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 +====== Acer emachines G620 ======
 +===== Author(s) =====
 +Leslie Viljoen (
 +===== Introduction =====
 +This is a low cost laptop that runs Linux very well if you are willing to accept some proprietary drivers.
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 +===== Specifications =====
 +| Name|emachines G620 (full model: MG620-652G25Mi)|
 +| Processor|AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual-Core QL-65|
 +| Screen|17"​ up to 1440x900|
 +| RAM|2 GB|
 +| HDD|250 GB|
 +| Optical Drive|DVD RW|
 +| Graphics|nVidia GeForce 9100M G (rev a2)|
 +| Wireless Network|Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)|
 +| Ethernet Network|Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5764M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)|
 +===== Linux Compatibility =====
 +| Processor|Yes||
 +| Screen|Yes||
 +| HDD|Yes||
 +| Optical Drive|Not Tested||
 +| Graphics|Yes|Requires proprietary NVidia driver, Ubuntu 10.04 installs it (working package: nvidia-current,​ version: 195.36.15-0ubuntu2)|
 +| Sound|Yes|Comments|
 +| Ethernet|Yes||
 +| Wireless|Yes|Requires proprietary Broadcom driver, Ubuntu 10.04 installs it (working package: bcmwl-modaliases,​ version:|
 +| USB|Yes||
 +| Camera|Yes|Tested using Skype version|
 +| Microphone|Yes|Low amplification,​ had to put on max volume| ​
 +===== Notes =====
 +Brightness and volume control buttons on the keyboard work out of the box with Ubuntu 10.04. Suspend and Hibernate functions also work properly with Ubuntu 10.04.
 +===== Summary =====
 +I'd recommend this laptop for Linux if you are not bothered by proprietary drivers. These drivers may be harder to install on a Linux other than Ubuntu and are a black box to distribution developers, meaning they can't be studied for security risks, debugged or improved upon.
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