Review: Samsung Series 3 NP350V5C-T01US 15.6-Inch Laptop

Samsung Series 3 NP350V5C-T01US is one of the best buy laptop for active mid graphics intense users that carries a sleek design but quite powerful at an economical price. With a budget range around $700.00-$800.00, you can own this Core® i7 laptop with Radeon™ graphics card.


Main Specifications Samsung NP350V5C-T01US

  • Operating System: Windows® 8
  • Display: 15.6-inch with 1366 x 768 resolutions
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel® Core i7-3630QM quad-core processor
  • Memory: 6 GB DDR3 RAM (8GB maximum capacity)
  • Graphics Card: AMD Radeon™ HD 7730M 2GB
  • Storage: 500GB Hard Drive
  • Optical Disk Drive: DVD +/-RW Super Multi Dual Layer
  • Webcam: 1.3-megapixel HD front webcam
  • Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Audio: Built-in stereo speakers with 3 watts of power (1.5W x 2) and SoundAlive enhancement
  • Color: Titan-Silver

At the medium price range, the components offered quite luxurious. This laptop has been equipped with the latest generation of Intel® processors, Intel® Core i7-3630QM quad-core. Usually others laptops at this price range only included 4GB memory, but on this Samsung Series 3 laptop, you will find a 6 GB of memory. The combination of dual graphics between the Intel HD 4000 and Radeon™ HD 7730M is enough to improve the graphics quality on 15 inch screen display with a resolution up to 1366 x 768 pixels. You just play around with the graphical configuration; for example, use the integrated Intel HD Graphics when you are not running programs or applications that require high graphics to save battery life. In addition, use the Radeon™ HD 7730M when you are running 3D applications or playing games, performance of this Radeon™ HD 7730M close to NVIDIA® GT 640M graphics card. For comparison, this Samsung Series 3 NP350V5C-T01US laptop has a slightly better performance than the Acer Aspire V3-571G-6407. However, the specs are slightly one level below the Asus N56VJ-DH71 that has full HD 1080p display, but the performance of Radeon™ HD 7730M slightly better than GeForce™ GT 635M, though both of them are mid-range Graphics Cards. Another benefit is a sleek and lightweight design although 15-inch screen size is quite large. This laptop is combines the power of a desktop with the portability style.

  • Great value Core i7 laptop
  • Dual graphics; built-in Intel® HD graphics and dedicated Radeon™ HD 7730M with 2 GB memory
  • Samsung® Power Plus technology, able to charge your laptop only 80%, to help extend the laptop’s battery life.
  • Fast Start technology feature; takes you directly to the Internet or to your favorite programs almost instantly.
  • 4 USB ports (2xUSB 3.0 and 2xUSB 2.0)
  • Able to play so many 3D modern games from mid to high graphics setting; such as World of Warcraft, Assassin’s Creed 3, Hitman Absolution and Far Cry 3


  • No backlit keyboard
  • HDD speed only 5400 rpm
  • Radeon™ Graphics driver issue (solution: you should update AMD Catalyst driver through their website, here is the link. If you are using Windows® 8 OS, choose the one AMD Catalyst driver with net.4)

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