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Date:      Tue, 15 Dec 2015 23:31:17 +0200
From:      Anton Sayetsky <>
To:        Adam Vande More <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: Looking for fully working Intel-based laptop
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> Dell Precision M6600
Thanks, I will take a look at this model.

> acpi complains about SD controller coming out of resume, and doesn't work
after resume(it does before).  Since I don't use it, it's not an issue for
I don't care about SD too, so this is not a problem.

> I'm also not sure about "totally disable Intel graphics".   Obviously you
can just not load the driver, but that will not eliminate power
consumption.  I have the nvidia card for this laptop as well, but it isn't
physically installed so I cannot confirm it would work, although I expect
that it would.
I'll try to explain. Correct me if I wrong.
It's about so called nVidia Optimus. AFAIK, this works by doing rendering
on Intel or nVidia card, but the display output on Intel unconditionally.
Latest supported Intel graphics on FreeBSD is that comes with Ivy Bridge.
So if I will buy Haswell-based laptop, I won't get fully functional video
subsystem even if nVidia card is present. I'm also not sure if disabling
screen output through Intel is physically possible.

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