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

Joshua Kramer joskra42.list at gmail.com
Thu Jun 12 11:47:05 EDT 2014

Microcenter had refurbished Dell E5330's with 4gb ram, a dual core i7, and
a 128gb SSD for $529.  I run Centos 6 on mine and everything worked out of
the box.
On Jun 12, 2014 11:27 AM, "Pat" <pat at linuxcolumbus.com> wrote:

> Samsung series 9.
> Paul Dubuc <work at paul.dubuc.org> 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 wou!
>>>  ld 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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