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|Processor||Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T6670/T6600/T6500/T6400/T5900/T5870 : 2.2 GHz - 2 GHz,
Intel® Pentium® Dual Core Processor T4300/T4200 : 2.1 GHz - 2 GHz,
Intel® Celeron® Dual-Core Processor T3100/T3000/CM900 : 2.2 GHz - 1.8 GHz,
|Screen||14” (1366×768) Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||160GB to 500GB|
|Graphics||Intel® GMA 4500M|
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n
In Debian (and maybe other distros) the webcam shows an upside-down image in programs such as Cheese and Skype. Fixing requires installation of libv4l-0 and v4l2ucp and invoking the latter as an argument when starting the program. Instructions on how to do this can be found on the web.
Kernel 220.127.116.11 and earlier require a patch to fix a problem with speaker audio not muting when headphones are plugged in.
Add “i915.powersave=0” (without quotes) to grub boot parameters if you experience flashing display.
Overall a speedy laptop for Linux with good battery life (4.5 hrs. avg.).