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Samsung 305E7A-S03DE

Specifications

Samsung 305E7A-S03DE
Samsung 305E7A-S03DE (Series 3 Series)
Processor
AMD A6-3420M 1.5 GHz
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon HD 6540G2 - 1024 MB, Core: 800 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, HD 6520G + HD 6470M DDR3 crossfire array, 8.91-111013a-127699C
Memory
6144 MB 
, 2048 + 4096 MB Samsung DDR3-1333
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1600x900 pixel, Samsung LTN173KT028, LED backlight, glossy: no
Mainboard
AMD A60M
Storage
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 8 MB cache
Soundcard
HD Audio
Connections
3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphone + microphone (both 3.5 mm jack), Card Reader: 4in1 (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n)
Optical drive
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208AB
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 28 x 406 x 264 ( = 1.1 x 15.98 x 10.39 in)
Battery
48 Wh Lithium-Ion, 11.1 volt, 4400 mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.3 Megapixel
Additional features
quick start guide, recovery DVD, 60 watt power adapter, CyberLink YouCam, various Samsung programs, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.65 kg ( = 93.48 oz / 5.84 pounds), Power Supply: 250 g ( = 8.82 oz / 0.55 pounds)
Price
550 Euro

 

Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: 64%, display: 73% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the Samsung 305E7A-S03DE

79% Review Samsung Series 3 305E7A-S03DE Notebook | Notebookcheck
With the power of two cores. An AMD quad core and a second graphics card in a crossfire configuration are to boost the performance of Samsung's multimedia entry-level machine. Why the 305E7A can't completely convince us despite the good input devices and low emissions is revealed here, in our review.
Samsung NP305E7A - Budget-Gerät mit AMDs Llano
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: price, casing, matte and bright display, low energy consumption; negative: CPU-performance, low contrast of display, low value of material
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/24/2012

Comment

Series:

It has come a long way for Samsung in the Laptop market and Samsung is now one of the biggest names out there. Hence it isn’t a surprise to see Samsung pushing out laptops in all sizes available. The series-3 is one of the examples of Samsung’s strategy to gain its market share in the laptop category. With a 17-inch display, it serves well for those who tend to use their laptop as a desktop replacement. However, unlike its competitors, Samsung has decided to offer the series-3 in many variants, stretching the price range of this series. It serves well for those who use it just as a multimedia device or even for gamers. The good thing about this laptop is the choice of hardware customization it offers. The Samsung series-3 laptop can be purchased with a AMD processor or even with Intel’s i3, i5 or i7. At the price Samsung is selling it for, it is definitely a better choice over its competitors.

However, it does have some downsides to it. Being a budget friendly device, it doesn’t really offer any kind of luxury look or even anything remotely close to class. We’ve seen much cheaper laptops with lower spec which manages to push better looks. The built quality also shouts budget. They’ve tried to make the plastic exterior look like brushed metal but they seem to have failed at deceiving our eyes. Another huge let down is its low quality display. When all other competitors have started fitting full-HD displays for laptops this size, the series-3 only comes with a 1600 x 900 pixels display. A full-HD display would cost more and only comes with the higher range models. Nonetheless, the Samsung series-3 is still something to consider when you’re choosing a bigger, budget-friendly laptop.

AMD Radeon HD 6540G2: Dual Graphics (asymmetrical CrossFire) combination of a dedicated Radeon HD 6450M or 6470M and a 6520G APU graphics card (in the processor core of the A-Series).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


A6-3420M: Llano quad-core APU clocked at 1.4-2.3 GHz (Turbo Core) featuring an integrated Radeon 6520G (320 cores, 400MHz) graphics card.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.3":

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.65 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

 

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


79%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2012-05-31 (Update: 2012-05-31)