I'm thinking of buying one of this, concretely UX31A with i5 processor, but I can't find how long the battery lasts in Ubuntu in normal conditions (browsing, Libreoffice, Latex, HTML editing, ...).
Could you please shed some light on this?
My battery's power consumption sits at about 7-8 W which is better than my luck with any of my other recent laptops. I can push it to 6hr I believe although I haven't tried it.
good stuff in terms of battery consumption.
i also didn't need the second nvidia gpu. the integrated one is more than capable of playing 1080p content on my TV via HDMI using va-api. That's I'll need a GPU for.
I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on my UX32VD and am having big issues with my desktop with the updates that came over the last weeks (see http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2058752 )
Has anybody else problems like these? What are you running on your UX32VD machines? I'm undecided what to do next, either set up a fresh ubuntu 12.10 beta1 installation or going back to linux mint 13 with cinnamon and give them another try.
I suggest you try with a fresh profile (ie. a new user on the same machine to see if you can get a working desktop). Sounds like a local issue to me atleast. I will be happy to help further.