OMG. Near on 2000 quid for a Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet 7450 with a Core2Duo CPU from 2009, 160GB HDD and 2GB RAM?
How anyone can change that much for obsolete laptops is beyond me.
Lots of them are ancient in tech terms. The very few newer (buy not really current) laptops are just as expensive.
Originally Posted by JaseP
Buy from Linux vendor = Knows hardware works & counts as a Linux sale for Statistics
... or ...
Buy from another vendor = Chance hardware setup needs tweaking/replacing & counts as a Windows sale for Statistics
Buy from an overpriced 'linux vendor' that seems to be selling only old stuff from major manufacturers for a masive markup = makes linux users looks like they have more money than sense. Could well be counted as a windows sale as well, big manufacturer laptops almost always come with windows. I'd guess that 'Linux Emporium' just overwrites windows. Or charges you a crazy fee (114 quid!) to leave windows for dual booting.
Not that you can really get laptops that arent made by one of the big manufacturers. Even the biggest of the 'linux' vendors buys standard (unmarked in a lot of cases, occasionally with some very minor differences to the standard models) laptops from the big manufacturers.