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|Name||Acer Aspire TimelineUltra M5-581TG|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-3317M (dual-core, 1.7 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)|
1366 x 768 pixels (HD), 16:9 aspect ratio
100 ppi pixel density
Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
CineCrystal & LED backlight technology
|RAM||Up to 6 GB|
|HDD||500 GB 5400 rpm HDD
20 GB SSD (Hybrid)
|Optical Drive||8X DVDRW DL|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M|
|Network||Gigabit Ethernet(RJ-45 port)
Broadcom 43228 802.11 a/g/n
|HDD||Yes||My model just had an ssd|
|Graphics Chip||Yes||Only basic testing|
|HDMI Out||Not Tested|
|Microphone||Yes||Slight background noise|
|Headphone Port||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|Serial Port||Not Tested|
Fan sensors not detected by ubuntu 13.04, this results in the fan permanently being on :S. There may be work arounds, cpu frequency scaling works and cpu temperature sensors work.
An otherwise perfectly functional laptop marred by an uncontrollable fan (acerhdf doesn't seem to be able to deal with this). Sufficiently annoying that you probably shouldn't buy this computer until this is fixed.