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Dell Inspiron 15z Ultrabook - 5523


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For full specifications see the Dell Inspiron 15z Ultrabook - 5523 specifications page.

NameDell Inspiron 15z Ultrabook - 5523
Processor3rd Generation Intel Core i3-3217U processor (3M Cache, 1.8 GHz)
3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3317U processor (3M Cache, up to 2.6 GHz)
3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3517U processor (4M Cache, up to 3.0 GHz)
Screen15.6“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUp to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4000
Network10/100 Ethernet
Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230, 802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorOK Ubuntu 12.04, Mint 14
ScreenOK Ubuntu 12.04, Mint 14
HDDOK Ubuntu 12.04, Mint 14
Optical DriveOK Ubuntu 12.04, Mint 14
Graphics ChipOK Ubuntu 12.04, Mint 14
HDMI OutVideo Only, Mint 14
SoundProblematic Ubuntu 12, OK Mint 14
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackOK Ubuntu 12.04
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessOK Ubuntu 12.04, Mint 14
BluetoothNot Tested
USBOK Mint 14
Card ReaderOK Mint 14
WebcamNot Tested
Touch PadOK Ubuntu 12.04, Mint 14
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Dell Inspiron 15z Ultrabook - 5523 here.
On-board sound doesn't work out-of-the-box 4/22/2013 in Legacy BIOS mode (UEFI disabled).


You can enter a summary of how well the Dell Inspiron 15z Ultrabook - 5523 works with Linux here.
Windows 8 only boots in UEFI mode and I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in Legacy BIOS mode, so switching requires editing the UEFI setup options.


Ron Herring W7HD, 2015/12/15 05:10

Works okay with Linux Mate 17.3 64-bit. Does NOT work with Mate 32-bit (no keyboard).

dadexix86, 2013/07/19 19:55

The sound was not a problem for me, it worked flawlessly.

Also all the other things were great.

I just need bumblebee to use the Nvidia card.

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