Hey! I've been looking on the internet and I can't find a low priced laptop that runs linux. My budget is 400 dollars, More than 20gb of HD and 512 or more of mem. I could really use some help with this! Thanks! : )
The Force is strong with him
10th September 2006
i know my toshiba satelite series laptop workes fine with ubuntu, paid $950 for it last year so knowing how prices fall its probably around 500/600 now anyway it runs ubuntu pretty much flawlessly the internal wireless works (need to run ndiswrapper though, so if you dont know linux that well you might need to do a lil research) also the sound card needed a lil work hope that helps
Dell sell laptops with Ubuntu installed, but the cheapest model that it's an option on is $600 (and for that money they're poorly-specced).
You can get an Acer Extensa EX4420-5239 for $450 which offers a decent spec. It's the cheapest proper laptop I could find on NewEgg, so...
I'd say go for an Asus eeePC. Exactly what you're looking for except the hard drive space. Newegg.com - Open Box: ASUS Eee PC 900 black Linux NetBook Intel processor 8.9" Wide SVGA 1GB Memory 20GB HDD Integrated Graphics It's open box, but it's $378, 1gb ram, 20gb ssd. Only thing you might not like is the 8.9" screen. I personally love the eee's, been wanting one since I first heard about em. I want one of the 900 series, but they're kinda pricy for my budget, I'm thinking about breaking sown and buying a 700 series, since they're a lot cheaper now.
Bs|Archaon;4586277Dell sell laptops with Ubuntu installed, but the cheapest model that it's an option on is $600 (and for that money they're poorly-specced).
They're making you pay for what they think is the "novelty" of running Linux, instead of Windows. Crafty bastards... I just installed Ubuntu on my Dell with wubi, works wonders :)
Problem with the Eee PC and other so-called 'netbooks' is simply the size. They're great for things like lecture notes, browsing/chatting online when you're slouched on the sofa, things like that. But as a serious piece of computing kit for long-term use? Nah. I wrote a report on mine and never again. Just too small.
PS - The 7" screen really cripples the 700 series, avoid if you can, the resolution on them really is too small even for web browsing.
Yeah, that was another downfall I saw in it. I've got my 15.4" Dell for everyday use (and my dual-screen desktops for every-minute use). I tried out my friend's eee700 when it first came out, the keyboard wasn't too annoying, just a little bit cramped. When I do get one, it'll most likely be the 900 or 1000 series.
Aye the keyboard's fine for light use, and actually the physical size of the screen on a 700 isn't actually too bad; my issue is with the tiny resolution. It almost makes the device pointless IMO, but with a larger screen it would be awesome (hence the newer Eees and competing models).