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Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830T


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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830T specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire TimelineX 5830T
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5-2450M Processor 2.5GHz with Turbo Boost technology up to 3.1GHz
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 3000
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
IEEE 802.11 a/g/n
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
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HDDNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
USBNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
Touch PadNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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Not a hugely technical user I'm afraid, but this is what I have found:
I'm running Kubuntu 12.04LTS without any problems on this laptop. If you want to dual-boot, I found I did have to do the windows backup first and then use this to repair the MBR so that it would work properly - windows has odd partitions for recovery, so I'm not sure which menu item in the grub menu is the default, but they both seem to bring up Windows if you need them to. The screen brightness function keys have to be set up manually in the grub (can't remember how I did this, but I followed instructions and they worked). The other function keys all work except the switch to external screen button and the Scr Lk button, but you can set up shortcuts to do this so it's not a problem. It doesn't have an internal microphone, and I haven't tested the microphone or headphone jacks, but all the other items on the list above work fine. With the graphics, I don't do gaming, so wouldn't know how well it works for that, but I can use the GIMP without problems.


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