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Asus X75VD

Introduction

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Asus X75VD specifications page.

NameAsus X75VD
ProcessorIntel Core i5 3210M Processor
Intel Core i3 Processor
Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor
Screen17.3“ 16:9 HD+ (1600×900) LED Backlight
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD1TB 5400rpm(optional)
750GB 5400rpm/7200rpm
500GB 5400rpm/7200rpm
320GB 5400rpm
Optical DriveBlu-Ray DVD Combo (Optional)
Super-Multi DVD
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GT 610M
Network10/100/1000
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
Display PortNot Tested
Optical DriveNot 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
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested

Notes

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Summary

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Discussion

James Field, 2013/10/02 12:40

I am running Kubuntu on the ASUS X75VD and have the following info which may be of use to linlap users:

Many of the keyboard 'function' (fn) keys do not work, including the fn+F2 combination for turning the wi-fi on or off. Default mode is off, so it is not possible to turn wi-fi on. The workaround is to put the laptop to sleep after you have logged on. When the laptop wakes up, the wi-fi device activates and you can use the machine normally.

The X75VD comes with an advanced 20-point touch pad (although why any human with only 10 fingers would need 20 touch points, I have no idea!) but the pad does not work well with Linux. While one-digit navigation and two-digit scrolling work well enough, adding a third touch to the surface (e.g. a stray finger or palm) renders it useless. Side scrolling and corner tapping configurations also work well, as does two-digit tap for right-click. The whole touch surface 'clicks' so dragging can be accomplished by pressing down with one finger until the pad clicks, dragging, then releasing the pressure. Holding the virtual left button down with one finger while dragging with another rarely provides good results. Thankfully, the fn+F9 combination to disable the track pad does work.

All other hardware appears to work as expected, although I have not tried pushing the graphics card with games or burning DVDs. Multiple monitor support is good. Performance is good. Noise & temperature are low. Only minor gripes are that the caps lock key is too easy to catch when typing an 'a' and the internal speakers are on the bottom of the machine, resulting in muffled output, but these are not related to Linux.

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