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|Name||Lenovo IdeaPad Y480|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-2370M processor (2 cores / 4 threads, 2.40GHz, 3MB cache),
Intel Core i7-3610QM processor (4 cores / 8 threads, 2.30GHz, 6MB cache)
|Screen||14“ 1366×768 Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||Up to 1TB|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 3000 or 4000
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE Graphics
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200, 2×2
|Graphics Chip||Not Tested|
|HDMI Out||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
KDE works great. Tried it out Mint 13 KDE x64 and Kubuntu 12.04 x64. Ubuntu wouldn't detect the touchpad and Fedora simply doesn't boot up. So as long as you stick with KDE, its all good.
The ivy bridge graphics works quite smoothly, haven't tried installing NVidia drivers yet.
Very good compatibility.