Can you HELP me in finding the best laptop for linux ?

redlemon

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i want to switch to linux , i want to buy a laptop for programming . i searched for linux laptops there are many options i am confused . so , i was thinking can i get help from those who already has one . i am looking forward to these minimum specs core i5 and above , 8 gb + , 15.0 + screen hd , fhd . Can you suggest me a good laptop ( not neccessary that it should content these specs ) . i want a laptop which will be fast for programming purposes ..... and the budget is around 700 dollars not more than that .. THANKS :)
 


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I'd go about this journey by first looking for a laptop you'd like.. then put linux on it. You don't have to purchase a laptop w/ linux already on it.
Wouldn't it be better if I have Linux pre installed instead of installing Linux . Does that makes difference or it's the same .
Thanks for replying btw
 

Rob

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Wouldn't it be better if I have Linux pre installed instead of installing Linux . Does that makes difference or it's the same .
Thanks for replying btw
If you have $ to throw around, you could certainly get some nice hardware with Linux pre-installed, but they're generally expensive because the companies doing that are aiming at companies buying laptops for their employees..

I'd say 99% of linux/laptop users installed it over (or next to) a windows system. If I were you, i'd find a nice, used dell xps 13 on ebay for $500ish and throw Ubuntu or Fedora on it.. see how you like it, then try another distro until you land on something you feel fits you.
 

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If you have $ to throw around, you could certainly get some nice hardware with Linux pre-installed, but they're generally expensive because the companies doing that are aiming at companies buying laptops for their employees..

I'd say 99% of linux/laptop users installed it over (or next to) a windows system. If I were you, i'd find a nice, used dell xps 13 on ebay for $500ish and throw Ubuntu or Fedora on it.. see how you like it, then try another distro until you land on something you feel fits you.
Thanks for the suggestion !!
 

Vrai

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I don't own one but I have heard that the Dell XPS 13 is a very good machine which comes with Linux preinstalled.
 
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