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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830TG specifications page.
|Name||Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830TG|
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i5-2430M Processor 2.40GHz with Turbo Boost technology up to 3.0GHz
Intel® Core™ i5-2450M Processor 2.5GHz with Turbo Boost technology up to 3.1GHz
|Screen||15.6” (1366×768) Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||up to 750GB|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M|
IEEE 802.11 a/g/n
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
|Optical Drive||Not Tested|
|Graphics Chip||Not Tested|
|VGA Out||Not Tested|
|HDMI Out||Not Tested|
|Bulti-in Microphone||Not Tested|
|Headphone Jack||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|Touch Pad||Not Tested|
Optimus support won't work out of the box; with Ubuntu at least, this implies that both graphic cards are active all the time, and this will drain your battery quickly. To solve that problem, install Bumblebee (http://bumblebee-project.org/).
You can enter a summary of how well the Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830TG works with Linux here.