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|Processor||Various Intel (Celeron, Pentium, third generation i3, i5, i7), including at least: i5-3210M, Celeron B820 (1.60 GHz, 2 MB)|
|Screen||15.6“ HD 16:9 widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||500 GB, 750 GB, 1 TB (5,400 rpm)|
|Optical Drive||Tray-in Rambo drive|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 4000 (integrated), some with Nvidia GT6xx Optimus cards|
|Network||Ethernet NIC: 10/100M
Intel WiMAX/WiFi 6250 2 x 2 a/g/n or Intel WiMAX/WiFi 6150 2 x 2 a/g/n or Broadcom BCM4313 WiFi/Bluetooth
|Screen||Yes||With newest firmware version, brightness changes are laggy|
|Graphics Chip||Yes||Full support for Intel HD 4000. Out-of-the box support for Nvidia Optimus cards varies, Bumblebee required for running only specific programs on the Nvidia card.|
|Microphone-In Port||N/A||Headphone port doubles as one.|
|Ethernet||Yes||Requires alx driver, which some distributions may not be including yet.|
|Wireless||Yes||Only Broadcom's closed-source wl driver works more or less satisfactorily with the BCM4313. Some models come with an Atheros AR9285 Wireless adapter. The kernel provided ath9k driver may report low signal strength. Workaround is to use ndiswrapper with Windows XP drivers|
|Suspend/Resume||Yes||Hibernation may not work properly.|
Caution: some UEFI/SecureBoot installers may make the BIOS configuration utility unusable. This problem occurs with Windows as well during reinstall and upgrade.
It appears that the BIOS setup utility is in slot 0 of the UEFI NVRAM, but some operating systems do not detect this and install themselves in slot 0.
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