Hi all, I'm just about to start a university course in october, and am getting a new computer for it, as my current (Toshiba) laptop is very old and breaking and doesn't like ubuntu at all (shutdown and restart problems resulting in a non-operative black screen to name but a few), so I was wondering if anyone knew of any laptops that work perfectly with ubuntu with little or no messing around.
I know Dell sells laptops with Ubuntu, but they seem to be pretty low spec for the money, and there being a Dell support sub-forum here on ubuntuforums.org doesn't fill me with confidence at the hardware/software compatibility side of things, but I may be wrong.
Anyway, my budget is set at a max of £650 (~$1250 / ~€820) but if there is a valid reason that I should pay any more I could be open to suggestions.
P.S. My budget may be way too high, as I haven't got a clue about pricing really as I haven't bought any hardware for about 5 years and really paid through the nose back then.
Thanks for all the help,