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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Samsung NP530U3C laptop. If you have the Samsung NP530U3C and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.
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For full specifications see the Samsung NP530U3C specifications page.
|Processor||Intel Core i5-3317U Processor, 1.7 GHz, 3 MB|
|Screen||13.3“ 1366×768 Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||Up to 500GB|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 4000|
|Graphics Chip||Not Works|
|HDMI Out||Not Tested|
|Bluetooth||Doesn't work||this is a known problem with Linux Mint 13 with Mate|
|Touch Pad||Works||does not deactivate whilst typing|
|Suspend/Resume||Works||seems to use more battery power than you would expect|
I am running Linux Mint 13 with Mate on this machine. You have to choose sdb for the boot loader to get the system to work. Although it is loaded alongside Windows 7 dual booting does not work. To use Windows you have to run the recovery program which deletes Linux. If I find a solution for this I will add it here.
Others test are made in Ubuntu 12.04
You can enter a summary of how well the Samsung NP530U3C works with Linux here.