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Acer Aspire V3-731


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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire V3-731 specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire V3-731
ProcessorIntel Core i5-2450M/i5-3210M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.50 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.10 GHz)
Intel Core i3-2310M/i3-2350M/i3-2370M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.10/2.30/2.40 GHz)
Intel Pentium processor B950/B970 (2 MB L3 cache, 2.10/2.30 GHz)
Screen17.3“ HD+ 1600 x 900 resolution, high-brightness (220-nit) Acer CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT LCD
RAMUp to 8 GB
HDD320/500/640/750 GB or larger(depending on model)
Optical Drive4X Blu-ray Disc writer / DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
4X Blu-ray Disc / DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 3000
NetworkRJ-45 port,Gigabit Ethernet
Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n
Acer InviLink 802.11b/g

Linux Compatibility

HDDNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
MicrophoneWorking poorly
Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In Port Ok
BluetoothNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


Labtop was tested with linux mint 14.


Besides microphone Labtop works very well out of the box with linux mint 14.


me, 2014/02/24 05:51

During the liveCD - before it goes black… IF you get the countdown numbers… then press arrows till over “normal” or “compatability” mode (they shuold appear after pressing down arrow). Then press TAB - then in the text that appears, arrow back before the ”–” marks at the end and type “nomodesete” to disable KMS (kernel mode settings). That should help with the black screen. might have to do it again upon installation. After that – hunt for a better driver (haven't found one yet, but am looking).

Jan, 2013/10/10 23:58

Linux Mint Olivia 15 XFcee live CD resutlts in a black screen.

Linux Mint Olivia 15 Debian live CD Runs, after instaltion black screen.

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