The system always detects AC power regardless of the state. These BIOS versions cripple the system: neither keyboard or trackpad work.In rescue mode there's an error that flies by too fast, so I am not sure what it is about.
Everything works [sound, webcam, keyboard, trackpad, ACPI buttons] except for the microphone (might be the issue with stereo mentioned on this page) and the battery indicator.Doing the first will actually fix the problem with Skype.Doing the second will make sure Skype doesn't reset the levels back to their defaults.With MPlayer and SMPlayer using VDPAU 720p content looks great on the 12.1" display. Lots of reading on the web about NDISWrapper working for some folks with the Win 2000 driver but I used Kernel 2.6.31-14 and Realtek driver rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1116.2009 and have no issues, suspend works and wireless is realiable.Tried newer kernel and newer driver from Realtek but just not reliable.
For basic operation I find the Intel GMA 3150 sufficient. * While the stereo microphones work with Ubuntu in general, they do not work with Skype.