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rfd
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Lenovo ThinkPad A475 and Linux Mint ....

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need a new machine and this Lenovo ThinkPad A475 is what i'm looking at right now.

any known issues with it and running Mint???

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad A475 and Linux Mint ....

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I use a thinkpad t 450 which works great. But the A475 has an AMD processor and Realtek wireless card which may present some problems.
I have no hands on experience with that machine. But there have been quite a few help request with Realtek wireless cards once setup with correct drivers I think it works ok. If it were me I would look for a machine that Has Intel wireless. Good Luck in your search.
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad A475 and Linux Mint ....

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I would do some serious Google searches and make sure that both the AMD and the Radion video play well with Linux.

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Why not get new 'secondhand' and get a T series laptop. There are a lot of ex-corporate thinkpads around at great prices and they play well with linux.
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad A475 and Linux Mint ....

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AndyMH wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 2:47 pm
Why not get new 'secondhand' and get a T series laptop. There are a lot of ex-corporate thinkpads around at great prices and they play well with linux.
That would be my advice, with intel hardware. The X series 220/230 are nice if you want something smaller. The only Thinkpad Iv'e ever not loved is a little X100e piece of garbage with AMD and Radion graphics. Runs hot as hades and driver support is useless.

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