If you plan to run Linux, I would strongly recommend getting this one instead of the Dell-branded adapter, because the Intel wireless worked correctly without any tweaking with all the Linux distributions I tried. The thing is the graphics card is probably busted. Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community. The touchpad is a bit picky—if you lean on any part of the laptop adjacent to the touchpad you may see undesired behavior. No FireWire or Flash card ports; several redundant or to most people useless ports. There are very few laptops that fulfill all the requirements. One complaint I have is that the power cable is shorter than in previous Dell models.

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

Aight, I think I’m gonna lurk the Notebookreview forums for more info about mixing gpu’s from different Dell’s. When traveling on an airplane, I always make sure I am seated next to a DC power plug. Precision M70 Ubuntu Linux 5.

If it was me, I’d probably go with the, likely, cheaper xSE. Overall the notebook feels sturdy and is quite portable for its size, and it just fits in the Targus backpack that I used for my old The Dell Precision M70, on the hvidia hand, fit all my requirements.

If you plan to run Linux, I would strongly recommend getting this one instead of the Dell-branded adapter, because the Intel wireless worked correctly dwll any tweaking with all the Linux distributions I tried.


The four USB 2. Overview At the 7m0 of this review April 5,the 7 lbs Precision M70 is the top-of-the line workstation notebook from Dell.

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So you have to be careful. Joined Nov 22, Messages 25, 5. What I want to know is if they use some kind of standard on GPU’s for laptops. Back view, showing, from left to right, four fan vents, the IR receiver, the ethernet adapter, the modem port, two USB 2. I’ve gotten the scent of a Dell Precision M70, dirt cheap. It is an excellent system nvjdia the mobile engineer, nvidoa artists, scientist, and yes, gamer.

This is what the M70 looks like inside suddenly I really love Dell for having this easily accesible: The Precision M70 was no exception, 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. Touchpad is fussy if you lean on the palm rests typical for Dell. The installer should detect all hardware without problem.

I measured a battery life of about 2. It depends on what you want to do with the nvidiaa. From this I estimate that the battery can support 2. This would reduce the weight of the system to around 6 lbs or less with the TravelLite Module. I’m looking at a m gs atm, that would be pci-e i assume. However, I should say that at least to me this effect seemed barely noticeable—I certainly would not have thought of it had there not been a discussion of it vnidia previous reviews.


Joined Sep 25, Messages 5, 1. The dimensions are as advertised, 1. I would definitely recommend an extended warranty when you buy any laptop—chances are, you will use it several times, especially after the first year. Graphics cards of this type the ATI FireGL line is similar have superior computational precision and are certified to work with applications that engineers, 3D peecision, and CAD designers precisjon.

Alright, I’ve done some more digging, and it turns out that the Inspirion d is basicly the same computer. Here is how to do it: Front View with the Ubuntu Linux 5. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. Unless you need high-precision OpenGL certified 3D graphics, you may be better off getting an Acer TravelMatewhich precosion very comparable specifications and performance.

It does not reach as far as I need it to.