Samsung Series 3 NP355V5C-A01UB Review

Samsung Series 3 NP355V5C-A01UB is a solid performer – if you consider its price performance ratio. With its quad core AMD A8-4500M processor, it can handle all regular computing jobs very well. It also offers nice gaming experience. However, this 15.6 inch laptop won’t deliver gaming power like a high end gaming rig; still it will manage to run almost all games in low to medium details. Even Battlefield 4 is playable, in low setting and details, on this laptop. Encased in silver plastic cover, this model carries minor changes in design as compared to what we saw in earlier Samsung 3 series laptops. It weighs around 5.1 lbs and measures 0.98 by 14.8 by 9.8 inches, which means it is fairly slim. It comes with an optical drive and 3.0 USB ports. The price of Samsung NP355V5C-A01UB is $400 approx. It is not a touch screen laptop and is an inexpensive computing solution.

Samsung Series 3 NP355V5C-A01UB performance and specification

Samsung NP355V5C-A01UB comes with AMD A8-4500M quad core accelerated processor or APU. Each core operates with 1.9 GHz and, if system demands, some of the cores can auto overclock up to 2.8 GHz. The APU is integrated with AMD Turbocore technology which aids the auto overclocking feature. AMD A8-4500M comes with 4MB of l2 cache. L2 caches are faster than L3 cache. It is quad core processor, so users can expect good multitasking. It can edit small HD videos, photos, convert media, and handle business applications well. Samsung NP355V5C-A01UB comes with Integrated AMD Radeon HD 7640G graphics.  As told earlier, it can run almost all current games. However, high end games would run in low details and setting. User can run Battlefield 3, Call of Duty Black ops 2, Arma 3 in low details and setting. It can stream HD videos smoothly.

Samsung Series 3 NP355V5C-A01UB comes with 4 GB memory and the memory can be expanded up to 8GB. Its 750GB 5400 rpm hard drive comes preloaded with Windows 8 operating system.

The 15.6 inch HD LED backlit display offers 1366 by 768 pixels resolutions, which supports 720p playback but not Full HD playback. The HDMI output allows users to connect the laptop with HDTV or HD monitor. Thus, user can view full HD playback in their compatible television set or monitor.

When it comes to ports and connectivity,   Samsung NP355V5C-A01UB offers plenty of ports and connectivity features – 2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, HDMI output, Ethernet port, VGA port and card reader slot which supports SD/SDHC/SDXC. It comes with 1.3 megapixel webcam.

The 6 cell 48whr battery offers up to 4.6 hours of battery life.

Pros of Samsung NP355V5C-A01UB

Budget laptop with solid performance

2 USB 2.0 ports

Quad core processor

Cons of Samsung Series 3 NP355V5C-A01UB

No touch screen.

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