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Samsung Series 5 NP500P4C-S02US 14-Inch Laptop

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  • Intel Core i5 3210M 2.50 GHz
  • 4 GB DDR3
  • 500 GB HDD
  • 14.0-Inch Screen
  • Windows 8
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Product Information

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Screen Size14 inches
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor2.5 GHz Core i5-3210M
RAM4 GB DDR3
Hard Drive500 GB
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIAGeForce GT 630M Graphics
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand NameSamsung
SeriesXidan
Item model numberNP500P4C-S02US
Operating SystemWindows 8
Item Weight5 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H13 x 1.04 x 9.10 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  
Additional Information
ASINB009LL9V6S
Best Sellers Rank #11,755 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.4 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 12, 2012
  
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Amazon.com Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
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Product Description

Offering top-of-the-line entertainment features, this Samsung Series 5 500P4C 14-inch laptop (model NP500P4C-S02US) includes third-generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor ("Ivy Bridge"), NVIDIA graphics with Optimus technology, and JBL audio speakers to provide a home theater experience in a mobile PC. Intelligently design to maximize usability, this Series 5 500P4C laptop features tilting legs for comfortable use wherever you roam.

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At a Glance
NP500P4C-S02US
At a Glance:
  • 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-3210M dual-core processor

  • 500 Serial ATA hard drive

  • 4 GB installed RAM

  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M graphics (1 GB)

  • DVD±RW Super Multi dual-layer drive

  • Built in JBL Speakers

  • HDMI output + VGA

  • Microsoft Windows 8

  • See full specs below
At a Glance

It's powered by a third-generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor ("Ivy Bridge"), which provides breakthrough digital media management, content creation, and 3D gaming capabilities. Enjoy the thrill of an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel Turbo Boost Technology for a boost in your performance that you can truly see and feel.

With this Series 5 laptop's JBL stereo speakers, you'll enjoy clear, rich sound, deep bass and great tone articulation--making it an ideal choice for music lovers and video enthusiasts. SoundAlive technology adds to this premium experience by offering virtual 3D sound, further enhancing the overall sound quality and enabling you to switch between various modes (such as movie mode and music mode) to optimize sound quality for different usage.

It includes two super-speed USB 3.0 ports--the latest development in USB data transfer technology. Perfect for transferring and retrieving large files between your PC and an external hard drive or digital camera, USB 3.0 offers the speediest, most efficient way get what you need from external devices. (It also has one standard USB 2.0 port, plus USB 3.0 is backward compatible.)

Other features include a ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a 1.3-megapixel HD webcam integrated into the bezel, and a 4-in-1 SD memory card slot.

It comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 8 (64 bit).

An Outstanding Sensory Experience

Enjoy high quality surround sound. The built-in JBL speakers provide the perfect entertainment experience with clearer, richer sound, deeper bass and greater tone articulation. And with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M technology get superior graphics performance on multimedia applications, including photo and video editing. Additionally, NVIDIA Optimus technology automatically optimizes your system's processing while maintaining the graphics performance you expect--completely, seamlessly and transparently--whether you're watching an HD movie, surfing the web or playing a game.

Built for Speed

The third-generation Intel Core i5 processor delivers top-of-the-line adaptable speed and responsiveness making it your ideal choice for visibly smart performance. Intel's Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 maximizes speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload--providing more performance when you need it the most. And Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking.

A Better Screen for a Better Experience

Enjoy a maximum screen in a minimum form factor. The slim bezel design allows us to give you the same size screen in a smaller, sleeker chassis. You can create presentations, email, edit photos and watch videos in all their big, beautiful glory, without sacrificing a thing.

Convenience, Comfort, and Consumption

The Series 5 500P4C laptop come with features such as tiled legs that allow comfort when you type and view. Access EasyShare easily with one button and effortlessly share files with friends and colleagues. Be efficient with power consumption. Set the time for auto shut off using auto button, and quickly turn off LCD with LCD button when you want to just listen to music.

Key Specifications

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

2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-3210M dual-core processor (3.1 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 3 MB L3 cache)

500 SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)

4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz, 8 GB maximum)

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M graphics with 1 GB of video RAM and support for Microsoft DirectX 11 games.

8x multi-format CD/DVD±RW drive

1.3-megapixel HD webcam

Built-in JBL stereo speakers with SoundAlive enhancement

Up to 6.6 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

  • 2 USB 3.0 port for ultra-fast data transfer (with USB Sleep and Charge) offering up to 10x the speed of USB 2.0 (and is backward compatible with your USB 2.0 peripherals). Download a 25 GB HD movie in just 70 seconds.
  • 1 USB 2.0 port
  • 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 5 laptop with 14-inch screen (model NP500P4C-S02US), AC adapter, rechargeable battery, operating instructions

Warranty

1-year limited warranty on parts and labor.




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The keyboard feels very nice, very comfortable to type on.
J.
I know the charger works and it's surely an electrical problem inside or something got loose inside.
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I will probably update this review when problem arouses, but I hardly doubt that I will do so.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. on February 25, 2013
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On the windows experience index the specs are:
Processor : 7.1
Memory : 5.9 ( I upgraded it to 8 gb ram now it's 7.5)
Graphics: 4.8
Gaming Graphics: 6.5
Primary hard disk: 5.9

I had this laptop for about a week now, and I gotta say I love it. It's very fast. I usually don't game that much, the only game that I play is "league of legends" and this laptop can handle it very well. I play on all high settings and still get 60fps. The keyboard feels very nice, very comfortable to type on.
The speakers are amazing! It's very loud when you put it on max. Speakers are also very clear.
I'm a new user to windows 8, and honestly windows 8 isn't really that bad. It only takes a couple of days to get used to. I tried testing out how long the battery would last. The battery lasted for about 4 hours when I had the brightness at max settings while streaming videos. The computer fan's quiet, it doesn't get that loud. Overall, I love this product.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By John Tran on March 9, 2013
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I opened this computer's package on March 5th, 2013, and it's been around 4 days since then, so I have been able to review this computer from its beginning to the end of its first four days. Please keep in mind that college student is reviewing this and likes to play games (not first person shooters, though) when he has free time. Any updates have the form YYYY/MM/DD.

*~The basic specs, which I think are important, are:

1. Intel i5 3210 2.50Ghz processor (a fantastic 3rd gen i5 processor at this time)

2. 4 GB RAM (I'm pretty sure that it's a DDR3, assuming that it's one stick)

3. 64bit with Win 8 (I don't mind Windows 8, but I'll list out its points later; the points I made are irrelevant to the laptop as a whole, since it's just the operating system and not about the laptop itself)
4. Integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics card (Intel has come far in its integrated processors)

5. Dedicated Nvidia GeForce 630M graphics card (this is what stands out for being $500; such a great deal. It's not that much better than the Intel HD 4000 graphics (I looked up video card reviews), but it's nice to have a graphics card with a processor dedicated to it.

6. Four USB ports (two of which are 3.0 USB)

7. A headphone/microphone jack (the only con to this computer in my opinion; I rather have separate jacks but can't wish for everything).

8. 5400 RPM hard drive (the "bottleneck" as one reviewer describes; will explain this later).

9. Fan on the leftside (it does a little hot when you game, but it's not alarming; personally, I like this better than having it on bottom, but lefties should be wary if they can tolerate this type of thing).

10.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Garry on January 31, 2013
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***Update: Amazon and samsung have both changed the spec pages on this laptop to correct the error. After using the laptop, I found it to be very capable laptop. I play starcraft II on high setting just fine. The speakers are very load and very clear. The laptop does get hot during gaming, so keep it on a desk or table. The only problem I had, besides the original specs, was the slowness of loading programs and starting up. This was solved by installing an ssd. The samsung model I purchased had a cable the plugs into a usb port. There is software included to image the drive, but this laptop already has it on it. It could not be easier and the hard drive is easy to access on the bottom of the laptop. It was a night and day difference, I highly recommend the upgrade.

First off, there is no back-lit keyboard. There are settings for it, but it is not there. The plug is on the motherboard, but nothing is plugged into it. Also there is no sub woofer as mentioned in the specs. Samsung has the same errors on their site, so I don't know who to blame. Anyone who purchased this laptop, I feel bad, because you were lied too. I will be sending this back as soon as possible. Its a shame, because it seems like it would be such a nice laptop.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By JP on March 1, 2013
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Just a few first impressions after spending a couple hours setting up this laptop.

1. The laptop that arrived was white, not gray as shown in the pictures. Not a big deal but some people might be put off by it.

2. **Uninstall 'Intellimemory'** - While I was removing all the typical bloatware I noticed that RAM utilization was around 95%. Almost the entire 4GB was being used but barely 1GB of programs were using memory. Odd. Uninstalling 'Intellimemory' freed up all of the RAM and the computer runs much, much faster. I can't stress how important this is. This laptop is almost unusable with 'Intellimemory' installed....why would they do this??

3. The processor (Ivy Bridge i5) and RAM (DDR3 1600mhz) is above average for a $500 laptop but everything else is what you would expect at this price level. The display has nice colors but suffers from the 768p resolution and poor viewing angles that most laptops share today.

4. It is a very nice looking laptop. Not too heavy, not too thick, attractive looking.

5. Installing an SSD should be a priority. The only real bottleneck in the whole system is the 5400RPM hard drive. With an SSD installed, you end up with a very nice laptop for an investment around $620 total.
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