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|Processor||3rd Generation Intel Core i7/i5 Processor|
|Screen||15.6“ Full HD (1920×1080) LED backlight, Anti-glare 15.6” HD (1366×768) LED backlight|
|HDD||750GB SATA 7200/5400 rpm
500GB SATA 7200/5400 rpm
|Optical Drive||Super-Multi / Blu-Ray (option)|
|Graphics||nVIDIA Geforce GT650M 3D Graphic Card|
|Processor||Works||TurboBoost mode requires CONFIG_X86_INTEL_PSTATE in kernel|
|Screen||Works||both framebuffer/grub and X (i915)|
|HDD||Works||requires idle3tools to disable/increasing heads parking timeout|
|HDMI Out||Not Tested|
|Bluetooth||Works||don't forget to enable with multimedia keys|
|Card Reader||Works||Requires manufacturer module package (ships with some distros): rts_pstor. At moment of 3.10.9 doesn't work with default in-kernel rtsx_pci + sdhci-pci|
|Webcam||Works||don't forget to enable with multimedia keys|
|Keyboard||Works||except DisplayOff and Fn+F10 media buttons and LEDs in Eject and DisplayOff|
|TouchPad||Works||may need some calibration, needs reactivation after coming from suspend mode|
1) Keyboard MediaButtons: It seems, Fn+F10 button (fight mode) exists only in Russian models (isn't it?) and it is no documented functions for it. Anyway, it is totally ignored by the kernel.
DisplayOff button also totally ignored by the kernel (it is no kernel events even with evbug module loaded).
Also, I never seen Eject and DisplayOff buttons LEDs enabled).
2) Keyboard MediaButtons: Eject button needs “setkeycode” to 161 (XF86Eject). Unfortunately, I don't know KEY_CDEJECT code to work in tty.
3) Ethernet: I've not tested ethernet connection to work, but alx module, at least, loads interface.
4) Audio: If you're about to use headphones — keep in mind, that you need to have “Auto-Mute Mode” to be enabled.
5) Touchpad: works just well, especially with two-finger scrolling, but may need some scroll edge calibration for some people.
9/10 (Needs some adjustment)