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ASUS X200MA

Introduction

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Specifications

For full specifications see the ASUS X200MA specifications page.

NameASUS X200MA
ProcessorIntel Bay Trail-M Quad Core Pentium Processor
Intel Bay Trail-M Quad Core Celeron Processor
Intel Bay Trail-M Dual Core Celeron Processor
Screen11.6“ 16:9 HD (1366×768) LED Backlight
RAM4 GB
HDD1TB 5400 RPM
750GB 5400 RPM
500GB 5400 RPM
Optical DriveUnknown
GraphicsIntegrated Intel HD Graphics
Network10/100/ Base T
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n or 802.11 a/b/g/n (Optional)

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutNot Tested
DVI OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
Display PortNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
Line-In PortNot Tested
SPDIFInNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
WWANNot Tested
UWBNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
Express CardNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
ESATA PortNot Tested
Serial PortNot Tested
Parallel PortNot Tested
IRNot Tested
TV OutNot Tested
TV TunerNot Tested
KeyboardNot Tested
TouchPadNot Tested
TrackportNot Tested
Docking StationNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
SmartCard InterfaceNot Tested
GPSNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested

Notes

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Summary

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Discussion

Ben, 2017/05/09 01:43

4gb ram version
This is a pretty good laptop for Ubuntu Linux, but you can tell that it was designed for Microsoft's crap because of touchpad and function key support (or lack thereof), plus WiFi quirks.
Works:

WiFi (but some quirks; nothing a good restart can't fix)
screen (Amazingly, touchscreen is supported and FLAWLESS, great experience!)
Bios, boot, system stuff. Easy to install Ubuntu and no weird hardware stuff on startup.
Ports (ethernet, VGA, USB 3.0, etc)
Suspend!!! that's right, you can suspend, whether through GUI or by closing the laptop. Works great and absolutely no problems with suspend, which is surprising.

Sound and volume keys worked.

Doesn't work or requires extensive hacking:

Touchpad: can't be made left-handed easily, you heed sick hax in the terminal to do that. >Also, tap to click defaults to right click when you use one finger. Again, sick hax required.
Brightness keys
Hibernate
Navis, 2016/02/13 12:16

Tried out Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu and now Elementary OS (all based off of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS).

Worked very well every time. Only problem was that Wi-Fi did not work, but installing the driver bcmwl-kernel-source did the trick and it worked well form there on. Brightness buttons didn't work out of the box at all, but sound did only in Elementary OS. Good experience with this laptop so far (I have the 2GB version.

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