Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 7420

The Dell Inspiron 7420 portable with the components described below has been awarded the status of Certified for Ubuntu.

Please note that for pre-installed systems:

  1. The system is available in some regions with a special image of Ubuntu pre-installed by the manufacturer. It takes advantage of the hardware features for this system and may include additional software. You should check when buying the system whether this is an option.
  2. Standard images of Ubuntu may not work at all on the system or may not work well, though Canonical and computer manufacturers will try to certify the system with future standard releases of Ubuntu.

Releases

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Certification notes

Update required
This system requires all available updates to be applied in order to work properly.
Touchpad
Vertical scrolling does not work
Slow Resume from Suspend
This system does not not meet our performance criteria for resuming from suspend, but suspend/resume is functional and other functionality is not affected.
BIOS
Dell X58 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor
Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3612QM CPU @ 2.10GHz
Video
nVidia GK107M [GeForce GT 640M]
Video
Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
Network
Qualcomm Atheros AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet
Storage
Advanced Silicon S.A. WDC WD7500BPKT-75PK4T0