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Good Fedora Laptop? Lenovo E460

asked 2016-11-03 03:23:55 -0600

elwis gravatar image

Hi all, I'm not sure if this is a forum for hardware compatibility but I'm thinking of getting Fedora24 on my Lenovo E460. I need another developer station and Linux is a win for the kind of work I'm about to do. However - I've read about lousy drivers and bad battery performance on some of these laptops so if anyone have expereience regarding this machine it would help me before I brick it ;)

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answered 2016-11-03 09:37:45 -0600

zoltanh721 gravatar image

Any non AMD Edge series based Lenovo or Dell Latitude will do the job. Keep it Intel, and have fun.

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answered 2016-11-03 08:02:21 -0600

hhlp gravatar image

Lenovo is a well know linux certification hardware you can find more information here:


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answered 2016-11-07 07:40:06 -0600

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I've got Fedora 24 on a Lenovo e560 (Core i7, Skylake 520 integrated graphics, 16gb), with Cinnamon desktop. I've had this laptop for about 5 months now, and haven't had any driver issues yet. Battery performance hasn't been an issue -- I can make it through a good 6-7 hours or so of coding without plugging in, but of course it becomes much less if I run VMs or use it to stream a game at lunchtime. I would imagine the 14-inch model would do even better on battery life.

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answered 2016-11-05 15:56:41 -0600

Ehouarn Perret gravatar image

I'm running Fedora 24 against a Lenovo e460. It usually runs okay but I feel it kinda slacks behind Ubuntu 16.10. Reasons for that (even though I'm not really sure), maybe the Radeon mobile edition is not that fully supported with Fedora (trying to use the drivers from amd website but a real pain plus need to downgrade xserver), using Gnome 3 instead of weirdo unity might be another reason. All in all is not that bad honestly but feel could be much faster in terms of UI responsiveness but cant really figure out what's wrong behind the scenes.

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answered 2017-06-30 06:42:56 -0600

Lenovo has a good laptop. They have the good software updated. Many software is pre-installed. Drivers are also pre-installed. Thanks for the post. Lenovo Tech Support

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