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Developer Hardware

Warning: This page is for developers who both know how to build Chromium OS and aren't afraid to take a screwdriver to their computer.

Introduction

The list at the bottom of this page is a place for developers to contribute information about which developer systems are known to run Chromium OS, including what functionality works and what is broken. Please include details only on systems based on Chromium OS that do not require changes to build (no additional drivers, new modules, changes to config files, and so on). Systems listed here need to run the first time with the latest, unmodified Chromium OS source code.

Please note that this list is not an endorsement of any particular system or hardware. This list is for developers to have systems to test and help other developers find hardware on which they can develop Chromium OS. We encourage all hardware vendors to to get their components working with Chromium OS. One of the best ways to achieve this goal is open-source, high-quality drivers for your components.

Also note that this list is updated by request; it can get stale, and the presence of a device here is not a guarantee that Chromium OS will run on it. (The fact that someone got it to run at one point makes it more likely that one could get it to run again with a bit of work, though.) If you'd just like to give Chromium OS a try, your best bet is to run it on a virtual machine, as described on the Running a Chromium OS image under KVM page.

If you have questions about getting Chromium OS to run or would like to help get functionality working for a particular system, please join the chromium-os-dev discussion group.

Conventions

The list has the following columns:

Brand & Model Number Wifi Trackpad Comments & Caveats Contact Buy Link
A brand and model number that are specific enough to indicate major components, such as which CPU is used
If "OK", basic wifi functionality works: link comes up and connects to a network (open/WPA). "No" indicates it's known to be broken. "N/A" means not applicable: there is no wifi card. If buying a new machine, try to choose one with working wifi. If you have a machine with non-working wifi, we recommend replacing the mini-PCIe card with an Atheros 9285 or Intel part (most Intel cards work).
If image, the onscreen cursor can be controlled by the system's trackpad
Suspend/Resume If image, the system will suspend/resume when the lid is closed/opened or power button is pressed
Other notes about the system that are important for other developers to know
Manufacturer contact email for hardware related questions about the system and Chromium OS
Help other developers find this system!

If a feature doesn't work (no image), add a comment with details on how the feature doesn't work or how to fix it.

How to edit the list

Anyone signed into an @chromium.org address can modify this list. (If you don't see an Add item button below, sign in. One way to get an @chromium.org address is to be a committer.) In the spirit of wiki, the community is encouraged to remove inaccurate or unreproducible results. Repeat offenders will suffer the wrath of the wiki gods.

If you do not have an @chromium.org address, feel free to e-mail vapier@chromium.org with the details you'd like to have added below.

Note that all Chrome OS branded devices should also run Chromium OS. We won't bother enumerating those.

Developer hardware list

Brand & Model Number Wifi Ethernet Trackpad Suspend/Resume Comments & Caveats Contact Buy Link
Fujitsu Lifebook T5010 OK on on on
Compaq 6720 No juanmabaiu@gmail.com
Samsung NC10 OK on on on Wifi: Atheros AR50007EG, Ethernet: Marvell Yukon 88E8040
Toshiba Satellite A205-S5000 OK on on on memory card reader doesn't work; acted laggy until sleep/resume was done http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Satellite-A205-S5000-Celeron-1-86GHz/dp/B001NJOIC8/
Asus Eee PC 1008HA Seashell 10.1-Inch Pearl Black Netbook OK on on on http://www.amazon.com/1008HA-Seashell-10-1-Inch-Pearl-Netbook/dp/B0029QMDZI
Toshiba mini NB200/5 10.1 inch Netbook w/ fullsize keyboard OK on on on Intel GMA 950 graphics and 802.11b/g (Atheros LAN) http://laptops.toshiba.com/mini http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/laptops.to?catagory=Netbook
Acer AOP531h ? on on on This unit may ship with Atheros (works) or Broadcom (does not work) wifi module, you can check Network Adapters under Device Manager in Windows, or FCC stickers. http://www.acer.com/worldwide/ select location and go to "Where to Buy" page for a list of vendors
Asus Eee PC 901 OK on on on http://computers.shop.ebay.com/PC-Laptops-Netbooks-/177/i.html?_nkw=EEEPC+901&_catref=1&_fln=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m282
Samsung N150+ (Samsung NP-N150-KP01CZ) OK on Brightness is not configurable: high when powered by external source, low when running on battery. Suspend takes a while to finish. noxx2cz@gmail.com
Dell Mini 10V No on on on Need to replace wifi card - both Atheros and Intel verified to work https://ecomm2.dell.com/dellstore/basket.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&itemtype=CFG
Acer AOD250 ? on on on This unit may ship with Atheros (works) or Broadcom (does not work) wifi module, you can check Network Adapters under Device Manager in Windows, or FCC stickers. http://www.acer.com/worldwide/ select location and go to "Where to Buy" page for a list of vendors
Asus Eee PC 900HA OK on on on fans may not work? http://www.amazon.com/Eee-PC-900-8-9-Inch-Processor/dp/B00191PKJK
Asus Eee PC 1000/w SSD on on on http://www.amazon.com/10-Inch-Netbook-Processor-Storage-Battery/dp/B001BY97IU
Packard Bell DOTSR ? on on on This unit may ship with Atheros (works) or Broadcom (does not work) wifi module, you can check Network Adapters under Device Manager in Windows, or FCC stickers. Check attached file :ChromeOS Compatibility list-20091221-A.xlsx" tab Packard Bell Store by region: France: http://packardbell.fr/shopping/store_locator.html
Asus Eee PC 700 OK on on on
Diskless Workstations LTSP Term 1520 N/A on on on info@DisklessWorkstations.com http://www.DisklessWorkstations.com/cgi-bin/prod/200118.html
Acer AO531h ? on on on This unit may ship with Atheros (works) or Broadcom (does not work) wifi module, you can check Network Adapters under Device Manager in Windows, or FCC stickers. http://www.acer.com/worldwide/ select location and go to "Where to Buy" page for a list of vendors
Lenovo Ideapad S10 ? on on on Need to replace wifi card http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:category.details?current-catalog-id=12F0696583E04D86B9B79B0FEC01C087¤t-category-id=02695ADDF94544E5A11D24AEBC064493&menu-id=products
Toshiba Satellite M200 OK on Intel Core 2 Duo + inbuilt Intel Graphics Media Accelerator. Sound & WebCam works too.
Asus Eee PC 1005HA OK on on on http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=1005HA&x=0&y=0
Lenovo IBM ThinkPad R60e OK on on on petrmenzel@gmail.com http://www.notebookreview.com/notebookreview/lenovo-thinkpad-r60-review-pics-specs/
Asus Eee PC 1005HG OK on
Sony VAIO W Series VPCW121AX/W OK on on on http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921665974276
HP S372OY Built-in doesn't work on on on Bought and used netgear usb network adapter wg111us which worked great http://www.amazon.com/Netgear-WG111US-Wireless-Usb-Adapter/dp/B0009N544A
Bangho B-x0x1 No on juanmabaiu@gmail.com
Packard Bell DOTS ? on on on This unit may ship with Atheros (works) or Broadcom (does not work) wifi module, you can check Network Adapters under Device Manager in Windows, or FCC stickers. Check attached file :ChromeOS Compatibility list-20091221-A.xlsx" tab Packard Bell Store by region: France: http://packardbell.fr/shopping/store_locator.html
MSI Megabook VR201 ("Model Nr. MS-1217") OK on on Suspends but does not wake up anymore. It shuts down after trying to wake it up by pressing the power button. Sound is fine.
HP Mini 5101 No on on on Make sure to specify Intel wireless module when customizing. http://h71016.www7.hp.com/MiddleFrame.asp?page=config&ProductLineId=539&FamilyId=3066&BaseId=31126&oi=E9CED&BEID=19701&SBLID=
Fujitsu Lifebook A6030 OK on on on
Gatteway LT20 ? on on on This unit may ship with Atheros (works) or Broadcom (does not work) wifi module, you can check Network Adapters under Device Manager in Windows, or FCC stickers. Check attached file :ChromeOS Compatibility list-20091221-A.xlsx" tab Gateway Store by region: USA/Canada: http://www.gateway.com/retail/consumer.php?cmpid=topnav_shop Mexico: http://mx.gateway.com/products/stores.html
Asus K42JK OK on on pratomoasta@gmail.com -
HP Compaq 6820s No on on Petr Menzel
Acer Aspire One AOD250-1165 10.1-Inch Blue Netbook ? on on on This unit may ship with Atheros (works) or Broadcom (does not work) wifi module, you can check Network Adapters under Device Manager in Windows, or FCC stickers. http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-AOD250-1165-10-1-Inch-Netbook/dp/B0023B138W
Lenovo IdeaPad S12 ? on on on Need to replace WiFi card, need to select Intel Integrated graphics models only (NVidia and VIA graphics not supported) http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:category.details?current-catalog-id=12F0696583E04D86B9B79B0FEC01C087¤t-category-id=8EE56652C33D4452A778393130C14F42
HP Compaq 6720s ? touchpad does not work joeboy95619@gmail.com
Packard Bell EasyNote TS11-HR-868 OK on on function keys are working laptop is not being sold anymore (bought it Jul 2011)