I just got a new laptop (razer blade stealth) with the following configuration :
- Intel skylake i7 6500U
- Intel HD Graphics 520
- 8Gb of RAM
- 512Gb SSD
- 4k Display
I know this question might seem too naive but I've been looking quite a lot and didn't find any definitive answer. Is this hardware supported "fully" By linux (ubuntu gnome) ? I ask because everything seem so sluggish on my laptop. Scrolling webpages, scrolling pdf document are sluggish with a lot of lag, resizing windows is painfully slow, and the experience overall is not really good. In comparison windows feels nice, but I prefer the linux environment. Here is a list of things I tried :
- Upgrade to ubuntu 16.02 ( was running 15.10 )
- Installed intel graphics software, ( supposed to update all drivers, the release of this software is pretty recent 16 feb 2016 )
- Installed the proprietary intel cpu driver
I am really attached to the ubuntu gnome environment but I don't recall having any of this problem before, so my guess is that the hardware is not fully supported at the moment ? I have a few weeks to decide if I want to keep the laptop and I want to be sure to nail the origin of the problem before returning it to regret in the future.
Note : I am wondering if changing the backend to compiz instead of metacity would make things better ( I highly doubt it ).
Thanks for any pointer !