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Asus VivoBook S550CA


This is a template for a future compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus VivoBook S550CA laptop. If you have the Asus VivoBook S550CA and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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For full specifications see the Asus VivoBook S550CA specifications page.

NameAsus VivoBook S550CA
ProcessorIntel Core i7 3537U /3517U Processor
Intel Core i5 3317U Processor
Intel Core i3 3217U /2365U Processor
Screen15.6“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUp to 1TB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4000
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

Screenyes multitouch still testing
Optical Driveyes
Graphics Chipyes
VGA Outyes
HDMI OutNot Tested comming soon!
SoundyesI had to stop pulseaudio server. See notes bellow
Bulti-in Microphoneyes
Audio combo jackyesSee notes bellow
Card ReaderNot Tested
Touch Padyesincluding multitouch
Suspend/ResumeNot Testedyet!


Although I had some problems installing kubuntu 13.04 (I had to install with legacy boot and then setup efi - something's wrong with grub-efi: I remember needing to change a script to complete the installation), kubuntu 12.10 was pretty easy to install! So I recommend it!

About the sound: when I installed skype, I realized that only one application at the time could use the sound card.. I could sit down and search the source of the problem, but it sounded much easier to stop pulseaudio and just use alsa!

About the audio combo jack: Microphones with a single 3-pin jack didn't work (I haven't do my research on that.. maybe I need to configure it to choose whether I installed a micro or headphones). But using any single handsfree set (from my cellphone) everything worked fine!!
-You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Asus VivoBook S550CA here.-


I bought this laptop (Core i5 model) about a week ago and I am pretty happy with it! Almost everything works excellent so far and all the others (like the multitouch screen) are still under testing.. So I'll vote this laptop with an “Excellent” score!

The biggest con is (surprise-surprise!) the default operating system! You just can't work with Windows 8! So have a nice installation people!!

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