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Toshiba Satellite P840


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For full specifications see the Toshiba Satellite P840 specifications page.

NameToshiba Satellite P840
ProcessorIntel Core i5-3317U Processor
Screen14.0“ widescreen
Display Type*
HD TruBrite LED Backlit display with Intel Wireless Display Technology
Display Resolution
1366×768 (HD), 16:9 aspect ratio, Supports 720p content
HDD750GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
Optical DriveDVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
GraphicsMobile Intel HD Graphics
Intel Wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
USBNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
KeyboardNot Tested
TouchPadNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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PuZZleDucK, 2013/06/05 16:51

Install from thumb drive… fail.
Install from CD… fail.
Install from external us CD drive… WIN (wtf?)

I also set CSM boot and SATA comparability mode in bios, as well as disabling secure boot… so far so good

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