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ASUS VivoBook S301LP


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For full specifications see the ASUS VivoBook S301LP specifications page.

NameASUS VivoBook S301LP
ProcessorIntel Core i7 4500U Processor
Intel Core i5 4200U Processor
Intel Core i3 4010U Processor
Screen13.3“ 16:9 HD (1366×768)
HDD320GB HDD 5400
500GB HDD 5400
750GB HDD 5400
1TB HDD 5400
500GB HDD 7200
750GB HDD 7200
Optical DriveNo
GraphicsIntegrated Intel HD Graphics 4400
AMD Radeon HD 8530M
Network10/100/1000 Base T

Linux Compatibility

ScreenWorksBrightness control works too
TouchWorksNo multitouch support
Integrated Graphics ChipWorks
HDMI OutWorksThere's a HDMI to VGA converter inside the notebook's box
Display PortNot Tested
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortWorks
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
Card ReaderWorks
TouchPadWorksSeen as mouse, no multitouch



Most components of the ASUS VivoBook S301LP works out of the box with most Linux distro without using any particular system. It has been tested with Arch Linux (64 bit), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 bit), Kubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 bit), Antergos (64 bit) and Elementary OS. In this last one I couldn't make the touch work.
The integrated Intel Graphics Chipset works very well; I tested Dedicated Graphics Chipset AMD Radeon HD8530M only using open source drivers.
Anyway the ASUS VivoBook S301LP supports Linux very well without having to install any driver or additional package.


Gianluca Mondini


Adamsson, 2016/06/30 11:31

I'm running ubuntu for 1 year with this laptop.
Everything works fine with ubuntu 15.10 (Ubuntu-gnome ubuntu unity and xubuntu tested) except a little thing :

With the open source video drivers, it's impossible to switch from the Intel integrated gpu and the AMD Radeon GPU. I've tried vga_switcheroo but nothing happen, whatever i can do, the laptop still use the Intel graphic card.

So if you want to use the AMD Radeon 8530M with this laptop you should use the proprietary driver. Here you can switch between the two GPU in the Cataclyst control center.

But i've noticed that even I choose the intel GPU in the proprietary driver with Cataclyst, the open source driver consume less battery than the proprietary driver.

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