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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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For full specifications see the Dell XPS 12 - 9q33 specifications page.
|Name||Dell XPS 12 - 9q33|
|Processor||4th 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)
|Screen||12.5 inch LED/FHD resolution (1920 x 1080)|
|HDD||256GB Solid State Drive
128GB Solid State Drive
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 4400|
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
|Screen||Good||On 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.|
|Graphics Chip||Good||20-40FPS in Minecraft.|
|Display Port||Not Tested|
|Sound||Good||Including volume switches on the side.|
|Microphone-In Port||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not tested|
|Webcam||Good||Not working with Cheese. Works perfectly with Guvcview.|
|Keyboard||Good||Including backlight at 3 levels.|
|Docking Station||Not Tested|
|Suspend/Resume||Good||After resume it is in airplane mode.|
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.
Greatly recommended (tested with Fedora 23 + Gnome 3.18).