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For full specifications see the Dell Precision M3800 specifications page.
|Name||Dell Precision M3800|
|Processor||4th generation Intel Core i7-4702HQ quad core processor|
|RAM||Up to 16GB|
|HDD||Hard Disk Drive (HDD): 500GB up to 1TB 2.5 5400rpm SATA 6Gb/s
Solid State Hybrid Hard Drive (SSHD): 500GB 2.5 SATA 6Gb/s with 8GB solid state storage
Solid State Drive (SSD): 256GB or 512GB 2.5 SATA 6Gb/s
Solid State Mini-Card storage device (mSATA): 128GB, 256GB or 512GB
|Graphics||NVIDIA Quadro K1100M + Intel GPU (Bumbleebee!)|
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
|Screen||True||Touchscreen works in openSUSE 13.1|
|Graphics Chip||True||Works with Intel GPU, dedicated NVIDIA with Bumblebee, nvidia and nouveau driver|
|HDMI Out||Not Tested|
|Display Port||Not Tested|
|Headphone Port||True||Multiport jack, works for microphone and headsets|
|Microphone-In Port||Not Tested|
|Ethernet||True||Works with the usb-to-ethernet adapter, but not good. slow connections (win8 works as expected)|
|Wireless||True||Some disconnections, not sure if distribution, AP or device sause the problems - constant ping might help|
|Bluetooth||True||works with mice at least|
|Card Reader||False||There are some changes maybe coming, but kernel 3.11 doesn't handle it|
|Keyboard||True||Everything working also backlight|
|TouchPad||True||Works, but i'm not that satisfied with the buttons|
|Docking Station||True||Not tested myself, but heard it works except for video|
|Suspend/Resume||True||Works quick and perfect ootb|
Some font issues on QHD+ (3800×1880) display, too much apps still have hardcoded font settings. chrome looks awfull with micro-sized tabs. At least websites looks somewhat normal with 150-200% size. if your desktop allows, set dpi to 144-160. Also search for (more than one) settings to tell Xserver to use higher dpi than 96 (display reports 96×96 dpi)
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