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Acer Iconia Tab w501 / w500

Introduction

This laptop is a cheap-end 10.1“ ultraportable, meant to be an alternative to a netbook.

Specifications

NameAcer Iconia Tab w501/w500
Processor Amd C50/C60(64-bit)
Amd C50(dual-core, 1.0 GHz), 1Mb L2 cache (64 bit) Amd C60 (dual-core, 1.3 GHz), 1Mb L2 cache (64 bit)
Screen10.1” TFT (1280 x 800 (WXGA))
RAMSamsung 2GB (one stick), MAX 2GB
SSD Samsung 32GB
Graphics AMD Radeon 6250 gpu 280 МГц (for C50) AMD Radeon 6290 gpu 400 МГц (for C60)
WirelessAtheros Ath9k 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N Wireless
EthernetUSB adapter Sonix 100 Ethernet
Card ReaderSD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorkstested
ScreenWorks needs adjustementBrightness (Fn) is apparently increased/decreased in two steps for one key press
SSDWorkstested
GraphicsWorkstested
TouchScreen WorksNeed eGalaxD daemon autostart
SoundWorks/Built-in Mic needs manual install(Fn) Volume controls work perfectly, headphones jack works
EthernetWorksTested
WirelessWorksTested with WPA2, WPA, WEP and plain
USBWorksTested
Card ReaderWorksTested with SD Card
CameraWorksTested using Cheese and Skype, Google Hangouts
MicrophoneWorksTested with Skype
FanNeeds manual install to slow it downWith kernel>=3.11 and kernel parameter radeon.dpm=1 proper power management
External Monitor HDMIWorksTested with different kind of monitors
Playback HD movies 720pWorksWith kernel>=3.10 and Mesa>=9.2 full HD video decoding is possible

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acer_iconia_tab_w501_500.txt · Last modified: 2014/02/26 22:58 by 50.174.195.36
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