Looking for a portable budget laptop for daily multimedia and office use? If you are one of Samsung fan, we think you should take a look at Samsung ATIV Book 2 NP270E5E-K04U laptop. Yeah, comes with a high quality plastic construction to reduce weight and powered by middle class Intel Core i5 dual core processor that based on the Intel Sandy Bridge architecture, new Samsung ATIV NP270E5E-K04U 15.6 inch laptop is a good laptop that you should consider to buy.
Speaking of performance, the newest Samsung ATIV Book 2 is a middle class laptop that designed for day to day mobile computing activity at home, office or when you on the go. Powered Intel Core i3-2370M dual core processor that integrated with Mobile Intel HM75 for chipset and paired with 4GB of DDR3 1600MHz SDRAM, Samsung ATIV Book 2 NP270E5E-K04U is not the most powerful Samsung ATIV laptop, but this model still provides more than enough power for light multimedia tasks and handle the common office applications.
Like other Core i3-2370M’s laptop from other brand, this machine also integrated with Intel HD Graphics 3000 as graphics engine. Yeah, this is not a high end graphics cards, but still have a good performance for light home editing video. The 15.6 inch High Definition LED display with Anti Reflective technology provides clearly bright and crisp color for video and office tasks when you used indoor or outdoor. According to Samsung, the 15.6 inch display capable to produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels and average brightness of 218.9 cd/m².
Like common low to middle class Samsung’s laptop, this machine also equipped with a 500GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive, more than enough to store hundred hours of video files and thousand of MP3 files. Built into bezel, the High Definition web camera with support 720p video and integrated with digital microphone allows user to keep in touch with family and co-workers when they on the go. On the right edges, the DVD +/-RW Super Multi Dual Layer drive is perfect for load more applications from CDs or DVDs cassette, watch DVD movies or burn your files.
In term of design, the 15.6 inch budget friendly laptop measures just 9.76 x 14.8 x 0.99-1.25 inches with weighs only around at 4.85 lbs (2.19 kg). It’s slightly lighter and slimmer than the 5.4 lbs Satellite C55-A5204 laptop which has dimension in 9.5 x 15 x 1.4 inches, which mean the Samsung’s laptop brings more portability and perfect for companion at office or when you on the go. This model comes with a high quality “Mineral Ash Black” plastic for construction, make it look more expensive than they are. Samsung also claims if the 6-cell Lithium Ion 4400 battery will give up to 4 hours and 30 minutes of battery life on single charge.
Designed for light multimedia and office usage, Samsung ATIV Book 2 NP270E5E-K04U also equipped with an ergonomic full size black keyboard with island style design. Its offers fast, accurate and comfortable typing experience, especially to use on the desk. In term of port, Samsung ATIV Book 2 NP270E5E-K04U also equipped with a 3.5mm headphone/microphone audio combo jack, VGA port, three USB 2.0 port, HDMI port to connect into external HDTV and RJ 45 for Ethernet, along with multimedia card reader slot with supports SD, SDHC and SDXC cards.
Moreover, the laptop also equipped with built in HD Audio stereo speakers with SoundAlive technology to increase audio reproduction, Touch Pad with Multi-Gesture Support and full range of connectivity features, includes Bluetooth 4.0, Qualcomm Atheros AR5B225 Ethernet LAN for wired connection and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n to connect into wireless networks. Of course, like common Samsung ATIV series, the NP270E5E-K04U model also preloaded with SideSync to connect and share multimedia content into HDTV, Microsoft Office Trial version, HomeSync Lite, Windows Essential, S Apps to download more applications and more.
Preloaded with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system, Samsung ATIV Book 2 NP270E5E-K04U 15.6 inch laptop is now available in major retailer in US with a starting price around at $499.99 and 1 year warranty. So, what do you think? Yeah, this is not a high end laptop but if the price and portability are your big concern, we think this is one of the best choice for sub-$500 notebook. If you have more budget and need more graphics performance for things like playing 3D games, running the demanding multimedia applications or even editing HD video in high resolution, we recommend you to take a look at MSI GP60 2OD-072US 15.6 inch laptop that comes with Intel Core i7-4700MQ as the heart, NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M as graphics engine and priced under $950.