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This info is about the Toshiba L870 bought in Australia, model: PSKFPA-008002 (May 2013) http://m.mytoshiba.com.au/products/computers/satellite/pro/l870/pskfpa-008002.
Tested with 64 bit Linux MINT 14, Kernel: 3.5.0-31-generic #52-Ubuntu
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For full specifications see the Toshiba Satellite L870 specifications page.
|Name||Toshiba Satellite L870|
|Processor|| 2nd generation Intel Core i7-3630QM
clock speed 2.4G/3.4GHz Turbo
1333MHz FSB, 256 KB per cache, 6MB L3 Cache
type : Toshiba TruBrite HD+ TFT High Brightness display with 16 : 9 aspect ratio and LED backlighting
internal resolution : 1,600 x 900
|HDD||capacity : 640 GB
drive rotation : 5,400 rpm
|Optical Drive||DVD Super Multi drive (Double Layer)|
|Graphics||AMD Radeon™ HD 7670M 1GB|
|Network Wireless||Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168evl/8111evl 802.11b/g/n|
|Network Ethernet||Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller|
|Processor||Works Out Of the Box||Scales properly under load|
|HDD||Works OOB||SMART tools work ok|
|Graphics Chip||Works OOB||Default driver is quick (330fps glxgears)
Direct FB is on
Googleearth very responsive
|Graphics Chip Catalyst driver||Works OOB||Very quick (>15000fps glxgears)
Direct FB is on
some issues with terminal windows with slow “echo” when typing, Googleearth fails to load
|VGA Out||Works OOB|
|HDMI Out||Works OOB||No sound through HDMI but not investigated|
|Optical Drive||Not Tested|
|Sound||Works OOB||No sound through HDMI output|
|Headphone Port||Works OOB|
|Microphone-In Port||Not Tested|
|Wireless||On board wifi is not present OOB||Works with downloaded driver but badly|
|Card Reader||Works OOB|
|Keyboard||Works OOB||Screen brightness function keys not working|
|TouchPad||Works OOB||Disable/Enable function toggle key works also|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Present|
|Suspend/Resume||Works OOB including hybernate|
Very impressed that almost everything works out of the box. Nice piece of kit..
Works very well with a few glitches that are probably resolvable given some effort