View Poll Results: Would you purchase an Ubuntu based laptop for this price?

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  • Yes, I would purchase this laptop.

    39 40.63%
  • Possibly, it seems like a good deal.

    42 43.75%
  • No, I have no interest

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Thread: Would you buy a New Ubuntu Laptop?

  1. #1
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    Would you buy a New Ubuntu Laptop?

    My company has recently acquired a shipment of No-OS laptops. We have several employees that use Ubuntu and we are looking into the possibility at selling the laptops retail with Ubuntu preinstalled. Laptop specifications are as follows:

    Processor Brand AMD
    Processor Class Turion 64 MT-30
    Processor Speed 1.6GHz
    Memory Type DDR
    Memory Size 512MB
    Memory Speed DDR333 (PC2700)
    Memory Slots (Total) 2
    Memory Slots (Available) 1
    Capacity 40GB
    Optical Drive Type CD-RW / DVD-ROM Combo Drive
    Display Type WXGA TFT LCD
    Viewable Screen Size 15.4"

    Price $600.00
    Shipping not included.
    Laptops are refurbished.

    More memory and other options can also be requested.

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    Re: Would you buy a New Ubuntu Laptop?

    video card???
    wifi?????


    I would like to encourage projects like this.....8)

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    Re: Would you buy a New Ubuntu Laptop?

    No. I prefer an option of "no OS". I can install Ubuntu myself, thanks :]


    Nice thinking tho, I guess that many people will like this.

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    Re: Would you buy a New Ubuntu Laptop?

    I'm pretty sure WiFi is not included but I'm going to get more detailed specifications later today.

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    Re: Would you buy a New Ubuntu Laptop?

    Seems like a good deal to me, and would get one.
    Today been looking for a new notebook for my girlfirends dad, this could fill that role.
    Why can't technology be as simple as the box it comes in ?

    VAIO X505 800g pure Debian.

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    Re: Would you buy a New Ubuntu Laptop?

    I think the proce was ok, but I would never buy a computer with less than 1GB of RAM and definately not one without built-in wifi.

    But otherwise it seems like a pretty good deal. My current laptop have about the same specs.

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    Re: Would you buy a New Ubuntu Laptop?

    Hmmmm, nope. I would rather buy an OS-less laptop. On top of that, I would rather buy a bare-boned laptop and install my own mem, wifi card (if nec, HDD, OS, etc... You'd think there would be a significant $saving$ but what do I know. I bought the crappy Dell listed below a couple years ago for less than four hundred dollars brand new w/ all the goodies (if you consider XPSP2 goodies) where now, forget it... I can't even find Linux-based laptops or barebone laptops for less than what Dell sells equally-stocked units for...

    Registered Linux User #419773, Ubuntu User #8473 ("It Is What It Is")

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    Re: Would you buy a New Ubuntu Laptop?

    Sure if I needed another laptop with Ubuntu on it. But I've got 6 lappys already.

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    Re: Would you buy a New Ubuntu Laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Senak^2 View Post
    Sure if I needed another laptop with Ubuntu on it. But I've got 6 lappys already.
    Sorry, but I couldnt resist.

    Sup mate, how you doing? How 'bout joining our PARTY?


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    Re: Would you buy a New Ubuntu Laptop?

    I think this is a good idea but my lap top already runs ubuntu and I don't need another(just yet any way).The price is good as well.

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