I'm using Linux Mint 17.3 on a newish Asus laptop with Mate desktop. To get the Nvidia graphics and Elan touchpad both to work, I installed the 4.5.4 Linux kernel. I've pretty much got everything working well.
The only problem I'm noticing is that when the laptop is suspended and I disconnect the power, it loses its state.
The battery is fully charged and the suspend / resume functionality works fine as long as the power is plugged in.