Ubuntu on Dell Precision M4800

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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.

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Pre-installed by manufacturer

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:

Audio

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7700/7800 Series]

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller

Intel Lynx Point HD Audio Controller

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Unknown

BIOS

Dell X35

Bluetooth

Broadcom BCM20702A0

Board

Dell 0DVW67

Capture

Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. Unknown

Cardreader

O2 Micro, Inc. SD/MMC Card Reader Controller

Cdrom

Advanced Silicon S.A. TSSTcorp DVD+/-RW SU-208CB

Chassis

Dell Laptop

Disk

Advanced Silicon S.A. HGST HTS725050A7E630

Keyboard

Advanced Silicon S.A. AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Advanced Silicon S.A. GlidePoint Virtual Touchpad

Network

Intel Ethernet Connection I217-LM

Other

Advanced Silicon S.A. Dell WMI hotkeys

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA ATI HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=10

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA ATI HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=11

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA ATI HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA ATI HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=7

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA ATI HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=8

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA ATI HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=9

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Front Headphone

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Front Mic

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Line Out

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Rear Mic

Advanced Silicon S.A. Lid Switch

Advanced Silicon S.A. Power Button

Advanced Silicon S.A. Sleep Button

Advanced Silicon S.A. Video Bus

Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 Controller

Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller

Intel Lynx Point 6-Port SATA AHCI Controller

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #1

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #5

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1

Advanced Silicon S.A. BCM5880 Secure Applications Processor with fingerprint swipe sensor

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

Dell Computer Corporation DW1550

Intel Unknown

Intel Unknown

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4702MQ CPU @ 2.20GHz

System

Dell Precision M4800

Usb

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #1

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #2

Intel 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI

Video

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Venus XT [Radeon HD 8800M Series]

Wireless

Broadcom BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter