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Asus K53TK


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For full specifications see the Asus K53TK specifications page.

NameAsus K53TK
ProcessorAMD Fusion APU A6-3420M/A4-3305M Processor
Screen15.6“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUp to 1TB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 7670M
AMD Radeon HD 6520G2+HD 7670M with Dual Graphics Built-in A6-3420M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackNot Tested
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
USBNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
Touch PadNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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Simone, 2013/08/18 19:50

Sadly the 7670M card cannot be use with linux … only the 6520g card works properly with this laptop. Hope this will be fixed in future …

wash87, 2013/04/27 15:48

Ubuntu 13.04 with radeon (open source) driver works fine, but you have to configurate properly vgaswitcheroo (take a look at this page The only remaining problem is cpu/gpu overheating (55°C just surfing the internet and similar stuffs)…

wash87, 2013/04/24 14:50

With Ubuntu 12.10 there are some problems with amd dual gpu technology that maybe can be solved using fglrx drivers or ati catalyst, but the laptop still not work as fast as it could be. Maybe thi guide can help but not so sure. At first start-up after installation of Ubuntu the screen results black, you have to reboot and edit the grub (press “e”) the add nomedeset after quite-splash line and use CTRL-X to boot Ubuntu, then install fglrx or proprietary driver for gpu, remembering that you have an hybrid gpu configuration so you need to tell when use a graphic card when the other, the switching needs the X restart.

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