My Vivobook Asus Vivobook x202e will arrive coming weekend: https://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultraboo ... ook_S200E/
I want to use Mint 14 KDE in Netbook mode as well. So I support your question and look forward to a solution. Can I ask you later for some support when installing in dualboot with Win 8??
I am also thinking to replace the HD for a SSD. From reviews I have learned this could give a great speed improvement. Do you have a HD or a SSD version?
In a topic here I found: "For touchscreen devices, Plasma Active does a good job." I think we will have to search for the Plasma Active button or mode.