Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung 740U3E-A01UB
A book for the road. Samsung's 13.3-inch Ultrabook features a 3rd-generation i5 CPU with integrated graphics, a 128 GB SSD, and a Full-HD touchscreen. How well the sleek-looking Ultrabook with previous-generation hardware compares to its competition is the subject of our review.
Source: IT Reviews
The Samsung Series 7 Ultra (NP740U3E-A01UB) is a solid entry into the premium ultrabook category, but it’s a category filled with fierce competition from all sides. The Samsung Series 7 Ultra (NP740U3E-A01UB) ultrabook offers style and substance with solid performance, all-metal construction, and a 1080p touch screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Digital Versus
Finally, an ultrabook that can rival the Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A and Apple MacBook Air. The Samsung Series 7 Ultra has processing power, battery life, a quality screen, beautiful finish and tons of connectivity. That said, they shouldn't have even bothered with the touchscreen, because it doesn't add much to the user experience—all it does is add to the price and drag down the battery life. Otherwise, this is definitely a keeper!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 100%
Source: Mobile Tech Review
The Samsung Series 7 Ultra is an easy Ultrabook to recommend. It has excellent build quality and materials, an attractive aluminum casing that resists fingerprints and a superb 1080p touch screen. The Samsung Series 5 is an attractive and more affordable model, but the display can't compare and most ship with slower conventional HDDs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
CommentIntel 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.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
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.