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This is a compatibiltiy guide to running Linux with the Asus A52F laptop.
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For full specifications see the Asus A52F specifications page.
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 540M/520M/450M/430M : 2.53 GHz - 2.26 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 3.06/2.93/2.93/2.53 GHz;
Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 370M/350M/330M : 2.4 GHz - 2.13 GHz,
Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor P6000 : 1.86 GHz
|Screen||15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||250GB to 640GB|
|Graphics||Intel® GMA HD|
|Sound||Partial||You will need to install the latest version of ALSA for sound to work, even with up to date Linux distributions like Ubuntu 10.10. You may have issues with the microphone and headphone ports even after doing this.|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
Tested with Ubuntu 10.10.
The sound problems make the Asus A52F a fairly poor choice for Linux, however work is being done to correct this.