I have tried to look for the specific hardware I have but could not find any. I have a ASUS E402S notebook with Windows 10 pre installed and running or crawling like a snail though I have tried to to remove a lot Windows 10 bloat. In fact I am unable even to use a web browser on it now. The hardware is a Celeron N 3050 CPU with 2 GB RAM and a 14" screen with 1366x768 resolution. The BIOS is American Megatrends version 209. The system came with a 32 GB eMMC card on which Windows 10 is installed on 30GB partition. Other partitions on the eMMC include a 273MB EFI partition, 523MB Recovery partition and a 17MB unknown type called Microsoft Reserved. I am hoping that there are no Poison pill kind of code to prevent replacing MS Windows.
My plan is to either replace completely the Windows 10 with Linuxmint MATE current version or add it as a dual boot by installing Linuxmint to a 500GB HDD that is installed as additional storage. I have a feeling that installing Linux to eMMC with pre-installed Windows 10 is not without problems including UEFI which I am not much aware of.
My current machine is Linuxmint 18.2 on a similarly low powered ASUS X200MA and is running well.
I tried running liveUSB of Linuxmint 18 (not 18.2) and Lubuntu 15.10 (those are the one I have currently, will download when I have a way forward chalked out) and they seem to run ok without checking everything.
Ran lspci and lsusb on it in live mode and heres the details.
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lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 2280 (rev 21) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 22b1 (rev 21) 00:0b.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Device 22dc (rev 21) 00:13.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Device 22a3 (rev 21) 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Device 22b5 (rev 21) 00:1a.0 Encryption controller: Intel Corporation Device 2298 (rev 21) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Device 2284 (rev 21) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 22c8 (rev 21) 00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 22ca (rev 21) 00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 22ce (rev 21) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Device 229c (rev 21) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Device 2292 (rev 21) 02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter 03:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5286 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01) 03:00.2 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06) mint@mint ~ $ lsusb Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04f2:b52b Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:b721 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Bus 001 Device 002: ID 058f:6387 Alcor Micro Corp. Flash Drive Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub