Samsung Series 5 Ultra 540U3C

  • Samsung Series 5 Ultra 540U3C
72
Based on 29 scores, 49 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    9
  • Bad:
    6

Pros:

  • Slim, sturdy design.
  • Powerful mainstream CPU.
  • Great sub-$900 13-inch Windows 8 machine.

Cons:

  • Good thing it has a touch screen, because the touch pad is a bit jumpy.
  • Performance is slower than that of similar Core i5 laptops.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Engadget on 76

The Series 5 UltraTouch is a solid mid-range Windows 8 Ultrabook, with decent battery life, a responsive touchscreen and a tasteful design. If you wanted, though, you could get the same specs for less...

By theregister.co.uk on

Review model random screen lines notwithstanding, the Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch does appear well put together but misses a trick here and there. Undoubtedly, the ExpressCache delivers a worthy performance boost to keep the Core i3 model out of...

By Trusted Reviews on 70

What is the Samsung Series 5 NP540U3C? It's a 13.3-inch touchcreen ultrabook that, at 1.69kg, is light enough to carry around comfortably and handles day-to-day tasks with ease. It's also known as the Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch and Samsung...

By PCStats on 85

As sub-4lb laptops go, the Samsung 5-series NP540U3C-A01 Ultrabook is a winner. It's the definition of slim, the hardware under the hood is quick and responsive and it's keyboard is pure pleasure to type on. In short, I really like what Samsung have...

By TechRadar AU on 80

The Series 5 Ultra Touch feels like it could be a world-class laptop a lot of the time, but the rough edges mean that it ultimately falls short. It's still a solid option for home use, but it's not the one Ultrabook to rule them all that it could've...

By Computer Shopper on 70

This touch-screen ultrabook sports an attractive keyboard (except for some sharp edges) and premium good looks. But it's a bit pricey compared to more deeply discounted competitors....

By SlashGear on

With the Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch you’ve got one of the companies most solid deliveries of an Ultrabook-level computer upgraded with Windows 8 and a full 10-point touch display. With this notebook you’re going to be working with 3rd Gen Intel Core...

By BCCHardware on 90

I'm a huge fan of Ultrabooks thanks to their ability to be super portable without having to sacrifice performance. Choosing an Ultrabook can be a bit of a challenge now that there are so many makes and models available, but Samsung has done a great job...

By ultrabooknews.com on

It's always nice to review an Ultrabook that's well-balanced and good value for money. The Toshiba U940 was one. The Samsung Series 5 (Sandy Bridge) was another. Does the Samsung Series 5 with touch, Windows 8 and SSD, have the same values? Read-on to...

By tbreak.ae on 87

The Samsung Series 5 Ultra touch Ultrabook is a slim little thing that delivers a fairly durable on-the-go experience for anyone looking for an Ultrabook to see them through most of their day. While there may be a few other Ultrabooks poking around the...

By ModSynergy on

Apparently I've stated that there are quite a few faults with the Ultrabook, but at the same time, it didn't have anything catastrophically wrong that compromised the experience, other than the poor performing SanDisk U100 Solid State Drive it came...

By PC Advisor on 70

Balancing portability with power, the 13.3in Samsung NP540U3C-A01UK is a solid ultrabook that’s flexible enough for home use or on the road. Suitable for media playback and productivity, the price isn’t too bad either....

By CNET Australia on 70

Samsung's midprice Series 5 UltraTouch looks and feels like a more expensive machine, but keeps it simple by skipping the complex hybrid mechanics of so many new Windows 8...

By PC Mag on 70

The Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch NP540U3C-A01UB is a solid touch-enabled ultrabook with decent performance and battery...

By NotebookCheck on 85

The Samsung Series 5 540U3C succeeds a good ultrabook and improves it in many ways. Samsung kept the noble case and the power-saving components from the old notebook; a quick SSD significantly enhances the already respectable performance managed by...

By TechSmart.co.za on

With the launch of Windows 8 a couple of months ago, it was only a matter of time before our anticipation of seeing Windows 8-laden offerings would come to fruition. Thus it came as little surprise when Samsung’s Series 5 Ultra ultrabook landed on our...

International Review By notebook888.com on 80

แกะกล่องลองของใหม่SAMSUNG Series 5 14 นิ้ว มีหน้าตาแทบจะไม่ต่างจากรุ่น 13.3 นิ้วเลยทีเดียวครับ นับตั้งแต่วัสดุที่ใช้เป็นฝาของเครื่องก็เป็นอลูมินัมเช่นเดียวกัน กับสีสันและดีไซน์ที่เหมือนกัน คือมีความเป็นเมทัลลิกแบบด้าน...

International Review By pcself.com on 80

Windows 8 propone un nuovo modo di interagire con il sistema operativo grazie al touch screen. La maggior parte dei computer portatili non consente però di gestire l'input tramite il tocco delle dita.Con il Serie 5 Ultra Touch Samsung decide di cambiare...

International Review By lydogbillede.dk on 50

Vi har ikke nogen grund til at tro, at der decideret var noget galt med vores testeksemplar af Samsung Series 5 Ultra, men man kunne næsten ønske, at det var tilfældet. En så sløv banan af en bærbar computer har vi sjældent testet. Både design, skærm...

International Review By ljudochbild.se on 50

Vad är det för poäng med att sälja en ultrabook med tjusig och dyr design, snygg skärm och bra ljud, när det som ska dra runt alltihop uppenbarligen är så illa konfigurerat att användandet känns som en prövning även för de mildaste temperament? Från...