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Samsung Series 3 Princeton Notebook 11.6" NP300U1A-A01US Owners Technical Thread

jetfxr27 640 181 January 19, 2012 at 10:33 AM in Computers (2)
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Last Edited by jetfxr27 January 19, 2012 at 10:34 AM
There appears to be a few of us here with this ultraportable. Lets go ahead and kick off a Technical thread with combined info from all the deal threads.

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Model: Samsung Series 3 Princeton Notebook 11.6" NP300U1A-A01US
Measures: 10.9 in x 1.04 in x 7.9 in , 2.84 lbs
CPU: Intel 2nd Gen Core i3 i3-2357M / 1.3 GHz = 1650/passmark vs AMD E-450 = 780/passmark
Battery: 4 Cell. Must be plugged into a wall every 4 hours
Memory: 1 DIMM Slot, 4GB Max<----You can have 8GB if you install 64-bit Win7 Here is the link to cheap 8GB stick http://slickdeals.net/f/3718710-C...IMM-Laptop?v=1
Ports: VGA, HDMI, RJ45, 4-in-1 (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC) Multi Card Slot, 3 USB, Headphone/Mic
Has Bluetooth, 1.3 HD Camera, 3W Speakers
Samsung Spec Web Page-Drivers, Firmware, Manuals [samsung.com] * Video Review [cnet.com]
11.6" Ultrabook Competition: HP DM1z, Acer Aspire AO722-0473-U and Levano ThinkPad X120e Samsung Series 3 NP300U1A-A01US


BLOG Post: http://wlbloguno.blogspot.com/201...00u1a.html

Right Angle adapter.
http://www.tekkeon.com/productcar...product=42

Shorter Power lead for transformer
http://www.cyberguys.com/product-...ctid=19338

NotebookReview:http://forum.notebookreview.com/s...e-one.html

Cheap Case:http://www.amazon.com/Case-Logic-...cr_pr_pb_t

EZ SSD upgrade kit:http://www.amazon.com/Apricorn-No...=pd_cp_e_4

Samsung SSD with upgrade kit:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6820147137

Fake Samsung Battery 8850 mah:http://www.ebay.com/itm/8850mah-B...3362wt_914

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-O...633wt_1185

Battery 6600 mah (popular choice):http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_t...p=15&_sc=1

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cheap 1 x 8gb ddr3-133 sodimm @ newegg (as of 1/20/2012)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6820144555 $55 with coupon EMCNJHN39

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if you're looking to upgrade the hdd with another hdd or an ssd, the height has to be 7mm! (an uncommon height). typical laptop drives are 9.5mm.
the samsung 830 series (128gb / 256gb) is 7mm
also, Intel X25-M G2 or 320 G3 drives are compatible - you just unscrew the spacer (the drive comes w/ a black plastic spacer to make the drive 9.5mm, after removal its 7mm)
- i'm running an X25-M G2 160gb as we speak!
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Wow, great deal. The memory will be my next upgrade! The ssd costs the same as the notebook. May have to wait on it. Any info on cheaper drives?
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Last edited by jetfxr27 January 21, 2012 at 07:49 PM
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Wow, great deal. The memory will be my next upgrade! The ssd costs the same as the notebook. May have to wait on it. Any info on cheaper drives?
There was an Intel 80gb 320 Series (G3) for $80 AR ($50). That was pretty hot..
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Thread I've found that talks about related AC adapters. The included adapter for the Princeton is Model #PA-1400-14

http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/s...r-tip.html


Looking for someone that has calibrated their LCD using color-calibration hardware such Spyder 3 or similar and is willing to share their ICC profile.
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There was an Intel 80gb 320 Series (G3) for $80 AR ($50). That was pretty hot..
Just wanted to add my experience with the Intel 320 series. A lot of the 2.5" drives are 9mm tall and will not fit in the case without creating a buldge in the housing. The Intel 320 series (and probably some others) have a plastic spacer on top that will allow the drive to become a 7mm drive and fit neatly inside without a buldge. I'm using this drive now in my laptop and it's working great.

Regarding spare batteries, does anyone know another source for the 6600mah battery linked in the wiki [ebay.co.uk]?
The price seems very good but unfortunately the seller does seem to be selling it anymore. The seller does offer it in red, but I think keeping it black would be the best option. Thanks.
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Last edited by slickdealer215 January 24, 2012 at 02:37 PM
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Just wanted to add my experience with the Intel 320 series. A lot of the 2.5" drives are 9mm tall and will not fit in the case without creating a buldge in the housing. The Intel 320 series (and probably some others) have a plastic spacer on top that will allow the drive to become a 7mm drive and fit neatly inside without a buldge. I'm using this drive now in my laptop and it's working great.

Regarding spare batteries, does anyone know another source for the 6600mah battery linked in the wiki [ebay.co.uk]?
The price seems very good but unfortunately the seller does seem to be selling it anymore. The seller does offer it in red, but I think keeping it black would be the best option. Thanks.
I've been looking for the larger battery, and the seller only sells it in red now. Bummer.

Yeah, the Intel X25-M series has the spacer (version G1 and G2). The X25-M got renamed/replaced with the 320 series (version G3). I got a good deal on a 160gb G2, and it fit in perfectly (after I removed the spacer of course Stick Out Tongue)
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Anyone else have read write noises coming from theor hard drives? I get quite a lot of thrashing, audible in a quiet room. Audible over the fan as well.
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would 8gb ram stick work in this thing? I thought it says max 4gb per slot?
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Thanks for the thread. I bought the case logic case and it fits perfectly. Also, a word of caution to those who plan on buying the samsung ssd drive. You need the SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128N/AM because this model has the reduced 7 mm size for ultrabooks.
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Just installed a 80 GB 310 series SSD drive. Very happy with the performance.
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Just installed a 80 GB 310 series SSD drive. Very happy with the performance.
What Brand and model #? How much was it? I am wanting one but dont want to break the bank.

How does it affect boot up time?
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is that 6xxx mah battery any thicker?


Anyone have other cases? Ive been thinking of this one. Or know which laptop is our series 3 close to so i can expand my shopping searches.

http://www.amazon.com/rooCASE-Neo...395&sr=1-1

or

http://www.amazon.com/rooCASE-Neo...99&sr=1-10

http://www.amazon.com/Aspire-AO75...99&sr=1-26
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