Samsung 540U3C-A01DE


Samsung 540U3C-A01DENotebook: Samsung 540U3C-A01DE (Series 5 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.644kg
Price: 1049 euro
Average Score: 77.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 86%, features: 75%, display: 62% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the Samsung 540U3C-A01DE

85% Review Samsung 540U3C Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
That special touch. The Samsung Series 5 540U3C is the successor to its forefather, the 530U3C. On the outside, the two notebooks look as similar as a pair of eggs; but in terms of the technological innards, Samsung has jazzed up the compact subnotebook with Windows 8 and a touchscreen -- and they've affixed an asking price of 1000 Euros (~$1320). Are the new alterations worth the steep 200 Euros (~$261) price jump?
Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch SSD Ultrabook Review
Source: Ultrabook News English
If we had an editors award we’d be giving it to the Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch right now because it’s a well-built, well engineered and good looking Ultrabook that can handle many duties well. There’s the possibility of upgrading SSD and memory and the touchscreen adds fun and productivity. A good set of ports with a full-size SSD card slot completes the line-up. If Samsung had thrown in a 1600×900 screen the package would be near perfect. But that’s possibly what the new Samsung Series 7 Ultrabook is there for so as that feeds in to the market, look for pricing offers on the Series 5 Ultra Touch. At $849 it’s already good value but we feel that there’s at least $100 to be had in offers later this year. As a back-to-school Ultrabook as the new Haswell-based Ultrabooks feed in, this could be become 2013’s best mainstream Ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/04/2013

Foreign Reviews

78% Touch-Ultrabook mit Display-Schwäche
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 79% performance: 90% features: 79% display: 50% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 90%
Schwaches Display, langer Atem
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: low price Negative: deficient display
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2013
70% Samsung Series 5 Ultra NP540U3C
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%


Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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

3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.644 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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.

Samsung reviews

77.67%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-01-23 (Update: 2013-01-23)