Samsung unveils Notebook 5 and 3 series: trio of light, practical laptops

Peter, 01 April 2018

Samsung unveiled three new Windows laptops with solid performance and a practical build. The Samsung Notebook 5 comes with a 15.6” 1080p screen and a metal body. The other two are Notebook 3 models – one with a 14” screen and one with 15.6”.

Samsung unveils Notebook 5 and 3: a trio of light, practical laptops

The specs are mostly identical from here on out. The laptops come with a choice between an 8th or 7th generation Intel processors, the higher-end models also come with discrete Nvidia graphics. Full specs are available at the bottom.

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Samsung Notebook 5

These are practical laptops. They have full keyboards with numpads, “ergonomically crafted” key caps and a wide trackpad. The screens have anti-glare panels calibrated with the Samsung Color Engine.

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Samsung Notebook 3

The Samsung Notebook 3 and 5 will be available first in Korea (in April) and will then launch globally (including in Brazil and China) in Q2.

Samsung Notebook 3 14" Samsung Notebook 3 15.6" Samsung Notebook 5 15.6"
Display 14" 720p 15.6" 1080p
15.6" 720p
15.6" 1080p
Processor Intel 8th gen quad-core
Intel 7th gen dual core
Intel 8th gen quad-core
Intel 7th gen dual core
Intel 8th gen quad-core
Intel 7th gen dual core
Graphics Integrated Integrated
Nvidia MX110 (2 GB)
Nvidia MX150 (2 GB)
Storage SSD + HDD SSD + HDD SSD + HDD
Battery 43 Wh 43 Wh 43 Wh
Weight 1.68 kg 1.97 kg 1.97 kg
Thickness 19.8 mm 19.9 mm 19.6 mm

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Reader comments

  • Anonymous

I don't know what you people are talking about the best Intel chips still beat the best AMD ones by a wide margin in most or all benchmarks, if you want to buy an affordable mid-range laptop or a high-end one because you're on a tight budget or want ...

  • surrup

720p in 2k18

  • Linas

It seems Samsung lost it's timeless ultrabooks design. Got np900x3e probably 5 years back and it is still cracking ultrabook, these new ones are just outright ugly (including series 7 and 9), sort of reminds me older HP chromebooks.