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Asus X501A

Introduction

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus X501A specifications page.

NameAsus X501A
ProcessorIntel Core i3 Processor
Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor
Intel Celeron Dual-Core Processor
Screen15.6“HD (1366×768) LED Backlight
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD500GB 5400rpm
320GB 5400rpm
Optical DriveNo
GraphicsIntel
Network10/100/1000
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Graphics ChipWorks
VGA OutWorks
HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundWorks
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortWorks
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
EthernetWorksNo firmware needed
WirelessWorksNeeds non-free firmware
BluetoothNot TestedNot Detected (not fitted on my hardware?)
USBWorks
Card ReaderWorks
WebcamWorks
KeyboardWorks
TouchPadWorks
Suspend/ResumeWorksSuspend and hibernate
Function KeysWorksAudio Mute doesn't unmute properly

Notes

Above tested with Debian 8 (Squeeze). Essentially everything I tried except bluetooth works.

The mute key works fine, but unmute only unmutes the master channel, not the speaker/headphone channel, so the sound doesn't come back. Vol up/down fn keys work fine.

Summary

This seems to be an eminently useable machine.


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