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Asus VivoBook 12
« on: December 27, 2018, 06:39:53 pm »
While I managed to talk myself outta the drool worthy HP Spectre, even though I am really just tired of old and slow laptops... before I've messed with this much at all, it booted in 16 seconds... now the only question is, to maintain the dual boot or wipe it clean?

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System:    Host: asus Kernel: 4.15.0-43-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: laptop System: ASUSTeK product: VivoBook 12_ASUS Laptop E203MAS_E203MA v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: E203MAS v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: E203MAS.302 date: 06/26/2018
Battery    BAT0: charge: 32.3 Wh 94.4% condition: 34.2/38.0 Wh (90%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Celeron N4000 (-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2600 MHz 1: 2247 MHz 2: 1965 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Device 3185
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel UHD Graphics 600 (Geminilake 2x6)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5
Audio:     Card Intel Device 3198 driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-43-generic
Network:   Card: Intel Device 31dc driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlo1 state: up speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: NA (-)
           ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: N/A size: 31.3GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 28G used: 6.1G (24%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk0p3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 34.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 175 Uptime: 3 min Memory: 593.4/3768.5MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56
« Last Edit: December 28, 2018, 01:26:51 pm by spence »
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Re: Asus VivoBook 12
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2018, 08:53:43 pm »
Can't answer that one for you spence .. I know what I'd do, but you have to do what's right for YOU.
(yes I do realise it was rhetorical anyway)
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Re: Asus VivoBook 12
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 01:38:11 pm »
(yes I do realise it was rhetorical anyway)

Yes my Leige @PCNetSpec... I do realize...  :-*

This has a 32 GB eMMC Flash drive, thus not really a good candidate for mult-boot w/Win10 anyways. Aside from holding onto an actual Win10 license that is. Two of my other three machines are taking advantage of free upgrades from Win7, while the old Compaq can't move forward from WinXP. That said, I haven't booted into any of the Microsloth partitions to do anything other than allow updates for several years now. So one might begin to wonder why one should continue to put oneself thru the Microsloth misery?

Yet I am tempted to do a GPT install onto the new notebook, just to see if I can succeed...


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« Last Edit: December 30, 2018, 06:41:44 pm by spence »
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Re: Asus VivoBook 12
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2018, 05:18:28 pm »
Write down your Win10 product key first .. as long as you have the product key you can reinstall Win10 any time you like by just downloading the Win10 ISO directly from Microsoft.

You can use something like Produkey to extract the product key in Windows
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html#DownloadLinks

There are plenty of online tutorials on how to use Produkey, such as
https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/how-to/windows/find-windows-10-product-key-3632749/
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Re: Asus VivoBook 12
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2018, 06:44:32 pm »
Code is safely stored in the box. Still kicking the tires/tyres on this thing. it's convenient, handy and light. Yet under powered for music and social media scrolling... can't decide yet. ..
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Re: Asus VivoBook 12
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2018, 04:34:43 pm »
Well, the verdict on the Asus Vovobook is, it performs well with Peppermint 9 Respin,. It would be great for anyone doing basic things. Mom and Grandma would be very happy to find these in their gift bags. Alas, it is underpowered for my needs. Thus it was returned today.
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PeppermintOS 10installed  on:
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 '18 Asus VivoBook


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