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|Name||Acer Extensa 5635Z|
|Processor||Intel Pentium Dual-core processor: 1Mb On-Die L2 Cache|
|Screen||15.6“ HD (1366 x 768)|
|Graphics||Intel GMA 4500M|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||160-320G depends on models|
|Optical Drive||Yes DVD+-RW DL|
|Processor||OK||Dual core - 64bit with SpeedStep working (sometimes BIOS-update needed)|
|Graphics||OK||3D & Compositing|
|Webcam||OK||Works with Skype & Ekiga|
For the test was used Ubuntu Linux 9.10 (Karmic) 64 edition - without any “adjustment” - even with the “live” edition.
It worked out of the box - really good & inexpensive Linux laptop!
Noisy fan, though.
With Mandriva 2009.1 ethernet works only with ACPI disabled. With Mandriva 2010.0 I obtained only a black screen 5 second after boot. The same in safe mode.
To make backlight adjustment work in Ubuntu Karmic with Kernel Mode Setting, follow this guide: http://www.uluga.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1446943