Notebookcheck Logo

Samsung 305E5A-A07US

Specifications

Samsung 305E5A-A07US
Samsung 305E5A-A07US (Series 3 Series)
Processor
AMD A6-3420M 4 x 1.5 - 2.4 GHz, Llano
Graphics adapter
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
500 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 40% - bad
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Samsung 305E5A-A07US

40% Samsung Series 3 NP305E5A-A07US 15.6-inch Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English Archive.org version
Samsung may have made a more affordable version of their Series 3 laptop by switching over to the AMD Fusion platform for the NP305E5A but they didn't make enough improvements to keep up with other options available. The few things going for it including a better than average keyboard and trackpad and Bluetooth connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 40%

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 6520G:

Integrated processor graphics card (in the A6-Series of Llano APUs) without dedicated graphics memory and only 320 of the 400 shader cores.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these 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.


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

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


Samsung: Samsung Group is the largest South Korean conglomerate and was founded in 1938. Samsung Group employed 489,000 people in 2014 and is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue and market strength. The name Samsung means "Three Stars" in Korean and represents the three sons of the company's founder. The company was founded in 1938 as a grocery store. With its subsidiary Samsung Electronics, founded in 1969, Samsung took up the production of electrotechnical items, focusing on consumer electronics and household appliances at an early stage. Other branches in which the large corporation is active include mechanical engineering, automobiles (Hyundai), insurance, wholesale, real estate and leisure. Samsung manufactures a wide range of electronic products, including smartphones, televisions, home appliances and semiconductors. The company's Galaxy line of smartphones is one of the most popular in the world. Samsung is also a major player in the semiconductor industry, making memory chips and processors for many other electronics manufacturers.


40%: This rating is bad and very rare. There are only a few models that are rated so poorly. If the source is reputable, then a purchase is probably not advisable.


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

 

Please share our article, every link counts!

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

Gateway NV55S07u-6344G50Mnrk
Radeon HD 6520G, A-Series A6-3400M

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Samsung Galaxy A05
Mali-G52 MP2, Mediatek Helio G85, 6.70", 0.195 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book3 15, i7-1355U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1355U, 15.60", 1.57 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16, i7-1360P
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-P i7-1360P, 16.00", 1.56 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book3 15, Core i5-1335U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Raptor Lake-U i5-1335U, 15.60", 1.543 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 14, Core i7-1360P
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-P i7-1360P, 14.00", 1.17 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16, Core i5-1340P
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Raptor Lake-P i5-1340P, 16.00", 1.56 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 14, i5-1340P
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Raptor Lake-P i5-1340P, 14.00", 1.17 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15, i5-1235U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Alder Lake-M i5-1235U, 15.60", 1.57 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15, i7-1255U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-M i7-1255U, 15.60", 1.57 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 15, i7-1246P
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-P i7-1260P, 15.60", 1.11 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 15, i5-1240P
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Alder Lake-P i5-1240P, 15.60", 1.11 kg
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go 14 XE340XDA-KA1US
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Jasper Lake Celeron N4500, 14.00", 1.45 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book 15, i7-1165G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 15.60", 1.59 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book 15, i5-1135G7
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 15.60", 1.59 kg
Samsung Book 15 NP550XDA-KF2BR
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, 15.60", 1.8 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
Adreno 618, Snapdragon SD 7c Gen 2, 14.00", 1.38 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KA1US
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 15.60", 1.07 kg
Samsung Chromebook 4+ XE350XBA-K03US
UHD Graphics 600, Gemini Lake Celeron N4000, 15.60", 1.7 kg
Samsung Book X45
GeForce MX110, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 15.60", 2 kg
Samsung Chromebook 4+ 15.6 inch XE350XBA-K01US
UHD Graphics 600, Gemini Lake Celeron N4000, 15.60", 1.7 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 15 NP950XCJ-K01DE
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 15.60", 1.26 kg
Samsung NP300E5K-L04US
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 15.60", 1.97 kg
Samsung 900X5L-K02US
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 15.60", 1.3 kg
Samsung 940X5J-K01US
HD Graphics 4600, Core i5 4200U, 15.60", 1.8 kg
Samsung ATIV 450R5E-X01CZ
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3120M, 15.60", 2 kg
Samsung ATIV 270E4V-K01HS
HD Graphics 2000, Celeron 847, 14.00", 2 kg
Samsung ATIV 540U4E-K01PL
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 14.00", 1.8 kg
Samsung ATIV 270E5E-K02PL
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3120M, 15.60", 2.2 kg
Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2012-10-24 (Update: 2012-10-24)