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|Name||Lenovo ThinkPad Twist|
|Processor||Intel Core i7 – 3517U (3.0 GHz, 4MB L3, 1600 MHz FSB)
Intel Core i5 – 3317U (2.60 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600 MHz FSB)
Intel Core i3 – 3217U (1.8 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600 MHz FSB)
|Screen||12.5” 1366×768 Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||Up to 500GB|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 4000|
|Touch Screen||OK||Didn't work on 3.2 kernel, worked in 3.8|
|DisplayPort||OK||Tested with a Club3D mDP to VGA active cable, kernel 3.11.7|
|Microphone Jack||Not Tested|
|Wireless||OK||Non-free firmware needed|
|Card Reader||OK||Didn't work in 3.2 kernel, worked in 3.8|
Above points (*) tested with Debian Unstable, first with the default 3.2 kernel, then with a 3.8 from experimental. The 3.8 experimental one worked like a charm.
* mPD port and Ethernet port were tested on Fedora 19 with Linux 3.11.7-200.fc19.x86_64 kernel, on the i7 version of the notebook. Everything else noted OK in this table was also tested on that Fedora, except the Card Reader. Works like a charm.
If you choose a distribution with a 3.8 kernel (I suspect 3.4 will also work), you will have no issues at all with this laptop.