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Alienware 18 Laptop

Introduction

This is a template for a future compatibility guide to running Linux with the Alienware 18 Laptop laptop. If you have the Alienware 18 Laptop and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Alienware 18 Laptop specifications page.

NameAlienware 18 Laptop
Processor4th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor
Screen18.4“ WLED FHD (1920 X 1080)
RAMUp to 32 GB
HDD1TB SSD
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsDual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
NetworkKiller Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Broadcom 4352 802.11 ac 2×2

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
Display PortNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
Line-In PortNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
USBNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
KeyboardNot Tested
TouchPadNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested

Notes

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Summary

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Discussion

Michael Forrester, 2014/01/29 16:51

Running Alienware 18 with i7-4700MQ, 16GB Ram, 40GB mSata, 512GB SSD, and dual Nvidia 770Ms. System will not boot Ubuntu 12.04-13.10 in UEFI mode. legacy mode will allow install of 13.10, but Killer NIC doesn't work without manual patching. Sound (Realtek) does not work. Screen looks great, NVidia binaries work great. Keyboard and touchpad work fine. Broadcomm wireless works if you can get it installed without network of any type. Alienware lighting doesn't work. Overall not a great experience thus far with Ubuntu.

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