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Ebuyer to sell Ubuntu Laptop

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Ebuyer are delighted to announce we will be the first UK retailer to sell a manufacturer-installed ‘Ubuntu OS’ computer.

The HP 255 G1 is available for pre-order today for £219.99 and will be available with Ubuntu OS.

The 15.6 inch laptop is powered by an AMD Dual Core E1 processor, has 4GB of RAM and a 750GB Hard Drive.hp ubuntu

Head of Consumer Electronics, Lee Weymouth, believes offering an open operating system will give consumers some much needed variation in the laptop market.

“We’re selling the “No OS” notebook to give customers a wider choice with what operating system they want to install. Windows or MAC OS may be the most popular on the market but there are still options out there and this Ubuntu OS is a great alternative to the big boys.”

Ubuntu is currently difficult to acquire pre-installed on a computer in Europe, with the current market focus around South America and China.

 “We know the wider market will look no further than Windows 8 when buying a new laptop but there is still a huge part of the tech community that want an open-source OS”. Lee Weymouth.


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  1. Matt Bodell 1 April, 2014 at 15:14

    I actually think think would be a bit hit for those people who use there laptop simply for surfing the web, email etc. Kind of like a tablet with a keyboard and alot of space. It is the ‘middle ground’.

    More of all, I’d love to review one 😉

  2. luke 1 April, 2014 at 17:21

    Novatech laptops have been selling quality laptops with no OS for quite some time now. I bought another a while back and it’s been very good so far.

    If ebuyer are selling this laptop with no expensive windows license, why is the cost of the laptop so similar to the same spec model with windows?

  3. sjwest 2 April, 2014 at 12:32

    David – The dell model was impossible to find and most of the dell staff had no idea they sold it. ‘Mythical’ might describe it

    Luke – Novatech seemed a bit clueless when i pre sale enquired about no os option once, they too are a windoze shop.

  4. Armin 2 April, 2014 at 21:28

    luke, Windows laptops aren’t actually more expensive than Linux laptops. The reason for this is that Windows laptops are heavily subsidised because OEM licensing is cheap and lots of crapware (numerous software trials for example) is added on as well. It gets quite messy in my experience.

  5. matthew 3 April, 2014 at 21:23

    I will shop at Ebuyer now I vote with my wallet and prefer to vote for shops that support Linux and customer choice.

  6. hannah oneill 14 April, 2014 at 11:18

    Novatech do sell no OS laptops and I’ve purchased 3 of them! They have done for years and years.

  7. Juan 14 July, 2014 at 07:56

    I think Hp too started to sell laptops with Ubuntu Linux Os.So, Now i think i could shop at Ebuyer that support Linux operating system along with highest customer reviews.

  8. Roger Dettmer 13 May, 2015 at 09:12

    Good on you – I’m sure there’s a usefully-sized market for this sort of product. A SSD drive would be a very attractive option.

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