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63% (19)
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23% (7)
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7% (2)
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Acer Aspire 6930G

Introduction

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 6930G specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 6930G
ProcessorIntel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T9550
Screen16“ WXGA (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDDUp to 2 x 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce 9600M GT
NetworkEthernet, Intel 5100 802.11abgn, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorTested on Kubuntu 8.10 works perfectly
ScreenTested on Kubuntu 8.10works perfectly
HDDTested on Kubuntu 8.10works perfectly
Optical DriveTested on Kubuntu 8.10works perfectly
GraphicsTested on Kubuntu 8.10works perfectly
SoundTested on Kubuntu 8.10works but still figuring out how to optimize the 5.1 surround
EthernetTested on Kubuntu 8.10works perfectly
WirelessTested on Kubuntu 8.10works perfectly
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemTested on Kubuntu 8.10works perfectly
USBTested on Kubuntu 8.10works perfectly
Card ReaderTested on Kubuntu 8.10works perfectly
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderTested on Ubuntu 9.04use the instructions here
CameraTested on Kubuntu 8.10works perfectly
TV TunerTested on Ubuntu 9.04works perfectly on 2.6.30 kernel or newer or by compiling a v4l-dvb snapshot on an old kernel

Notes

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Summary

The Acer Aspire 6930G here ships with Vista and works well but it is a joy to format it and run (Linux)(K)ubuntu. Pretty much everything is detected and runs out of the box. What pleased me the most was the wireless range added by the fact that it supports 802.11n. The network detection range is amazing and the speed makes doing things on it, a breeze. The model I own and tested is pretty much maxed out apart from not having a fingerprint reader (I hate those, they are easy to trick) and bluetooth. Its a real breath of fresh air since everything just works, very unlike my older Acer where I had to hand compile a lot of things. All in all its the best Notebook I have installed linux on