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Thread: Which Laptop for EASY Dual-Booting of ANY Linux Distro and Win7?

  1. #21
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    Re: Which Laptop for EASY Dual-Booting of ANY Linux Distro and Win7?

    Quote Originally Posted by alien0304 View Post
    True i understand that getting it over UK. They might have UK plug as an Accessories option? Id e-mail system76 & ask yer Questions away. they have always answered my questions the same day. I am Considering buying a laptop from system76 in the future for myself. of course im in the US.
    They responded already and said:

    A) Don't don't provide a UK plug, but they any power lead with a Mickey-Mouse shaped end will fit into the Brick end of their adaptor, so that's not a problem!
    B) They use a traditional BIOS, not UEFI
    C) They see no reason why I couldn't install Windows 7 on the system in dual-boot and they provide instructions to do so.

    Sounds perfect for what I'm after, and the laptops are relatively cheap for a very good specification!

    I might just buy one - of course, will need to investigate the Customs/VAT issues in hopes that they don't significantly up the price. I do hate tax...

  2. #22
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    Re: Which Laptop for EASY Dual-Booting of ANY Linux Distro and Win7?

    Coming out quite expensive though... talking close to £1,000 once you factor in VAT + Customs... considering that my original budget was somewhere between £400 and £600... not sure if I'm ready to spend quite so much!

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    Re: Which Laptop for EASY Dual-Booting of ANY Linux Distro and Win7?

    Ouch man
    1000 British Pound Sterling equals
    1512.70 US Dollar
    The Answer Please if at all Possible

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    Kubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: Which Laptop for EASY Dual-Booting of ANY Linux Distro and Win7?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phugoid View Post
    Hmm... doesn't really match up to the specs I need.
    ow, you can try look in Asus Website, there is alot of them pre installed with Ubuntu, and still offer alternatif boot if not compatible with UEFI/EFI.

  5. #25
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    Re: Which Laptop for EASY Dual-Booting of ANY Linux Distro and Win7?

    Okay, I went for it and bought one.

    Got a Pangolin Performance with an i7, 8GB RAM and 500GB HD. Cost me $1,000 with postage which is about £650, but then I'll have to pay VAT at 20% once it gets here, most likely, so probably looking at £800 - £850 in total. It's double the budget I originally planned for my Laptop, but all the reviews for these laptops have been nothing but praise - apart from some quibbles about the battery life, but I tend to run the best of batteries into the ground anyway!

    So it seems to be worth the money, plus it's far better specs than I was getting in the £400-500 range, and I'm just delighted that it's configured for Linux and will dual boot Windows without this EFI/UEFI nonsense.

    It'll at least last me a good few years, and in the mean-time, the vendors can stabilise and sort out this UEFI nonsense and get it agreeing with Ubuntu. And hopefully Microsoft will also be sued for millions in the meantime... twats!.

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