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    Cheap Ubuntu Laptop Suggestions

    Hi all,

    I would like to get a secondary laptop to run Ubuntu and wanted to see if there were any suggestions for cheap(ish) laptops. I noticed at Newegg you can get a Lenovo T61 for relatively cheap but it is not listed under the Ubuntu certified list. Any experience with similar price ranges or good suggestions? Anyone using a T61 with success?

    Thanks,

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    Re: Cheap Ubuntu Laptop Suggestions

    Either new or used, I just know thinkpads have readily available parts and good build quality.

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    Re: Cheap Ubuntu Laptop Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by ibjsb4 View Post
    This thread is amazing, any thoughts on the T400? Ebay has one for $200, not a bad deal.

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    Re: Cheap Ubuntu Laptop Suggestions

    The T400 would be a great option given it's durability and reliability, would be able to run 64 bit without flinching. Lenovo's more recent laptops have defiantly been more durable than Toshiba or HP nowadays so; 200 bucks to run the best Os in the world? totally worth it!

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    Re: Cheap Ubuntu Laptop Suggestions

    I just got an HP Probook 6455b for $189 (Buy-it-Now) and free shipping at eBay. The 6455b is on the HCL but it's hard to tell if you're getting the exact configuration specified there. It took a few tries at the installation to get it to work but it runs really well now with Ubuntu 12.04. It has an AMD 64-bit dual-core processor and 4GB of memory. They probably still have more of them there.
    Last edited by bruce-hyatt; May 9th, 2014 at 08:49 PM.

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