2 GUI tools to check hardware information in Linux

Long ago, I wrote an article about the tools to check hardware specs ( and another article about inxi ). But these tools are to be used in the terminal only. So if you need some GUI tool to check the hardware info in Linux, here are my 2 favorite GUI tools you can use:


I-nex is similar to CPU-Z in Windows, it uses the same interface to display your hardware information.

 I-Nex displays information for a lot of hardware components: CPU, GPU, Motherboard, Sound, Hard disks, RAM, Network and USB as well as some system info like the hostname, Linux distribution and version, Xorg, GCC, GLX versions and Linux Kernel info. You can also use I-nex to generate an advanced report in which you can select which information to be included. The interface of I-nex is very clean and organized. And the displaying speed in I-nex is really fast, comparing to some tool like lshw-gtk which takes quite a long time to scan the system.

Here are some screenshots of I-nex:

I-nex hardware information

i-nex hardware specs

In Ubuntu and Linux Mint, to install I-nex, you can use the following commands:
 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:i-nex-development-team/daily   
 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nemh/gambas3   
 sudo apt-get update   
 sudo apt-get install i-nex  

For the users of Arch Linux, here is the aur package of I-nex.


This is the default system info tool in Linux Mint. It can can gather information about your system's hardware and operating system, perform benchmarks, and generate printable reports either in HTML or in plain text formats.

Hardinfo is in the official repositories of most distros so installing it is very easy.

Here are some screenshots of Hardinfo:

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