Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD

Created 2013-02-03 / Edited 2013-02-03

I upgraded from my trusty Fujitsu Lifebook T730 in early 2013.

Base specs:

  • 13.3" (1920x1080)
  • Intel i7-3517U (1.9Ghz)
  • 4GB DDR3 (2 onboard, 2 modular)
  • Intel HD4000 onboard
  • Nvidia 620M 1GB bonus video
  • 500GB (W/ 24GB flash cache)
  • 3 x USB 3.0 ports
  • Micro-VGA port, dongle converts to full VGA
  • HDMI port

Upgrades:

  • 8gb stick, plus the 2gb onboard, for 10gb RAM total
  • 250gb Samsung SSD to replace the 500gb spinning disk

Install:

  • Debian Sid
  • gnome-session base with xmonad window manager

Fun stuff:

  • Just about everything works out of the box
  • At first it didn't work, but after a kernel upgrade I can use the HDMI and the VGA and the built in screen all at the same time. Triple screens!
  • bumblebee provides 'optirun', which lets me run an individual program with the accellerated nvidia card. Fancy!