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December 4th, 2007, 02:27 AM
Hi guys.
I will be getting a Aspire 3680-2682 for Christmas.

But before i buy it i need to make shore it will run ubuntu.

Here are the spes of the lappy

Operating System
Processor Intel® Celeron® M Processor 440
Processor Speed 1.86GHz
Level 2 Cache 1MB Level 2 Cache
Data Bus Speed 533MHz Frontside Bus
RAM Installed / Max RAM Supported 512MB PC-4200 DDR2 RAM (Expandable to 2GB)
Memory Configuration (1) 512MB SO-DIMM Memory Module
Memory Slots Available (1) Available 200-pin SO-DIMM Slot
Hard Drive 80GB 4,200RPM Ultra ATA Hard Drive
Multimedia Drive Combo 8x DVD-ROM; 24x24x24 CD-RW
Display Type 14.1" Widescreen XGA CrystalBrite Display
Video Card Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Video Chipset
Video Card Memory Up to 224MB Total Available Graphics Memory
Internal Max Resolution 1280 x 800
Sound Card High Definition Audio Chipset
Audio Input Built-In Microphone
Modem/Communications Device 56K V.92 Fax/Modem
Network Features 10/100 Fast Ethernet Network
Wireless Network Features Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wireless Network
Ports and Connectors (1) VGA 15-pin Port; (1) Video Out S-Video Port; (3) USB 2.0 "A" Ports; (1) RJ-11 Modem Port; (1) RJ-45 Network Port; (1) Microphone Port; (1) Headphone/Audio Line Out Port with S/PDIF Support
Memory Card Reader 5-in-1 Media Card Reader
Supported Flash Media Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, xD Picture Card
Expansion Slots (1) Cardbus PCMCIA Type II Slot
Built-In Devices Stereo Speakers
Input Devices Keyboard, Touchpad
Notebook Security Kensington MicroSaver Lock Slot
Included Power Supply 65 Watt AC Adapter
Included Battery 4-Cell Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Average Run Time Up to 1.2 Hours
Included Software Acer Empowering Technology (Acer eNet, ePower, ePresentation, eDataSecurity, eLock, eRecovery, eSettings, ePerformance Management), Acer GridVista, Acer Arcade, Acer Launch Manager, Norton AntiVirus, CyberLink® PowerProducer, NTI CD-Maker
Dimensions (WxDxH) 13.4" x 9.88" x 1.37"
Weight 5.28 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year Limited Warranty

December 4th, 2007, 03:12 AM
It looks like it has an Intel chipset, which are generally very well supported in Linux.

The only I would reconsider is the Celeron processor. For the price of laptop's these days, it's really not worth sacrificing the power.

That being said, I wouldn't use a Celeron, ever. I work in computer repair and Celeron's tend to be painfully slow, and really not worth it when you compare that even to a newer dual-core machine...

But yes... it should run Ubuntu (or and distro for that matter) without problem....

December 4th, 2007, 03:22 AM
That configuration will definitely work with Linux, but I did a quick search on the wifi card, and according to what it found, it works, but requires NDISwrapper. If you can swap that out for an Intel card, you'll spend less time getting it running.

December 4th, 2007, 03:47 AM
Thanks a ton

December 4th, 2007, 03:57 AM
this will work great, but if you want to do any cool desktop effects or use a lot of stuff at the same time, definately get 1 gig of ram.

I also agree about the dual core processor. Keep an eye on http://slickdeals.net i got the laptop in my sig for 600 dollars shipped and it runs ubuntu beautifully