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Samsung NP530U3B


Ultraportable laptop from Samsung. Also known as the “Series 5” laptop.

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For full specifications see the Samsung NP530U3B specifications page.

NameSamsung NP530U3B
ProcessorIntel Core i5-2467M Processor, 1.6GHz, turbo up to 2.3GHz
Screen13.3“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAM4GB (up to 8GB)
HDD500GB plus 16GB SSD
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 3000
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel 802.11a/b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ScreenYesBrightness adjustment works
VGA out Yes
Graphics ChipYes
Built-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackYes
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetYes Realtek RTL8111/8168B
WirelessYes Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230
BluetoothNot Tested recognized, but hasn't been tested yet…
Card ReaderYes
Touch PadYes
Suspend/ResumePartial see the note below!


* Tested with Ubuntu 12.04 live from USB key and Debian Testing (as of August 2012). To boot from USB remember that Quick Boot needs to be disabled from the BIOS.
* Seems to suffer a little overheating when compared to Windows.
* Lid close is not detected due to a BIOS problem
* ACPI does not reflect charging/discharging status for the battery correctly (the problem appear after some time of usage). The bug is described here: and here:
* suspend/resume Suspend/resume is not working out of the box. Though, for me it worked with the little script described here (update: with newer distros suspend/resume seems working out of the box)


You can enter a summary of how well the Samsung NP530U3B works with Linux here.


Israel Vainsencher, 2013/08/18 15:54

fan seems not working at all (or is absolutely silent!)
suspend on close lid not working
battery's poor
uname -a
3.2.0-51-generic #77-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jul 24 20:18:19 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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