[colug-432] What's a good laptop for Ubuntu?

Stephen Potter spp at unixsa.net
Thu Jun 12 09:30:19 EDT 2014

Pre-installed will be difficult to find, particularly if he wants to 
pick it up in store.  Most modern laptops won't have much problem 
running Ubuntu LTS.


On 6/12/2014 9:18 AM, Paul Dubuc wrote:
> I have a friend who lives in Holland.  He's going to be visiting Columbus in a
> few weeks and would like to buy a new laptop while he's here.  I've never
> installed Ubuntu on a laptop so I'm not sure what to recommend.  I've added
> his specs below.  Any suggestions for a good make and model and a local source?
> Thanks,
> Paul Dubuc
>> I am contemplating to buy a new laptop mainly for programming/work use with
>> the following specifications:
>> Size: medium-large sized (no mini-notebook size) RAM: 4GB (does not need to
>> be more and preferably not lower than that) Processor: Dual-core of 2.5G+
>> (could be more but not necessary, depends on if it does not affect the
>> price too much) Harddisk space: 250GB+ (preferably more, but also depends
>> on the price)
>> For the OS I would like to have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS pre-installed. I'm not
>> sure if there much laptops with pre-installed linux versions though,
>> probably you'll need a computer-specific store for that. If that can't be
>> found then windows 8 is also ok, then I will install Ubuntu next to it
>> myself.
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