An 11.6-inch laptop, comes with Windows 8.1 and a hard disk. Very similar to the Acer Aspire V3 112P-P2E7, which has a faster CPU and more memory. Getting this thing to do dual-boot with UEFI is the usual pain, but doable once you've figured it out. Tested with Linux Mint 17 LTS (based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). Clickpad (touchpad with integrated buttons) works so-so.
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|Name||Acer Aspire V3 112P-C7NC|
|Processor||Intel Celeron N2840|
|Screen||11.6 inch (29.5 cm), 1366×768|
|RAM||4 GB, DDR3L|
|HDD||500 GB, Seagate ST500LT012 (4K sectors, 512B compatible)|
|Graphics||Intel HD graphics|
|Network - wired||Realtek RTL8168g/8111g (Gigabit ethernet, 1000BASE-T)|
|Network - wireless||Atheros AR9565 (Wifi 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz)|
|Screen||Partial||Screen brightness keys don't work; workaround: see tweaks below.|
|Graphics Chip||Yes||3D acceleration (Google Earth) works.|
|VGA Out||No VGA port|
|HDMI Port||Partial||Video output OK, but no sound (trying to route sound via HDMI breaks all sound output until reboot)|
|Touch Screen||Partial||Does not work well with external screen connected (side-by-side)|
|Sound||Yes||Sound output via HDMI doesn't work.|
|Built-in Microphone||Yes||Skype works.|
|Microphone Jack||Yes||Integrated with headphone jack.|
|Wireless||Yes||Reaching up to 5 MB/s net data transfer rate with 802.11n 2×2 MIMO access point.|
|Card Reader||No||SD-card not detected.|
|Touch Pad||Partial||Clickpad with integrated buttons. Drag-drop works, but cursor freezes when other finger touches click area. Known problem: Freedesktop bug 66532, Ubuntu bug 1026046. For now, learn not to rest your finger on the click area without actually clicking.|
To change system boot settings, press F2 during boot. To change boot order, press F12 during boot. UEFI boot only worked with system (“BIOS”) in “Secure Boot” mode; from the system/BIOS settings, load the “EFI/Ubuntu/Shimx64.efi” key. Otherwise, I followed the UEFI dual boot instructions by Luis Alvarado, in particular:
Note: I installed with an encrypted home directory, but this resulted in a nonfunctional encrypted swap space, which required manual tweaking (revert to non-encrypted) to get it to work.
Out of the box, the screen backlight level couldn't be changed, although the corresponding Fn keys on the keyboard did generate the correct events. With the following procedure, the keys stopped working altogether, but at least, with the Gnome/MATE Brightness Applet, the screen brightness could be changed.
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“quiet splash” to
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor acpi_osi=Linux”. Then run
update-grub and reboot.
Based on Mika A. on StackExchange.