Another happy Linux customer, nice read.
After I posted my about my personal exploration into purchasing a pre-built, no-assembly required Linux laptop I have to admit that I was a bit overwhelmed at the response to the post. In fact I have been inundated with emails, private messages, direct messages, and just about every communication method you could think of to post the results of my search and reveal which laptop I ended up going with.
While I purchased the machine weeks ago I did not want to just simply answer the question with a slight note or addendum saying I ended up buying Brand X. I think every one would agree that the experience does not really end at the purchase. I wanted to make sure I had some quality time on the machine and give some perspective after some real-world heavy duty use.
So without a further ado, after some considerable analysis I ended up purchasing theSystem 76 Gazelle Professional. The specs on my specific purchase are listed here below:
System 76 Gazelle
- Base System
- Ubuntu 13.04
- 15.6” 1080p Full High Definition ColorPro IPS Display with a Matte Surface
- Intel High Definition Graphics 4600
- 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4900MQ Processor ( 2.8 GHz 8MB L3 Cache – 4 Cores plus Hyperthreading )
- 16 GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz – 2 X 8 GB
- 960 GB Crucial M500 Series Solid State Drive
- 8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Drive
- Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 – 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless LAN + Bluetooth
- US Keyboard