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#2051 2017-08-07 08:28:27

From: Earth, usually...
Registered: 2014-01-07
Posts: 16

Re: Laptops which run Arch

MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro G.  Just a beast of a laptop.  Also have a Stinkpad T400, with a 64G ssd drive in it and 4Gb's of ram.  It does alright.  Actually better than alright.  I don't need anything for space on it as I'm using ssh to do simple file sharing between the two.  (ok there may be a media server running as well as some other goodies)

Arch runs quick and stable and without issues on both machines.  Arch is the only OS installed on the T400, however the MSI does have an obscene amount of drive space and I have several 'distros' on several partitions.  Oh yeah, perfectly functioning 60 M/sec wifi connection on both easily up and working!

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#2052 2017-08-18 09:03:56

Registered: 2017-08-18
Posts: 2

Re: Laptops which run Arch

HP Laptop i7 12 MB RAM All is perfect


#2053 2017-09-10 14:51:01

Registered: 2017-08-14
Posts: 2

Re: Laptops which run Arch

System 76 Galago pro. Zero issues with install.


#2054 2017-09-13 18:59:02

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Registered: 2017-01-20
Posts: 1

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Hp 15-f271wm && Alienware m17x r3

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#2055 2017-09-18 00:29:18

Registered: 2017-09-18
Posts: 3

Re: Laptops which run Arch

HP ENVY x360 m6 Convertible


#2056 2017-09-18 10:11:16

Registered: 2016-10-15
Posts: 41

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Currently having latest Thinkpad T470P with:
core i7-7700HQ
Samsung SSD 960EVO 500GB
GeForce 940MX runing on Bumblebee

Currently everything that is crucial works (LAN, WiFi, sound, video outputs and acceleration, most inputs and outputs) but with few exceptions:
1. Sound from docking station does not work - it does not detect any new sound output and it is completely mute.
2. VAAPI video acceleration does not work - gives blank screen on gstreamer, so do not install gstreamer-vaapi package. Anyway 4k 60fps videos are running smoothly (with a mild usage of the CPU) and additional packages for video acceleration in this case are not needed.

this post was written when kernel 4.13 was on it's way and regarding the release notes new Realtek drivers are included in upcoming version, so I hope that problem with docking station soon will be solved.

4.14.49-1-lts #1 SMP PREEMPT @ Thinkpad T470P


#2057 2017-10-01 23:23:42

Registered: 2014-10-02
Posts: 40

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Asus ux360cak
Current kaby lake edition. Everything works out of box on Zen kernel 4.13. Only issue is Have to suspend once to tame torrent of interrupts from touchpad.
Using gnome desktop, Intel driver.


#2058 2017-10-01 23:30:01

Registered: 2015-09-04
Posts: 118

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Ultrabox Dell Inspiron 14z

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#2059 2017-10-02 11:22:49

Registered: 2017-10-02
Posts: 1

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Asus Zenbook UX410UA, everything's perfect but the fan which is running too often...


#2060 2017-10-23 21:13:53

From: /dev/null
Registered: 2017-09-12
Posts: 7

Re: Laptops which run Arch

I am using the Lenovo IdeaPad 110-15ACL.

A bit cheap (I don't have much, but proud to have Arch Linux running stable). WiFi was a bit difficult, by which I mean the WiFi card's chipset (RTL8821AE) didn't want to play well with NetworkManager. I eventually moved over to systemd-networkd and WiFi is MUCH more stable, I am however planning on switching over to an intel card after doing the research as to whether or not my laptop is whitelisted.


#2061 2017-10-23 22:08:58

From: The Lone Star State
Registered: 2016-02-09
Posts: 567

Re: Laptops which run Arch

I really like Thinkpads. I don't know where you bought yours or how much you paid, but I found one online for USD$338 - only one left. AMD based 8 gig RAM 1Tb drive. Amazing price. I don't need one, or I'd buy it. My Thinkpads are all older, but they get along very well with linux.

Congratulations on your great find, and getting Arch running on it.


#2062 2017-10-28 20:57:01

From: Mechelen - Belgium
Registered: 2005-10-11
Posts: 112

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Acer Aspire E 17 E5-774G-72RW


#2063 2017-10-30 17:15:46

Registered: 2017-08-27
Posts: 8

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Toshiba Satellite C660 with 4GB of RAM, running with an old EvoLution-install. This old notebook from 2011 is used to create 3D-models for 3D-printing and is quite fast with arch ...


#2064 2017-11-02 17:47:08

Biscuit Hammer
From: Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
Registered: 2017-11-02
Posts: 1

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Lenovo Thinkpad T430 with:

  • 1366x768 LCD Monitor

  • Intel HD Graphics 4000

  • Intel i5 3320M

  • HGST Travelstar HTS725050A7E630 500gB

  • 6GB Generic Memory @ 1333Mhz

  • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205

Recently got it used off of Ebay @ $120. Currently using it for work/attempting programming and learning Linux.
Dual-booting Arch and Windows 7 for 3 weeks now.
The only hardware issues I had so far were Wi-Fi adapter related; this Centrino is notorious for being picky with N-band
networks on Linux and Windows.
I had to configure modprobe.d to disable N-band. Otherwise, everything is smooth here.

*Insert psuedo-interlectual quote here.*


#2065 2017-11-02 17:51:25

From: /dev/null
Registered: 2013-05-20
Posts: 60

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Writing from a Thinkpad x230 (I guess it was already posted here): it works like a charm with Arch -- and with other distro in general.

Everything works out of the box, for the fingerprint reader you just need `fprintd`

Last edited by smlb (2017-12-08 19:21:46)


#2066 2017-11-12 00:26:42

Registered: 2016-02-19
Posts: 29

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Asus X53E-RS32, 6GB of RAM, Core i3 2370.  I've been using it as my main web browsing and gaming install without any problems.  Works great with everything from Arch to Gentoo.

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#2067 2017-11-12 02:23:32

From: The Lone Star State
Registered: 2016-02-09
Posts: 567

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Biscuit Hammer wrote:

Lenovo Thinkpad T430...
Recently got it used off of Ebay @ $120.

I would say that's a good find. I bought two T420's on ebay over a year ago, one at about $100, the other at about $125. One has 8gig RAM, no bluetooth. The other, 6gig RAM, bluetooth, but has one row of dead pixels near the bottom of the screen. Replaced the original hard drives with 120gig SSD's, altough the originals were good. I don't remember which Thinkpad was cheaper, but I'm happy with both of them. They both work very well with linux, one with Arch, the other with Manjaro (an Arch derivative). BTW, batteries on both were excellent when I received the laptops.

Congratulations on your great find.


#2068 2017-11-12 03:28:47

From: Cymru
Registered: 2011-11-27
Posts: 6,092

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Lenovo ThinkPad x270
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz
Intel Corporation Wireless 8265 / 8275
US keyboard with Euro
SD card reader
IPS 1920*1080 12.5"
Webcam (not yet tested)
Mic (not yet tested)
No NFC, fingerprint reader or WWAN

Sound, WIFI, ethernet, graphics, bluetooth, touchpad, trackpoint etc. all work out-of-the-box wink. KDE's battery monitor sometimes gets confused, though not always. (Possibly it doesn't expect to deal with two batteries - but that's just a suspicion.)

Most hotkeys work out-of-the-box. However, 1 does nothing and 2 aren't recognised at all. The journal keeps telling me to report an unrecognised hotkey event (but the developers' mailing list suggests no responses to earlier reports, so I've not bothered). Bit disappointing about the other 2 keys especially. Laptops have few enough keys without losing some.

Webcam I'm not very hopeful about since Linux thinks it is a keyboard. However, it thinks everything is a keyboard, including many non-keyboard things which work OK. So I may be being unduly pessimistic.

I thought I had a non-working LED. However, I now think it is probably just a red dot. tongue

However, problems identifying the key to get into BIOS did lead me to a rather scary encounter with Concertina or whatever its name is, before I managed to find the power button and switch it off. yikes And I certainly wish it did not come with a Windows registration key in the firmware and Richmond's fingers in the ROM. sad

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Lenovo x270 | Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz | Intel Corporation Wireless 8265 / 8275 | US keyboard with Euro | 512G NVMe INTEL SSDPEKKF512G7L


#2069 2017-11-28 17:55:10

Registered: 2009-06-24
Posts: 39

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Panasonic Let's Note CF-RZ6

This is a hybrid laptop/tablet with the screen flipping over the keyboard.
The Let's note series is made only for the Japanese market, and is derivated from the though book for office work.
It's quite though and japanese quality, made in Japan.

This is all working perfectly under Arch :-)

Standard stuff:
everything works out of the box, include Bluetooth, WIFI and Mobile Broadband, SD car reader ... 
all the special keys (like sound controller and wireless controller) work out of the box as well

Tablet mode:
the keyboard is lock automatically once flipped over
best experience is with GNOME



#2070 2017-12-02 03:19:22

Registered: 2017-12-02
Posts: 9

Re: Laptops which run Arch

ASUS VivoBook Flip - TP201SA … p-TP201SA/

No problems here except with kernel 4.13.x which I posted a solution to IRQ Trap Errors in the Kernel & Hardware section.


#2071 2017-12-06 07:43:24

From: Puna District, Pāhoa, Hawai'i
Registered: 2017-10-26
Posts: 65

Re: Laptops which run Arch

2010 Dell Latitude E6410
1st Generation Core i5 560M (Westmere) CPU
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 2x2 AGN Wireless Adapter
5th Generation Intel HD Graphics (Ironlake)

Everything works flawlessly "out of the box".

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#2072 2017-12-13 19:12:02

Registered: 2015-07-14
Posts: 3

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Samsung X11 circa 2007-2008
Intel Core 2 Duo T5600 CPU
NVidia GeForce Go 7400
Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan]

Everything just works... mostly. Couldn't figure out how to utilize that one special multimedia button above the keyboard, but I can live without it.
And never got around to testing out the 56k modem that is present in my configuration smile

This machine, even though it has SATA HDD interface, always works in IDE compatibility mode; there's no setting to put the controller in AHCI mode anywhere.

Got it for free broken. Had to reflow GPU that desoldered itself. Upgraded it to (just as trashy) slightly broken old 60Gig SSD I had laying around.
All this, coupled with Arch, made it suprisingly tolerable leisure/browsing/typewriter machine; it would even play youtube in Chromium, although it maxes out at 480p... and sometimes I play Neverball on it big_smile
I haven't precisely measured the boot time, but it's quite bearable too, I'd estimate it at about 20 seconds to the login screen. It was much slower with the hard drive.
This machine also attracted my attention because it has a good old PCMCIA slot in the side, while itself being "relatively" modern.
That means that I can mess about with SCSI stuff and all kinds of other cards within the comfort of my bleeding edge Linux, which, surprisingly to me, still supports all that smile


#2073 2017-12-17 10:08:04

Registered: 2017-09-20
Posts: 2

Re: Laptops which run Arch

HP pavilion dv6388 (mod year 2007)
with Intel Core 2 Duo T5600, Nvidia Geforce Go 7400 and Intel Wireless PRO 3945ABG
All HP Quick launch keys are working except "DVD key"

Everything is OK. !!

Last edited by giannis-arch (2017-12-17 10:10:48)


#2074 2017-12-29 13:41:31

From: France
Registered: 2012-04-15
Posts: 67

Re: Laptops which run Arch

laptop Asus Strix GL702C:

- Ryzen 7 1700 X
- AMD RX 580
- 8 GB RAM
- 256 SSD M2
- 1 TB HDD

Sound: works fine out of the box
SSD M2: works fine out of the box
HDD 1TB: works fine out of the box
RJ45 Network: works fine out of the box
"Keyboard Touch" for keyboard lights : works fine out of the box
"Keyboard Touch" for screen backlight : works fine out of the box

Bluetooth: I don't know
Battery life: around 80 minutes, not more.

Touchpad: does not work at the moment.
"Keyboard Touches" for sound: do not work at the moment

Life is not linear.
Arch power !


#2075 2018-01-02 15:49:30

From: Oxfordshire
Registered: 2016-02-29
Posts: 58

Re: Laptops which run Arch

Lenovo Thinkpad T430 - it's an older machine but it runs Arch very well.


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