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This is a template for a future compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus K55A laptop. If you have the Asus K55A and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.
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For full specifications see the Asus K55A specifications page.
|Processor||Intel Core i7 3610QM Processor
Intel Core i5 3210M Processor
Intel Core i3 3110M Processor
|Screen||15.6“ 16:9 HD (1366×768) LED Backlight|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|Optical Drive||Blu-Ray DVD Combo (Optional)
Blue-ray Writer (Optional)
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 4000|
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n
|Graphics Chip||Not Tested|
|Optical Drive||Not Tested|
|Sound||Yes||Internal speakers only|
I have been running Opensuse 12.2 and 12.3 on this machine and both without any problems. So far everything works perfect. Most of the problems I have encountered had to do with the distro itself but not with the hardware.
I have not tried Gnome but KDE works smooth. Still have to figure how to get the card reader working.
You can enter a summary of how well the Asus K55A works with Linux here.