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For full specifications see the Asus K51AC specifications page.
|Processor||AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology Processor ZM84
AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor RM74
|Screen||15.6“ HD (1366×768) Color-Shine (Glare-type)|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon HD3200|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||160GB to 500GB - 5400rpm|
|Optical Drive||DVD Super Multi|
|Processor||Debian Lenny 5.0.4 OK|
|Screen||Debian Lenny 5.0.4 OK|
|HDD||Debian Lenny 5.0.4 OK|
|Optical Drive||Debian Lenny 5.0.4 OK|
|Graphics||Debian Lenny 5.0.4 OK|
|Sound||Debian Lenny 5.0.4 NOT OK||kernel 188.8.131.52 OK|
|Ethernet||Debian Lenny 5.0.4 OK|
|Wireless||Debian Lenny 5.0.4 NOT OK||kernel 184.108.40.206 OK|
|USB||Debian Lenny 5.0.4 OK|
|Card Reader||Debian Lenny 5.0.4 OK|
|Webcam||Debian Lenny 5.0.4 OK||Upside down|
AFAIK everything works out-of-the-box with a recent kernel.
2 Trivial issues:
* suspend to RAM does not work (yet), suspend to disk works fine
* Webcan is upside down
You can enter a summary of how well the Asus K51AC works with Linux here.