Powered by Intel core i3-3120M processor, Samsung ATIV Book 2 NP270E5E-K02US is a 15.6” laptop which is suitable for homes, home offices, students and small office segments. It will not only help you with regular computing, you can use it for casual entertainment as well. Users can run photo editing applications like Photoshop CS6 or similar application smoothly on this machine. Though Samsung NP270E5E-K02US is not a gaming laptop yet users can play current games in low to medium details and setting on it. However, CPU or GPU intensive games would barely run on this machine. With 4 GB memory it will support multitasking fairly well. This 15.6” ATIV Book 2 is Bluetooth enabled and weighs 4.85 lbs, which makes it easily portable. The disadvantage of this Samsung Laptop is that it doesn’t come with any USB 3.0 ports. The laptop is available at Newegg, TigerDirect and BestBuy with starting price of $400 ( Tigerdirect). Here is a brief review about the laptop:
Samsung ATIV Book 2 NP270E5E-K02US Specs and performance
Samsung ATIV Book 2 NP270E5E-K02US is equipped with Intel core i3-3120M dual core processor which operates with 2.5 GHz. Like other i3 processors, it is Hyperthreading enabled and each of its cores can handle 2 threads at a time. It comes with Integrated HD 4000 graphics. Considering its hardware specification, Samsung NP270E5E-K02US allows working with multimedia and business applications alike. Business user can make presentations, work with spreadsheets, create PDFs and print them, compressing large files. This laptop is suitable for occasional photo editing, converting audio and video formats and casual gaming. Users can play games like Dirt 3, Crysis 2, COD black ops 2, Skyrim, Team fortress 2, specs ops in low details and setting. HD video will run flawlessly.
Samsung ATIV Book 2 NP270E5E-K02US comes with 4 GB memory and 500 GB, 5400 rpm HDD. Windows 8 OS is preloaded on the HDD. Base memory can be upgraded up to 8 GB.
15.6” antiglare LED backlit HD display offers 1366 by 768 pixel resolution which supports 720p playback. Samsung NP270E5E-K02US is not a touch screen laptop. It comes with DVD burner. The bezel houses a 720p HD webcam.
VGA, HDMI, 3 USB 2.0 ports, RJ 45 jack and combo audio jack are available as ports and connectivity options with this laptop.
Network connectivity is supported by Integrated LAN, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The 6-Cell Lithium-ion 48 whr battery offers 4.8 hours of battery life, according to manufacturer
Pros of Samsung NP270E5E-K02US
Considering the deal price $400 it is attractive though some features like USB 3.0 port and Touch screen are missing.
Intel core i3-3120M is mainstream laptop processor and operates with higher frequency than i3 ULV processor, thus offer good performance.
Light in weight
Cons of Samsung NP270E5E-K02US
No USB 3.0
Not a touch screen laptop