Ubuntu on Dell Alienware X51 R2

The Dell Alienware X51 R2 desktop 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.


Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit

Certification notes

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.
Proprietary Drivers Required
Installation of proprietary NVidia video driver is required for full functionality.
Alienware: A04 (UEFI)

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Certification notes

There are no notes for this release.
Alienware: X19 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20GHz
nVidia GK106 [GeForce GTX 645 OEM]
Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Advanced Silicon S.A. WDC WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0
Unknown WDC WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0
Intel 82801 SATA Controller [RAID mode]