[ubuntu-uk] buying a laptop?

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 11:34:33 UTC 2011

On 17 January 2011 11:23, Sean Miller <sean at seanmiller.net> wrote:

> On 17 January 2011 11:15, Andy Braben <andybraben at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Advertising has certainly been missed which is expensive. And also who
>> would buy these products? Members on this list might, but as most people
>> know nothing different to Microsoft and even if they do, don't want it. It
>> is not something that I would see as profitable.
> Not quite sure I understand.
> What I was saying was that if Linux Emporium, instead of sourcing all their
> components individually and assembling them, could merely do a deal with
> somebody like DSG (ie. PCWorld, Currys) and get the machines "whole" then
> install a disc image on the hard drive and ship them out again as Ubuntu
> machines would the price come down?
> If so, why aren't they doing it?
> And if not, why not?
It's more likely that they would have a deal with a maker of white label
laptops in China or Taiwan. It's not easy to build laptops from components.


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