Samsung Ultra Touch 740U3E-S02DE
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung Ultra Touch 740U3E-S02DE
The more the better! Samsung packs the Series 7 flagship in an aluminum housing and equips it with a powerful Core i7, a dedicated AMD graphics card, a large SSD and a multi-touch Full HD IPS display. A bit over the top? We have thoroughly tested this good piece of hardware for you…
We think there are two compelling reasons to buy the Samsung Series 7 Ultra: the first is the Full HD screen and the second is the extra graphics support from AMD. This is what really sets this Ultrabook apart from the pack, but it's also responsible for the premium price point. However, if it's portability you value over everything else, we think you're better off looking elsewhere. While the Series 7 Ultra doesn't have an issue with power, it does have a slight weight problem.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Stuff TV
While the Series 7 is a great Ultrabook, and one of the best we’ve seen, its hardware is flagging in comparison to Apple’s latest MacBook. The screen, though, is magnificent, and deserves the sort of round-the-block queues usually reserved for Cupertino’s latest. That alone isn’t enough, though, and for now the MacBook Air is safe at the top of our laptops Top 10.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/04/2013
Rating: performance: 70% features: 50% display: 60% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 90%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Positive: very good workmanship; extraordinary touch display; high performance; high resolution AMD graphic
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2013
The Samsung Series 7 family consists of high performance mobile computing solutions. The Samsung Ultra Touch 740U3E-S02DE is one of the newer models and a real luxury model. It sports a brushed aluminum chassis, which looks and feels great. Its portability is good with a weight of 1.65 kg.
Sporting a 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor and up to 6 GB DDR3 RAM, the laptop delivers top performance for its class and runs most demanding applications without problems. The intelligent Intel Turbo Boost technology adapts the clock rate to the load and provides a seamless user experience. The laptop features a dedicated AMD Radeon 8570M graphic card for rich multimedia and gaming experience. The 13.3 inch LED display has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. In addition, it is touch sensitive and touch inputs work well under Windows 8.
The high performance does not have a negative impact on the battery life. But, the battery is not removable when the battery lifetime ends. Another downside is the lack of an optical drive. But, this allowed a lighter and thinner design of the laptop. Overall, the Samsung Ultra Touch 740U3E-S02DE is not cheap, the competition delivers less performance for the same price.
AMD Radeon HD 8570M:
Lower-end graphics card based on the GCN Mars architecture. The GPU is similar to the Radeon HD 8590M, but with slower DDR3 VRAM and a 64-Bit memory interface.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
3537U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q1 2013. Offers a core clock of 2.0 - 3.1 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1200 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
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.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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.
86%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.