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Linux Mint 14 (64 bit) with kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic was used for testing.
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|Name||Acer Aspire S3-391|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-3517U processor (4 MB L3 cache, 1.90 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz)
Intel Core i5-3317U processor (3 MB L3 cache, 1.70 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.60 GHz)
Intel Core i5-2467M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 1.60 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.30 GHz)
Intel Core i3-2367M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 1.40 GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz)
|Screen||13.3” HD 1366 x 768 resolution, high-brightness (200-nit) Acer CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT LCD|
|RAM||Up to 4 GB|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n
|Screen||Working||Full resolution, no brightness controls|
|HDD||Working||Installed on HDD, not SSD.|
|USB||Working||Full 3.0 support|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|TouchPad||Working||2 finger tap/scroll works|
This model has an SSD and an HDD. You must disable UEFI mode in the bios and enable legacy bios for this to work properly. This test was performed on a dual boot machine with Windows 8 on the SSD and Linux Mint on the HDD. Boot loader is installed to the SSD. Windows 8 must be reinstalled after setting bios to legacy, original installs done in UEFI mode do not work due to bootloader issues.
Linux Mint 14 is the best release, earlier versions had issues. Ubuntu 12.10 had severe wireless issues with this laptop, these do not present in LM 14.
Be sure to set the power settings, by default the laptop will not hibernate when the lid is closed, this kills the battery. Turn off bluetooth if you do not use it to increase battery life.
Screen brightness controls do not work properly. There is a work around available online.
Overall this is a great laptop for Linux. Looks great, fast, does not overheat and battery life is decent to good.