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For full specifications see the Lenovo Ideapad Y550 specifications page.
|Name||Lenovo Ideapad Y550|
|Processor||Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor T4300 : 2.1 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB On-Die L2 Cache|
|Screen||15.6“ WXGA (1366×768)|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce G240M
NVIDIA GeForce G210M
Intel GMA 4500M
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||160GB - 5400rpm|
|Optical Drive||DVD Super Multi|
|Wireless||Works||with tg3 module|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Webcam||Works||with uvcvideo module|
You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Lenovo Ideapad Y550 here.
Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) amd64: Graphic acceleration (needed for compiz visual effects) requires a proprietary nvidia driver; this is downloaded and installed automatically when effects are switched on. Wireless networking (Intel 1510), webcam, and sound all work with no modification. Suspend and hibernate both work. Multitouch (for two-finger scrolling) does not work. I have not yet tested the card reader or expresscard slot.