All looks good and dandy, and the display is What I want to know is if they use some kind of standard on GPU’s for laptops. Once the graphical screen comes up, do not login. There is no built-in microphone, another potential turnoff to some buyers, though there is a place to plug in an external microphone. Here is how to do it:.

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Dell Precision M70 Review and Linux Setup (pics, specs)

If it was me, I’d probably go with the, likely, cheaper xSE. Above the keyboard are extra volume up, volume down, and mute keys.

Aight, I ncidia I’m gonna lurk the Notebookreview forums for more info about mixing gpu’s from different Dell’s. The four USB 2. Of course, the fact that I needed warranty service five times over 3 years is perhaps a not so encouraging aspect of owning a Dell.

There are three possible states you can set for it in the BIOS: What I want to know is if they use some kind of standard on GPU’s for laptops. From this I estimate that the battery can support 2.

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There is no built-in microphone, another potential turnoff to some buyers, though there is a place to plug in an external microphone. Shorter power cable than previous Dell models.

prwcision Warranty and Customer Support I have not yet had to use warranty service for this computer. For help on installing Linux on the M70, read the Operating Systems section below.

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Front View with the Ubuntu Linux 5. This was barely noticeable to me. Joined Jan 2, Messages 9, 2. Beautiful magnesium alloy case.

Joined Feb 27, Messages 15, 3. Thread starter Frick Start date Sep 16, Overview At the time of this review April 5,the 7 lbs Precision M70 is the top-of-the line workstation notebook from Prrecision. The pointing stick seems to work well enough, though I rarely use it. Do not use the Ubuntu Live CD; download the full installer.

It does not reach as far as I need it to. There are controls for turning the volume off, up and down as nvida. No FireWire or Flash card ports; several redundant or to most people useless ports.

Unlike some of its predecessors, this Quadro FX also performs well on gaming benchmarks. Alright, I’ve done some more digging, and it turns out that precixion Inspirion d is basicly the same computer. The case is mostly magnesium alloy, but the touchpad and keyboard are plastic. This would reduce the weight of the system to around 6 lbs or less with the TravelLite Module. It is an excellent system for the mobile engineer, graphic artists, scientist, and yes, gamer.

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Linux Support I have been running the Linux operating system sinceand I have always had trouble getting it up and running on new hardware.

The thing is the graphics card is probably busted. Touchpad is fussy if you lean on the palm rests typical pprecision Dell.

Precision M70 Ubuntu Linux 5. I am very glad to report that the fan is extremely quiet even during persistently high CPU usage. The Precision M70 was no prrecision, but once I did get it going, Linux performance was superb it did, however, take close to 50 seconds to boot up, about 3 times slower than Windows.