Join Date Feb Beans Not only that, the keys are full-sized, and they possess plenty of travel and responsiveness, which is impressive for a notebook with such a thin chassis. Starting with Ubuntu The LCD bezel is a matte black plastic and so are the keys of the keyboard, but just about everything else is brushed aluminum. Originally Posted by screemo. The biggest improvement – the Intel graphics RC6 power saving – is enabled by default in Ubuntu On an UX21A you will be able to consume less than 6 watts.

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The name of this keycode will appear as “Web Cam” to the left of “Webcam”. Partners Support Community Ubuntu. Three-finger swipes and two-finger scrolling gestures were comfortable to use.

For a better understanding, this is from the syndaemon manpage: Just a quick final update on that topic before we hit the benchmarks: Wifitoggling might give a kernal panic. Page History Login to edit.

Two slits on either side of the chassis provide a passage for sound to escape from the Zenbook Prime’s speakers. We didn’t have to adjust the screen at all during our tests in order to make the picture look right.


ASUS UX31A: Putting the Ultra in Ultrabooks

You can carry this thing to and from work with ease thanks to this slim profile and a light weight of 1. Please install all the updates available to Ubuntu on your first run! Just execute this command ONCE and reboot: Any new toucphad how to overcome this issue?

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. It has a panel on its base that is held together by a series of tiny torx screws. It feels very sturdy in the hand thanks to its all aluminium construction, and at around 18mm at its thickest point including the rubber feet on the baseit’s an impressively slim laptop. The only fly in the ointment is a touchpad that so far has been a bit less than perfect. Highly experimental alternative This is not recommendedas xorg-edgers may break your complete environment really, this is pre-alpha-stage!

It does have some niggling problems, such as a touchpad that can sometimes make typing difficult, an ambient light sensor that isn’t overly sensitive, as well as a squeaking space bar on our test model at leastbut overall it’s a very good unit that’s worthy of your consideration.

ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A Ultrabook review

Doesn’t work by default, because a driver exists but it’s not included in kernel source. Contents Asus Zenbook Prime and Ubuntu Join Date Jul Beans 4. The biggest improvement – the Intel graphics RC6 power saving – is enabled by default in Ubuntu Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected.


View our privacy policy before signing up. If this option appears grayed-out, make sure that, before booting into bios, your live-usb is already connected. If you find video too dark when using video-conferencing apps eg.

HDMI Works mostly fine, but see note above. Originally Posted by peter rus. A description of this parameter: After enabling ALPM https: Apart from that and some slight stickiness now and then the same type of stickiness we noticed in Samsung’s Series 9the touchpad was responsive and worked well, even allowing us to perform right-click-and-drag operations without any problems. Found the tip here: It has a Full HD resolution of x, which is the highest resolution currently available for a thin-and-light laptop, and it’s perfect for multitasking — we’re writing this right now with two windows comfortably open elanech by side: I’ve also noticed that a few other aspects of the touchpad, like coasting after scrolling with a two-finger swipe, don’t seem to be as smooth as with the ASUS SmartTouch drivers.