Samsung ATIV 740U3E-K01UB


Samsung ATIV 740U3E-K01UBNotebook: Samsung ATIV 740U3E-K01UB (ATIV Book 7 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3337U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 1100 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

Reviews for the Samsung ATIV 740U3E-K01UB

70% Samsung ATIV Book 7 review
Source: Digital Trends English
Ah, the Ultrabook. Three years ago, it didn’t exist; but today, every brand makes at least one, and many make three or four separate models at a variety of price points. Due to its outdated look and feel, and unimpressive performance, the Ativ Book 7 isn’t the best Ultrabook for the average user, but its outstanding battery life and beautiful display will appeal to travelers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung ATIV Book 7 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The Samsung ATIV Book 7 is in a weird spot since Haswell-powered ultrabooks will be on the market very soon, which means better performance in both speed and battery life. The ATIV Book 7 performs very well in both categories, but knowing some new ATIV ultrabooks are coming down the pipe in just a few short weeks means you should consider your options. Those who want the latest and greatest may want to hold off on the ATIV Book 7 as you can either purchase another ATIV ultrabook with a Haswell chip inside of it in a few weeks, or you can wait until Samsung drops the price of this ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2013
60% Samsung Ativ Book 7 review: The look is fine; the feel is not
Source: PC World English
The Samsung Ativ Book 7 is a beautiful Ultrabook, but if you can’t type accurately because of its ultra-shallow keyboard, and you experience the same kinds of Wi-Fi delays that I encountered, you’re not going to be very productive—or happy—with it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Samsung ATIV Book 7 (NP740U3E-K01UB)
Source: PC Mag English
With sleek all-aluminum construction, decent performance and battery life, and a 1080p touchscreen, the Samsung ATIV Book 7 (NP740U3E-K01UB) clearly belongs alongside other premium ultrabooks and laptops, but its performance falls just short of leading systems, so it won't replace our current Editors' Choice, the Asus Zenbook Prime Touch UX31A-BHI5T. That said, for just over $1,000, the Samsung ATIV Book 7 is a more affordable alternative to the Toshiba KiraBook, with similar looks, an HD touch screen, and only slightly slower performance. Regardless, the Samsung ATIV Book 7 (NP740U3E-K01UB) is definitely worth looking at if you're shopping for a touch-enabled premium ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%



The Samsung Ativ Book 7 is generally seen as an affordable alternative to the top of the line Samsung Ultrabook Ativ Book 9. Its look and especially hardware are somewhat outdated. With brushed silver aluminum and glossy black bezel, its design resembles the standard slim ultrabook fare of the past few years. Unfortunately it has an inescapably plastic feel. The keyboard is especially cheap feeling, and the typing experience leaves much to be desired. It also only features one USB 3.0 port, which is disappointing. Interestingly, it features two video outputs which is a thoughtful touch that will appeal to some.

The 1080p display is great, bright with crisp colors. Surprisingly, for a laptop that features the third generation Ivy Bridge innards instead of the battery saving fourth generation Haswell processors, the battery life is rather impressive. It takes well over 6 hours to drain the battery during light web browsing and word processing. The performance of this machine is decent enough despite the outdated processor, and it can handle demanding games at the lowest settings. However, similarly priced competitors will beat it. At the end of the day, there are plenty of better options out there for the price. In light of the poor construction and outdated hardware, the Samsung Ativ Book 7 leaves much to be desired.

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.

3337U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q1 2013. Offers a core clock of 1.8 - 2.7 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1100 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.

1.6 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.

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70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-07-17 (Update: 2013-07-17)