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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.
|Processor||Intel 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
|HDD||1TB with ExpressCache Technology, 8GB 5400RPM|
|Graphics||Radeon HD 8770|
|Network||Intel Advanced-N 6235 (802.11) and Realtek 8168 (RJ45)|
|Processor||Functional||Intel P-State driver in effect since kernel 3.10|
|Screen||Functional||Tested Intel framebuffer; Full resolution available, touchscreen support is wonky|
|HDD||Functional||*note Win8 partitioning scheme|
|Graphics Chip||Not Tested||Intel chip is fine, Radeon card always on doing nothing unless acpi_call is used|
|VGA Out||Not Tested||Works|
|HDMI Out||Not Tested||Works Video/Audio|
|Sound||Not Tested||Works, lack of sound enhancement s/w makes it a bit lower quality than Windows|
|Headphone Port||Not Tested||Works, minor pop from speakers when audio streams start|
|Microphone-In Port||Not Tested||Works fine|
|Wireless||Functional||requires Intel ucode, no problems to note|
|USB||Functional||2.0 & 3.0|
|Card Reader||Not Tested||Works|
|Keyboard||Functional||some special keys not supported|
|TouchPad||Functional||Full support, configure with synclient/Xorg + use touchegg for more customization|
|TouchScreen||Not Tested||Wonky, 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.