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Lenovo G710


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For full specifications see the Lenovo G710 specifications page.

NameLenovo G710
Processor4th Gen Intel Core i7-4702MQ (3.20GHz 1600MHz 6MB)
4th Gen Intel Core i5-4200M (3.10GHz 1600MHz 3MB)
4th Gen Intel Core i3-4000MQ (2.40GHz 1600MHz 3MB)
Screen17.3“ high-definition (1366 x 768 pixels)/220 nit display, 16:9 widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD320GB / 500GB / 750GB / 1TB (5400 RPM) HDD
Optical DriveOptical disk drive options up to a Blu-ray Disc combo
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4600
Network10 / 100 Mbps LAN
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

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Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
USBNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
KeyboardNot Tested
TouchPadNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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Zachary, 2016/04/10 14:21

I installed debian 8 (Jessie) from a DVD.

Prior to installation I had to go to the BIOS. Here is how to do it: shut down the computer. And start the computer by pressing Novo button (right next to the power button). In the BIOS I had to turn off all UEFI features that I could and turn on Legacy BIOS/Other OS and so on. There are not that many options to go through so you will not get stuck in the jungle of options.

The I booted up from the debian DVD1, the only on that I needed. I used graphical expert installation. The touchpad mouse would not work during the installation process so I used an external mouse instead. After the installation was complete and the new system booted up, the touchpad mouse worked just perfectly so I removed the external mouse.

Next I had to install the nvidia drivers. Only thing that did not work out of the box were sounds. The debian installs Pulseaudio by default but that does not work with laptops well due to a bug that has been known for a long time and no one seems to correct it. So I had to remove pulseaudio and install ALSA instead. Then I got the audio working for me.

All and all, the installation in debian was easy and worked very well. My laptop specs are:

- 4th Gen Intel Core i5-4200M (3.10GHz 1600MHz 3MB)
- 8 GB of RAM
- 1 TB of HDD
- nVidia 820M 2 GB

Kailey, 2014/11/19 08:27

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