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Lenovo IdeaPad Z470

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Lenovo IdeaPad Z470 laptop. If you have the Lenovo IdeaPad Z470 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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Specifications

For full specifications see the Lenovo IdeaPad Z470 specifications page.

NameLenovo IdeaPad Z470
ProcessorIntel Core i5-2410M processor (dual-core, 2.30GHz, 3MB cache),
Intel Core i5-2430M processor (dual-core, 2.40GHz, 3MB cache),
Screen14“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUp to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 3000
Network10/100 Ethernet
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000, 1×2 11b/g/n wireless

Linux Compatibility

Linux Mint 13 Maya

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorGood8 Cores recognized and working
ScreenGood1366×768
HDDGoodNo problem
Optical DriveGoodWorking
Graphics ChipGoodNo problem
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundGoodNormal
Bulti-in MicrophoneGoodSkype, G+ Hangouts ok
Headphone JackNot Tested
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetGoodWorking
WirelessGoodWorking
BluetoothNot Tested
USBGoodWorking
ESATANot Tested
Card ReaderGoodWorking
WebcamGoodG+ Hangouts ok
Touch PadGoodHigh sensibility
Suspend/ResumePoorOnly suspends to RAM

Notes

No battery alerts, so when the battery goes empty the laptop turns off without any notice or warning.

Touch multimedia buttons not working.

Summary

Pretty good but not perfect. The worst part is battery management.


Discussion

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Axel, 2013/12/19 20:26

Hola amigos, cuenta con este equipo de computo y me encuentro con el problema de que al instalar linuxmint 15 o fedora 19 mi equipo se calienta mas de lo habitual sin utilizar gráficos demandantes otra situación es que no puedo utilizar mi tarjeta gráfica que es una nvidia gt520m, ademas de que los botones de control de volumen se quedan trabados si uno los utiliza, espero me puedan ayudar, gracias.

voodoo, 2013/06/17 00:06

Sorry but I have debian with xfce and it shows me battery alerts, about 10 and about 2 or 3 minutes before it turns off.

alejus, 2012/10/04 20:49

alejo@alejoblue-Rev-1-0 ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b5)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b5)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev b5)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 05)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 05)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
06:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1000

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