Vizio CN15-A5

Author(s)

Jacob Holtom

Introduction

Vizio CN15-A5 (Notebook) → Remarkable power in a beautifully portable profile, for work and play on the go (vizio.com)

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Specifications

NameVizio CN15-A5 (Notebook)
ProcessorIntel Core i7-3610QM
Screen15” at 1920×1080
RAM8GB
HDD1TB + 32GB Caching SSD
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel HD 4000 + NVidia Optimus GeForce 640M LE
NetworkRealtek Gigabit Ethernet and Qualcomm Atheros AR5BWB222 w/ Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYesNo issue.
ScreenYesNo issue.
HDDPartialNeed to reformat SSD for use in Linux in someway. By default uses Intel Drive Acceleration in Windows
Optical DriveNot TestedDoesn't have one
Graphics ChipYesNeed to use bumbleebeed with Optimus
HDMI PortYesNeeds work to fix the audio over HDMI
SoundYesSome issues with HDMI audio out
Built-in MicrophoneYesComments
Headphone JackYesNo issue.
Microphone JackYesNo issue.
EthernetYesNo issue.
WirelessYesNo issue.
BluetoothYesNo issue.
USBYesNo issue.
WebcamYesNo issue.
Touch PadYesNo issue.
Suspend/ResumeYesNo issue.

Notes

Bumblebee is necessary for graphics as well as reformatting the SSD for use with MDRAID or as the root drive.

Summary

Used Gentoo, Sabayon, Ubuntu, Manjaro and Arch. All run near flawlessly with a little bit of work on the graphics card and reformatting the SSD.


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