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Asus P42F

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus P42F laptop.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus P42F specifications page.

NameAsus P42F
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5 Processor 520M/450M : 2.4 GHz - 2.3 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 2.93/2.53 GHz;
Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 370M : 2.4 GHz
Screen14” (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD320GB to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
Blu-ray
GraphicsIntel® GMA
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n or 802.11b/g

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks
SoundWorksThe built-in mic works but the sound is of poor quality. Could not make the external mic to work, there is one combo jack for headphone AND mic, the choice is software-made in Windows
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemN/A
USBWorks
Card ReaderWorks
WebcamWorks

Notes

Running Ubuntu 10.10 64bits with no problems except for the external mic. Given the screen ratio and size, installing 'ubuntu-netbook' package and using the Unity interface gives more vertical space to work.

In France (Europe?), you can ask for refund of the Windows licence if not agreed with on startup (no activation). As of 2011/01/24, amount of refund is 65 euros. To ask for refund, contact the technical service within 7 days after purchase: http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx . You will have to send the licence sticker back to Asus. Unsticking is not an ease task: you can use a soft plastic card while heating with a hair-dryer.

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asus_p42f.txt · Last modified: 2011/03/08 10:59 by billg
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