40.2 Kadesh Dell Latitude 7440


Kadesh is a Dell Latitude 7440 with 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, and an Intel i7 13th gen CPU (i7-1365U) with 12 cores. It can handle heavy workloads for software development and AI, as well as the daily usage on-the-go. Decide to install Ubuntu over Windows rather than side-by-side since I want full disk encryption on the laptop for protection, using LVM encryption with a passphrase.

Spec Details
Install Date 2023-10-19
Machine Dell Inc. Latitude 7440, BIOS 1.4.1 ED.3.2.8
CPU 13th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1365U x 12 cores
Performance PassMark = 15,497, BogoMIPS = 5376 x 20
Memory 32GiB 6400 MHz (0.2 ns) 8 slots 32GB Max
Disk BC901 NVMe SK hynix 1024GB
Wireless Raptor Lake PCH CNVi WiFi (wlp0s20f3)
Video Intel Corporation Raptor Lake-P [Iris Xe Graphics] (rev 04) (i915)
Audio Dell Device 0c0b (snd_hda_intel)
Boot Grub2
Kernel 6.5.0-14-generic

To install Ubuntu 23.10 turn off Secure Boot in the BIOS (to boot from USB). After powering up the machine press F2 when the logo is displayed for the BIOS (to disable Secure Boot) or F12 for the boot menu. Then boot from USB Ubuntu 23.10. Follow the steps in Section 4.1 to set the server up.

Date Action
20231020 Firmware upgrade through Windows
20231020 Install Ubuntu 23.10 from USB
20240514 Firmware upgrade theough Ubuntu
20240525 Upgrade Ubuntu 23.10 to 24.04

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