Lenovo ideapad 530S

product: Lenovo ideapad 630S-14ARR (model: 81H10000MX)

  • cpu: AMD Ryzen 3 2200U (2C, 2.5 / 3.4 GHz, 1MB)
  • memory: 4GB x 1 (2 slots, DDR4 SO-DIMM, 2400 MHz, max memory: 16 GB)
  • Graphics: Integrated AMD Radeon Vega 3
  • Display: 14 inch FHD (1920x1080) IPS
  • Storage: 128 GB SSD M.2 PCIe
  • network - wired: none
  • network - wireless: 11ac, 1x1 Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377
  • bluetooth: BT4.1 (wlan + bluetooth on the same module)
  • camera: 720p
  • keyboard: backlit
  • battery: 45 Wh
  • power adapter: 65W
  • bios: BIOS version 8PCN58WW, EC version 8PEC58WW (was: bios version 8PCN17WW, EC version 8PEC17WW)

Fn keys: Fn + Space - backlight - 50%, 100%, off,

OS: FreeBSD, OpenBSD,

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History / work log

2021-07-20: I re-created this page on my self-hosted web server.

2020-07-31: the wireless network adapter in the machine is a Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377, it looks like this from FreeBSD:

root@kg-pod530:~ # pciconf -lv | grep -B 3 network
ppt0@pci0:1:0:0:    class=0x028000 card=0x090117aa chip=0x0042168c rev=0x31 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Qualcomm Atheros'
    device     = 'QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter'
    class      = network

and from Linux

tingo@pod530-gw:~$ lspci -s 00:06.0
00:06.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 31)

verbose info from Linux

tingo@pod530-gw:~$ sudo lspci -s 00:06.0 -v
00:06.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 31)
        Subsystem: Lenovo QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 36
        Memory at c0200000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=2M]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/8 Maskable+ 64bit-
        Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
        Kernel driver in use: ath10k_pci
        Kernel modules: ath10k_pci


2020-07-30: memory - the DIMM memory in the machine is a Samsung M471A5244CB0-CTD, which is a 4GB DDR4 PC4-21300 2666 MHz 260 pins, 1.2V, 1R x 16.

2020-07-28: bios - version 8PCN58WW (date 2020-03-26) is available. BIOS update - I used the (Windows only) tool to update the bios.

2020-07-28: getting into BIOS. Power off machine, wait 5 secs, press Novo button (you need a straightened paperclip), select BIOS from menu

2020-07-28: unpacking - the machine came in the original box (opened), with a erase certificate (paper sheet, A4). Contents of box: laptop, power adapter, warranty (sealed), quick start guide, erase certificate.

2020-07-27: I received a (paper) pick-up note in my mailbox, and fetched the package at PIB Extra Trondheimsveien. Tracking info:

Sendingen er utlevert.
27. juli 16.05

Sendingen er ankommet Extra Trondheimsveien.
22. juli 11.48 - 0506 OSLO

Sendingen er ankommet terminal og blir videresendt.
21. juli 20.02 - 0024 OSLO

Sendingen er innlevert til terminal og videresendt.
21. juli 20.02 - 0024 OSLO

that's it.

2020-07-21: the package was shipped.

2020-07-18: found this "as new" laptop at Elkjøp Outlet for NO 1997.- so I ordered it.