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Acer Aspire 5740

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire 5740 laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer Aspire 5740. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer Aspire 5740 page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 5740 specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 5740
ProcessorIntel® Core i7-620M processor (4 MB L3 cache, 2.66 GHz, up to 3.33 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Core i5-540M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.53 GHz, up to 3.06 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W), i5-520M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.40 GHz, up to 2.93 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W), i5-430M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.26 GHz, up to 2.53 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W) processor, supporting Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Core i3-350M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.26 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W), i5-330M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.26 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W) processor, supporting Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD160GB to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel® Graphics Media Accelerator HD
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 a/g/n Wi-Fi
Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorksBrightness can not be adjusted, flickering in Fedora 13
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested

Notes

Tested with Ubuntu 10.04

Summary

The Acer Aspire 5740 works very well with Linux, you probably need a Linux distributions with at least kernel 2.6.32 such as Ubuntu 10.04.

acer_aspire_5740.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/10 21:28 by don