Today, the biggest South Korean Electronic company, Samsung reportedly has unveiled new budget friendly AMD’s laptop, called as Samsung Series 3 NP355V5C-A01UB. Comes with new AMD A8 quad core series that gives ultimate performance for daily multimedia and office multithread tasks, along with sleek design, the Samsung NP355V5C-A01UB 15.6 inch laptop is one of the best Samsung’s laptop choice that you can get for price under $400.
Samsung Series 3 NP355V5C-A01UB laptop is the newest Samsung Series 3 NP355V5C lineup that designed for a budget conscious costumers who need a reliable machine for daily entertainment and productivity tasks, but did not want to breaking the money. Powered by 1.9GHZ AMD A8-4500M accelerated processor with four cores and integrated with AMD Radeon HD 7640G as graphics engine, the laptop is not a high end machine, but we believe it still provides enough power for daily multimedia and light office use.
Incorporated with 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM and powered by AMD’s Turbo Core technology to increase the processor speed up to 2.8GHZ, the company promises if user will gets smooth and seamless multitasking performance, even to handle most demanding business applications. Yeah, the Radeon HD 7640G that also compatible with DirectX 11 is not a high end graphics card, but with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system, the NP355V5C-A01UB laptop still can running most Office applications, 720p HD video playback, rich internet browsing and support most casual modern games.
Physically, this model is looks identical to Samsung NP300E5E-A01US Series 3 laptop that powered by Intel Ivy Bridge technology. For body and lid cover, the NP355V5C-A01UB laptop comes with a high quality plastic material. On the Titan silver lid, there is a small Samsung logo and the metallic finish design make it looks more expensive than the real price. In term of size, the 5.1 lbs laptop which has dimension in 9.6 x 14.7 x 1.3 inches is not particularly sleek machine, but still comfortable and easy to carry around with you.
The 15.6 inch High Definition LED widescreen display that can produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels provides crisp images and vivid color for video and games. The Anti-Reflective technology allows user to enjoy stunning 720p HD video playback on bright light conditions. Sounds also crisp and loud for music and video, thanks to dual stereo speakers that powered by Intel HD audio and Samsung SoundAlive technology. Above the screen, there is a 1.3 megapixel HD web camera that integrated with digital microphone provides crisp experience for video conference or chats with family when you on the occasional trips.
Unlike common budget friendly laptop that brings a 500GB Serial ATA HDD, the latest Samsung Series 3 NP355V5C laptop providing larger storage space with a 750GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive. If needed, you can also burn your multimedia files or other document into CDs or DVDs formats, thanks to Super Multi Dual Layer with double-layer support that located on the right side. Yeah, the laptop comes with full size keyboard with island style design and has a full numeric keypad, but it lack backlit technology, so it’s perfect to use in bright room.
Like the previous model, the Series 3 NP355V5C-A01UB laptop also gives you plenty of port features. Around the edges, you will find headphone jack, microphone-in jack, security lock slot, two USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 port, VGA port, HDMI port, RJ 45 port for Ethernet LAN and multimedia card reader slot that compatible with SD, SDHC and SDXC cards. For connectivity, you can use Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet LAN for wired connection and high-speed 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN for browse the web or streaming movies from Netflix. According to reliable source, the 6-cell Lithium Ion bundled battery is only can produces up to 2 hours of gaming session, but you still get more than 4 hours of light office use.
The $399 laptop is not the most powerful Samsung’s 15.6 inch laptop on the market, but it still a fantastic budget friendly laptop. If the price is your big concern and preferred with AMD’s performance Samsung Series 3 NP355V5C-A01UB is a great machine and brings a ton of value for your money. So, what do you think? Need 15.6 inch daily multi touch laptop but did not want to breaking the bank? If you are not too concern about game performance, we think you can consider to buy Toshiba Satellite C55T-A5314 laptop. Yeah, comes with a 2.5GHZ Intel Core i3-3120M dual core processor as the heart, the 15.6 inch touch screen laptop is now available with a starting price only around at $450 with 1 year warranty.