Feedback on certified Dell systems
I bought a Latitude E5430 certified Dell System, which ships with Ubuntu 11.10.
Sorry, but it is worth nothing:
- it only runs for 3 1/2 hours in battery mode (windows 8: 6 1/2 hours)
- the touchpad is recognized as a mouse and not as a touchpad. thus: no tapping, no scolling, no configuration of acceleration , ....
- the fan runs all the time
plus some bugs in the installer:
- as soon as you select "connect to wifi" in the installer, and choose "do not connect" afterwards (because you changed your decision), the next button is not clickable
- even tough setting it in the installer, the right keyboard layout is not set up
I am really disappointed. What is the point of having a certification that lets such as system get certified? Also, shipping laptops with such a bad configuration and a Ubuntu sticker destroys the Ubuntu brand.
Granted that upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10 may fix some of the issues, but why not directly ship with it? If I buy a Windows system, it runs almost perfect out of the box. The latitude with the pre-installed Ubuntu 11.10 is rubbish (even though its certified (!)). At least there is a shiny video shown when setting up the laptop.
If I have to reinstall my laptop after buying it with Ubuntu (to get 12.10), I can directly install Windows (or buy it with Windows, which is not much more expensive) (runs really well on the model) and can be sure not have any more problems.
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