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How good is Ubuntu Suitable for Lenobo G510. I am planning to buy a new laptop and G510 falls in my affordable range. There I am wondering which spec to take? the one with ATI card or not? Is there any problem with Wifi and Graphics Driver?

I need a laptop to use Ubuntu on a daily basis for work and entertainment. If Lenovo G510 is not suitable, what else is? Budger 45k INR.

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I have a new G510 and it runs 12.04LTS well. So far everything works but I am not (yet) using the Radeon 8750M video or the HDMI port. The problems I had were:

  1. Brightness controls need a fix (See this post)
  2. Wired Ethernet needed latest hardware drivers to work, so I just use the LTS Enablement Stack (sounds worse than it is - it needs just 1 line in the console and a reboot). See this link. The HDMI port needs to be enabled in the BIOS, which I believe mine is (BIOS V3.7)

The fixes are really quick and easy to implement.

I am pleased at the speed of this machine (I don't run Windows on it). It has the i7-4700MQ CPU running at 2.4Ghz and a 1TB hybrid disk with 8GB cache. I use it for photo and video editing, video creation from stills and document creation (with large graphics). All can be resource hungry!

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Update: You cannot use the AMD 8750M graphics in the G510 series with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. See help.ubuntu.com/community/HybridGraphics for more information. –  Scooby-2 May 12 at 16:55

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