Conor Schaefer on 29 Mar 2014 15:35:22 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Ultrabook for Linux Recommendations?

I've been running Kubuntu on an x220 for years, no complaints!

On Mar 29, 2014 6:25 PM, "Lee H. Marzke" <> wrote:
I have had no trouble with Ubuntu 13.10 on Lenovo x200s units,   SSD disk and 4GB RAM.
Everything worked, but that is a core-2 duo unit.  The 9 cell battery life could be 10+ hours.

I see the x220/x230 are closer to what you ask for but 3x the price,   anyone have experience with those ?


From: "Lowell Higley" <>
Sent: Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:58:50 PM
Subject: [PLUG] Ultrabook for Linux Recommendations?

Good Afternoon!

I need to buy a compact type notebook. I was wondering if anyone has experience trying to put Linux on any of the ultrabooks (Lenovo, Dell, ASUS, etc.).  The main purpose of the notebook will be android and java development. (Eclipse and Android Studio)

Preferred specs:
- Arch Linux
- Intel i7 CPU
- Intel or Nvida GPU (Never had great luck with AMD/ATI)
- 8gb RAM (or so)
- 500gb+ mechanical HD

I strongly prefer Lenovo but I haven't been able to find anyone that has successfully made Linux fully work on those ultrabooks.  Dell seems to be the most Linux friendly but my last two company laptops have been Dells and I have been far from impressed. Any ideas? Your help would be greatly appreciated.


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