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This is a template for a future compatibility guide to running Linux with the Lenovo IdeaPad V470 laptop. If you have the Lenovo IdeaPad V470 and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.
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For full specifications see the Lenovo IdeaPad V470 specifications page.
|Name||Lenovo IdeaPad V470|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-2310M processor (dual-core, 2.10GHz, 3MB cache),
Intel Core i3-2330M processor (dual-core, 2.20GHz, 3MB cache),
Intel Core i5-2430M processor (dual-core, 2.40GHz, 3MB cache),
Intel Core i7-2630QM processor (quad-core, 2.00 GHz, 6MB cache),
Intel Core i7-2670QM processor (quad-core, 2.20 GHz, 6MB cache)
|Screen||14” 1366×768 Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||Up to 750GB|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 3000|
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000, 1×2 11b/g/n wireless
|Optical Drive||Not Tested|
|Graphics Chip||Not Tested|
|VGA Out||Not Tested|
|HDMI Out||Not Tested|
|Bulti-in Microphone||Not Tested|
|Headphone Jack||Not Tested|
|Microphone Jack||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Tested|
|Touch Pad||Not Tested|
I have a new V470 bought directly from Lenovo in early September, 2011. This system is an excellent 64 bit Windows 7 laptop but appears to be 100% incompatible with OpenSuse. Version 12.1 installs but will not boot and 11.x versions will not even install. Running OpenSuse in VM works fine on this box, but do not buy it if you want to run OpenSuse natively. There seem to be issues with the GPT style Toshiba HD coupled with the proprietary Phoenix BIOS. I learned the hard way and had to buy the Windows restore disks, don't you make the same mistake. OpenSuse destroys your disks and Lenovo has to save you.
You can enter a summary of how well the Lenovo IdeaPad V470 works with Linux here.