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Asus X550Z


Designed for everyday multitasking and entertainment for smart and practical users, the ASUS X Series notebooks redefine your expectations of all-rounder notebook. With a spun-circle finish and patterned palm rests, the X Series adds a touch of sophistication and elegance to everyday computing. Its slim profile is 5% thinner than the previous X Series notebook, and still houses to a large touchpad with intuitive multi-point Smart Gesture input, multiple USB 3.0 ports for fast data transfer and IceCool technology to keep your palm rests cool. Taken from ASUS website about X550ZE Overview

Layout derived from Linlap - The Linux Laptop Wiki


  • Manufacturer ASUS
  • Processor AMD® APU A10-7400P Processor
  • Chipset AMD A76M FCH
  • Memory 16GB DDR3L 1600 MHz SDRAM
  • Display 15.6" 16:9 Full HD (1920x1080)
  • Graphic AMD Radeon® R5 M230 + Radeon® R7 M265 DX Dual Graphics with 2GB DDR3 VRAM Built-in A10-7400P
  • Storage 2.5" 9.5mm SATA 1TB 5400/7200 RPM
  • Optical Drive Super-Multi DVD
  • Card Reader 2 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ SDHC/ MMC)
  • Camera VGA Web Camera
  • Networking Integrated 802.11 b/g/n, Built-in Bluetooth™ V4.0, 10/100/1000/Gigabits Base T
  • Interface 1 x COMBO audio jack, 1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor, 2 x USB 3.0 port(s), 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, 1 x HDMI
  • Audio Built-in Speakers And Microphone, SonicMaster

Linux compatibility as tested on updated Fedora 25

Devices Compatibility Comments
Processor Yes Works out of box
Display Yes Tested on both Gnome Session and Gnome on Wayland
Storage Yes Works out of box
Optical Drive Yes Works out of box
Graphic Yes Radeon R5 230 Hainan listed as dedicated graphic card, R7 M265DX Kaveri used by default
HDMI port Yes Works out fox (tested on an external HD TV monitor)
Display port Yes Works out box
Sound Yes Works out of box
Microphone Yes
Headphone+Microphone combo Yes
Ethernet Yes Works out of box
Wireless Yes Works out of box
Bluetooth Yes Version 4.0
USB Yes Works out of box
Card Reader Yes Works out box
Webcam Yes Gnome Cheese runs fine
Keyboard Yes* Requires kernel-4.9 and above for full use of hotkeys kernel bug#115021 rhbz#1206862
Touchpad Yes Works out of box with kernel 4.1 up above
Suspend/Resume Yes* Requires kernel-4.9 and above for optimal support kernel bug#115021 rhbz#1206862


  • GNOME on Wayland rnow default for Fedora 25
  • Hotkeys for media, backlight and optimal suspend/resume requires kernel-4.9.0-rc4 and above


  • All test is done on an Design Suite 25 based on Fedora Workstation with nearly out-of-box experience.
  • Optimal power management and hotkeys support require kernel-4.9.0-rc4 and above.
  • Dual Radeon mode is supported out-of-box where each application can get started with an option of dedicated graphic card, a new feature on Fedora 25 release.