Figured I'd chime in with my experience. Did a ton of research before buying, overall looked promising. I have put Linux on just about every machine I get my hands on and I have to say that this has been one of the easiest. I am using Blade 2015 QHD+ 16gb 512gb. Here is what I did: Install Ubuntu 15.04 "side by side" with Windows, half and half space wise Install Linux 4.0.5 kernel Apply touchpad fixes from Alex Cabal Install bumblebee to save battery Apply battery scripts from Zhe Hou's blogspot (excluding the kb/touchpad because when it powers down its annoying to wake up) Apply a fix for repeat sleep every ~30s after first sleep launchpad bug #1450013 Set resolution to 1920x1080 for desktop and plymouth since HiDPI is a non-starter IMHO Set resolution in grub to 1600x1200 (not the best, but at least I can read it) Getting about 4hrs browsing, setting up, configuring, etc. Using it as an Android development machine. Builds are fast, machine is slick, can dual boot to game. Can't complain! Now this might seem like a lot of steps but anyone who's dealt with oddball laptops and Linux can attest, this ain't bad at all.