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|Processor||Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 540M/520M/430M : 2.53 GHz - 2.26 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 3.06/2.93/2.53 GHz;
Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 350M/330M : 2.26 GHz - 2.13 GHz,
|Screen||14“ (1366×768) Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||250GB to 640GB|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility™ Radeon® HD 5145|
|Processor||Works out of the box|
|Screen||Work out of the box|
|HDD||Work out of the box|
|Optical Drive||Work out of the box|
|Graphics||Work out of the box||But need to install the right driver so this laptop not overheated|
|Sound||Work out of the box|
|Ethernet||Work out of the box|
|Wireless||Work out of the box|
|USB||Work out of the box|
|Card Reader||Work out of the box|
|Webcam||Work out of the box|
Almost no problem at all using Linux in this laptop. The only issues I got are it runs hotter under Linux than under windows 7 because of the graphic driver.
Good laptop for Linux.