Samsung ATIV 740U3E-K01UB
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung ATIV 740U3E-K01UB
Source: Digital Trends
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 Due to its outdated look and feel, and unimpressive performance, the Ativ Book 7 isn’t the best Ultrabook for the average user, but its outstanding battery life and beautiful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%
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
Source: PC World
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%
Source: PC Mag
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.
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.
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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