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Lenovo G510


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For full specifications see the Lenovo G510 specifications page.

NameLenovo G510
ProcessorIntel Core i7-4700MQ (3.4GHz 800MHz 6MB)
Intel Core i5-4200M (3.10GHz 1600MHz 3MB)
Intel Core i3-4000MQ (2.40GHz 1600MHz 3MB)
Intel Pentium 3550M (2.3GHz 400MHz 2MB)
Screen15.6“ high-definition (1366 x 768) / 200 nit display, 16:9 widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUp to 1TB HDD storage (5400RPM)
Optical DriveDVD,CD-RW
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4600
Radeon 8750M(2GB)
Network10 / 100 Mbps LAN
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveWorking
Graphics ChipHD8750M Not Supported
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot recognised
Display PortNot Tested
Optical DriveWorking
Headphone PortWorking
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
EthernetFully Working (1GB)
BluetoothNot Tested
USBBoth 2.0 and 3.0 Working
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderWorking
TouchPadWorking as PS/2 only


You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Lenovo G510 here.
SSD only works when fitted to HDD bay, not in DVD caddy.


You can enter a summary of how well the Lenovo G510 works with Linux here.
Works OK. Not blisteringly fast performance.


saeon, 2016/04/23 10:57

Everything except bluetooth working perfectly for mint 15, mint 16 and mint 17 and mint 17.3… each of which has been installed fresh

Mike, 2015/09/01 21:09

I found everything working, including vga, hdmi, and bluetooth. No problems with ethernet at all. I found the wifi seems slightly less stable than it was with Windows, but good overall. Touchscreen was best supported with Gnome, but did work with Unity and KDE.Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, OpenSUSE 13.2.

Mark Eif, 2015/07/24 09:46

Everything works out of the box with Debian 8.1 stable except bluetooth. There is also a problem, I guess related to the ethernet card, which about once a week hangs the computer. I'm still trying to figure out what is it.

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