Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) for All Qubes OS Releases

This list contains information about the latest stable release (R1) and the latest development release (R2B3). You can also find information about the previous releases here.

Generating and Submitting New Reports

In order to generate an HCL report in Qubes, simply open a terminal in dom0 and run qubes-hcl-report <vm-name>, where <vm-name> is the name of the VM to which the generated HCL files will be saved.
(Note: If you are working with a new Qubes installation, you may need to update your system in order to download this script.)

Users are encouraged to submit their HCL reports for the benefit of further Qubes development and other users. If you would like to submit your HCL report, please send the HCL Info .txt file to qubes-users@googlegroups.com (see here information about the mailing lists) with the subject HCL - <your machine model name>.
Please include any useful information about any Qubes features you may have tested (see the legend above), as well as general machine compatibility (video, networking, sleep, etc.).
If you have problems with your hardware, please send the HCL Support Files .cpio.gz file as well.

Please note: The HCL Support Files may contain numerous hardware details, including serial numbers. If, for privacy or security reasons, you do not wish to make this information public, please do not send the .cpio.gz file to the public mailing list.

Reports

Note: The HCL is a compilation of reports generated and submitted by users. Except in the case of developer-reported entries, the Qubes team has not independently verified the accuracy of these reports. If using the list to make a purchasing decision, we recommend that you first test the hardware yourself, if possible.

Legend
Background colors
White We have not received a sufficient report yet
Green The reporter has sent an HCL Info output which indicates everything is OK.
Yellow Some non-required feature is missing (e.g., VT-d), or manual tweaking is required in order to get some components to work.
Red Some primary feature is not working. These are usually machines with poor or nonexistent Linux support in general.
Marks
Yes,OK The feature is working correctly.
No,X The feature does not work or is not present.
* An asterisk (*) indicates that some kind of tweaking is needed.
  A blank cell indicates that we lack information about a feature.

Latest Development Release

Qubes R2 Beta3

Device Runs out of the box Kernel
3.11
Kernel
3.9
Kernel
3.7
VT-x
(HVM)
VT-d Remarks Reported by
Laptop Devices
Apple MacBookPro
(i7 M620; GeForce GT 330M)
Yes No No Network, Chipset doesn't support VT-d! read more Alex Dubois
Apple MacBookPro
(i5-3210M; Ivy Bridge; HD4000)
Yes Yes No CPU VT-d support!? read more ph145h
ASUS X55A No No read more Zrubi
ASUS Zenbook UX31A
(i7-3517U; Ivy Bridge; HD4000; BIOS UX31A.212)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Backlight keyboard keys not working. Only 4GB ram, but works. jeff
Clevo P150EM (Sager NP9150)
(i7-3720QM; HD4000; BIOS 4.6.5)
* * Yes * Yes Yes Most features work on 3.7 and 3.11, but for best results use 3.9. AndrewX192
Dell Latitude E4300
(P9600; GM45; GMA 4500MHD, BIOS A24)
* No Yes No Yes Yes Runs only with kernel 3.9 read more Pablo Costa
Dell Latitude E6420
(i5-2520M; Sandy Bridge; Intel HD graphics; BIOS A17)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes marmarek (Qubes core developer)
Dell Latitude E6430
(i5-3340M; Ivy Bridge; Intel HD graphics; BIOS A11)
* Yes Yes Yes Zrubi
Fujitsu S751
(i5-2520M; QM67; HD3000; BIOS 1.18)
* Yes Yes Yes Zrubi
Lenovo Thinkpad T61
(Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M)
Yes Yes Yes No Qubes core developers
Lenovo Thinkpad T410
(i7-620M; Arrandale; HD graphics, BIOS 6IET74WW (1.34 ))
* No Yes Yes Yes Vincent Penquerc'h
Lenovo Thinkpad T420s
(i5-2520M; Sandy Bridge; Intel HD graphics)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Qubes core developers
Lenovo Thinkpad T430s (2352CTO)
(i5-3320M; Ivy Bridge; Intel HD graphics; BIOS 2.05)
Yes Yes Yes Yes cprise
Lenovo Thinkpad T440p
(i7-4800MQ; Haswell; Intel HD graphics; BIOS 2.21)
Yes Yes Yes Yes 802.11 ac doesn't work with Fedora 18, but with Fedora 20 7v5w7go9ub0o
Lenovo Thinkpad T500
(P8400; GM45; GMA 4500MHD; BIOS 6FET92WW 3.22)
Yes Yes Yes * activated VT-d BIOS option not recognized in Qubes Jens Porup
Lenovo Thinkpad T510
(i5-520M; Arrandale; Intel HD Graphics; BIOS 6MET92WW 1.52)
* No Yes No Yes Yes pete
Lenovo ThinkPad X220 (4290-W3W)
(i5-2520M; QM67; HD3000; BIOS 1.39)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Matt Tracy
Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 2
(i5-4300U; Haswell-ULT; HD4000; BIOS 1.07)
Yes Yes No No needs iwl7260-firmware in netvm Patrick Schless
Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 2
(i7-4600U; Haswell-ULT; HD4000; BIOS 1.11)
Yes Yes Yes Yes needs iwl7260-firmware in netvm Jean-François Rioux
MSI GX660
(i5-460M; PM55; Radeon HD5870; BIOS E16F1IMS VER1.0L)
Yes Yes Yes No Avant Garden
Samsung NP300E7A
(i3-2330M; HM65; HD3000)
Yes Yes Yes No Marc
Samsung X460
(P8600; PM45; GeForce 9200M GS; BIOS 06LY.M038.20091110.JIP)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No marmarek (Qubes core developer)
Sony VAIO series Z2 - VPCZ2190S
(i5-2540M; Sandy Bridge; HD3000; BIOS R0170H5)
Yes Yes Yes * BIOS has to be patched to activate VT-d, external Radeon HD 6700M Danny Fullerton
Sony Vaio Z 12
(2010 edition)
* Yes Yes ​read more Qubes core developers
Desktop, Workstation and Server
HP Compaq dc7900 Convertible Minitower
(E8400; Q45/Q43; BIOS 1.16)
* No Yes No Yes Yes Problem with graphics on 3.11,3.7, only 2GB RAM. Nukama
HP ProLiant DL360 G5
(E5440; 5000P; ATI ES1000; BIOS P58)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Some video glitches, no audio hardware. Nukama
Lenovo ThinkCentre M71e
(G620; H61; HD2000; BIOS 9QKT29AUS)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Nukama
Motherboards
ASRock Q87M Vpro
(LGA1150; Q87; BIOS P1.50)
* Yes Yes Yes Problems with Power Saving, Audio and USB3 suricabile
Biostar A880GZ
(AM3+; 880G/SB850)
* * Yes Yes #762 clewis
Biostar TA790GX A3+
(AM3; 790GX/SB750; BIOS 78DAA420)
* * Yes Yes Yes No #762
EVGA_E685
(LGA1150; Z68; BIOS 4.6.4)
* Yes Yes No Problems with Audio jeff
Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP5 Wi-Fi
(LGA2011; C606; BIOS 1.0)
Yes Yes VT-d option in BIOS according to manual

Latest Stable Release

Qubes R1

Device Standard features VT-d Remarks Reported by
Developer Reported Machines
Lenovo Thinkpad T420 OK OK Qubes core developers
Lenovo Thinkpad T420s
(Intel HD graphics; Sandy Bridge; i5-2520M)
OK OK Qubes core developers
Lenovo Thinkpad T61
(Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M)
OK X Qubes core developers
Samsung X460 OK X Qubes core developers
Sony Vaio Z 12
(2010 edition)
OK OK read more Qubes core developers
Dell Latitude E6420
(Intel HD graphics; Sandy Bridge; i5-2520M)
OK OK needs kernel 3.4.17+ Qubes core developers
User Reported Laptops
ASUS UX-31 * Stephen Boyd
ASUS X55A X X read more Zrubi
Dell Latitude 5520 OK OK read more Erik Edin
Dell Latitude E6520 OK OK read more Steven Collins
Dell PowerEdge T110 II
(onboard Matrox; Xeon E3-1230)
OK OK Geoff
Dell Precision M4600
(i7-2860QM; NVIDIA Quadro 1000M)
OK OK nqe
Dell XPS 13
(i5; intel HD; sandy bridge; BIOS A03)
OK j
Fujitsu S751
(HD3000; QM67; i5-2520M; BIOS 1.18)
OK OK Zrubi
Lenovo Thinkpad W510
(nVidia; i7-Q820)
OK OK read more Sebastian Hültenschmidt
Lenovo Thinkpad x220
(Sandy Bridge; HD Graphics; i5-2520M; BIOS: 1.39)
OK OK Stefan Boresch
Lenovo Thinkpad x230
(Ivy Bridge; HD Graphics; i5-3320M; BIOS:2.51)
* OK read more Chris
Toshiba Tecra S11 OK OK read more Jan Beerden
Toshiba Tecra A11-15X
(i7-M620)
OK OK PirBoazo
Toshiba M780 S7240
(BIOS latest)
OK OK Franz
Samsung Series 7 Chronos NP700Z5C
(nVidia Optimus; i7-3635QM; BIOS P04ABJ)
OK read more Outback Dingo
Sony Vaio Z2
(2011 edition)
OK OK read more Danny Fullerton
User Reported Desktops and Workstations
Supermicro X10SAE
(Haswell; Radeon HD 5700; Xeon E3-1245; BIOS: 1.0)
X X read more Qubes Fan

Previous Releases

Qubes R2 Beta2

Device Standard features VT-x
(HVM)
VT-d Remarks Reported by
Developer Reported Machines
Lenovo Thinkpad T420s
(Intel HD graphics; Sandy Bridge; i5-2520M)
OK OK OK Requires kernel 3.2.30 to support S3 sleep (the default kernel S3 sleep causes system reboot) Qubes core developers
Sony Vaio Z 12
(2010 edition)
OK OK OK read more Qubes core developers
Dell Latitude E6420
(Intel HD graphics; Sandy Bridge; i5-2520M)
OK OK OK Suspend doesn't work on 3.7.6 kernel, but work on 3.7.4 Qubes core developers
User Reported Laptops
Apple MacBookPro
(i7 M620)
X OK X read more Alex Dubois
Apple MacBookPro
(Intel HD Graphics, Ivy Bridge, i5-3210M)
X OK OK read more ph145h
ASUS X55A X X X read more Zrubi
Dell Latitude E4300
(Intel GMA 4500M; Mobile 4 Series Chipset; Core2 Duo P9600)
X OK OK read more Pablo Costa
Dell Latitude E6320
(Intel HD graphics; Sandy Bridge; i5-2540M; BIOS: A06)
OK OK OK read more Alex​
Dell Latitude E6430
(Intel HD graphics; Ivy Bridge; i5-3340M, BIOS: A11)
OK OK OK Zrubi
Dell XPS 13
(i5; intel HD; sandy bridge; BIOS A03)
OK read more j
Dell XPS 13 (L322X)
(i7-3537U; intel HD; Ivy Bridge; BIOS A09)
* OK X read more Brian J Smith-Sweeney
Fujitsu S751
(HD3000; QM67; i5-2520M; BIOS 1.18)
OK OK OK needs kernel downgrade to 3.7.4 Zrubi
HP EliteBook 8540p
(Arrandale; NVIDIA GT216; i5-2540M; BIOS:F.0C)
OK OK OK read more Olivier Médoc
HP EliteBook 8560p
(Sandy Bridge; ATI Caicos; i5-2540M; BIOS: F.08)
* OK OK read more Olivier Médoc
HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14-B030TU
(Ivy Bridge; Intel HD Graphics; i5-3317; BIOS F.06)
OK OK OK Stephen Boyd
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E130
(Ivy Bridge; HD Graphics i3-3217U; BIOS: 2.05)
OK OK OK Danny Cautaert
Lenovo Thinkpad T430
(Ivy Bridge; HD Graphics; i5-3360M; BIOS: 2.51)
OK OK OK read more Alex Dubois
Lenovo Thinkpad T430s
(i5-3320M)
OK OK OK read more cprise
Lenovo Thinkpad T430U
(Ivy Bridge; HD Graphics +GT 620M; i7-3517M; BIOS: 2.08)
OK OK OK read more tigerbeard
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (LENOVO 3444CTO)
(i5-3427U)
OK OK Ulrich Pfeifer
Lenovo Thinkpad x220
(Sandy Bridge; HD Graphics; i5-2520M; BIOS: 1.39)
OK OK OK read more Stefan Boresch
​Matt Tracy
Lenovo Thinkpad x230
(Ivy Bridge; HD Graphics; i5-3320M; BIOS:2.51)
* OK OK read more Chris
mgflax
Samsung Series 7 Chronos NP700Z5C
(nVidia Optimus; i7-3635QM; BIOS P04ABJ)
OK OK X read more Outback Dingo
Zareason Ultra Lap 420
(Ivy Bridge; HD Graphics; i5-3317U)
OK OK Ant
User Reported Desktops and Workstations
ASRock Z77 Pro4
(Ivy Bridge; Xeon E3-1200 Graphics; i7-3770; BIOS: P1.40)
OK OK OK read more gorka
Dell Inspiron 660
(Xeon E3-1200 Graphics; i5-3330; BIOS: A09)
OK OK OK read more KR
Dell Precision T3400 Workstation
(NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290; Intel Q6600; BIOS: A09)
OK OK X Andrew Sorensen
GA-fxa990-ud3 (rev 3.0)
(AMD FX-8350; GTX 470)
OK OK X m astroj
MSI Big Bang
(i7-950; Radeon HD 6770)
OK read more Andrew Sorensen
Supermicro X10SAE
(Haswell; Radeon HD 5700; Xeon E3-1245; BIOS: 1.0)
OK OK X read more Qubes Fan

Qubes R2 Beta1

Device Standard features VT-x
(HVM)
VT-d Remarks Reported by
Developer Reported Machines
Lenovo Thinkpad T420 OK OK OK AEM works Qubes core developers
Lenovo Thinkpad T420s OK OK OK AEM works Qubes core developers
Lenovo Thinkpad T61
(Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M)
OK OK X Qubes core developers
Samsung X460 OK OK X Qubes core developers
Sony Vaio Z 12
(2010 edition)
OK OK OK ​read more Qubes core developers
Dell Latitude E6420
(Intel HD graphics; Sandy Bridge; i5-2520M)
OK OK OK needs kernel 3.4.17+ Qubes core developers
User Reported Machines
ASUS UX-31 * read more Stephen Boyd
Dell XPS 13
(i5; intel HD; sandy bridge; BIOS A03)
OK ​read more j
Fujitsu S751
(HD3000; QM67; i5-2520M; BIOS 1.18)
OK OK OK Zrubi
HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14-B030TU
(i5-3317U; BIOS F.06)
OK OK OK read more Stephen Boyd
Lenovo Thinkpad T430
(i5-3320)
OK OK OK Tunguuz
Lenovo Thinkpad T430s
(i5-3320M; HD4000; QM77; BIOS 2.05)
OK OK OK read more cprise
Lenovo Thinkpad X61t OK George Walker
Samsung Series 7 Chronos NP700Z5C
(nVidia Optimus; i7-3635QM; BIOS P04ABJ)
OK OK OK read more Outback Dingo

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