Top7 LxA: Best Linux Laptops

Slimbook Katana 2

In LxA we have brought you this post with the top 5 laptops that you can acquire. So you can buy your future laptop by choosing from one of the best 7 laptops that we can buy with the GNU / Linux operating system pre-installed. That way, we will not have to spend a penny to buy a laptop with Microsoft Windows, paying for the OEM license of the Redmond company system and then end up removing it and installing a Linux distro.

With that not only you are paying microsoftYou will also be buying a computer that you must format and prepare to install your favorite distribution. What if for the same price they already do it to you? Wouldn't that be wonderful? Well that's what we go with this list of laptops. In addition, you should know that when modifying certain partitions that come with brand-name equipment, depending on the conditions of the guarantee, they could lose it and we would have to take care of the problems that may arise with the new equipment.

Without further delay, let's go for those 7 magnificent of the Linux world, which would be in this order that we recommend:

KDE Slimbook II:

KDE Slimbook II: Slimbook and KDE? What can go wrong? It is a Katana II ultrabook variant from the Spanish firm Slimbook that has a product with an excellent finish, both in terms of design and quality of materials. But a pretty face is not everything, and under this appearance hides enviable hardware.

We can count on processors Core i5 and i7 To choose as we want, as well as various capacities of DDR4 RAM (8-16GB), and M.2 SSD hard drives, so that they can fly with your KDE Neon distro pre-installed. And it will fly even more taking into account the optimizations that have been made in the KDE Plasma desktop environment, which has gone from being a very powerful but heavy mass as it was before to keeping all its benefits with a minimum RAM consumption that has little to do envy lightweight desktop environments ...

Slimbook Eclipse:

Slimbook Eclipse: in second position we have placed an authentic beast of this brand, and not because it is worse, but because perhaps it is not intended for a sector of users as broad as the previous one. In this case, it is a very powerful laptop that has forgotten some of the mobility to give you unparalleled power for the gaming world.

So if you are one of the 'good' gamers, that is, of those who run Linux, this is the perfect fit for you. I'm talking about a computer with Intel Core i7 microprocessors of the HQ series, and a graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060. With up to 4GB DDR32 RAM and the fastest solid state hard drives or SSDs. Not forgetting great cooling to dissipate all the heat generated by this performance beast. However, apart from gaming, its characteristics would also make it perfect for the professional world, especially if you work with virtualization systems ...

Slimbook PRO2:

Slimbook PRO2: in third place another Slimbook is sneaked in again, this time the PRO2 that gives us a solid base to work with her. In this case, you have a lightweight laptop, with an aluminum finish and an elegant design that also hides powerful hardware and top brands, as we are accustomed to Slimbook.

Of course, as usual, you can choose the operating system that you want to be installed in the configurator of your store. Leaving the sheet metal and paint behind, if we open the 'hood' of this equipment we find 5th Gen Intel Core i7 or i8 processors, DDR4 up to 32 GB, M.2 SSD hard drives up to 1TB, and a FullHD screen so that no miss detail. Excellent qualities for those who are dedicated to professional use such as virtualization, design, development, etc.

Purism Librem 13:

Purism Librem 13: we take another little jump and go to Purism Librem, another of the well-known in the free software world. It is a design focused on freedom and privacy, with coreboot to have open firmware instead of closed BIOS / UEFI. It includes 7th Gen Core i7 processors, 4 to 16GB RAM, Intel UHD graphics, and a 13 ″ screen. A modest and somewhat outdated hardware that worsens if we consider that the price is much higher than the Slimbook products that have much more powerful and updated hardware.

Of course it comes with the distro itself called PureOS which we have already talked about in LxA. With those features, you are limited to just a few users who are running undemanding software but want that extra freedom.

Dell XPS 13:

Dell XPS 13 (New): The US manufacturer Dell also has a laptop that nods to the world of Linux and open source software. It is the renewed XPS, since the Developer Edition is already discontinued. Therefore, an ultrabook thought for developers. It includes a pre-installed Ubuntu distribution and the latest generation hardware as in the case of the Slimbook: 7th Gen Core i8, LPDDR3 RAM up to 16GB, M.2 SSD up to 512GB and 13 ″ screen. The worst thing about this equipment is again the price like the Purism, since the price ranges from approximately € 1.200 to € 1500 (depending on configuration).

ASUS R570ZD-DM107:

ASUS R570ZD-DM107: a laptop from a great manufacturer, with a very good quality and that has a fairly low price for most users. Uses AMD Ryzen 5 2500U as a processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 1TB of hard disk, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and a 15,6 ″ screen. It does not have Linux pre-installed, but neither does Microsoft Windows, therefore you will be free to install whatever you want and you do not pay a license. The laptop can be off-road and for a large amount of work or gaming, but against it it has the one that does not have the system already installed. This if you are an advanced user can be a great advantage to install it to your liking, but not for users who do not have technical knowledge.

SYSTEM76 Darter Pro:

System76 Darter Pro: I think you already know System76, and this product that we also talked about in the past. If you want to buy a product from this North American manufacturer with Linux pre-installed, you should know that it comes with the distro Pop! _OS pre-installed (which we also talked about), 5th Gen Intel Core i7 or i8, DDR4 up to 32GB, M.2 SSD up to 2TB, and, this would be a negative point, Intel UHD graphics that are no wonder ... Another point The negative reason why we have placed it in this position is that the entire website is in English and this may be an impediment for some users. In favor, it must be said that its sales service reaches many countries, including Spain.

I would like to add, and with this I already close the article, that Slimbook, being a Spanish editor, technical support or assistance it will be better, without having to deal with obnoxious systems from the big manufacturers that in the end turn out to be slow or ineffective ...

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  1.   A.Master said

    Thinkpads are the best linux computers. I use two of them every day, especially a T450s and it's a pleasure.

  2.   recyclanet said

    At Reciclanet we assemble refurbished laptops with pre-installed Linux and a 1-year warranty from the best brands, although at this time June 2020 we have very few.