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Samsung ATIV Book 2 (NP270E5E-K01US) Laptop Computer With 15.6" Screen & Intel® Pentium® Processor Item # 852068

Samsung ATIV Book 2 (NP270E5E-K01US) Laptop Computer With 15.6" Screen & Intel® Pentium® Processor
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    • Large 4GB memory lets you run demanding programs. 
    • 500GB hard drive holds thousands of songs, photos and documents. 
    • Wireless-N (802.11n) for high-performance, cable-free networking.  Lets you access wireless networks to share files, surf the Web and exchange email. Fully compatible with 802.11b/g as well. Wired networking is supported, too.
    • 15.6" diagonal LED-backlit TruBrite® display.  LED backlighting permits a thinner and more energy-efficient screen.
    • Memory card reader for fast, easy file transfers.  Transfer your digital photos, music and other files from Secure Digital (SD), SDHC and SDXC memory cards.
    • HDMI port lets you view videos and photos on your HDTV.  (HDMI cable sold separately.)
    • Built-in HD webcam and microphone let you keep in touch with others via video and voice messaging.  Supports video resolutions up to 720p.
    • Bluetooth® wireless.  Permits short-range wireless data transfers at up to 30' with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as mice, phones and printers.
    • Integrated numeric keypad speeds data entry and calculations. 
    • Up to 5.8 hours of battery life.  Battery life will vary depending on the product configuration, product model, applications loaded on the product, power management setting of the product, and the product features used by the customer. As with all batteries, the maximum capacity of this battery will decrease with time and usage.
    • Microsoft® Windows® 8.  The very latest version of Windows.

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    Item # 852068 
    Manufacturer # NP270E5E-K01US  
    processor brand Intel
    processor model Pentium 2117U
    diagonal screen size 15.6 inches
    memory 4 GB
    hard drive capacity 500 GB
    screen resolution 1366 x 768
    weight 4.85 lb
    touch-screen no
    maximum battery life 5.8 hours
    optical drive none
    operating system Windows 8
    processor speed 1.8 GHz
    memory type DDR3 SDRAM
    maximum memory capacity 8 GB
    wireless connectivity 802.11b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.0
    wired connectivity 10/100 Ethernet
    modem no modem
    front camera/webcam yes
    numeric keypad yes
    ports 3 USB 2.0; 1 Ethernet; 1 HDMI; 1 VGA 15-pin D-sub
    memory card reader yes
    integrated speakers yes
    audio hardware integrated audio; dual 1.5-watt speakers
    peripherals included none
    hard drive type HDD (hard disk drive)
    segmentation Essential
    form factor laptop computer
    warranty length 1-yr limited
    brand name Samsung
    manufacturer Samsung
    model name ATIV Book 2 (NP270E5E-K01US)
    Ecolabel EPEAT Gold
    postconsumer recycled content 0%
    total recycled content 0%
    gift yes
    operating platform Windows
    processor type Pentium
    video hardware Intel HD Graphics with shared memory

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    Product Features

    • Full Connectivity

      Today’s educational professionals need to stay connected wherever they go, and the ATIV Book 2 delivers. You can stay connected to the Internet using the built-in 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless networking standard. You can also connect to an HDTV with the HDMI port. The ATIV Book 2 also has Bluetooth 4.0, VGA, three USB 2.0 ports and wired LAN.
    • Samsung SideSync

      Samsung SideSync connects your GALAXY device with ATIV PC, wirelessly or via cable connection, so you can seamlessly transfer files. Easily control both your ATIV PC and GALAXY devices using just your PC's mouse and keyboard. Experience a truly connected and mobile life.
    • Visually Richer, Instantly Faster

      An Intel® Pentium® 2117U processor unleashes amazing performance, brilliant visuals, and increased efficiency. Enjoy speedy and dramatic performance gains, including more efficient CPU processing, plus faster media processing and 3D rendering. Editing contents or creating powerful presentations is quicker, crisper and more lifelike.
    • HomeSync Lite

      Use your PC storage as a cloud hub, avoid fees and easily sync your devices — all with Samsung HomeSync Lite. Back up content on your PC. Make your PC a cloud hub where photos, videos, music and files from your devices are stored. When devices are synced with Samsung HomeSync Lite, take a photo on your phone and it’s instantly uploaded to your PC, ready to be viewed on all connected devices. Create a home cloud and make your mobile life easy and fun with Samsung HomeSync Lite.
    • Samsung Reliability

      This is one notebook that’s as durable as it is stylish. The ATIV Book 2 has been subjected to 63 different reliability tests, including drop testing from desk height and opening and closing its lid 20,000 times. You can rest assured it meets Samsung’s high standards of reliability. All of which means you can enjoy outstanding design and durability without compromise.
    • Samsung Apps

      Samsung Apps is a marketplace which offers easy access to a wide variety of applications specifically designed and carefully selected for use on your Samsung smart device. Explore a range of apps, from entertainment to productivity, finance to travel, education to physical training. Find popular E-Books and the latest games. Select your favorite mapping and navigation apps. Keep children entertained and learning interactively with applications designed specifically for their age range. Enhance your mobile experience with a world of apps for your Samsung smart device found only in S Apps.
    • Long Battery Life

      Why stop working when you don’t have to? The ATIV Book 2 delivers all day computing with up to 6.5 hours of battery life on a single charge. With such an exceptional battery life, you can enjoy a new lever of go-anywhere computing power without having to worry about finding somewhere to plug-in.
    • More Space, More To Enjoy

      Enjoy all your favorite music, pictures and movies anytime and anywhere with an ultra large capacity HDD that can store up to 500GB of data. Unlike other slim notebooks the Samsung ATIV Book 2 has a huge amount of space for your files. So having an ultra-portable notebook no longer means having to sacrifice storage.
    • Numeric Keypad

      The ATIV Book 2 is all about making education professionals more efficient, and that even means a numeric keypad that’s designed to save time. The full size numeric keypad on the 15.6" models makes data entry a breeze for all types of functions, especially accounting.
    • Fully Integrated Optical Drive

      Easily install applications, play games, watch movies and create your own DVDs with a super-multi, dual-layer DVD drive. So there are no messy cables and expensive add-on accessories, because the Samsung ATIV Book 2 includes everything you need to enjoy a great multimedia experience.
    • Anti-Glare Display

      You won’t miss a thing with the anti-reflective LED display. It produces sharp images and bold colors with up to 220 nits brightness while minimizing glare and reflections. So whether it’s spreadsheets, photos or video content, everything on screen is picture perfect, even under bright lights or while in direct sunlight.
    • Clear Images, Inside And Out

      Enjoy images that are fine-tuned with the sharpest resolution and boldest colors, even when you’re outdoors in sunshine or indoors under bright lights. The anti-reflective LED screen’s matte surface has no mirror effect, so you can use it for longer without your eyes getting tired.
    • Rated EPEAT® Gold Standard

      Having earned EPEAT® Gold certification, the ATIV Book 2 meets the highest green standards. The EPEAT® Gold rating is based on the environmental impact in a complete product lifecycle, so users can easily equate high-performance electronics with earth-friendly benefits. The rating means the ATIV Book 2 has surpassed the standard green criteria by at least 75%.
    • Smarter Keyboard & Touchpad

      Experience easier typing, with maximum comfort and cleanliness, using a high quality, full-size island keyboard with numeric keypad. Its ergonomic, premium-style design features isolated keys with optimized spacing. A Windows 8 optimized touchpad also provides rapid access to key functions, like the Task bar/Screen switch, App bar and Charm Bar, all with a simple swipe.
    • A Complete Choice Of Built-In Ports

      Save time and quickly exchanging data with external devices using its USB 2.0 and LAN ports and a 3-in-1 multi-card reader. HDMI and VGA ports also allow you to connect easily to any modern TV or large screen monitor, so you can watch movies, look at pictures or enjoy a larger viewing area.

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    Specifications

    Operating System

    • OS: Windows 8 (64-bit)

    Processor

    • CPU: Intel® Pentium® Processor 2117U
    • Speed (GHz): 1.80GHz
    • Chipset: Intel HM70
    • CPU Cache: 2MB L3

    Category

    • ATIV Book 2

    Usage

    • Everyday

    Design

    • Color: Mineral Ash Black

    Display

    • LCD Size: 15.6"
    • Type: LED HD
    • Resolution: 1366 x 768
    • Technology: Anti-Reflective
    • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

    System Memory

    • System Memory: 4GB
    • Memory Configuration: 4GB x 1
    • Memory Type: DDR3 (1600MHz)
    • Max. System Memory: 8GB
    • Number of Slots: 2

    Storage

    • Storage Capacity: 500GB
    • Storage Technology: 5400RPM
    • Storage Interface: SATA2

    Graphics

    • Chipset: Intel® HD Graphics
    • External or Integrated: Integrated
    • Maximum Graphics Memory: Shared

    ODD

    • Optical Disk Drive: DVD +/-RW Super Multi Dual Layer (S-ATA)

    Sound & Camera

    • Speaker: 1.5W x 2
    • Audio Type: HD Audio
    • Sound Effect: SoundAlive™
    • Web Cam: 720p HD
    • Internal Mic: Yes

    Wireless

    • Wireless LAN: 802.11 b/g/n
    • Name of Wireless LAN Card: Qualcomm Atheros AR5B225
    • Wireless LAN Antenna: 1 x 1
    • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
    • WiDi: No

    I/O Ports

    • VGA: Yes
    • HDMI: Yes
    • Headphone Out: Yes (Headphone/Mic combo)
    • Microphone In: Yes (Headphone/Mic combo)
    • USB Ports (Total): 3 x USB 2.0
    • Multi Card Slot: 3- in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
    • RJ45 (LAN): Yes

    Input Devices

    • Touch Pad / Track Point: Touch Pad (Multi-Gesture Support)
    • Numeric Keypad: Yes
    • Number of Keys: 101

    Power

    • AC Adapter: 60W
    • Number of Cells / Cell Type: 6 cell / Li-Ion
    • mAh: 4400
    • Watt Hours: 48Wh
    • Battery Life: Up to 6.5 hours and Up to 5.8 hours
    • Test Used: Mobile Mark® 2012 and Mobile Mark® 2007

    Security & Safety

    • Security Slot: Yes
    • BIOS / HDD Password: Yes

    Certification

    • EPEAT Rating: Gold
    • ENERGY STAR Rating: ENERGY STAR 5.2

    Included in Box

    • Accessories: AC Adapter
    • Software: S Player, S Gallery, S Camera, Evernote, Microsoft Office Trial SW Update, Samsung Recovery Solution, Norton Internet Security (60-day trial), Norton Online Back-up (30-day trial)

    Dimensions

    • System Dimensions (L x W x H, Inch): 14.80" x 9.76" x 0.99" ~ 1.25"

    Weight

    • System Weight (w/Std. Battery, lb.): 4.85 lb.

    Warranty

    • Warranty: 1 Year Standard Parts and Labor

    What’s new with Windows 8.1?

    • Note: Some features require Windows 8.1. Update available through Windows store for Windows 8 users. Internet access required; fees may apply.

      The devices shown in the videos are displayed only for demonstrative purposes to showcase the touch features of the Windows operating system. Similar mice and keyboard keystrokes can be used on non-touch devices. Please check the specs of the machine on the page to know what features are included.
    • It’s new, but you know it.

      • Start up in the familiar desktop to get stuff done or the Start screen to easily access all your favorite apps and sites.


      Easier than ever to use.

      • New navigation features make it faster and easier to access, close, minimize and switch between open apps.
      • Pin favorite apps to the Start screen, the taskbar, or both for quick and easy access to what you use the most.


      More productive.

      Greater speed and ease in finding what you are looking for including new apps to love.

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      3 Reasons Why

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    • It plays as hard as it works.

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      It plays as hard as it works.
      Windows 8.1 gives you the power to quickly browse, watch movies, play games, polish your resume, and pull together a killer presentation — all on a single PC. Now you can organize up to three apps on your screen at once in a single view.
    • The apps you want.

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      The apps you want.
      In addition to great built-in apps for email, people, photos and video editing – you can also download thousands of popular apps from the Windows Store, including Netflix, ESPN, Skype and Halo: Spartan Assault.
    • Mouse, keyboard—and now touch.

      Windows 8.1 works harmoniously with various types of devices, including touch, mouse-and-keyboard, or both. Whatever kind of device you have, you'll discover fast and fluid ways to switch between apps, move things around, and go smoothly from one place to another.

    • Make it yours.

      New ways to personalize with more Start screen tiles sizes, colors, and backgrounds.

    • Your files, everywhere.

      Stay connected to your photos and important files and access them on your phone, tablet or PC with OneDrive. By signing in with your Microsoft account to any of your PCs running Windows 8.1 and you'll immediately see your own background, display preferences, and settings.

    • Multitasking made easy.

      It's easy to do up to four things at once. Snap multiple apps side by side in a single view for easy multitasking and enhanced productivity.
    • Security.

      Stay up to date and more secure with built-in privacy and security protection with Windows Defender and SmartScreen.

    • It’s fast.

      Windows 8.1 starts up faster, switches between apps faster, and uses power more efficiently than previous versions of Windows, including Windows 7.

    • Works with what you have.

      Easily connect to your printers, cameras and more with built-in USB ports. With Windows 8.1, you can run all of the programs that you had on Windows 7.

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    Windows Q&A

    • Why should I buy a Windows device?
    • Windows devices are available in all shapes and sizes to match your lifestyle and they can also be customized with your favorite apps, colors, and backgrounds to match your personality. Multitask with ease on a Windows device. Run Office side-by-side with your web browser, or make a Skype video call while you check email. Windows devices also work with stuff you already have, they include ports for printers and cameras and work with your favorite apps.*

       

      *Windows RT 8.1 devices only runs built-in apps or apps that you download from the Windows Store.

       

    • Does Windows have the apps I want?
    • Right out of the box, Windows 8.1 comes with apps to do all the basics and a lot more. There are apps to stay in touch, save your files to the cloud, and keep track of your photos and videos in new and easy ways.

       

      Plus, you can visit the Windows store to choose from over 100,000 apps for games, music, news, weather, and entertainment, to just name a few. 

    • Did the desktop disappear?
    • No. You’ll also still be able to work with the familiar desktop just as you did in earlier versions of Windows. If you spend most of your time on the desktop, you can even set Windows to go there instead of the Start screen when you first turn on your PC. 

    • I have heard it is for touchscreens. Can I still use a mouse and keyboard?
    • Yes. You can use it the way you want: touchscreen, mouse and keyboard, or both. You’ll also still be able to work with the familiar desktop just as you did in earlier versions of Windows.

      Note: The touchscreen functionality is dependent on the specifications of the device’s screen. Please check the specs of the machine on this page to know what features are included.
    • Can I use my current software and printers?
    • Windows 8.1 is compatible with almost all of the peripherals (printers, cameras, keyboards, mice, etc.) that you’re using today with your Windows PC or tablet. You can also use most of the desktop programs you currently use, including Office programs. 

    • What if I buy a PC running Windows 8? Can I update to Windows 8.1?
    • Yes. If you're running Windows 8 you'll be able to get the free update to Windows 8.1 through the Windows Store. 

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