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Dell XPS 12 - 9q33

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Dell XPS 12 - 9q33 laptop. If you have the Dell XPS 12 - 9q33 and are running Linux on it please consider adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By further contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Dell XPS 12 - 9q33 specifications page.

NameDell XPS 12 - 9q33
Processor4th Generation Intel Core i7-4500U processor (4M Cache, up to 3.0 GHz)
4th Generation Intel Core i5-4200 processor (1.6 - 2.3 GHz)
Screen12.5 inch LED/FHD resolution (1920 x 1080)
RAM8GB
4GB
HDD256GB Solid State Drive
128GB Solid State Drive
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4400
NetworkYes
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorGood
ScreenGoodOn stock Fedora 23 + Gnome 3.18, screen rotation via sensor stopped working. iio-sensor-proxy is installed and allowed.Anti-rotation switch on the side works as a Windows-key/start button.
HDDGood
Graphics ChipGood20-40FPS in Minecraft.
Display PortNot Tested
SoundGoodIncluding volume switches on the side.
MicrophoneGood
Headphone PortGood
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
EthernetNot available
WirelessGood
BluetoothNot Tested
USBGood
FirewireNot available
Card ReaderNot tested
WebcamGoodNot working with Cheese. Works perfectly with Guvcview.
KeyboardGoodIncluding backlight at 3 levels.
TouchPadGood
Docking StationNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeGoodAfter resume it is in airplane mode.

Notes

Note that when converting the XPS to tablet-mode, my touchpad generated mouse movements because the laptop lid kept pressing it. Resolved by putting a bunch of stickers next to the touchpad before closing lid.

Summary

Greatly recommended (tested with Fedora 23 + Gnome 3.18).


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