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Asus X401A

Introduction

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus X401A specifications page.

NameAsus X401A
ProcessorIntel Core i3 Processor
Intel Celeron Dual-Core Processor
Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor
Screen14.0“ 16:9 HD (1366×768) LED Backlight
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD500GB 5400rpm
320GB 5400rpm
Optical DriveNo
GraphicsIntel
Network10/100/1000
Unknown

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNo
Display PortNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
Line-In PortNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
USBNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
KeyboardNot Tested
TouchPadNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested

Notes

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Summary

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Discussion

Dodi, 2013/12/26 23:26

Same with Linux Mint 15.
HDMI works, havent tested USB 3.0 either.
cant get 3 finger swipe to work…
Wifi is unstable, it gets better disabling power management:
sleep 10
iwconfig wlan0 power off
in /etc/rc.local
Battery drains quicker than in w7.
Otherwise it works well

Jose Cardenas, 2013/09/22 05:03

Using Lubuntu 13.04,

I have no issues so far (though I'm new into Linux) with regards of drivers, I've installed Skype and made some videocalls with success, I haven't got the chance to try the HDMI yet and I'm not sure if the USB 3.0 works. However the one thing I've noticed is that I've lost the pinch/zoom and other multi-touch capabilities from the mousepad. Appart from that I really like it, no regret of leaving Windows behind :)

André, 2013/05/21 08:38

Using Xubuntu 13.04 without any problem so far. ACPI, suspend, w-lan, blue function-buttons, sound, 3D-display driver, all ok.

Martin Benson, 2013/04/15 06:19

Using Kubuntu 12.10. Probably a problem with other Ubunti.

Wireless is unreliable “out of the box” - keeps disconnecting. The solution (not a good one) is to change the wireless basestation to do bg mixed or g only - not bgn.

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