No Ubuntu Laptops available in AU

Anil Gulati at
Tue Jul 5 13:37:28 UTC 2016

I'm still researching but Lenovo informs me they've got a sale on
right now
I recommend the X260 as good value with decent specs. The carbon is
attractive but expensive.

Please check your pricing yourself, I can't guarantee what I've said
below as I'm in a rush. My basic aim was an i5 machine and if laptop
13" or under, but looking for really fast SSD.

The Dell XPS13 is a great contender as a laptop that will run Ubuntu
with a Skylake i5 or i7 processor. I'd prefer the Dell XPS13 to the
X260. The Dell XPS13 DE is a great option and great value considering
the build quality.

If you're prepared to go up to AU$2,000 including shipping there are
nice options with the i5 or i7 and up to 16GB RAM and a plain M.2 or
even PCiE SSD, however, it's hard to confirm PCiE SSDs read write

The System76 Lemur is looking great from that perspective. You can't
get an i5 but you can go i7, 16GB RAM, and it has a fast SSD, so few
complaints on the specs, although in comparison to the Dell XPS13
build quality it won't be able to beat the robust solid aluminium
body.  I prefer the i5 because it has the same power consumption
(quiet / cool) as the i3. The i7 goes up a step in power consumption
and presumably heat and noise.

Looking at Meerkat and Intel NUC compact desktops you can get more for
your dollar if you're prepared to leave the laptop configuration
behind. Here in AU you can't beat an Intel NUC

The Meerkat costs more, especially considering shipping, and you don't
really get the best specs as the SSD is basic, whereas if you shop for
an Intel NUC in AU you can choose a rocket ship SSD and memory for a
tad over AU$1,000.

If you want a 6i7 in the NUC it looks like you have to get one with a
skull on it, sorry about that.

New XPS 13 Developer Edition
Order Code: cax13ubuntus2104
Ubuntu Linux 14.04 SP1
6 Gen Intel Core i5-6200U
8GB LPDDR3 1866MHz (16GB not avail on i5)
256GB PCIe Solid State Drive
Intel® HD Graphics 520
13.3" FHD AG (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge display
CNC machined aluminum, Edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass
56wHR, 4-Cell Battery not replaceable by customer.
0.6" x 11.98" x 7.88" / 15mm x 304mm x 200mm / 2.7lbs (1.2 kg)
Dell Reseller 1800 812 393 159-175 Church St, Parramatta NSW 2150

System76 Lemur 14" laptop lemu6
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
i3-6100U or i7-6500U
16GB DDR3 1600MHz
14.1" 1920x1080 IPS Intel HD Graphics 520
1× M.2 SSD, 1× 2.5" 7mm height drive. Up to 2.5 TB total.
256GB M.2 SSD NVMe read 2150 MB/s write 1200 MB/s
13.39" × 9.53" × 0.87" (34.01 × 24.21 × 2.21 cm)
3.6 lbs. (1.6 kg.)
US$1,023 US$1,223 with i7
AU$1,372 AU$1,640 with i7

Linux on Lenovo

Lenovo Thinkpad X260
Intel Core i5-6300U Processor (3MB Cache, up to 3.00GHz)
Intel HD Graphics 520
12.5 FHD IPS (1920 x 1080)
256 GB Solid State Drive, SATA3 OPAL2.0 520MBs read 260MBs write
12.03" x 8.21" x 0.8" / 305.5 x 208.5 x 20.3mm
2.9 lbs (1.3 kg)

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon
Intel Core i7-6600U Processor
14.0 FHD(1920x1080) IPS
512 GB Solid State Drive PCIe-NVMe
13.11" x 9.01" x 0.65" / 333 x 229 x 16.45 / 2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)

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