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|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7 2630QM
Intel® Core™ i5 2410M
Intel® Core™ i3 2310M
|Screen||15.6” (1366×768) Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||up to 750GB|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M + Intel Integrated
|Graphics||Works||Use bumblebee for nvidia optimus card|
Works out of the box with OpenSUSE 11.4 and Linux 2.6.37. Some problems found :
* Patch needed to use scrolling with touchpad
* Hybrid graphics. Bumblebee with some tweaks is needed for powersaving (2h → 5h of usage on battery)
* Webcam picture upside down
* Card reader not supported
Some of these issues are fixed in later version of Linux and not all are confirmed by me. More information can be found from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1791081
No problem with Arch Linux :
*install xf86-video-intel first for graphics, then compile bumblebee from AUR and install nouveau or Nvidia driver
*Some edits on xorg.conf.d files for touchpad scrolling
Works well with Linux, some tweaking needed.