RC730-S08

asderceder
  4 years ago
  Samsung (17.3" Laptop With Core i7)
  Mint (older version)
  Works perfectly
What works:

Everything works, keyboard incl. special keys, USB mouse, trackpad, internal and external HDDs, DVD drive, both internal Intel and external Nvidia graphics, wifi, speakers, CPU turbo, USB sticks, printer, battery, ethernet ... Didn't test bluetooth, microphone and webcam but I assume they work because they are correctly recognized and matching drivers are installed.

I can confirm that all my laptop hardware works with
Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon
Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon
Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon
Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce
Linux Mint 17.2 Xfce

Additional notes:

I'd like Linux Mint to be more laptop-friendly. It takes some time to configure the correct way in order to extend the battery life and reduce overheating and noise. Cinnamon desktop takes much longer to load at login than Xfce (and LXDE). The Cinnamon edition works well with default desktop and Xfce4 or mint-meta-xfce. Xfce edition works well with default desktop and cinnamon or mint-meta-cinnamon.