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15.6" Series 3 Slim Notebook NP305V5A-S01CA

NP305V5AD

Now it’s easy to look good on the go for longer with Samsung Notebook Series 3 305V5A. Its modern, stylish design comes in a choice of vivid colors that will complement your personality and how you live your life on the move – so you need never have a dull moment! It’s also amazingly compact and features a slim bezel display, which means you can enjoy a larger screen without compromising on portability. With the latest AMD Accelerated Processor*1 (up to Quad Core), as well as powerful AMD RadeonTM Dual Graphics technology and Windows® 7 Home Premium*1 you can also stay connected, socializing and enjoying brilliant entertainment on the go virtually all day long. And with Samsung’s unique Fast Start technology the 305V5A wakes up within a few seconds, so when you’re hanging out you won’t be left hanging around.
*1 Factory option.
3.667 5 3 reviews

Recycling Batteries Responsibly

  • The European Directive on Batteries and Accumulators aims to minimise the impact of batteries on the environment and encourage the recovery of the materials they contain. In the UK, regulations on the recycling of batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) were Introduced in 2009. The Waste Batteries Regulations aim to significantly increase UK collection and recycling of used portable batteries from 3% in 2007 to 25% by 2012, rising to at least 45% in 2016.

  • The battery symbol on a product or on its packaging indicates that the product must not be disposed of with general household waste. Instead, it is the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of their waste batteries at a designated collection point so that they can be recycled. The separate collection and recycling of batteries at the time of dispo sal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that they are recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. A comprehensive list of battery recycling centres can be obtained from: www.recycle-more.co.uk

  • All Samsung products that are subject to the Batteries Directive are compliant with the UK battery and accumulator Requirements. In accordance with national law, SAMSUNG Electronics (UK) Ltd is a member of an approved batteries producer compliance scheme. This scheme collects, treats and disposes of batteries on Samsung’s behalf.

15.6" Series 3 Slim Notebook NP305V5A-S01CA

Features

  • Slim bezel display
  • The key to easier use
  • Ports Information
  • Fast Start

Ports Information

Ports Information
Slim bezel display

Slim bezel display

An ultra portable design features an extremely narrow display bezel that's as slim as a finger (55-60% slimmer than previous models*). It’s much smaller and lighter, without compromising on screen size, so it’s easy to take with you when you’re out and about. Especially as you’ll always look good on the move with its premium styling. * Compared to the RV/RC Series notebooks.
The key to easier use

The key to easier use

A high quality, full-size, island-type keyboard makes typing easier, so get more done and waste less time correcting errors. Its ergonomic, premium-style design features isolated keys with optimized spacing for maximum comfort. Each key has also been extensively tested for durability and reliability 10 million strokes (equal to 6 years of writing).
Fast Start

Fast Start

Instant on - get started within a few seconds of opening the display or pressing the power button. An innovative hybrid sleep mode combines the fast start-up of sleep with the stability of hibernation, so you don’t have to wait 30-60 seconds for the notebook to boot-up.

Optimum performance and power

Optimum performance and power

The latest AMD Fusion (up to Quad Core) processor* provides the optimum balance of performance and energy efficiency. With its integrated graphics you can enjoy rich media content, intensive games, or effortless multitasking. * Factory option.
Powerful graphics performance

Powerful graphics performance

Features powerful AMD Radeon™ Graphics for an optimized visual experience. Its ‘Dual Graphics’ capability combines the power of both internal and external graphics to ensure maximum image quality for more demanding activities. * Factory option.

tech specs

Dimension of NP305V5A-S01CA

Operating System

  • Operating System

    Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

Processor

  • Processor

    AMD Quad-Core A6-3410MX Accelerated Processor (1.6 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache)

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Display

  • LCD

    15.6" HD LED Display (1366 x 768)

Physical Specifications

  • Dimension (WxDxH)

    366.9 x 240.0 x 29.9 ~ 31.6 mm (14.40" x 9.40" x 1.17" ~ 1.24")

  • Weight

    2.45 kg (5.40 lbs)

Graphic

  • Graphic Processor

    AMD Radeon™ HD6540G2 Dual Graphics

  • Graphic Memory

    1 GB DDR3 (Ext. Graphic)

Memory

  • System Memory

    6 GB DDR3 System Memory at 1333 MHz (4 GB x 1 + 2 GB x 1)

  • Memory Slot

    2 DIMM Slots

Storage

  • HDD

    640 GB S-ATAⅡ Hard Drive (5400RPM)

  • ODD

    Super Multi Dual Layer

  • Intel Turbo Memory

    No

Main Chipset

  • Main Chipset

    AMD A60M

Multimedia

  • Sound

    HD Audio

  • Sound Effect

    Mic Noise Suppression
    SoundAlive™

  • Multimedia Player

    No

  • Speaker

    3 W Stereo Speaker (1.5 W x 2)

  • TV

    No

  • Integrated Camera

    1.3 megapixel HD Webcam

Network

  • Modem

    No

  • Wired Ethernet LAN

    10 / 100 / 1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN

  • Wireless LAN

    802.11 bg/n 1 x 1

  • Wireless WAN

    No

  • Bluetooth

    Bluetooth v3.0

I/O Port

  • VGA

    Yes

  • S-Video (TV-out)

    No

  • HDMI

    Yes

  • Headphone Out

    Headphone-out

  • Mic-in

    Yes

  • Internal MIC

    Yes

  • PC CardBus Slot

    No

  • USB

    3 USB 2.0

  • Multi Card Slot

    3-in-1 (SD, SDHC, SDXC)

  • Dock Port

    No

  • SIO

    No

  • IEEE 1394

    No

  • RJ11 (Modem)

    No

  • RJ45 (LAN)

    Yes

  • TV Antenna

    No

  • DC-In (Power Port)

    Yes

Input Device

  • Keyboard

    103 Key
    104 Key

  • Touch Pad, Touch Screen

    Touch Pad (Scroll Scope, Flat Type)

Security

  • TPM

    No

  • AMT

    No

  • FingerPrint Reader

    No

  • Virus

    Norton Internet Security (60-day Trial)

  • Lock

    Kensington Lock Slot

  • Recovery Solution

    Samsung Recovery Solution

Power

  • AC Adapter

    60 Watts

  • Standard Battery

    6 Cell (48 Wh)

Software

  • Standard DVD

    OS DVD

  • Installed S/W

    Easy Partition Manager
    Samsung Support Center
    Microsoft Office Starter 2010
    Easy File share
    Easy Content Share
    Cyberlink Media Suite
    Cyberlink Youcam
    Control Center
    Easy Migration

REVIEWS (3)

Owners Overall Ratings

1 out of 3 (33%) customers recommend this product

  • Features4.0/5.0
  • Performance3.3/5.0
  • Design4.0/5.0
  • Value3.6/5.0

Owner Reviews

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Donnyboy

2012-04-26

  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance4/5.0
  • Design3/5.0
  • Value3/5.0

2 serious flaws: glossy screen & locked drivers

While this lappy has a great keyboard and very decent specs for the price, the glossy screen and very poor driver support on Samsung's part hold it back.

You cannot download updated drivers from AMD's website as they are locked by Sammy! What is the point of having 2 graphic cards if the drivers are never updated? Support on that front is non-existant from Samsung so far as the last driver update is dated late 2011and here we are nearly in May 2012.

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Jascker

2012-04-13

  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design4/5.0
  • Value4/5.0

Wonderful but with a fatal flaw

The samsung series 3 notebook is a wonderful computer even if it does leave somethings to be desired. one of those is the horrible wireless connection range.

But the compter has many amazing features such as the quad core processor and 1.5 Gb of graphics power that will run any game (even skyrim) on at least medium settings. I have been looking for a laptop like this and for 500-600 at best buy it's a good price for the package.

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Terroir

2011-12-27

  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance1/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value4/5.0

Internet connectivity problems

Intermittent internet connectivity problem, fails to find home wifi where all my other devices, iPad, phone, other laptops, have no difficulty. Worksfine when close to router.

Expert Reviews

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09/02/11

Samsung Series 3 305V5A-A02

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09/02/11

Samsung Series 3 305V5A-A02

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Support

User Manual (Windows 7)

17.75 MB, pdf, ENGLISH

2014.08.29

Other Manuals (7)

Software (20)

  • Battery Life Extender

    Win XP, 12.58 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    Version : 1.0.0.11

    2011.09.29 tooltipbox

    Close tooltip pop-up
    This is a battery management program that extends the battery life time. The settings can be changed depending on the user''s environment.

    Please referece the below install steps.
    1. Click the attached file and press ''Save'' button.
    Then press ''Browse...'' button and select the place where you want to save the selected
    file.
    2. After downloading the file, find the downloaded file and right_click on the file.
    On pop_up menu, select ''Extract All...'' option.
    3. On ''Extraction Wizard'', press ''Next'' button and press ''Browse...'' button.
    Select a folder to extract file and press ''Next'' again.
    4. After the file has been sucessfully extracted, see the extracted files.
    Run ''Setup.exe'' file or ''setup.exe'' file in the folder.

    - This software may not be appropriate depending on the computer model.

    Thanks
  • Easy Display Manager

    Win XP, 24.67 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    Version : 3.2.3.10

    2011.09.29 tooltipbox

    Close tooltip pop-up
    This is a setup program provided for Samsung computers. You can adjust the screen brightness, control the volume, and set an external monitor screen using hotkeys.

    Please referece the below install steps.
    1. Click the attached file and press ''Save'' button.
    Then press ''Browse...'' button and select the place where you want to save the selected
    file.
    2. After downloading the file, find the downloaded file and right_click on the file.
    On pop_up menu, select ''Extract All...'' option.
    3. On ''Extraction Wizard'', press ''Next'' button and press ''Browse...'' button.
    Select a folder to extract file and press ''Next'' again.
    4. After the file has been sucessfully extracted, see the extracted files.
    Run ''Setup.exe'' file or ''setup.exe'' file in the folder.

    - This software may not be appropriate depending on the computer model.

    Thanks
  • Easy SpeedUp Manager

    Win XP, 5.48 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    Version : 2.0.0.1

    2011.09.29 tooltipbox

    Close tooltip pop-up
    This is a program that allows your computer to operate at maximum performance or that sets your computer to Low Noise/Low Power mode using a hotkey.

    Please referece the below install steps.
    1. Click the attached file and press ''Save'' button.
    Then press ''Browse...'' button and select the place where you want to save the selected
    file.
    2. After downloading the file, find the downloaded file and right_click on the file.
    On pop_up menu, select ''Extract All...'' option.
    3. On ''Extraction Wizard'', press ''Next'' button and press ''Browse...'' button.
    Select a folder to extract file and press ''Next'' again.
    4. After the file has been sucessfully extracted, see the extracted files.
    Run ''Setup.exe'' file or ''setup.exe'' file in the folder.

    - This software may not be appropriate depending on the computer model.

    Thanks
  • MS Hotfix Security

    Win XP, 24.04 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

    Version : 1.0.0.1

    2011.09.29 tooltipbox

    Close tooltip pop-up
    This is Hotfix files for resolving security problems.

    Please referece the below install steps.
    1. Click the attached file and press ''Save'' button.
    Then press ''Browse...'' button and select the place where you want to save the selected
    file.
    2. After downloading the file, find the downloaded file and right_click on the file.
    On pop_up menu, select ''Extract All...'' option.
    3. On ''Extraction Wizard'', press ''Next'' button and press ''Browse...'' button.
    Select a folder to extract file and press ''Next'' again.
    4. After the file has been sucessfully extracted, see the extracted files.
    Run ''Setup.exe'' file or ''setup.exe'' file in the folder.

    - This software may not be appropriate depending on the computer model.

    Thanks
  • SAMSUNG Battery Manager

    Win XP, 4.75 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

    Version : 2.1.4.3

    2011.09.29 tooltipbox

    Close tooltip pop-up
    This is a power management program that helps use the battery more efficiently. Optimized power modes are supported depending on the usage environment.

    Please referece the below install steps.
    1. Click the attached file and press ''Save'' button.
    Then press ''Browse...'' button and select the place where you want to save the selected
    file.
    2. After downloading the file, find the downloaded file and right_click on the file.
    On pop_up menu, select ''Extract All...'' option.
    3. On ''Extraction Wizard'', press ''Next'' button and press ''Browse...'' button.
    Select a folder to extract file and press ''Next'' again.
    4. After the file has been sucessfully extracted, see the extracted files.
    Run ''Setup.exe'' file or ''setup.exe'' file in the folder.

    - This software may not be appropriate depending on the computer model.

    Thanks
  • Samsung Support Center

    Win XP, 43.74 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    Version : 1.1.3.6

    2011.09.29 tooltipbox

    Close tooltip pop-up
    This is a troubleshooting helper provided by your Samsung computer. It has a system diagnosis function, an Internet After-Sales function, and a system recovery function.

    Please referece the below install steps.
    1. Click the attached file and press ''Save'' button.
    Then press ''Browse...'' button and select the place where you want to save the selected
    file.
    2. After downloading the file, find the downloaded file and right_click on the file.
    On pop_up menu, select ''Extract All...'' option.
    3. On ''Extraction Wizard'', press ''Next'' button and press ''Browse...'' button.
    Select a folder to extract file and press ''Next'' again.
    4. After the file has been sucessfully extracted, see the extracted files.
    Run ''Setup.exe'' file or ''setup.exe'' file in the folder.

    - This software may not be appropriate depending on the computer model.

    Thanks
  • SAMSUNG Update Plus

    Win XP, 8.72 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    Version : 3.0.0.17

    2011.09.29 tooltipbox

    Close tooltip pop-up
    Samsung Update Plus searches for and checks the drivers and software provided by your Samsung computer and allows you to update them if there are updates available.

    Please referece the below install steps.
    1. Click the attached file and press ''Save'' button.
    Then press ''Browse...'' button and select the place where you want to save the selected
    file.
    2. After downloading the file, find the downloaded file and right_click on the file.
    On pop_up menu, select ''Extract All...'' option.
    3. On ''Extraction Wizard'', press ''Next'' button and press ''Browse...'' button.
    Select a folder to extract file and press ''Next'' again.
    4. After the file has been sucessfully extracted, see the extracted files.
    Run ''Setup.exe'' file or ''setup.exe'' file in the folder.

    - This software may not be appropriate depending on the computer model.

    Thanks
  • Recovery Solution

    Win XP, 101.45 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    Version : 5.0.1.5

    2011.09.29 tooltipbox

    Close tooltip pop-up
    When a problem has occured on your computer, this program allows you to recover the content on your hard disk using a backed up image stored on your computer.

    Please referece the below install steps.
    1. Click the attached file and press ''Save'' button.
    Then press ''Browse...'' button and select the place where you want to save the selected
    file.
    2. After downloading the file, find the downloaded file and right_click on the file.
    On pop_up menu, select ''Extract All...'' option.
    3. On ''Extraction Wizard'', press ''Next'' button and press ''Browse...'' button.
    Select a folder to extract file and press ''Next'' again.
    4. After the file has been sucessfully extracted, see the extracted files.
    Run ''Setup.exe'' file or ''setup.exe'' file in the folder.

    - This software may not be appropriate depending on the computer model.

    Thanks

Driver (20)

  • Qualcomm Atheros WLAN Driver

    Windows 7(32bit,64bit), 74.16 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    Version : 1.0.0.1

    2012.07.11 tooltipbox

    Close tooltip pop-up
    This driver is Atheros Wireless Lan.

    Please referece the below install steps.
    1.Click the attached file and press ''''Save'''' button. Then press ''''Browse...'''' button and select the place where you want to save the selected file.
    2.After downloading the file, find the downloaded file and right_click on the file. On pop_up menu, select ''''Extract All...'''' option.
    3.On ''''Extraction Wizard'''', press ''''Next'''' button and press ''''Browse...'''' button. Select a folder to extract file and press ''''Next'''' again.
    4.After the file has been sucessfully extracted, see the extracted files. Run ''setup.exe.''

    - This driver may show a different version or not be appropriate depending on the computer model.
    (Driver version: 9.2.0.500 / 10.0.0.54)

    Thanks.
  • Wireless LAN,INTEL

    Windows 7(32bit,64bit), 61.49 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    Version : 15.0.0.75

    2012.01.16 tooltipbox

    Close tooltip pop-up
    This is Intel Wireless Lan driver.

    Please referece the below install steps.
    1. Click the attached file and press ''Save'' button.
    Then press ''Browse...'' button and select the place where you want to save the selected file.
    2. After downloading the file, find the downloaded file and right_click on the file.
    On pop_up menu, select ''Extract All...'' option.
    3. On ''Extraction Wizard'', press ''Next'' button and press ''Browse...'' button.
    Select a folder to extract file and press ''Next'' again.
    4. After the file has been sucessfully extracted, see the extracted files.
    Run ''Setup.exe'' file or ''setup.exe'' file in the folder.

    -This driver may not be appropriate depending on the computer model.

    Thanks.
  • Wireless LAN,INTEL

    Windows 7(32bit,64bit), 68.15 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    Version : 15.0.0.75

    2012.01.16 tooltipbox

    Close tooltip pop-up
    This is Intel Wireless Lan driver.

    Please referece the below install steps.
    1. Click the attached file and press ''Save'' button.
    Then press ''Browse...'' button and select the place where you want to save the selected file.
    2. After downloading the file, find the downloaded file and right_click on the file.
    On pop_up menu, select ''Extract All...'' option.
    3. On ''Extraction Wizard'', press ''Next'' button and press ''Browse...'' button.
    Select a folder to extract file and press ''Next'' again.
    4. After the file has been sucessfully extracted, see the extracted files.
    Run ''Setup.exe'' file or ''setup.exe'' file in the folder.

    -This driver may not be appropriate depending on the computer model.

    Thanks.
  • Chipset

    Win XP, 14.03 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

    Version : 1.3.2.0053

    2011.12.22 tooltipbox

    Close tooltip pop-up
    This is mainboard Chipset driver.

    Please referece the below install steps.
    1. Click the attached file and press ''Save'' button.
    Then press ''Browse...'' button and select the place where you want to save the selected file.
    2. After downloading the file, find the downloaded file and right_click on the file.
    On pop_up menu, select ''Extract All...'' option.
    3. On ''Extraction Wizard'', press ''Next'' button and press ''Browse...'' button.
    Select a folder to extract file and press ''Next'' again.
    4. After the file has been sucessfully extracted, see the extracted files.
    Run ''Setup.exe'' file or ''setup.exe'' file in the folder.

    -This driver may not be appropriate depending on the computer model.

    Thanks.
  • HDMI

    Win XP, 11.27 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    Version : 5.18.0.5508

    2011.12.22 tooltipbox

    Close tooltip pop-up
    Please referece the below install steps.

    1. Click the attached file and press ''Save'' button.
    Then press ''Browse...'' button and select the place where you want to save the selected file.
    2. After downloading the file, find the downloaded file and right_click on the file.
    On pop_up menu, select ''Extract All...'' option.
    3. On ''Extraction Wizard'', press ''Next'' button and press ''Browse...'' button.
    Select a folder to extract file and press ''Next'' again.
    4. After the file has been sucessfully extracted, see the extracted files.
    Run ''Setup.exe'' file or ''setup.exe'' file in the folder.

    -This driver may not be appropriate depending on the computer model.

    Thanks.
  • Lan

    Win XP, 5.14 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    Version : 5.788.613.2011

    2011.12.22 tooltipbox

    Close tooltip pop-up
    This is Wire Lan driver.

    Please referece the below install steps.
    1. Click the attached file and press ''Save'' button.
    Then press ''Browse...'' button and select the place where you want to save the selected file.
    2. After downloading the file, find the downloaded file and right_click on the file.
    On pop_up menu, select ''Extract All...'' option.
    3. On ''Extraction Wizard'', press ''Next'' button and press ''Browse...'' button.
    Select a folder to extract file and press ''Next'' again.
    4. After the file has been sucessfully extracted, see the extracted files.
    Run ''Setup.exe'' file or ''setup.exe'' file in the folder.

    -This driver may not be appropriate depending on the computer model.

    Thanks.
  • Sound(Audio)

    Win XP, 94.63 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    Version : 5.10.0.6408

    2011.12.22 tooltipbox

    Close tooltip pop-up
    This is Sound driver.

    Please referece the below install steps.
    1. Click the attached file and press ''Save'' button.
    Then press ''Browse...'' button and select the place where you want to save the selected file.
    2. After downloading the file, find the downloaded file and right_click on the file.
    On pop_up menu, select ''Extract All...'' option.
    3. On ''Extraction Wizard'', press ''Next'' button and press ''Browse...'' button.
    Select a folder to extract file and press ''Next'' again.
    4. After the file has been sucessfully extracted, see the extracted files.
    Run ''Setup.exe'' file or ''setup.exe'' file in the folder.

    -This driver may not be appropriate depending on the computer model.

    Thanks.
  • Wireless LAN,ATHEROS

    Win XP, 33.73 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    Version : 9.2.0.470

    2011.12.22 tooltipbox

    Close tooltip pop-up
    This is Atheros Wireless Lan driver.

    Please referece the below install steps.
    1. Click the attached file and press ''Save'' button.
    Then press ''Browse...'' button and select the place where you want to save the selected file.
    2. After downloading the file, find the downloaded file and right_click on the file.
    On pop_up menu, select ''Extract All...'' option.
    3. On ''Extraction Wizard'', press ''Next'' button and press ''Browse...'' button.
    Select a folder to extract file and press ''Next'' again.
    4. After the file has been sucessfully extracted, see the extracted files.
    Run ''Setup.exe'' file or ''setup.exe'' file in the folder.

    -This driver may not be appropriate depending on the computer model.

    Thanks.

Firmware (1)

  • Update Software

    Windows 7 / Windows 8, 2.11 MB, exe, MULTI LANGUAGE

    Version : 1.0.0.2

    2011.08.16 tooltipbox

    Close tooltip pop-up
    This is the program that help you update the BIOS.

    [How to update the BIOS]
    1. Please click the attached file and select the ''download''. Save the file in a folder and double click it.
    2. After activating the file, you can see the Windows messages. Please follow the steps and the BIOS update process will start.
    3. After BIOS update, the System will restart automatically. During the POST, please press F2 to enter the System Setup menu, click F9(Load Setup Default), and then press F10(Save and Exit).

    CAUTION : MAKE SURE NEVER TURN OFF(OR RESET) YOUR SYSTEM DURING THE BIOS UPDATE.

    Thank you.

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