Ubuntu on Dell Precision M2800

The Dell Precision M2800 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

Hybrid Video
Some versions of this system come with two different graphics processors: an Intel UMA on-board adapter and an additional GPU from ATI. On this system, only the Intel graphics chip has been tested and certified. The use of the additional GPU is not supported for this release.
BIOS
Dell A01 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor
Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200M CPU @ 2.50GHz
Video
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Mars XTX [Radeon HD 8790M]
Video
Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
Network
Intel Ethernet Connection I217-V
Storage
Unknown ST500LM000-1EJ162
Storage
Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode]