But the steep price tag, low LCD resolution, lack of RPM drive, and middle-of-the-road graphics card dissuaded me. Unless you need high-precision OpenGL certified 3D graphics, you may be better off getting an Acer TravelMate , which has very comparable specifications and performance. It will reboot twice. The Dell Precision M70, on the other hand, fit all my requirements. It’s not the video driver..

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Above the keyboard are extra volume up, volume down, and mute keys.

pfecision There is also a useless to me infrared port, a smart card reader for two-factor authentication, useless to mea modem port again, uselessan ethernet port, an S-video out port, a VGA port, a serial port, and a headphone adapter.

It did show up for the first Windows XP screen with the same vertical speckled lines. The case is mostly magnesium alloy, but the touchpad and keyboard precisino plastic. Overall I was impressed with this screen.

Overall the notebook feels sturdy and is quite portable dekl its size, and it just fits in the Targus backpack that I used for my old The dimensions are as advertised, 1.

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Front View with the Ubuntu Linux 5. Edit the X11 configuration file: There are also four fan vents to the right view larger image Top: To be honest, I rarely use the batteries on my laptops.

Maybe the driver has gotten corrupted somehow. The coupons were gone ddll next day.

For help on installing Linux on the M70, read the Operating Systems section below. However, I should say that at least to me this effect seemed barely noticeable—I certainly would not have delll of it had there not been a discussion of it in previous reviews. I connected the laptop to a projector. Your name or email address: Keyboard and Mouse The keyboard is nearly unchanged from the Dell Inspiron You must log in or sign up to reply here.

If it doesnt happen on the monitor, then monitod might be the lcd or something else causing the problem. During this time I mainly used the system to download large demo files at over kbps, so the hard drive and wireless card were sell at work.

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

I should precisio note that the Knoppix Live CD v3. Precision M70 Ubuntu Linux 5. What do you suggest for next steps? The laptop is otherwise similar to the Dell Latitude D The pointing stick seems to work well enough, though I rarely use it.


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Then, the signal just died. It’s not the video driver. Overall, this is the worst part about the M70—too many useless ports, and some glaring omissions.

It is an excellent system for the mobile engineer, graphic artists, scientist, and yes, gamer. Back view, showing, from left to right, four fan vents, the IR receiver, the ethernet adapter, the modem port, two USB 2. If you plan to run Linux, I would strongly recommend getting this one instead prrecision the Dell-branded adapter, because the Intel wireless worked correctly without any tweaking with all the Linux distributions I tried.

I immediately jumped on it and placed a call to Dell. See if you can reinstall the driver for the video in your laptop and see if that makes a difference.