The laptop's model is X455LF-WX031DC
Wired and Wireless Networking
Wireless is working out of the box. Wired networking has not been tested.
There is only one wireless antenna.
Detectable by other devices, has not been tested.
Intel® Core™ i3-4005U CPU @ 1.70GHz × 4 ( 2 physical, 2 logical cores)
Works out of the box, tested with Nvidia binnary driver (364) and intel on board.
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad id=14 [slave pointer (2)] ⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)] ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Video Bus id=8 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Sleep Button id=9 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Asus WMI hotkeys id=12 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=13 [slave keyboard (3)]
No touchscreen. Fn + Brightness combination does not work. Fn + Volume and media control buttons do work. Fn + Screen On/Off works. Fn + Airplane mode does not work. On hibernation touchpad becomes unresponsive. Some say boot some parameters fix it. It did not in my laptop.
One can Install Nvidia binary drivers to use the Nvidia card. Tested with nvidia-367. Works as intended. One can use the binary driver's PRIME function to use either Nvidia (High drain, high performance, no hardware video (h264) acceleration meaning vdpau is not accesible?  ) or Intel (low drain, hardware video acceleration(h264).
Works out of the box.
*-cdrom description: DVD-RAM writer product: DVDRAM GUE1N vendor: HL-DT-ST physical id: 0.0.0 bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0 logical name: /dev/cdrom logical name: /dev/cdrw logical name: /dev/dvd logical name: /dev/dvdrw logical name: /dev/sr0 version: AS00 capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
*-disk description: ATA Disk product: TOSHIBA MQ01ABF0 vendor: Toshiba physical id: 0.0.0 bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0 logical name: /dev/sda version: 1J serial: SerialNumber size: 465GiB (500GB)
Slot 1 is soldered:
description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0,6 ns) product: M471B5173EB0-YK0 vendor: Samsung physical id: 1 serial: 00000000 slot: ChannelB-DIMM0 size: 4GiB width: 64 bits clock: 1600MHz (0.6ns)
It has got one free ram slot that is easily accessible using the RAM bay.
User can disable Secure Boot. User cannot disable Intel HT There is a choice of compatibility mode, it was accessible at first boot. I set it do enabled some time and disabled later. Now it is grayed out(?). User can disable AES-NI User can disable Intel Virtualization.
Design ~37Wh, Usable ~35Wh ASUS Battery
There is a fan that can turn itself off. Sample sensors output while on batter doing light web surfing.
acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +49.0°C (crit = +103.0°C) temp2: +27.8°C (crit = +105.0°C) temp3: +29.8°C (crit = +105.0°C) coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Physical id 0: +50.0°C (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) Core 0: +47.0°C (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) Core 1: +50.0°C (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) asus-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter cpu_fan: 0 RPM temp1: +49.0°C
Comes with FreeDos. Tested with Ubuntu 16.04 (Linux 4.4.0-38-generic)