Samsung Ultra Touch 740U3E-S02DE


Samsung Ultra Touch 740U3E-S02DENotebook: Samsung Ultra Touch 740U3E-S02DE (Series 7 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3537U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8570M 1024 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.65kg
Price: 1549 euro
Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 84%, features: 60%, display: 80% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Samsung Ultra Touch 740U3E-S02DE

90% Review Samsung Series 7 Ultra Touch 740U3E-S02DE Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
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…
80% Samsung Series 7 Ultra review
Source: Techradar English
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%
80% Samsung Series 7 Ultra review
Source: Stuff TV English
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%

Foreign Reviews

Leichtmetall – Luxus-Ultrabook von Samsung mit Touchdisplay
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/04/2013
Rating: performance: 70% features: 50% display: 60% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
94% Das elegante Multimedia-Ultrabook
Source: Notebookinfo German 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%
Mit Full HD-Touchscreen und AMD-Grafik
Source: Netzwelt German 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.

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

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.

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.

1.65 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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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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Samsung 740U3E-S04UK
Core i5 3337U
» Samsung 730U3E-S04DE
Core i5 3337U

Devices with the same GPU

» Lenovo IdeaPad S415 Touch
A-Series A4-5000, 14.0", 1.8 kg
» Samsung ATIV 740U3E-X01DE
Core i5 3337U, 13.0", 1.6 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-04-25 (Update: 2013-04-25)