- Ubuntu, surely it will work with Fedora
- 4K2K display (3180×2160)
- 16GB RAM
- 1TB mSATA
- NVIDIA Quadro K1100M
- 4th Generation Intel i7 (Haswell)
- No RJ45 Ethernet; need a USB-to-Ethernet dongle.
Archaeological order, derivitave and “metoo” stuff on top, original work and announcements below.
- Dell’s Linux PC sequel still “just works”—but it adds 4K screen and rough edges; Lee Hutchinson; In Ars Technica; 2015-03-17; previously filled.
Teaser: 4k scaling issues keep it from being perfect—but, hey, it’s for developers, right?
- Barton George (Dell); Welcome the Dell Precision M3800 mobile workstation, developer edition; In His Blog; 2015-03-17.
- Review: Dell’s Ubuntu-powered M3800 Mobile Workstation is a desktop destroyer; Bryan Lunduke; In Network World; 2015-03-16.
Teaser: I finally got my hands on Dell’s M3800 Mobile Workstation and found an impressive machine.
- He reports ‘no issues’ installing Fedora
- He reports success using nouveau and the NVidia-proprietary graphics driver
- (proprietary?) USB-to-Ethernet dongle. They expect you to use WiFi.
- 4K2K @ 15″ is extreme pixel density, which has UX usability issues.
- GNOME Shell worked well.
Dell updates Linux-powered Developer Edition portables with M3800 monster; Lee Hutchinson; In Ars Technica; 2014-01-27.
Teaser: 4k resolution, a Haswell i7 CPU, Quadro K1100M GPU—all running Ubuntu 14.04.
- D. Jared Dominguez (Dell); You asked for it: Ubuntu officially on the Precision M3800 worldwide; In His Blog; 2015-01-27.
<quote>Note that their Precision M4800 and M6800 systems already have been orderable with Ubuntu or RHEL for some time.</quote> (these models only have 1920×1080 displays, at best).
- Dell Unveils New Features for World’s Thinnest and Lightest 15-Inch True Mobile Workstation; press release; Dell; 2015-01-27.
- Barton George (Dell); Developers share experiences running Ubuntu on Dell M3800 and XPS 15; In His Blog; 2014-05-12.
- Barton George (Dell); Introducing Sputnik 3 and its unofficial big brother; In His Blog; 2013-11-15, comentariat up through 2014-05.
- A thread on the Sputnik Forum
Heavy, heavy, retargeting off of the product page.