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|Name||Lenovo IdeaPad Z570|
|Processor||Intel Celeron B800 processor (dual-core, 1.50GHz, 2MB cache),
Intel Core i5-2450M processor (dual-core, 2.50GHz, 3MB cache),
Intel Core i7-2670QM processor (quad-core, 2.20GHz, 6MB cache)
|Screen||15.6“ 1366×768 Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||Up to 1TB|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 3000,
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000, 1×2 11b/g/n wireless
|Processor||Works||I use cpufreq-utils and keep my processor running at 1GHz mostly|
|Screen||Works||I belive the kernel from 3.6 version has some better support for Fn keys control|
|Optical Drive||Not Tested|
|Graphics Chip||Selecting only UMDA in bios does the trick and OS runs without problems, |
on the other hand installing Bumblebee does the Optimus trick, but the temps seems to be quite higher keeping nVidia enabled
|Ubuntu 12.10 (3.6.6)|
|VGA Out||Works with 2 monitors setup for me||Ubuntu 12.10 (3.6.6)|
|HDMI Out||Not Tested|
|Sound||Works||Here on VLC I noticed some noise on playing movies, had to select ALSA system in VLC settings|
|Bulti-in Microphone||Not Tested|
|Ethernet||Works out of the box||Ubuntu 12.10 (3.6.6)|
|Wireless||Out of the box even the manual switch||Ubuntu 12.10 (3.6.6)|
|USB||Works out of the box||Ubuntu 12.10 (3.6.6)|
|Card Reader||Out of the box||Ubuntu 12.10 (3.6.6)|
|Webcam||Works||Tested with Cheese, bit laggy but okay.
Noticed problem in skype when on web call the image gets cropped after a while.
|Touch Pad||Out of the box||Ubuntu 12.10 (3.6.6)|
I don't like the temperatures and that the fan is running quite noisy and the area from where the air flows at the keyboard gets a bit hotter.