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Dell Vostro 3460


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For full specifications see the Dell Vostro 3460 specifications page.

NameDell Vostro 3460
Processor3rd Gen Intel Core i3-3110M Processor (2.30GHz)
Screen14“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDDUp to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4000
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackNot Tested
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
USBNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
Touch PadNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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Pratiwi, 2014/03/12 11:28

Bought new with ubuntu 11.10, it took maybe three days to learn the system as I was new to linux. I ran through an online setup walk through to add right click menu options to the start folder window and various other things. I added a script to make a new shortcut so I can browse to the program file when installing applications.
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
cpu MHz : 1200.000
cache size : 3072 KB
Memory 8GB, but I needed to upgrade this from 4GB as I wanted to run virtual box and thence XP to circumvent the problem with XP no longer being supported but still needing to run my applications there.
I turn the touch pad off on startup and use a small mouse.
Sometimes there are problems quickly accessing usb devices newly plugged in, they can take a time to appear if at all, in this case a restart is needed but this does not take long. In one case I was copying files from two usb devices, one in the SD card slot with a micro usb adapter, the copy process seemed to hang and when I finally removed the adaptor the plastic was melted, but the slot still works.
Removing sd cards sometimes brings up a wait window, sometimes not, so it can be difficult to know if all data has been written, and this has caused problems when I ran the linux check command, finally the device was unreadable. Always backup the files before running a usb check command.
Dell had installed some advertising malware on the 3460 laptop called yahoo-browser-defaults, they would not respond to my emails about this without going through the customer support registration process even though this issue was not a hardware or software breakdown one, so in fact they refuse to respond to questions on this.
In general I am happy with the laptop, the one exception being the cooling, also it seems to shut down when on google hangouts, probably due to this cause. I often run all processors at maximum for extended periods without problems, and the laptop is always fairly hot.
The HDMI port is useful for connecting to a 2 mega pixel tv screen.

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