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For full specifications see the Lenovo Thinkpad SL510 specifications page.
|Name||Lenovo Thinkpad SL510|
|Processor||Intel Core2 Duo Processor T5870 : 2.0 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB On-Die L2 Cache
Intel Celeron Processor T3000 : 1.8 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB On-Die L2 Cache
|Screen||15.6“ WXGA (1366×768)|
|Graphics||Intel GMA 4500M
Intel GMA 4500MHD
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||160GB to 250GB - 5400rpm|
|Optical Drive||DVD Super Multi|
Intel WiFi Link 1000
|Wireless||Supported||Had to update via wired Ethernet to latest patch level before wireless worked; worked flawlessly after updates.|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Tested|
Tested with OpenSuSE 11.2 64-bit; wireless drivers required updated standard packages via the normal non-oss update repository. Had transient problem with installs, including boot sector and random kernel panic. Both issues were fixed by reboot and only set back the install process by roughly 10 minutes total.
Although there were some transient issues with the initial install, overall the SL510 seems to do well with at least the OpenSuSE 11.2 distro.