I am considering buying a new asus a43sm-vx034d laptop and use Ubuntu 12.04. But I am worry if the two would not match. Can somebody here advice me on this? Or anyone has using 12.04 on asus a43sm-vx034d?
Thanks in advance.
As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or specific expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, see the FAQ for guidance.
Ubuntu is pretty much compatible with nearly everything, except for the most exotic hardware, but even exotic hardware sometimes is supported very well.
Now from a look at the laptop's specs, I fail to see why it should not be compatible. It will, most likely, work very nicely. The only issue you may have might be with the graphics card's driver, but then again, from my experience with the proprietary nvidia driver, and a GTS 8800 card, it works very smoothly, and very stable.
So to sum things up: I believe it will work, but you should take a second opinion about the graphics card compatibility (mainly its drivers).
I agree with NlightNFotis, everything looks 100% compatible with Ubuntu, but being that this laptop has switchable graphics (integrated Intel and discrete GeForce) I would do some in-depth research on how well Ubuntu will handle them..
This page also provides some useful information regarding the proprietary NVIDIA driver that supports this card, as well as installation instructions.