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For full specifications see the Acer Extensa 5230E specifications page.
|Name||Acer Extensa 5230E|
|Processor||Intel® Celeron 900, 2.2Ghz, 3MB L2 Cache|
|Screen||15.4” WXGA Widescreen non-glare|
|RAM||1GB, up to 4GB|
|Optical Drive||DVD-Super Multi Double Layer|
|Graphics||Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD|
|Network||Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5764M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (from lspci)|
|WLAN||Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X (from lspci)|
|Screen||Yes||Changing brightness and turning the screen off work. Didn't try VGA-port yet|
|Optical Drive||Yes||reading (burning not yet tested)|
|Sound||Yes||Speakers, line out (others not tested)|
|Wireless||Yes||Works in Ubuntu 9.10 with driver ath9k wpa_supplicant (high load seems to hang it)|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
Tested with ubuntu 9.10
* Some of the special buttons work (screen brightness, volume, mail, home, … ) some not. All but one register something with X11 as seen with xev, so can in principle be used.
* Standby and “Suspend to disk” work. “Pressing the power button” and “closing the lid” is properly detected and configurable.
* the fan runs only seldom, quite laptop, goooood!
* touchpad works, also scrolling pages by moving the finger on the right side. tipping the pad works as a click.
* After fixing current ubuntu 9.10 udev issues, it works as an mp3-player with rythmbox, lid closed at 15W and a CPU load of 5%, not bad.
*Works with preinstalled Linpus Linux. Owner Icq:438-710-754
*works with ubuntu 9.10