Got my Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus yesterday.
The screen is absolutely gorgeous. And so high resolution as well. The HiDPI functionality seems to work well for Gnome and GTK+ interfaces. Not sure much for anything else. It's something I kind of assumed, but when I installed +Arch Linux
, kind of forgot that I would be dealing with a console. That was...difficult. Especially considering that I kept seeing annoying message.
I somewhat regret the fact that the xorg developers got rid of automatic DPI detection. I think some applications (like firefox) used that for their own scaling. So, I had to set the scaling in firefox manually.
I'm surprised how many things work out of the box, though. Keyboard backlights, multitouch (at least, 2x), touchscreen, etc.
One thing I don't like about this machine is the UEFI implementation. Of the three I've seen (two of whcih were ASUS desktop boards), this is by far the worst. The interface is not only slow at times, but the boot options don't even display what you would think they would (ie, all boot options.) Instead, it seems to only show internally installed boot options.
In fact, in order to change the boot order to boot from the BIOS version of the live USB I had, I needed to boot into the UEFI version of the live USB and use efibootmgr to change the boot order so I oould boot the BIOS version of the same image.... What a mess... Of course, I only ran into that problem because I couldn't get it to boot into UEFI grub 2, even though it was listed in the efibootmgr print out.
Installing UEFI grub 2 was soooo much easier on my desktop boards. Thanks you for not sucking, ASUS. (ok, I am somewhat of a ASUS mobo fanboy.)