[ubuntu-uk] Acer 5742 laptop compatibility with Ubuntu
thecorfiot at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 06:32:58 UTC 2011
Having successfully converted my wife to Ubuntu Linux the time has come
to replace her ageing laptop. I have seen an advert from Dabs offering
an Acer 5742 I5 laptop for £399 inc VAT. (http://goo.gl/zcPyN) This
appears to fit the bill but I have a couple of concerns.
I am happy to remove the installed Windows 7 and replace it with Ubuntu
but was wondering whether anyone here has any experience of this model
running under Ubuntu.
My main concerns are around compatibility of the wireless NIC and graphics.
The wireless NIC purports to be Acer InviLink Nplify and the graphics
are Intel HD Graphics Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0.
Does anyone have any experience of either this machine or perhaps more
importantly the compatibility of these components.
Any observations would be welcome as I am due to travel to the UK at the
week end and was considering making the purchase. The selection here in
Greece is both limited and expensive!
Thanks for your time.
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