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Well, i bought this laptop with a pre-installed windows 8 OS, i liked it from the beggining, but i always wanted to try linux (mainly ubuntu) so i decided to download it and install it.
At the beggining it was hard as f**k to install because the laptop uses EFI Firmware, but after some hours i made it, and i just started to try it out.
Sadly, you can't say any special thing about ubuntu on the K45VD, it just run as always, i mean, there's no special thing here over ubuntu on another laptops, it's not great, is just the common Ubuntu running on a common laptop [which is frustrating after my meeting with the Asus Smart Gesture on Windows 8]
For full specifications see the Asus K45VD specifications page.
|Processor||Intel Core i5 3210M Processor|
|Screen||14.0“ HD/GL/LED (1366×768) LED Backlight|
|RAM||6 Gb DDR3 800 Mhz|
|Optical Drive||Super-Multi DVD|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce 610M|
|Network||10/100/1000 Base T
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n
|VGA Out||Not Tested|
|HDMI Out||Not Tested|
|Microphone-In Port||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
Note that this reference of Asus Laptop is not made to run with Linux, still it is good for that.
As i already said, it works like a common laptop, but something awesome is that have fully controller support, is ready to work.