Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 5542

The Dell Inspiron 5542 laptop with the components described below has been awarded the status of Certified Pre-Install 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

Bluetooth audio
Bluetooth playback works, but audio-recording does not, please switch from "Telephone Duplex (HSP/HFP)" to "High Fidelity Playback (A2DP)" mode
BIOS
Dell: A02 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor
Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210U CPU @ 1.70GHz
Video
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Jet XT [Radeon R5 M200 Series]
Video
Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
Network
Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
Storage
Unknown TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075