EFY Times  
Friday, April 25, 2014

 
GO
 
 

Looking For A Linux Laptop? Here's Help
 
Home >> Infotech >> Features
 
Looking For A Linux Laptop? Here's Help  
 
EFYTimes gives you some pointers that you can keep in mind while selecting a laptop for yourself.   
Rate this news:  (9 Votes)
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 There are many benefits of installing Linux on your PC or laptop. When selecting a new laptop that can support Linux, there are not many that can perform efficiently with a Linux OS. This poses a bit of a problem for people who like to use open-source software as Windows 8 prevents dual-booting, which means you cannot have two OSes running at the same time.

Linux, linux Laptops, Best linux laptop, Asus, Samsung, Windows 8, Ubuntu, OS, Touchscreen, Version




As cited on squidoo.com, there are also quite a number of PC laptop makers who are offering touchscreens, with only limited versions of Linux being able to work with touchscreen. Here is a guide to assist you in preventing potential errors while selecting a new device.

Things to look for whilst selecting a Linux Laptop:

1. Compatibility – Every laptop functions in a different manner with Linux operating better on certain laptops. Ubuntu (a version of Linux) comes with a list of certified hardware that can perform seamlessly with Ubuntu.

2. Price – While purchasing a computer, you are to a certain extent paying for the Windows OS. Purchasing a laptop with Ubuntu pre-installed can save you a lot of money.

3. Touchscreen Compatibility - Many PCs come with touchscreens these days and not every Linux version can help you get the most out of a touchscreen. You must ensure to get the latest version of your chosen operating system.

Touchscreen Laptops that come with Ubuntu –

PC makers like Asus have released Windows and Ubuntu versions of their touchscreen laptops. The benefit of acquiring a pre-installed Ubuntu computer is that you need not pay for the Windows OS (only to uninstall it). This results in the Ubuntu versions costing $80-$100 cheaper than the regular models. Here are some models you can look at -

1. ASUS X201E-DH01 29.4-cm (11.6-Inch) Laptop (Black) - This laptop has specification that can give complex to some $600 laptops. It comes with a 1.1 GHz Sandy Bridge processor, a massive 320 GB hard drive and a power-friendly LED display. It is also equipped with a SonicMater audio. The only drawback being that it is a small laptop.

2. ASUS 1015E-DS03 25.6-cm (10.1-Inch) Laptop ( Black )- This has the same processor and hard drive size as the X201E. However, it is smaller as it comes in a netbook sized 10.1 inches.

Installing Linux on a Chromebook - Chromebooks don't run Windows, but run their own operating system known as Chrome OS. It is based on Linux so installation is pretty easy. It is also much cheaper than other laptops with the same equipment within it. Here are some models you can look at:

1. Super Google Chromebook Pixel (WIFI) - Touch Screen 32.6-cm (12.85-inch) 2560x1700 3:2 LCD i5-3427U 4GB DDR3 32GB SSD 3.4lbs Ultraportable – A costly Chromebook, this is in Google’s version of MacBook Air. Anybody who wants an open source version of the MacBook Air, they can consider the Chromebook Pixel as a good option.

2. Samsung Chromebook Wi-Fi, 29.4-cm(11.6-Inch) – This is thin, light and has a bright, detailed display. It is Wi-Fi only and also has a 3G enabled version

3. Acer C710-2487 29.4-cm (11.6-Inch) Chromebook (Iron Gray) – Priced at $220, it comes with the Intel Sandy Bridge processor and 320 GB hard drive. It also offers 4 hours of battery life.

Installing Linux on a MacBook Pro (or MacBook Air) – Most of Apple's devices can handle Ubuntu. Here are some models you can look at -

1. Apple MacBook Air MD760LL/A - 33.7-cm (13.3-Inch) Laptop (NEWEST VERSION) -
This is a thin, ultra light device, which is great for college students.

Ubuntu-Installed Laptops on eBay -

There are quite a number of second hand laptops that are resold with Ubuntu installed in them on eBay. There are also some rarer versions of Dell and Toshiba laptops that have Ubuntu pre-installed. Here are some models you can look at -

1. Samsung P560 39.1-cm (15.4-Inch) Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.40 GHz / 4 GB / 160 GB / Ubuntu 13.10
2. Dell Latitude D630 35.8-cm (14.1-Inch) Notebook Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz Ubuntu 13.04 160GB DVD-Rom
3. Lenovo ThinkPad T420s 35.5-cm(14-Inch) Intel Core i5 2520m 2.5GHz 2GB 120 GB HDD Ubuntu 13.10




Print Email Post Comment  (4)
(Total Views: 15358)
 
Share
 
 

4 Comments

Rachit   153 days ago

Random thoughts The state of laptop industry httpbit.ly1azZPj3
Reply  
Ehab Mohamed Nasr   142 days ago

Why didnt you talk about system 76
Reply  
Gaara   155 days ago

Dont forget HP 15-n004Tx that comes with 15.4 1GB graphic 4GB DDR3 500GB HDD and has Ubuntu LINUX installed.
Reply   1 Reply
Guilherme Carlos   153 days ago

Dell has XPS series with Ubuntu too
Reply  
 
Infotech News
   
Make Some Awesome Smartwatch Apps, Take Away $1 Million Bounty: Samsung
Looking To Learn Web Designing? Here Are 10 Good Sites To Help You!
iPhone Sales Grew By 55 Per Cent In India!
Want To Learn Programming Online? Now You Can!
India's Internet Speed Is Slowest In Asia-Pacific Region!
 
 
 
     
     
     
Press Release
     
Nordson ASYMTEK President, Peter ...
Versicor Launches Ideas To Action ...
Research And Markets: Man-Portable ...
Channel Partners Welcome New Dell ...
WiTricity To Demonstrate Wireless ...
International Rectifier Presents Latest ...
Littelfuse Startco Hosting One-Day ...
OutBack Power Helps Homeowners ...
Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor ...
Research And Markets: Global Next ...
Canon U.S.A., Inc., Works With Arbor ...
SAP Continues To Strengthen In Asia ...
Canon U.S.A., Inc. Receives The U.S. ...
LittleBits Partners With NASA On Earth ...
Omneo Releases Cloud-Based Supply Chain ...
CE Week 2014 Announces 3D Printing ...
ILS Technology And Multi-Tech Systems ...
ILS Technology, A Telit Company, And ...
Reed Exhibitions Japan To Launch 1st ...
Julian Styles Of GaN Systems Elected To ...
Sirrus Unveils First New Chemistry ...
Digi International Reports Second ...
Amazon.com Announces First Quarter ...
Celanese Corporation Increases Dividend ...
Hikvision Among The First To Be ...
 
Tech Mahindra Wins 2014 Land Transport ...
Best Practices And ViPNet Solutions ...
2014 Intellectual Property Champions ...
Spansion Strengthens Automotive Flash ...
Wacom Reached 100 Million Units Of Pen ...
Sony Electronics Introduces New Line Of ...
VOXX International Makes Strategic ...
Phoenix New Media Announces ...
Electronic Warfare Market And Cyber ...
SlotFlop Sandals, The Flip Flops With A ...
EMC Launches The EMC Academic Associate ...
China Carbon Graphite Group Reports ...
Casio Hits The Right Note At The 9th ...
UBM Tech Unveils The New ...
LifeTech Brands Announced Today An ...
Conveyor Systems Market Worth $6,268.3 ...
Phone2Action Announces New Advisory ...
Global System-On-Chip (SOC) Test ...
Protein Expression Market Worth ...
LED Light Bars - Global Strategic ...
Data Center Fabric Market Worth $15.14 ...
Inertial Navigation System Market Worth ...
Altera Announces First Quarter Results
Actions Semiconductor Files Annual ...
RFMW Offers 15W GaN Transistor – DC To ...
     
     
     
     
     
Most popular
 
Features
Looking To Learn Web Designing? Here Are 10 Good Sites To Help You!
We are here to make your life easier with these amazing websites that will offer you deep insight into the revered world of web designing....
Want To Learn Programming Online? Now You Can!
If you're looking to learn programming, you don't necessarily have to attend school. The internet is at your rescue, and it's got some awesome things ...
6 Disk Cloning Tools For Linux Users!
Cloning your disk helps in protecting the data on it through replication....
12 Log File Viewers and Analysers To Know!
Here's how you can make sense of your computer's logs!...
7 Super Useful Application Servers For Developers
Building your own application? Here's something that you would appreate....
Smartphone Review: Gionee Elife E7
With the right marketing pitch, Gionee could end up eating into the market of companies like Micromax, while also affecting sales of brands like Samsu...
10 Open Source Video Editing Tools For Amateurs And Professionals
Are you a Linux user? Want to make first class videos? Here are the tools!...
9 Small Footprint Web Browsers For Linux Users
While all of these work on Linux, many of them are also cross platform tools....
Password Cracking Anyone? Here Are 10 Tools To Help You!
It takes only a hacker to pinpoint the loopholes in a well-structured program....
8 Of The Very Best Encryption Tools To Secure Your Network
Encrypting and decrypting data are common phenomena utilised by people to protect their digital communication. Here are some handy tools....
Are You A SysAdmin? Keep These 10 Tools At Hand!
Being a sysadmin has its share of joys, however, challenges abound in this digital world! ...
Here Are 8 Awesome Books On Exploitation And Vulnerability Research
Keeping just the right books at hand is perhaps one of the better moves on the part of an ethical hacking, then there's the hacking of course!...
The Top 10 Application Security Books For You!
The following books will teach you how to preserve and protect the sanctity of your applications all the while giving you useful information about eth...
6 Packet Sniffing Tools For Ethical Hackers!
Keeping your network secure requires a lot of tools. The packet sniffing tools are amongst those that are most important....
Here Are 18 Proxy Websites To Access Blocked Websites
Go on and surf some blocked websites......
 
  View All
Dialogue
 
HTC Is Strong And There Are No Plans Of Sale Now Or In Future, Says HTC's Senior Director-Marketing
Atithya Amaresh from EFYTimes had an exclusive chat with Sirpa H. Ikola, senior director, Marketing, South Asia, HTC about its devices and its plans w...
“Cloud And Hybrid Hosting Are The Way To Go!”
Diksha P Gupta from Open Source For You spoke to Anil Chandaliya, chief network administrator, ESDS, about how customers can play safe while dealing w...
"Linux Interoperability Has Been Enabled Through Work Across Microsoft"
Diksha P Gupta from the OSFY team spoke to Dr K Y Srinivasan, principal architect at Microsoft, about how the company is moving ahead on the open trac...
"For Modern Day Tablets And Smartphones, Android Has Become A Default"
Diksha P Gupta from EFYTimes.com spoke to Indrajit Sabharwal, managing director, Simmtronics Semiconductors Ltd, about the compan...
"Torvalds' Blunt, Harsh Criticism Helps Open Source Grow"
Steve Ballmer called Linux 'cancer, which attached itself... to everything it touches,' in 2001 and oh-so-rightly. ...
   
  View All
Videos
 
First Look: LG Optimus G
The phone sports a high-end display and comes powered by a powerful processor. ...
Create QR-Codes For Free
TEC-IT releases the freeware QR-Code Studio to provide a quick and convenient way of QR code creation for every application scenario....
DoT Secretary Shares Plans For Growth Of Telecom Sector
M.F. Farooqui has recently taken charge as secretary, Department of Telecom....
Hands-On: Sony Xperia Z
Xperia Z is Sony's first entrant model in the big-screen smartphone category. ...
Hands On: Videocon A30 Smartphone
Videocon, the consumer electronics company which is known for its refrigerators, washing machine and air-conditioner has unveiled its Android-based sm...
   
View All
   
 
MWC 2014
 
MWC 2014: Tablet Lets People Feel Textures On Its Screen
Now feel what you see on your tablet, by way of ultrasonic waves....
MWC 2014: 4K Android Tablet Games To Kill Consoles, iPad
Tablet makers like Samsung want to beat the iPad by making 4K tabs. ...
MWC 2014: This Vodafone Backpack Helps Get Network In Disaster Situations
Two engineers of Vodafone New Zealand displayed the "mini" mobile network by Vodafone substructure in a backpack. ...
MWC 2014: Wilocity Chipset To Bring 'Lightening' Speed To Mobile Phones
Wilocity has developed a WiGig chipset for mobile phones that will bring lightning-fast wireless capability ...
MWC 2014: Samsung Introduces Octacore, Hexacore Chipsets
The Korean giant, Samsung unveiled two new octacore and hexacore chipsets at MWC 2014, in Barcelona. The company previously used Exynos 5 Octa 5410 ch...
MWC 2014: Alcatel Unveils PIXI 7 Tablet With Android 4.4
Alcatel arrived at the MWC 2014 with yet another low cost Android tablet, priced at $110 ...
MWC 2014: LG F70 Unveiled With Android 4.4
LG announced the new LTE-enabled Android smartphone, LG F70, at MWC 2014 in Barcelona. ...
   
View All
   
 
Events
 
19th Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair To Be Held On ...

View All
   
   
 
 

home archives contact us advertise with us
           
Magazines Portals Directories Events News Verticals Educational Institute  
Electronics for You
Open Source for You
Facts for You
Electronics Bazaar
electronicsforu.com
efytimes.com
bpotimes.com
linuxforu.com
Electronics Annual Guide
EFY EXPO
EFY Awards
EduTech Expo
OSIDAYS Expo
Electronics
Infotech
Linux & Open Source
Consumer Electronics
Science & Technology
BPO
EFY Techcenter 
 
 
© Copyright 2014 EFY Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without written permission is prohibited.
Usage of the content from the web site is subject to Terms and Conditions