[ubuntu-za] Ubuntu Laptop Retailers

Helge helge.reikeras at gmail.com
Thu Mar 25 14:16:54 GMT 2010

On Thu, 2010-03-25 at 14:01 +0000, ubuntu-za-request at lists.ubuntu.com
>  Hi, not to play necromancer, but did you find any other retailers,
> Helge?
> I'll contact Bravium but would like to see more options. Thanks. 

Below is the reply from Bravium.

> Dear Helge,
> My earnest apologies for the delay in response, we have waited all week for Telkom to repair our line.
> Unfortunately, the situation around laptops pre-installed with Linux (with no Microsoft affiliation) has become very rare in South Africa since the launch of Windows 7, thus there are only two I can currently offer:
> R3999.00 - Proline 15.6" Notebook - Intel Celeron Dual Core T3000 (1.80GHz), 1GB DDR2 RAM, 160GB Hard Drive, Optional Wireless LAN, DVDRW, 10/100LAN, Open Suse Linux. Add R199.00 for extra 1GB RAM.
> R5499.00 - Sahara 15.4" Notebook - Intel Core2 Duo P7350 (2.0GHz), 2GB DDR2 RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, Wifi LAN, 10/100LAN, HDMI, eSATA, Webcam, Linux OS.
> - The above prices include VAT, and are subject to change.
> - Please note that the importers may deem these items as EOL (End of Life), and thus stock my not be available in the near future.
> I should point out that the Proline notebook is fairly mediocre, and we have not yet tested the Sahara notebook. Sadly, the notebooks available without a Windows license in this country are extremely limited. Unfortunately, to get the performance and quality, you would need to import a notebook from the US or UK (e.g. System76), or alternatively purchase a name-brand computer locally (that comes pre-loaded with Windows) and then install Ubuntu on that. However, it would be prudent to do some research on compatibility (such as graphics, wifi cards, etc).
> This is not an ideal situation by any means, however it is the current reality in South Africa. Thankfully, the situation with desktop is very different, and we are able to custom build desktops as per your specifications.
> Please let me know if you have any questions.
> Kind regards,
> Stuart
> Bravium Computers
> Email: info at bravium.co.za
> Website: www.bravium.co.za
> Facsimile: 086 602 64 64

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