Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E330

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Introduction

The Edge 330 is one of Lenovo's entry-level subnotebooks intended for small businesses and consumers.

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Specifications

NameLenovo ThinkPad Edge E330 (model 3354-ALG)
ProcessorIntel Core i3-3110M (2.40 GHz)
Screen13.3” 1366×768, LED backlight
RAM4 GB DDR3 (1600 MHz)
HDDSeagate ST320LT007-9ZV14, 320 GB (7200 rpm)
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4000
NetworkRealtek RTL8111/8168B, Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230, 802.11bgn, Bluetooth 4.0

Linux Compatibility

12.10 and 13.04 stand for the respective Ubuntu version.

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Graphics ChipYesUnity & Compiz work smoothly with the kernel built-in drivers.
VGA OutYes
HDMI PortYes Video + sound.
SoundYes
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Headphone JackYes
Microphone JackNot TestedCombined mic/headphone jack.
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothYesTest method: pairing to an Android phone and sending a file.
USB 2.0Yes
USB 3.0Yes
Card ReaderYes
WebcamYesOnly briefly tested with Cheese on 12.10, webcam 'works' (i.e. shows picture) but recording crashes Cheese immediately. Possibly only a software issue; more thorough testing needed.
Touch PadYesEdge & two-finger scrolling as well as all keys and tapping work.
Track PointYes
Special keysYesVolume/brightness/WLAN/display/media keys work. Fn-key behaviour can be changed directly from BIOS.
Suspend/ResumeYesGUI-way and closing the lid both work / 12.10 & 13.04
HibernateYes12.10 & 13.04

Notes

BIOS version: H3ET65WW (1.02), date 2012-09-12

Only bigger “issue” is that since the DVMT (dynamic video memory technology) is apparently not supported in Ubuntu or in Linux in general (?), the integrated graphics takes about half of the 4 GB ram as the Lenovo BIOS has no settings for DVMT. In practice this causes a lot of swapping, as the RAM gets full so easily. Solution: RAM upgrade.

Summary

Out-of-the-box experience has been very good on Ubuntu 12.10 and on 13.04.


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