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Samsung NP900X3B

Author(s)

John Slade

Introduction

Ultraportable laptop from Samsung. Also known as the “Series 9” laptop - this is the second edition released in Q1 2012.
http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/pc-peripherals/notebook-computers/ultra-portable/NP900X3B-A01UK

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Specifications

NameSamsung NP00X3B
ProcessorIntel Core i5 Processor 2467M (1.60GHz, 3MB L3 Cache)
Screen13.3” Display (1600 x 900)
RAM4GB DDR3
HDD128GB SSD
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 3000
NetworkMicro HDMI, VGA (via dongle), Ethernet (via dongle), Wireless, Bluetooth)

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYesBrightness adjustment works
HDDYes
SuspendPartial
TrackpadPartial
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothNot Tested
USBYes
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamYes

Summary

Works with Fedora 16 x86_64.

Trackpad works with 3.1 kernel but needs additional commands to be run in 3.2 and 3.3:

synclient FingerHigh=1
synclient FingerLow=1

Backlight is set very low after suspend (the screen looks off). Enter password and then brightness can increased using Fn+F3


Discussion

John, 2012/03/26 16:57

Some more details on my experience with this laptop and Fedora 16 is on my blog.

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