Ubuntu on Dell Precision M4800

The Dell Precision M4800 laptop with the components described below has been awarded the status of Certified Pre-Install for Ubuntu.

Please note that for pre-installed systems:

  1. The system is available in some regions with a special image of Ubuntu pre-installed by the manufacturer. It takes advantage of the hardware features for this system and may include additional software. You should check when buying the system whether this is an option.
  2. Standard images of Ubuntu may not work at all on the system or may not work well, though Canonical and computer manufacturers will try to certify the system with future standard releases of Ubuntu.

Releases

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Certification notes

Extended Mode
AMD Catalyst Control Center is needed to be able to have an external display in extended mode
Slow Resume from Suspend
This system does not not meet our performance criteria for resuming from suspend, but suspend/resume is functional and other functionality is not affected.
BIOS
Dell: X35 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor
Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4702MQ CPU @ 2.20GHz
Video
Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Venus XT [Radeon HD 8800M Series]
Network
Intel Ethernet Connection I217-LM
Storage
Advanced Silicon S.A. HGST HTS725050A7E630