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Lenovo IdeaPad V570


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For full specifications see the Lenovo IdeaPad V570 specifications page.

NameLenovo IdeaPad V570
ProcessorIntel Pentium B950 processor (dual-core, 2.10GHz, 2MB cache),
Intel Core i3-2330M processor (dual-core, 2.20GHz, 3MB cache),
Intel Core i5-2410M processor (dual-core, 2.30GHz, 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)
Screen15.6“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUp to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 3000
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000, 1×2 11b/g/n wireless

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
Graphics ChipYes
VGA OutYes
HDMI OutPartiallyWas able to send video, but not audio
Bulti-in MicrophoneYes
Headphone JackYes
Microphone JackYes
BluetoothNot Tested
ESATANot Tested
Card ReaderYes
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
Touch PadYes
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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max, 2017/12/22 23:09

I have installed Kali-linux on it. It boots quick and runs well, though I have not really put it through its paces yet. No sound drivers though, still looking.. No fingerprint reader, but, I don't really care about that. (though it might be fun to play with)

Ayaskull, 2013/12/22 02:18

Fedora 20 is the only distro I found that can be installed on this machine and it can boot without any post-configuration (at least with my current bios configuration I think). Just make sure to create a partition mounted in /boot/efi. It has some issues with the screen brightness configuration but everything else I have tested it's working good.

Draik, 2013/10/29 19:28

The biggest issue I found with this laptop was the battery life. It originally came with Windows 7, and the battery would last at least 4 hours. I installed Kubuntu 12.10 (and upgraded to 13.04), and had a battery life of about 45 minutes. The battery was fully charged, I unplugged, and it would go from 100% to 93%, then instantly down to 6% battery, and start alerting to plug in the charger.

Max, 2017/12/22 23:12

I know these posts are old, but maybe someone is re-purposing a v570. I have found that the batteries shipped with these were terrible. I am running on power only and just removed the shipped one as it would no longer hold a charge.

I am going to try to pull it apart and rebuild it.

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