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Samsung NP780Z5E


This is a template for a future compatibility guide to running Linux with the Samsung NP780Z5E laptop. If you have the Samsung NP780Z5E 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 NP780Z5E specifications page.

NameSamsung NP780Z5E
ProcessorIntel Core i7-3635QM Processor
CPU Clock Speed (Max.) 3.4GHz
CPU Cache 6MB
Type LED HD+
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Brightness 300 nits SuperBright Technology
HDD1TB with ExpressCache Technology, 8GB 5400RPM
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsRadeon HD 8770
Network Intel Advanced-N 6235 (802.11) and Realtek 8168 (RJ45)

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorFunctionalIntel P-State driver in effect since kernel 3.10
ScreenFunctionalTested Intel framebuffer; Full resolution available, touchscreen support is wonky
HDDFunctional*note Win8 partitioning scheme
Graphics ChipNot TestedIntel chip is fine, Radeon card always on doing nothing unless acpi_call is used
VGA OutNot Tested Works
HDMI OutNot Tested Works Video/Audio
Optical DriveN/A
SoundNot Tested Works, lack of sound enhancement s/w makes it a bit lower quality than Windows
Headphone PortNot Tested Works, minor pop from speakers when audio streams start
Microphone-In PortNot Tested Works fine
EthernetFunctional Works
WirelessFunctionalrequires Intel ucode, no problems to note
BluetoothNot Tested Works
USBFunctional2.0 & 3.0
Card ReaderNot TestedWorks
WebcamNot Tested Works
KeyboardFunctionalsome special keys not supported
TouchPadFunctionalFull support, configure with synclient/Xorg + use touchegg for more customization
TouchScreenNot TestedWonky, randomly stops taking input


Use acpi_call to turn off Radeon HD 8770M for better battery life/cooler operation.
Use touchegg to configure three/four/five finger gestures on the touchpad.


This wiki was edited to reflect the NP780Z5E-S01UB variant. If your precise model varies please note the differences.


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