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Dell XPS 15z

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Dell XPS 15z laptop. If you have the Dell XPS 15z and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Dell XPS 15z. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Dell XPS 15z page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Dell XPS 15z specifications page.

NameDell XPS 15z
ProcessorIntel Core™ i5-2410M processor 2.30 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz
Intel Core™ i7-2620M processor 2.70 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.40 GHz
Screen15.6” (1366×768) Widescreen
15.6” (1920×1080) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GT 525M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230 802.11 agn (2×2)

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorksSee Notes
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderWorksNeeds kernel 3.2.0 or later to function.
WebcamWorks

Notes

Graphics

The NVIDIA graphics chip in this laptop requires the Bumblebee project to work correctly.

Summary

The Dell XPS 15z works quite well with Linux with distriubtions using kernel 3.2.0 or later.


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