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I have tested this laptop on OpenSuse 11.2. I have got the version 23 with the DVD RW (so with no blu-ray)
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For full specifications see the MSI GT640 specifications page.
|Processor||Intel Core i7 Processor|
|Graphics||NVIDIA Geforce GTS 250M|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||250GB to 500GB|
|Optical Drive||DVD Super Multi
|Processor||Tested||Work but with no turbo mode on this kernel, normaly it is ok on the future 11.3|
|Screen||Tested||Everything work normaly|
|HDD||Tested||Everything is ok, but you have to delete one of the partition (the data partition) to be able to install liunx|
|Optical Drive||Tested||everything works|
|Graphics||Tested||Works with the nvidia drivers|
|Sound||Tested||Works but we shoud make some modifications to have a stereo mode, it would be ok on the 11.3|
|Wireless||Tested||Works, but only if the wifi is turned on before booting linux, i expect that it would be solved on the 11.3|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
I have tested ubuntu on a live cd and it seems that it works good too.
Normally everything works good, we could said that on the openSuse 11.2 90% is alright. Normally the 11.3 solve all the problems and you do not need anything to have a computer working.
So if you are looking for a good laptop with i7, you could take it. ;)