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For full specifications see the ASUS X502CA specifications page.

ProcessorIntel Core i5 3317U Processor
Intel Core i3 3217U /2365U Processor
Intel ULV Pentium 987 Processor
Intel Celeron 847 Processor
(On selected models)
Screen15.6“ 16:9 HD (1366×768) LED Backlight Glare panel
HDD500GB 5400 RPM
320GB 5400 RPM
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntegrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
Integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000
Integrated Intel HD Graphics
Network10/100/1000 Base T
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

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


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Chris, 2014/03/29 05:36

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop x64, Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon x64, and a release candidate for Ubuntu 14.04. Everything just worked (display, sound, wifi, touchpad, USB2 & 3, speed step, suspend etc…), without need for proprietary drivers or fiddling with configs. I'm impressed!! Linux has come a long way :-)

My CPU is different than the options listed above. It's an Intel Celeron 1007U, 1.5Ghz dual core.

Before booting from a USB drive, you will need to enter the BIOS [repeatedly press Esc during boot] and disable “secure boot”. Also, it only boots from a USB 2 port, not USB3. Those were the only hitches.

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