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Asus VivoBook S300CA


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For full specifications see the Asus VivoBook S300CA specifications page.

NameAsus VivoBook S300CA
ProcessorIntel Core i7 3517U Processor
Intel Core i5 3317U Processor
Intel Core i3 3217U /2365U Processor
Intel ULV Pentium 987 Processor
Intel ULV Celeron 847 Processor
Screen13.3“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDDUp to 500GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntegrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
Integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000
Integrated Intel HD Graphics
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

Touch Screenworks
Graphics Chipworks
VGA Outworks
HDMI Outworks
Bulti-in Microphoneworks
Headphone Jackworks
Microphone JackNot Tested
Wirelessworkswith kernel updated (at least 3.8.0-29)
Bluetoothworks with ubuntu 13.10
USB2.0 works3.0 works with 2.0 devices, may not work with 3.0 hard drive
Card Readerworks
Touch Padworks


Tested on S300CA-DH51T (i5-3317U) with Ubuntu 13.04, some features had bugs initially (touchscreen, bluetooth, wireless…)
Everything seems to work since upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 so far.
Keyboard buttons for wireless on/off (FN+F2) and the ”<>“ key at the top right corner are not working out of the box.



Vandarkor, 2018/12/16 18:58

Dualboot : Windows 10 Home / Linux Mint 19 “Tara” - Xfce (64-bit)

Work very good with → Linux Mint 19
MMm—-::-:oymNMd+` Kernel: x86_64 Linux 4.15.0-42-generic
MMd /++ -sNMd: Uptime: 6h 48m
MMNso/` dMM `.::-. .-::.` .hMN: Packages: 2307
ddddMMh dMM :hNMNMNhNMNMNh: `NMm Shell: bash 4.4.19
NMm dMM .NMN/-+MMM+-/NMN` dMM Resolution: 1366×768
NMm dMM -MMm `MMM dMM. dMM WM: Xfwm4
NMm dMM .mmd `mmm yMM. dMM WM Theme: Mint-Y
NMm dMM` ..` … ydm. dMM GTK Theme: Adwaita-dark [GTK2]
hMM- +MMd/——-…-:sdds dMM Icon Theme: Mint-Y-Purple
-NMm- :hNMNNNmdddddddddy/` dMM Font: Noto Sans 9
-dMNs-``-::::——-.`` dMM CPU: Intel Core i3-3217U @ 4x 1.8GHz [58.0°C]
`/dMNmy+/:————-:/yMMM GPU: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Ivybridge Mobile
I use it with WLAN, Firefox, K3B, XFCE Desktop, Discord, VLC. The Performance is very nice, all is runnig. Twitch and YouTube works and i can looking Videos at HD Quality. Create USB Sticks, DVDs, all with out of Problems. K3B has no MP3 Support, but this is baset on fail Codec while i not have install the needet Package outside of official Sources. First runs i mate with Manjago Live System on USB Sticks, works good, but the install make me not happy while problems with booting (UEFI) and after this with updates. My Favo on this Maschine is at the Moment Linux Mint. For Arch Linux (my first Way) i cant give a Feedback, while i cant bring to end the Install. Later i try again. This Netbook works over 3 years at Windows 8/8.1/10 long time good. Now i want dont use Windows when i not must, thats say not Windows Bad, is personlity. (SORRY for my bad english, hope this reach as Info for any peoples)

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Greg, 2014/06/06 08:12

I'm dual booting Linux Lite with Win 7/64. So far I can't get ethernet or wlan to work on Win 7, though they both work fine on Linux Lite!
It came with Win 8 of course, & I gave it a good try but in the end had to give it the flick.

Greg, 2014/06/06 08:07

I'm dual booting Linux Lite with Win 7/64. So far I can't get ethernet or wlan to work on Win 7, though they both work fine on Linux Lite!

suleman g, 2014/01/16 13:44

Hello there

I tried so many times to install Backtrack Linux on this machine along with windows 7 , but it always says that ( this computer has no operation system installed )

what the issue behind this ..

Thanks and regards

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