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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Sony Vaio Y netbook.
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For full specifications see the http://www.sony-mea.com/productcategory/it-pc-series-vpcy.
|Name||Sony Vaio Y|
|Processor||AMD Dual-Core E-450 APU (1.65 GHz)*1:AMD A50M FCH:1 MB (L2 Cache)|
|Screen||11.6 inch wide (WXGA: 1366 x 768) TFT colour display (VAIO Display, LED backlight)|
|Graphics||AMD Radeon™ HD 6320 Graphics|
|RAM||2 GB (2 GB (SO-DIMM) x 1) DDR3 SDRAM*2 (upgradeable up to 4 GB*3): DDR3 SO-DIMM slots (Unused Memory slot 1): 1333 MT/s|
|HDD||320 GB*4 (Serial ATA, 5400 rpm)GB|
|Optical Drive||NO OPTICAL DRIVE|
|Network||IEEE 802.11b/g/n*6:Maximum transmission speed: 150 Mbps*7, Maximum receipt speed: 150 Mbps*7/ Ethernet: Network (RJ-45)Connector|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|HDMI||Works, but not perfect|
|Bluetooth||Works, but did not test transferring files|
|Touchpad||Works on most recent distros|
I am running LMDE based on Debian Testing, and everything seems to run well, one issue is the FN key only work for adjusting brightness, volume is adjusted manually from the Mixer. With Ubuntu and Linux mint it works so no need to worry if you will be using these distros. Full charge can give you about 4-3 hours depending on your usage.
Overall I'm really happy with how everything is working. I'm definitely glad I uninstalled Windows 7, i just want a more powerful laptops. Thinking about System 76, but not upgrading anytime soon.