1.5 GHz A-Series Quad-Core A6-3420M
RAM6 GB DDR3
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive750 GB
Graphics CoprocessorAMD Radeon 6520G Graphics
Chipset BrandAMD
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Brand NameSamsung
SeriesSeries 3
Item model numberNP305E5A-A06US
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Item Weight5.1 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H14.40 x 9.50 x 1.37 inches
Color Blue Silver
Processor BrandAMD
Processor Count4
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi DL
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
  
Additional Information
ASINB0082PZ0EG
Best Sellers Rank #10,795 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7 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 (NP305E5A-A06US) features a 15.6-inch high-def display, generous 750 GB hard drive, and 6 GB of installed RAM for excellent multitasking.

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15.6-inch display maximized with Samsung's slim bezel technology (view larger).

 

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At a Glance
NP305E5A-A06US
At a Glance:
  • 15.6-inch LED-backlit HD display

  • 1.5 GHz AMD A6-3420M quad-core processor

  • 750 Serial ATA hard drive

  • 6 GB installed RAM

  • AMD Radeon HD 6520G graphics

  • 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 the 1.5 GHz AMD A6-3420M quad-core Accelerated Processor, which provides a turbo boost of power up to 2.4 GHz when you need it the most thanks to AMD Turbo CORE Technology. It also offers integrated AMD Radeon HD 6520G graphics with support for DirectX 11 for fast, vivid visuals.

It comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 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.

Powerful Quad-Core Accelerated Processing

The 1.5 GHz AMD quad-core A6-3420M Accelerated Processor combines a CPU and a graphics processing unit (GPU) on a single chip, helping to accelerate daily applications while also delivering lower power consumption. The APU can quickly offload demanding tasks and applications from your CPU to the GPU, enabling you to do more with your computer in less time. You'll also get an extra boost of performance (up to 2.4 GHz of power) for those demanding calculations--or graphics-heavy tasks, right when you need it and greater power efficiency when you don't--thanks to AMD Turbo CORE Technology.

It also offers ATI Radeon HD 6520G discrete-class graphics with support for DirectX 11 for fast, vivid visuals with HDMI output so you can connect to an HDTV. And you'll be more productive away from the electrical outlet with AMD AllDay Power extended battery performance.

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

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

1.5 GHz AMD A6-3420M quad-core accelerated processor (2.4 GHz with AMD Turbo Core Technology; 4 MB cache)

750 SATA hard drive

6 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (8 GB maximum)

AMD Radeon HD 6520G graphics (supports Microsoft DirectX 11)

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

Up to 5.1 hours of battery life (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 15.6-inch screen (model NP305E5A-A06US), 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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I like it a lot it's well made and pretty fast.
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Worked so flawlessly I wanted to keep it for myself.
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Upon opening it up there were several glitches.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By paz_morada on October 5, 2012
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Purchased for a fourteen year old girl for her birthday. I had given her a Dell netbook a few months earlier and needed to atone for that sin. I unloaded unwanted software and installed the Office and antivirus programs i had spare licenses for, tested same. Created backup of fully loaded system prior to deployment (her birthday). Worked so flawlessly I wanted to keep it for myself. Looks good inside and out. Recipient extremely happy. For her diet of homework, Facebook and Maple Story it may be too much computer, but after the netbook fiasco the power surplus was greatly appreciated. May still get one for myself.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Super on October 1, 2012
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I bought this notebook for my daughter for her first year of college - her key criteria were a good display and a large hard drive. To that I added: a relatively fast machine (higher RAM) and a relatively newer processor. This combination requirement was well satisfied by this laptop- further, it had a full size keyboard, including a separate num pad (lacked by equally priced HP and Dell laptops.

The sleek, dual-colour design and the depiction of the screen nudged it over a competing Lenovo machine, which had similar specs and was available for the same price.

I set up the machine for her and I was very satisfied with the workhorse nature of the machine - the keys are solid and one can learn to touch-type on it pretty fast. The processor is fast enough and there are no "hangs" while playing movies. Sound quality on the native speakers could have been better. The machine comes with some Samsung utilities pre-loaded but not a whole lot of bloatware or junk.

I did not test out any video resource hungry games on it - given that my daughter doesn't play any of those!

Bottomline: Highly recommended for daily, standard use and media playing
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marie Anne on October 2, 2012
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the computer is nice. my son says. but the adapter broke, after 5 weeks. Samsung Customer Service says send in the whole computer, let them check it out, and then fix what needs to be fixed. Not really convenient, and a great deterrent of using the warranty service. so, bit the bullet and paid for new adapter cable myself.
generally, laptop adapters do break down relatively fast/often, and I always have a number of them around, and in different locations, so that I cut out excessive wear and tear on those fragile adapters. I have seen them get extremely hot and have meltdown after 2 weeks. But for this one, proprietary to samsung, to break down within such a short amount of time is not encouraging. (looks to the untrained eye that bad soldering was the problem.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Katrish on September 28, 2012
I just got this yesterday from best buy where I bought it for 399.99. I like it a lot it's well made and pretty fast. The only thing that im a little worried about is the heat that comes out of the fan but its not that big of a problem for me.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bill Bowen on July 30, 2012
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This laptop is light, has the 16 GB SSHD plus the standard HD and is easy to use. I Like the Number pad on the right of the keyboard and the touch of the keyboard. Samsung has a good product with this one.
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