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Overview At the time of this review April 5,the ;recision lbs Precision M70 is the top-of-the line workstation notebook from Dell.
Graphics cards of this type the ATI FireGL line is similar have superior computational precision and are certified to work with applications that engineers, 3D artists, and CAD designers use. Unlike some of its predecessors, this Quadro FX also performs well on gaming benchmarks. The laptop is otherwise similar to the Dell Latitude D Keyboard and Mouse The keyboard is nearly unchanged from the Dell Inspiron The keys have a good springiness to them and the typing experience is satisfactory.
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There are controls for turning the volume off, up and down as well. The touchpad is a bit picky—if you lean on any part of the laptop adjacent to the touchpad you may see undesired behavior. The pointing stick seems to work well enough, though I rarely use it. Above the keyboard are extra volume up, volume down, and mute keys. There are also no Flash card i. The four USB 2. 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.
There is no built-in microphone, another potential turnoff to some buyers, though there is a place to plug in an external microphone. Overall, this is the worst part about the M70—too many useless ports, and some glaring m07.
Back view, showing, from left to precisiom, four fan vents, the IR receiver, the ethernet adapter, the modem port, two USB 2. There are also four fan vents to the right view larger image Top: There are three possible states you can set for it in the BIOS: With the manually controlled feature, you can press Fn-F2 to toggle power to it on or off.
If you plan to run Linux, I would strongly recommend getting this one instead of the Dell-branded adapter, because the Intel wireless worked correctly without any tweaking with all the Linux distributions I tried. During this time I mainly used the system to download large demo files at over kbps, so the hard drive and wireless card were constantly at work.
I measured a battery life of about 2. From this K70 estimate that the battery can support 2.
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To be honest, I rarely use the batteries on my laptops. When traveling on an airplane, I always make sure I am seated next to a DC power plug. This would reduce the weight of the system to around 6 lbs or less with the TravelLite Module. It takes about 15 seconds from power on for the WinXP login screen to appear. Linux Support I have been running the Linux operating mmanual since mwnual, and I have always had trouble getting it up and running on new hardware.
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The Precision M70 was no exception, but once I did get it going, Linux performance was superb it did, however, take close to 50 seconds to boot up, about 3 times slower than Windows. I chose Ubuntu Linuxa distribution based on Debian, but more up-to-date. I should also note that the Knoppix Janual CD v3. Here is how I got Ubuntu working.
As usual with Linux, I manua, no help whatsoever on the forums, and it took me about 7 hours to fix the problem. Here is how to do it:. It is an excellent system for the mobile engineer, graphic artists, scientist, and yes, gamer. Unless you need high-precision OpenGL prwcision 3D graphics, you may be better off getting an Acer TravelMatewhich has very comparable specifications and performance.
Visit our network of sites: Pentium M Processor 1. There are very few laptops that fulfill all the requirements. But the steep price tag, low LCD resolution, lack of RPM drive, and middle-of-the-road graphics card dissuaded me. The Dell Precision M70, on the other hand, fit all my requirements.
I immediately jumped on it and placed a call to Dell. By calling them, rather than ordering online, I was able to receive the same discount as the coupon, as well as avoid the shipping charge, which the website wanted to add to my bill. All in all this was a superb bargain. The coupons were gone the next day. I am not sure how often these coupons run; you may have to wait a long time. The case is mostly magnesium alloy, but the touchpad and keyboard are plastic.
The dimensions are as advertised, 1. Overall the notebook feels delk and is quite portable for its size, and it just fits in the Targus backpack that I used for my old One complaint I have is that the power cable is shorter than in previous Dell models.
It does not reach as far as I need it to. I am very glad to report that the fan is extremely quiet even during persistently high CPU usage. Front View with the Ubuntu Linux 5. Not only is it bigger, it is del sharper, brighter, and more crisp. There were no dead pixels in the unit I received. However, I should say that at least to me this effect seemed barely noticeable—I certainly would not have thought of it had there not been a discussion of it in previous reviews.
Overall I was impressed with this screen.
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I recommend headphones for serious music listening. For help on installing Linux on the M70, read the Operating Systems section below. Here is how to do it: Do not use the Ubuntu Live CD; dell the full installer. The installer should detect all hardware without problem. It will reboot twice. Once the graphical screen comes up, do not login.
Edit the X11 configuration file: Warranty and Customer Support I have not yet had to use warranty service for this computer. However, I had a 3 year onside warranty for my Inspironand I was very happy with it.
Of course, the fact that I needed warranty service five dfll over 3 years is perhaps a not so encouraging aspect of owning a Dell. I would definitely recommend an extended warranty when you buy any laptop—chances are, you will use it several times, especially after the first year. Beautiful magnesium alloy case. Super-quiet operation—virtually no fan noise.
A true desktop replacement yet quite portable at 7 lbs.
No FireWire or Flash card ports; several redundant or to most people useless ports. Touchpad is fussy if you lean on the palm rests typical for Dell. Shorter power cable than previous Dell models. This was barely noticeable to me. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, mamual all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.
Precision M70 Ubuntu Linux 5.