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Good Linux Distro for Acer W500 Tablet

Mar 17, 2014
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Processor Amd Ryzen 7 Pro 1700@3.6Ghz
Motherboard Asus Prime B350 Plus (needed pci slot for Ht Omega Claro Halo)
Cooling Noctua C-14
Memory 16GB A-Data DDR4-3200
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon Pro Duo
Storage Patriot Torch 512gb, Seagate Barracuda 512gb , Adata 128gb SSDs & 1TB Western Digital Black
Display(s) Seiki 39" 4k
Case MetallicGear Neo Air
Audio Device(s) Ht Omega Claro Halo
Power Supply Rosewill Glacier 850 watts
Mouse Ancient Razor Diamondback
Keyboard Logitech Illuminated
Software Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
Just looking to get rid of Windows on my tablets. I have tried Mint on it, but the touchscreen support is terrible (2 years ago). I need something that works good for videos and has good touchscreen support. Thanks

W500 is AMD C-50 1ghz and AMD C-60 1.333ghz dual core APU's with 2gb ram.


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Nov 20, 2013
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System Name WS#1337
Processor Ryzen 7 3800X
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Cooling Xigmatek Scylla 240mm AIO
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Ares OEM DDR4-3200 (B-die)
Video Card(s) Inno3D RTX 3070 Ti iChill
Storage Adata SX8200 Pro 1TB
Display(s) Samsung U24E590D (4K/UHD)
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Audio Device(s) ALC1220
Power Supply SeaSonic SSR-550FX (80+ GOLD)
Mouse Logitech G603
Keyboard Modecom Volcano Blade (Kailh choc LP)
Software Windows 10, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
The problem with that tablet is the hardware itself. C-50 sucked when it came out, and now on top of it it's 10 years old and sucks even more now.
You can try anything with LXDE or MATE, but some of the issues will remain. Video streaming will still be laggy, and you can still forget about modern codecs.
I'm certain Linux won't solve your problems, but will for sure add some new ones.
Other than that you don't have many options. Maybe hunting for an old RemixOS distro, but I wouldn't hold my breath - project's been dead for over 4 years(for my opinion it was a dead-end cashgrab off the very start). Something like compiling chrome OS for your particular hardware would also work, but you'll be better off spending your time on something more productive, like selling lemonade and trimming lawns around the neighborhood so you can buy a new tablet.