model: XPS 13 9370(model id: 2019)
subtype (notebook, netbook, motherboard, tablet):
does it have a free boot firmware (BIOS,UEFI,...) ?
can free operating systems be installed?
no (see the details inside the description entry)
does the device prevent installing wifi cards not-approved by the vendor?
yes (see the details inside the description entry)
year of commercialization:
compatibility with free software:
Debian GNU/Linux Testing/Unstable
Debian GNU/Linux 9 stretch
tested with the following kernel libre:
video card model:
Intel UHD Graphics 620 (works with 3D acceleration)
QCA6174 (it does not work)
Unknown (it works)
Laptop has a non-free boot firmware. The WiFi card, QCA6174, has an open-source driver available but requires non-free firmware to run. The WiFi card is physically impossible to replace on this model and will require a USB dongle. I did not test bluetooth functionality. Everything else seems to work fine with all free software.
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