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15.6" NP300E5C Series 3 Essential Notebook

NP300E5C

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. 2.8 5 5 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.

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15.6 NP300E5C Series 3 Essential Notebook

Features

  • 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

Ports Information

Ports Information

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.

tech specs

Operating System

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)

Processor

  • Processor
    Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 3210M (2.5GHz, 3MB L3 Cache)

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Display

  • LCD
    15.6" 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")
  • Weight
    2.3Kg (5.07lbs)

Graphic

  • Graphic Processor
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 620M Graphics, Optimus™ technology
  • Graphic Memory
    1GB gDDR3

Memory

  • System Memory
    4GB DDR3 System Memory at 1600MHz (4GB x 1)
  • Memory Slot
    2 DIMM Slots

Storage

  • HDD
    500GB S-ATAII Hard Drive (5400RPM)
  • ODD
    Super Multi Dual Layer

Main Chipset

  • Main Chipset
    Intel HM75

Multimedia

  • Sound
    HD Audio
  • Sound Effect
    SoundAlive™
  • Speaker
    3W Stereo Speaker (1.5W x 2)
  • Integrated Camera
    1.3 megapixel Webcam

I/O Port

  • VGA
    Yes
  • HDMI
    Yes
  • Headphone Out
    Headphone-out
  • Mic-in
    Yes
  • Internal MIC
    Yes
  • Display Port
    No
  • USB
    3 USB 2.0
  • Multi Card Slot
    3-in-1 (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
  • RJ11 (Modem)
    No
  • RJ45 (LAN)
    Yes
  • DC-In (Power Port)
    Yes

Security

  • AMT
    No
  • Lock
    Security Slot
  • S/W Security
    BIOS Boot Up Password
    HDD Password
    Samsung Recovery Solution
    Norton Internet Security (60-day Trial)*

Communication

  • Modem
    No
  • Wired Ethernet LAN
    10 / 100 / 1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • Wireless LAN
    802.11bg/n 1x1
  • Wireless WAN
    No
  • Bluetooth
    Bluetooth v4.0

Power

  • AC Adapter
    60Watt*
    40Watt
  • Standard Battery
    6 Cell (48Wh)

Software

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

Input

  • Keyboard
    103 Key
    104 Key
  • Touch Pad, Touch Screen
    Touch Pad (Scroll Scope, Flat Type)

REVIEWS (5)

Owners Overall Ratings

2 out of 5 (40%) customers recommend this product

  • Features3.0/5.0
  • Performance2.8/5.0
  • Design2.8/5.0
  • Value3.0/5.0

Owner Reviews

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GroundControlICT

2013-08-22

  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance4/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

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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Ron H

2013-11-09

  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance4/5.0
  • Design4/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

Good product

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

unlucky

2012-12-04

  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance3/5.0
  • Design1/5.0
  • Value3/5.0

kEY PAD

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

nick

2014-07-26

  • Features2/5.0
  • Performance2/5.0
  • Design2/5.0
  • Value1/5.0

very weak and poorly built

i have had my laptop for less then a year and its a good thing i got it with a insurance plan as i have had to send it back 3 times as the keys willpop out or the aux always breaks with in a month or 2 as well as the charging port becoming lose after some use.

over all it is not great at all so it is better to spend abit more and get something better

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User Manual (Windows 8)

14.71 MB, pdf, ENGLISH

7 Nov, 2012

Other Manuals (3)

Software (33)

  • Battery Life Extender

    Win XP, 12.58 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    20 Sep, 2012 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, 24.05 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    20 Sep, 2012 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 Migration

    Win XP, 41.79 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    20 Sep, 2012 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 software may not be appropriate depending on the computer model.

    Thanks.
  • Easy SpeedUp Manager

    Win XP, 5.48 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    20 Sep, 2012 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

    20 Sep, 2012 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.
  • Recovery Solution

    Win XP, 104.94 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    20 Sep, 2012 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.
  • SAMSUNG Battery Manager

    Win XP, 4.75 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

    20 Sep, 2012 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, 43.76 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    20 Sep, 2012 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.

Driver (41)

  • Bluetooth

    Win XP, 220.54 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    3 May, 2013 tooltipbox

    Close tooltip pop-up
    This is Bluetooth 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, 2.88 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

    3 May, 2013 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.
  • HECI

    Win XP, 39.69 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

    3 May, 2013 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.
  • VGA(Graphics),INTEL

    Win XP, 219.8 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    3 May, 2013 tooltipbox

    Close tooltip pop-up
    This is Intel Internal Graphic 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.
  • Lan

    Win XP, 5.16 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    3 May, 2013 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, 95.27 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    3 May, 2013 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.
  • Touchpad

    Win XP, 212.04 MB, ZIP, MULTI LANGUAGE

    3 May, 2013 tooltipbox

    Close tooltip pop-up
    Touchpad provides the same function as a mouse and the left and right buttons of the touchpad play the roles of the left and right
    buttons of a mouse.

    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

    3 May, 2013 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, 2.12 MB, exe, MULTI LANGUAGE

    6 Mar, 2012 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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