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Dell Latitude E6420 ATG


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Dell Latitude E6420 ATG laptop. If you have the Dell Latitude E6420 ATG 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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For full specifications see the Dell Latitude E6420 ATG specifications page.

NameDell Latitude E6420 ATG
ProcessorIntel® CoreTM i7 (2720QM, 2620M)
Intel® CoreTM i5 (2540M, 2520M)
Screen14“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 3000
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205
Intel® Centrino® Advanced -N + WiMAX 6250
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Dell Wireless 1501 (802.11 b/g/n 1×1)
Dell Wireless 1530 (802.11 a/g/n 2×2)

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
Card ReaderWorks
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested



The Dell Latitude E6420 ATG works very well with Linux.


Neil Cobbett, 2013/01/12 22:25

Works very well (running Mint 14)

Screen really bright - works outside in very bright conditions
Everything seems to work out the box under linux. All special keys work, WLAN enable/disable all working

Two things missing on my laptop - no webcam, no bluetooth.

Battery life is good - I have a 9 cell battery in the back. (Sticks out the back a bit) and another battery where the DVD could fit. (I rarely need CD/DVD these days). Give 10+ hours battery life.

Heavy - ~8KGs!

Best laptop I have used with Linux. Performance good.

Mohamed Badawi, 2013/09/07 19:53

1. There is usually no Bluetooth Module in this laptop. It is optional. You can order from dell (Wireless 375 Bluetooth 3.0+EDR Module+Cable Upgrade Kit). Foe more details refer to the following link:
2. Foe webcam, download “Cheese” webcam software free from software center in your Ubuntu.
Hope this may help you if you still need help or help others as well.

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