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This is a template for a future compatibility guide to running Linux with the Lenovo Ideapad Y400 laptop. If you have the Lenovo Ideapad Y400 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 Y400 specifications page.
|Name||Lenovo Ideapad Y400|
|Processor||Up to 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3630QM|
|Screen||14” 1366×768 Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||Up to 1TB|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GT650M|
|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|
|Touch Pad||Not Tested|
Due to a sub-prime uefi support on the motherboard and a lack of nvidia optimus on the computer, installing linux (tried with arch and ubuntu) is not straight forward to say the least. If I ever manage to install linux on this I will update with a link to a detailed guide to how I did it, but I would never recommend the y400 to anyone for any reason. At least the speakers are nice.