Best budget Linux laptop 2016

Recently, I’ve replaced my five year old 13″ MacBook Air with a new budget Linux laptop. Since I’ve been using Linux desktops more and more there was just no point in buying another Apple product. The time was ripe to go fully Linux on my to-go laptop.

When I started evaluating laptops I quickly realized that even in 2016 it’s still nearly impossible to buy a new laptop with full Linux driver support. Linux and mobile hardware support is somewhat like a good red wine, it gets better over time. One notable exception is the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition which comes with a preloaded Ubuntu Desktop operating system. I’m not sure if Dell still sells an updated version of the Developer Edition model but it was not available in my country and I didn’t want to shell out more than $800 for my new laptop anyway.

Best budget Linux laptop

When it comes to portable computers, I’m probably kinda old-school. I don’t need a touch screen (fingerprints everywhere, eeek!) or some funky 2-in-1 tablet/laptop convertible like the Dell Yoga. Just a slim, lightweight 13″ laptop with a nice display (preferably matte), a battery-friendly processor, flash-based storage and a couple of full-size USB 3.0 ports for a decent price. After looking at a half dozen or so potential candidates I’ve set my eyes on the ASUS Zenbook UX305CA with the 6th gen. Intel Skylake mobile processor.

best budget linux laptop

(I’m sorry but there are simply no professional images with a Linux desktop available ;-)

Depending on the configuration, the UX305CA laptop comes with the following features:

  • CPU: Intel M3-6Y30 (in the basic configuration, faster CPU options are available)
  • Display: 13.3″ anti-glare matte full HD (1920×1080) 16:9
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 128, 256 or 512 GB M.2 SSD
  • 3 x USB 3.0, 1 x SDXC card reader, 1 x micro HDMI
  • WiFi: 802.11 ac/b/g/n
  • Aluminum body
  • Weight: 2.6 pounds (1.2 kg)
  • Prices start from $699 in the US and from around €800 in Europe

I went for the entry model since I don’t need that much storage on my to-go computer anyway and I prefer low battery usage over processor power. The build quality of the UX305CA is awesome. It feels great, the black “obsidian stone” aluminum body looks great too. I saw some reviewers disliking the keyboard – I  love it. The power supply isn’t oversized – which is good for traveling – and ASUS even included a USB to 1 GigE network adapter. If I’d have to come up with something negative about the UX305CA it’s probably the missing keyboard backlight. But overall, very good value for the money if you don’t need a lot of processor power.

As of January 2016, not all hardware components for the ASUS UX305CA are supported under Linux. However, at least for Fedora, the solution is to simply install a newer Linux kernel. See below for instructions.

Instructions for Fedora

(I didn’t care about the pre-installed version of Windows 10)

  1. Install Fedora from a Fedora Workstation 23 live image. I used dd on the Mac to copy the Fedora .iso to a USB flash drive.
  2. The trackpad probably won’t work, so an external mouse is required for the first few steps
  3. Set up WiFi in Fedora 23
  4. Open a shell and:
    1. sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo=http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/rawhide-kernel-nodebug/fedora-rawhide-kernel-nodebug.repo
    2. sudo dnf -y update
    3. sudo dnf list kernel
    4. Look at the list of available kernels and install the 4.4 kernel using: sudo dnf install kernel-<kernelversion>
    5. Reboot and make sure to select the new 4.4 kernel in grub. Now you should get the native display resolution and a working trackpad. Since the Rawhide kernels are unsigned, you may have to disable the secure boot option in the BIOS.

Once Fedora 24 is out (May 2016) these steps are not required anymore.

With the 4.4. kernel installed, everything in Fedora 23 seems to work, including:

  • Standby/Resume
  • WiFi
  • Camera
  • Trackpad
  • Native display resolution
  • Screen dimming
  • Sound
  • CPU frequency scaling
  • Bluetooth

Nerd data area

Kernel version

$ uname -a
Linux gargamel 4.4.0-0.rc6.git1.2.fc24.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Dec 23 20:09:25 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

CPU Info

$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
 processor    : 0
 vendor_id    : GenuineIntel
 cpu family   : 6
 model        : 78
 model name   : Intel(R) Core(TM) m3-6Y30 CPU @ 0.90GHz
 stepping     : 3
 microcode    : 0x33
 cpu MHz      : 500.039
 cache size   : 4096 KB
 physical id  : 0
 siblings     : 4
 core id      : 0
 cpu cores    : 2
 apicid       : 0
 initial apicid : 0
 fpu          : yes
 fpu_exception: yes
 cpuid level  : 22
 wp           : yes
 flags        : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf eagerfpu pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 sdbg fma cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm 3dnowprefetch ida arat epb pln pts dtherm hwp hwp_notify hwp_act_window hwp_epp intel_pt tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid mpx rdseed adx smap clflushopt xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1
 bugs         :
 bogomips     : 3023.88
 clflush size : 64
 cache_alignment  : 64
 address sizes    : 39 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
 power management:
 
processor     : 1
 vendor_id    : GenuineIntel
 cpu family   : 6
 model        : 78
 model name   : Intel(R) Core(TM) m3-6Y30 CPU @ 0.90GHz
 stepping     : 3
 microcode    : 0x33
 cpu MHz      : 499.980
 cache size   : 4096 KB
 physical id  : 0
 siblings     : 4
 core id      : 1
 cpu cores    : 2
 apicid       : 2
 initial apicid : 2
 fpu          : yes
 fpu_exception: yes
 cpuid level  : 22
 wp           : yes
 flags        : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf eagerfpu pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 sdbg fma cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm 3dnowprefetch ida arat epb pln pts dtherm hwp hwp_notify hwp_act_window hwp_epp intel_pt tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid mpx rdseed adx smap clflushopt xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1
 bugs         :
 bogomips     : 3023.88
 clflush size : 64
 cache_alignment  : 64
 address sizes    : 39 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
 power management:

processor     : 2
 vendor_id    : GenuineIntel
 cpu family   : 6
 model        : 78
 model name   : Intel(R) Core(TM) m3-6Y30 CPU @ 0.90GHz
 stepping     : 3
 microcode    : 0x33
 cpu MHz      : 499.980
 cache size   : 4096 KB
 physical id  : 0
 siblings     : 4
 core id      : 0
 cpu cores    : 2
 apicid       : 1
 initial apicid : 1
 fpu          : yes
 fpu_exception: yes
 cpuid level  : 22
 wp           : yes
 flags        : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf eagerfpu pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 sdbg fma cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm 3dnowprefetch ida arat epb pln pts dtherm hwp hwp_notify hwp_act_window hwp_epp intel_pt tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid mpx rdseed adx smap clflushopt xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1
 bugs         :
 bogomips     : 3023.88
 clflush size : 64
 cache_alignment  : 64
 address sizes    : 39 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
 power management:

processor     : 3
 vendor_id    : GenuineIntel
 cpu family   : 6
 model        : 78
 model name   : Intel(R) Core(TM) m3-6Y30 CPU @ 0.90GHz
 stepping     : 3
 microcode    : 0x33
 cpu MHz      : 499.980
 cache size   : 4096 KB
 physical id  : 0
 siblings     : 4
 core id      : 1
 cpu cores    : 2
 apicid       : 3
 initial apicid : 3
 fpu          : yes
 fpu_exception: yes
 cpuid level  : 22
 wp           : yes
 flags        : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf eagerfpu pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 sdbg fma cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm 3dnowprefetch ida arat epb pln pts dtherm hwp hwp_notify hwp_act_window hwp_epp intel_pt tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid mpx rdseed adx smap clflushopt xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1
 bugs         :
 bogomips     : 3023.88
 clflush size : 64
 cache_alignment  : 64
 address sizes    : 39 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
 power management:

List Hardware (lshw) Output

$ sudo lshw
 [sudo] password for drfalken:
 localhost.localdomain
 description: Notebook
 product: UX305CA (ASUS-NotebookSKU)
 vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
 version: 1.0
 serial: FAN0CJ11111111X
 width: 64 bits
 capabilities: smbios-3.0 dmi-3.0 vsyscall32
 configuration: boot=normal chassis=notebook family=UX sku=ASUS-NotebookSKU uuid=C115161F-4118-1918-1151-21F1251D1A11
 *-core
 description: Motherboard
 product: UX305CA
 vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
 physical id: 0
 version: 1.0
 serial: BSN1234561811221111
 slot: MIDDLE
 *-firmware
 description: BIOS
 vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
 physical id: 0
 version: UX305CA.201
 date: 09/11/2015
 size: 64KiB
 capacity: 5952KiB
 capabilities: pci upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer acpi usb smartbattery biosbootspecification uefi
 *-cache:0
 description: L1 cache
 physical id: d
 slot: L1 Cache
 size: 64KiB
 capacity: 64KiB
 capabilities: synchronous internal write-back data
 *-cache:1
 description: L1 cache
 physical id: e
 slot: L1 Cache
 size: 64KiB
 capacity: 64KiB
 capabilities: synchronous internal write-back instruction
 *-cache:2
 description: L2 cache
 physical id: f
 slot: L2 Cache
 size: 512KiB
 capacity: 512KiB
 capabilities: synchronous internal write-back unified
 *-cache:3
 description: L3 cache
 physical id: 10
 slot: L3 Cache
 size: 4MiB
 capacity: 4MiB
 capabilities: synchronous internal write-back unified
 *-cpu
 description: CPU
 product: (To Be Filled By O.E.M.)
 vendor: Intel Corp.
 physical id: 11
 bus info: cpu@0
 version: Intel(R) Core(TM) m3-6Y30 CPU @ 0.90GHz
 serial: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
 slot: U3E1
 size: 2GHz
 capacity: 2200MHz
 width: 64 bits
 clock: 100MHz
 capabilities: x86-64 fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf eagerfpu pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 sdbg fma cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm 3dnowprefetch ida arat epb pln pts dtherm hwp hwp_notify hwp_act_window hwp_epp intel_pt tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid mpx rdseed adx smap clflushopt xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1 cpufreq
 configuration: cores=2 enabledcores=2 threads=4
 *-memory
 description: System Memory
 physical id: 12
 slot: System board or motherboard
 size: 8GiB
 *-bank:0
 description: SODIMM Synchronous 1867 MHz (0.5 ns)
 vendor: Elpida
 physical id: 0
 serial: 00000000
 slot: ChannelA-DIMM0
 size: 4GiB
 width: 64 bits
 clock: 1867MHz (0.5ns)
 *-bank:1
 description: SODIMM Synchronous 1867 MHz (0.5 ns)
 vendor: Elpida
 physical id: 1
 serial: 00000000
 slot: ChannelB-DIMM0
 size: 4GiB
 width: 64 bits
 clock: 1867MHz (0.5ns)
 *-pci
 description: Host bridge
 product: Sky Lake Host Bridge/DRAM Registers
 vendor: Intel Corporation
 physical id: 100
 bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
 version: 08
 width: 32 bits
 clock: 33MHz
 *-display
 description: VGA compatible controller
 product: Sky Lake Integrated Graphics
 vendor: Intel Corporation
 physical id: 2
 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
 version: 07
 width: 64 bits
 clock: 33MHz
 capabilities: pciexpress msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
 configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
 resources: irq:125 memory:de000000-deffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff ioport:f000(size=64)
 *-generic:0
 description: Signal processing controller
 product: Intel Corporation
 vendor: Intel Corporation
 physical id: 4
 bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
 version: 08
 width: 64 bits
 clock: 33MHz
 capabilities: msi pm cap_list
 configuration: driver=proc_thermal latency=0
 resources: irq:16 memory:df120000-df127fff
 *-usb
 description: USB controller
 product: Intel Corporation
 vendor: Intel Corporation
 physical id: 14
 bus info: pci@0000:00:14.0
 version: 21
 width: 64 bits
 clock: 33MHz
 capabilities: pm msi xhci bus_master cap_list
 configuration: driver=xhci_hcd latency=0
 resources: irq:124 memory:df110000-df11ffff
 *-usbhost:0
 product: xHCI Host Controller
 vendor: Linux 4.4.0-0.rc6.git1.2.fc24.x86_64 xhci-hcd
 physical id: 0
 bus info: usb@2
 logical name: usb2
 version: 4.04
 capabilities: usb-3.00
 configuration: driver=hub slots=6 speed=5000Mbit/s
 *-usbhost:1
 product: xHCI Host Controller
 vendor: Linux 4.4.0-0.rc6.git1.2.fc24.x86_64 xhci-hcd
 physical id: 1
 bus info: usb@1
 logical name: usb1
 version: 4.04
 capabilities: usb-2.00
 configuration: driver=hub slots=12 speed=480Mbit/s
 *-usb:0
 description: Video
 product: USB2.0 UVC HD Webcam
 vendor: SuYin
 physical id: 5
 bus info: usb@1:5
 version: 1.01
 serial: XF0000-T000-SN00-Rev0101
 capabilities: usb-2.00
 configuration: driver=uvcvideo maxpower=500mA speed=480Mbit/s
 *-usb:1
 description: Bluetooth wireless interface
 vendor: Intel Corp.
 physical id: 9
 bus info: usb@1:9
 version: 0.01
 capabilities: bluetooth usb-2.01
 configuration: driver=btusb maxpower=100mA speed=12Mbit/s
 *-generic:1 UNCLAIMED
 description: Signal processing controller
 product: Intel Corporation
 vendor: Intel Corporation
 physical id: 14.2
 bus info: pci@0000:00:14.2
 version: 21
 width: 64 bits
 clock: 33MHz
 capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list
 configuration: latency=0
 resources: memory:df138000-df138fff
 *-generic:2
 description: Signal processing controller
 product: Intel Corporation
 vendor: Intel Corporation
 physical id: 15
 bus info: pci@0000:00:15.0
 version: 21
 width: 64 bits
 clock: 33MHz
 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
 configuration: driver=intel-lpss latency=0
 resources: irq:16 memory:df137000-df137fff
 *-generic:3
 description: Signal processing controller
 product: Intel Corporation
 vendor: Intel Corporation
 physical id: 15.1
 bus info: pci@0000:00:15.1
 version: 21
 width: 64 bits
 clock: 33MHz
 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
 configuration: driver=intel-lpss latency=0
 resources: irq:17 memory:df136000-df136fff
 *-communication
 description: Communication controller
 product: Intel Corporation
 vendor: Intel Corporation
 physical id: 16
 bus info: pci@0000:00:16.0
 version: 21
 width: 64 bits
 clock: 33MHz
 capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list
 configuration: driver=mei_me latency=0
 resources: irq:126 memory:df135000-df135fff
 *-storage
 description: SATA controller
 product: Intel Corporation
 vendor: Intel Corporation
 physical id: 17
 bus info: pci@0000:00:17.0
 version: 21
 width: 32 bits
 clock: 66MHz
 capabilities: storage msi pm ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list
 configuration: driver=ahci latency=0
 resources: irq:123 memory:df130000-df131fff memory:df134000-df1340ff ioport:f090(size=8) ioport:f080(size=4) ioport:f060(size=32) memory:df133000-df1337ff
 *-pci
 description: PCI bridge
 product: Intel Corporation
 vendor: Intel Corporation
 physical id: 1c
 bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
 version: f1
 width: 32 bits
 clock: 33MHz
 capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
 configuration: driver=pcieport
 resources: irq:122 memory:df000000-df0fffff
 *-network
 description: Wireless interface
 product: Wireless 7265
 vendor: Intel Corporation
 physical id: 0
 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
 logical name: wlp1s0
 version: 59
 serial: 00:00:00:00:00:00
 width: 64 bits
 clock: 33MHz
 capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
 configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=4.4.0-0.rc6.git1.2.fc24.x86_64 firmware=16.242414.0 ip=192.168.178.46 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn
 resources: irq:127 memory:df000000-df001fff
 *-isa
 description: ISA bridge
 product: Intel Corporation
 vendor: Intel Corporation
 physical id: 1f
 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
 version: 21
 width: 32 bits
 clock: 33MHz
 capabilities: isa bus_master
 configuration: latency=0
 *-memory UNCLAIMED
 description: Memory controller
 product: Intel Corporation
 vendor: Intel Corporation
 physical id: 1f.2
 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
 version: 21
 width: 32 bits
 clock: 33MHz (30.3ns)
 capabilities: bus_master
 configuration: latency=0
 resources: memory:df12c000-df12ffff
 *-multimedia
 description: Audio device
 product: Intel Corporation
 vendor: Intel Corporation
 physical id: 1f.3
 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
 version: 21
 width: 64 bits
 clock: 33MHz
 capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list
 configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=32
 resources: irq:128 memory:df128000-df12bfff memory:df100000-df10ffff
 *-serial UNCLAIMED
 description: SMBus
 product: Intel Corporation
 vendor: Intel Corporation
 physical id: 1f.4
 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.4
 version: 21
 width: 64 bits
 clock: 33MHz
 configuration: latency=0
 resources: memory:df132000-df1320ff ioport:f040(size=32)
 *-scsi
 physical id: 1
 logical name: scsi0
 capabilities: emulated
 *-disk
 description: ATA Disk
 product: Micron_M600_MTFD
 physical id: 0.0.0
 bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
 logical name: /dev/sda
 version: MA01
 serial: 11271111BE19
 size: 119GiB (128GB)
 capabilities: gpt-1.00 partitioned partitioned:gpt
 configuration: ansiversion=5 guid=dd910765-ef17-41c8-251c-2ae66e1c1231 logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=4096
 *-volume:0 UNCLAIMED
 description: Windows FAT volume
 vendor: mkfs.fat
 physical id: 1
 bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
 version: FAT16
 serial: fa7b-bda3
 size: 198MiB
 capacity: 199MiB
 capabilities: boot fat initialized
 configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat name=EFI System Partition
 *-volume:1
 description: Linux swap volume
 vendor: Linux
 physical id: 2
 bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
 logical name: /dev/sda2
 version: 1
 serial: 3139e41e-19cb-1ef8-82a6-ca54ff51cd47
 size: 2047MiB
 capacity: 2047MiB
 capabilities: nofs swap initialized
 configuration: filesystem=swap pagesize=4095
 *-volume:2
 description: EXT4 volume
 vendor: Linux
 physical id: 3
 bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,3
 logical name: /dev/sda3
 logical name: /
 version: 1.0
 serial: 1a231d9a-0cd7-419c-a081-220901dd74b9
 size: 117GiB
 capabilities: journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
 configuration: created=2016-01-02 15:33:12 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/ modified=2016-01-02 16:02:07 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,seclabel,relatime,data=ordered mounted=2016-01-02 16:02:08 state=mounted
 *-network DISABLED
 description: Ethernet interface
 physical id: 1
 logical name: virbr0-nic
 serial: 52:54:00:1b:10:bb
 size: 10Mbit/s
 capabilities: ethernet physical
 configuration: autonegotiation=off broadcast=yes driver=tun driverversion=1.6 duplex=full link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=10Mbit/s

4 thoughts on “Best budget Linux laptop 2016

  1. Hello Jan,

    I’m considering buying this laptop, though I see no mention of the trackpad. Have you found the trackpad useable or does it cause problems when coding or during extended bouts of typing. Many reviews of this laptop indicate the trackpad is mediocre at best.

    • Robert, you get what you pay for. It’s certainly okay for the price. I’d aim for a better spec’d laptop for coding though.

      Cheers,
      Jan

  2. Nick, Athens - Greece.

    Liked your post very much, thank you for your time to upload it!
    I’m in the same position just like you were, that is to buy a decent, value for money, Linux/win10 laptop with the only exception a bigger screen, 15 inches and a european guarantee extension for possible problems it may come up with. Can you help?

  3. Unfortunately, the driver changes for the trackpad were pulled from the 4.4 kernel before the final version was released. They will be included in the 4.5 kernel.

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