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Initial Hands-On & Benchmarking With The Dell XPS 9380 Pre-Loaded With Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

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  • Initial Hands-On & Benchmarking With The Dell XPS 9380 Pre-Loaded With Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

    Phoronix: Initial Hands-On & Benchmarking With The Dell XPS 9380 Pre-Loaded With Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

    Dell recently announced the XPS 9380 Developer Edition laptop as a minor refinement over the 9370: there's now Intel Whiskey Lake processors with minor performance boosts and the web camera is better positioned, while for the "Developer Edition" Sputnik models it means Ubuntu 18.04 LTS rather than Ubuntu 16.04 on the former model or Microsoft Windows 10. The testing so far of the Dell XPS 9380 Developer Edition has been going well and I will have my full benchmark review out soon, but for this weekend are some preliminary data points...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...0-Ubuntu-18.04

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    It would be much more interesting in comparison with Windows.

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      How is the thermal management when working the laptop hard, such as in compiling the kernel or a video transcode leveraging avx2?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mark Rose View Post
        How is the thermal management when working the laptop hard, such as in compiling the kernel or a video transcode leveraging avx2?
        There are thermal results in the full review.
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Michael View Post

          There are thermal results in the full review.
          Awesome. Thanks!

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            Too bad the keyboard arrow setup makes it impossible to get any serious text (code) editing work done on those: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlXNGVVeFJY :-/

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rene View Post
              Too bad the keyboard arrow setup makes it impossible to get any serious text (code) editing work done on those: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlXNGVVeFJY :-/
              Virtually nobody getting "serious text (code) editing work done" is using the arrow keys for navigation.

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              • #8
                > Virtually nobody getting "serious text (code) editing work done" is using the arrow keys for navigation.

                Really? How do you move between adjacent lines then? Touchscreen? Touchpad? Serious code editing takes extensive keyboard work, and it can't be done if the layout is problematic.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by rene View Post
                  Too bad the keyboard arrow setup makes it impossible to get any serious text (code) editing work done on those: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlXNGVVeFJY :-/
                  Are there any "premium" laptops that have all the navigation keys? Mine (a 17" gaming laptop, which I didn't buy) has almost every one except End.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by apetresc View Post

                    Virtually nobody getting "serious text (code) editing work done" is using the arrow keys for navigation.
                    Lol, and also if that were so (because you are a hardware Vim users? - you know what I'm even more hardcore using nvi on remote text terminals and still using the arrow keys) - is that an excuse for unusable arrow keys? Beside's most laptops keyboards get worse and worse in general, ..!?

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