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15.6" NP300E5C Series 3 Essential Notebook


Now you can combine all the features you need with quality that lasts. The Samsung Notebook Series 3 has a slim bezel and lightweight design for great portability, and its anti-reflective screen means you can even use it outdoors. It’s easy to make sure it always looks great, too, thanks to protection from fingerprints and scratches. And, with BatteryLife Plus technology, your Series 3 Notebook keeps its optimum battery capacity for much longer. 3.25 5 4 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:

  • 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.

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At a Glance
  • Enjoy attractive slim bezel and anti-reflective display
  • Look great on the go thanks to anti-fingerprint finish
  • Rely on a longer-lasting, anti-ageing, intelligent battery
  • Start up quickly and make the most of your time

Slim bezel, anti-reflective display

The anti-reflective 15.6” HD LED display produces images with the sharpest details and boldest colours. Its matt surface has less mirror effect, so you can use it for longer, even outdoors, without your eyes getting tired. And with a slim bezel that's as thin as a finger it’s also much smaller and lighter to carry.

Anti-fingerprint finish – Quality made to last

Life on the move is challenging, so notebooks can easily become scratched even after a small amount of use. To protect against the risk of everyday bumps and knocks a robust Samsung Duracase casing, with a special scratch-resistant and anti-fingerprint surface, will keep your notebook looking stylish and like new for longer.

BatteryLife Plus – Anti-aging battery technology

Samsung's intelligent battery charging uses anti-aging technology so the battery keeps 80% of its original capacity for up to 1000 recharges – that’s up to 3x longer than a typical battery, which is normally just over 300 cycles. Making our batteries more economical and environmentally friendly as fewer batteries need to be replaced over the lifecycle.

Optimised Intel processor

Get the right performance for you with the latest 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5 / i3* processor technology. Or choose the optimised performance of an Intel® Pentium®* or Intel® Celeron®* processor. * Factory option.

Fast Start - Instant on technology

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.

Operating System

  • Operating SystemWindows 7 Professional (64-bit)


  • ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5 Processor 3210M (2.5GHz, 3MB L3 Cache)
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  • LCD15.6" HD LED Display (1366 x 768), Anti-Reflective

Physical Specification

  • Dimension (WxDxH)367.9 x 243 x 29 ~ 34.9mm (14.4" x 9.5" x 1.14" ~ 1.37")
  • Weight2.3Kg (5.07lbs)


  • Graphic ProcessorNVIDIA® GeForce® GT 620M Graphics, Optimus™ technology
  • Graphic Memory1GB gDDR3


  • System Memory4GB DDR3 System Memory at 1600MHz (4GB x 1)
  • Memory Slot2 DIMM Slots


  • HDD500GB S-ATAII Hard Drive (5400RPM)
  • ODDSuper Multi Dual Layer

Main Chipset

  • Main ChipsetIntel HM75


  • SoundHD Audio
  • Sound EffectSoundAlive™
  • Speaker3W Stereo Speaker (1.5W x 2)
  • Integrated Camera1.3 megapixel Webcam

I/O Port

  • VGAYes
  • HDMIYes
  • Headphone OutHeadphone-out
  • Mic-inYes
  • Internal MICYes
  • Display PortNo
  • USB3 USB 2.0
  • Multi Card Slot3-in-1 (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
  • RJ11 (Modem)No
  • RJ45 (LAN)Yes
  • DC-In (Power Port)Yes


  • AMTNo
  • LockSecurity Slot
  • S/W SecurityBIOS Boot Up Password
    HDD Password
    Samsung Recovery Solution
    Norton Internet Security (60-day Trial)*


  • ModemNo
  • Wired Ethernet LAN10 / 100 / 1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • Wireless LAN802.11bg/n 1x1
  • Wireless WANNo
  • BluetoothBluetooth v4.0


  • AC Adapter60Watt*
  • Standard Battery6 Cell (48Wh)


  • Standard DVDOS DVD
  • Installed S/WEasy Partition Manager
    Adobe Acrobat Reader
    Microsoft Office Starter 2010
    WildTangent Game Console
    Windows Live
    Norton Online Backup (30-day Trial)
    Cyberlink Media Suite
    Easy Migration
    Easy Settings
    * Above Software is not included in DOS model.

Ratings and Reviews (4)

Overall Ratings

2 out of 4 (50%) customers recommend this product





Ron H
Cheltenham - Gender: - Age:
Good product

Good product. One of the few laptops with an anti-glare screen

UK - Gender: - Age:
Excellent basic office laptop

We have been buying these at work for some time and the users love them, especially when compared to the poor standard Dell laptops we previously issued.

We haven't had a single laptop go wrong, aside from one that was dropped on the edge of a table and needed a replacement screen (it worked fine other than that, which is testament to the build quality#. I don't think it's reasonable to expect any laptop to work after being dropped down a flight of stairs, as described in the previous review! It does come with some unneeded software as standard #just like every other brand of laptop!) but this is very easy to remove. I use the outstanding built-in restore software to effectively image every laptop that we buy, meaning they can be set up and ready for a user within minutes. For the very reasonable price, you get a good amount of power, so it's an ideal purchase for an IT department on a budget.

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Poole, UK - Gender: - Age:
very poor build quality and very slow

Very slow due to all the pre installed rubbish put on by Samsung. Build quality is very poor, after 1 week three screws were loose inside. I had to replace screen and hard drive (due to me dropping it down the stairs) every screw was loose and lots of little bits of loose plastic inside.

As I put a new hard drive in I didn't install all the useless programs and it runs a lot faster (how it should be). This has put me off buying any more Samsung products in the future.

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England - Gender: - Age:

After only 3Mths use I am now considering taking it back to my local retailer. A rubbish Notebook.


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