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J.A. Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is an Ultraportable model, measuring only 277.6 x 196 x 23.1 ~ 27.5mm and weighing 1.21kg
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|Processor||AMD E450 1.65GHz|
|Graphics||AMD/ATI Radeon 6310|
|Network||Wired Gigabit, Wireless b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0|
|Optical Drive||Not Tested|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
This should be a fantastic ultraportable for Linux. Unfortunately it is not, at this time, because wireless networking does not connect. It has a Broadcom 4313 adapter, which works perfectly with the brcmsmac driver in various other netbooks I have, but in this system it will not connect. I have tried everything I know, with a variety of Linux distributions (openSuSE 12.1, Fedora 16, Ubuntu 11.10, SimplyMEPIS 11), with absolutely no success.
Not only does the wireless networking fail to connect, but after any attempt to do so the system then intermittently hangs for a minute or two at a time, and shutdown either hangs completely or takes 10 minutes to complete. This is very unfortunate, because if the WiFi worked this would be the best netbook/notebook I have ever used with Linux.