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For full specifications see the Lenovo G780 specifications page.
|Processor||3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3210M (2.50GHz, 3MB Cache)
3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3612QM (2.10GHz, 6MB Cache)
|Screen||17.3” HD 16:9 widescreen 1600×900|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||Up to 1TB (5,400 rpm)|
|Optical Drive||DVD reader/writer
Blu-Ray Disc drive
|Graphics||Intel HD graphics 4000 (integrated)|
|Network||Ethernet NIC: 10/100M Atheros
802.11n Wi-Fi Broadcom
|Graphics Chip||Yes||3.2/3.4 kernel has trouble with HD4000|
|VGA Out||Not Tested|
|HDMI Out||Yes||Tested with several different monitors of differring resolutions. No issues at all.|
|Sound||Yes||Speakers are quiet; headphones provide sufficient volume|
|Ethernet||Yes||may require 3rd-party driver|
|Wireless||Yes||may require 3rd-party driver|
On Debian Wheezy/Sid, Jan 2013: alx driver for the Atheros ethernet is currently not available in repositories…assuming that will soon be changed. The Broadcom wireless firmware suggested during the system install did not work…replaced with the “non-free” STA driver after system install.
The 3.2 kernel in current Debian (Wheezy) will likely result in random system freezes with HD4000 (might be ok with nvidia).
Microphone worked with Alsa after adding “options snd_hda_intel model=auto” to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
You can enter a summary of how well the Lenovo G780 works with Linux here.