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Old 05-23-2015, 05:22 AM   #1
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Looking for Linux based laptop


I'm looking to buy a new laptop with linux. Please help me to know the steps before buying. What are the hardware I should look?

Thanks
 
Old 05-23-2015, 11:42 AM   #2
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You might try
www.linuxhardware.net/
 
Old 05-23-2015, 11:57 AM   #3
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Also, www.emperorlinux.com has a wide range of Linux laptops. Even if you decide not to buy from them (they do charge to install Linux for you), you can get a sense of what base models have good Linux support.
 
Old 05-23-2015, 12:58 PM   #4
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ranjanpdutta,

Welcome to LQ.

I am not sure of your location but for a new laptop with a preinstalled Linux system (Ubuntu) you could try contacting Manaveeyam Technologies in Kochi:

https://plus.google.com/117713835495...ut?gl=uk&hl=en

http://www.indiamart.com/manaveeyam-technologies/

https://www.facebook.com/manaveeyam.technologies

Failing that, look out for a used Lenovo T60 widescreen like this one and install Linux on it:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-Lap...item35e5854188

Or try an HP 550 like this one:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cheap-HP-5...item58c56998a1

Last edited by beachboy2; 05-23-2015 at 01:11 PM.
 
Old 05-23-2015, 02:26 PM   #5
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I am not sure of your location but for a new laptop with a preinstalled Linux system (Ubuntu) you could try contacting Manaveeyam Technologies in Kochi:
+1

If you live in India, this is probably the best option. However, if you don't mind and and can afford international purchases, there are also these options from ThinkPenguin, a firm that supports Open Source and is based in the United States (Flemington, NJ.) They also have a warehouse in the UK, I'm guessing to better facilitate their European sales.

Welcome to the forum

Regards...
 
Old 05-23-2015, 03:44 PM   #7
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Hi...

From what I've seen on their websites, System76 does not ship to India or much of Asia, if that is where the OP lives. ZaReason doesn't seem to ship internationally at all.

Regards...
 
Old 05-23-2015, 04:16 PM   #8
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ranjanpdutta,

If you have a friend or relative in the UK you could ask them to send you one of these laptops with Ubuntu preinstalled.

Canonical has joined forces with HP, AMD and Ebuyer to launch a range of laptops in the UK that will run Ubuntu out of the box.

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...tops-to-the-uk

The entry-level HP ProBook 255 has an AMD A4 processor and 4GB RAM, the ProBook 355 has an AMD A8 and 4GB, and the top of the line HP ProBook 455 (above) has an A10 with 8GB.

All have Ubuntu 15.04 installed and Bluetooth as standard. The screen is a backlit LED 1366x768, so full HD, and the laptops come with an optical drive and a 720p HD webcam.

Prices start at 199.98.

http://www.ebuyer.com/ubuntu
 
Old 05-23-2015, 04:20 PM   #9
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Hi...

From what I've seen on their websites, System76 does not ship to India or much of Asia, if that is where the OP lives. ZaReason doesn't seem to ship internationally at all.

Regards...
Sorry about that. OP didn't mentioned where he lived.
 
Old 05-23-2015, 05:16 PM   #10
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Sorry about that. OP didn't mentioned where he lived.
No problem at all, you didn't do anything wrong. Actually, it's just a guess as to where the OP lives based upon the username. I could be totally off.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 05-23-2015 at 05:18 PM. Reason: Correction.
 
Old 05-23-2015, 10:23 PM   #11
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ThinkPenguin has offices in the US and the UK and, according to their "About" page, ships to "most countries."
 
Old 05-24-2015, 11:03 AM   #12
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I'm looking to buy a new laptop with linux. Please help me to know the steps before buying. What are the hardware I should look?
While there are many good suggestions here, my only question would be "Why are you bothering???" You can pretty much purchase ANY laptop and easily load Linux yourself. Paying an upcharge for pre-installed Linux is pointless, to me. Unless you have some VERY exotic/brand-new/very old hardware, chances are everything will work just as well as it would if you were installing a generic copy of Windows on a new laptop. You may have to download a driver...just like you would with Windows, but everything else should work fine.

Get a copy of Mint, and pick whatever laptop you want. Enjoy.
 
Old 05-24-2015, 11:34 AM   #13
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I am really enjoying my chromebook with arch installed on it. it's no desktop replacement but it is the perfect computer for using while watching tv.

p.s. https://johnlewis.ie/custom-chromebo.../rom-download/
 
Old 05-27-2015, 12:27 AM   #14
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Thanks

Thank you all for your valuable suggestions. Im from Kolkata India. Not having too much budget, any thing between 20-25K INR would be safe budget. And also let me know from where we can download Ubuntu...
 
Old 05-27-2015, 12:38 AM   #15
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let me know from where we can download Ubuntu...
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+cdmirrors

Scroll down for India. There was one server in the list for India.

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