List of laptops that support Ubuntu

Ubuntu is one of my favorite OS. It is very user friendly, perfect for surfing the web, for music, for movies and even gaming. At the same time you have all the power of Linux behind it so I can use it for working on my projects. Recently, I bought a new laptop and unfortunately I found myself returning it because it was a just a giant hardware dongle.

I was hoping to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu but it only accepted a new windows OS. I learned my lesson and from now on I do extensive research before buying any new laptop.

UEFI is the culprit here. In the name of security (boot loader attacks) and an upgrade to BIOS, UEFI adds extra layer of security and features to your system. Unfortunately on some machines it means only the OEM's OS is supported. I've read about workarounds to completely bypass the system checks and load the OS of choice but it didn't work for my Asus K55N.

Maybe my noobness in Linux is to blame but it did require some very advanced maneuvering to get it to load. Half of the concepts I was reading went way over my head. Naturally, I decided to return the machine before voiding any warranty.

Asus UEFI Locked PC

Asus K55N Laptop — Locked with Windows 8

Thankfully not all laptops are made the same. There are some Ubuntu certified laptops:

Ubuntu Supported hardware

Officially supported list of laptop — Ubuntu

This is by no mean exhaustive list, but just the list of officially supported machines, in other words, you can buy them with Ubuntu pre-installed. Old laptops like my Dell Inspiron e1505 have no problem running Ubuntu. Not that I am suggesting that you should get an ancient machine but they are powerful enough for most computing needs. I did some research and I found a list of laptops in the wilderness that support Ubuntu.

Ubuntu Laptops

ASUS VivoBook X202E-DH31T

This is a nice laptop with an 11.6 inch display. It has a Intel i3 processor or 1.8GHz Dual Core. I am not a big fan of touch screen on Ubuntu but there are ways to integrate nicely with your browser. It comes with 4GB RAM which is not upgradable unfortunately but it is plenty for most your needs.

Acer Aspire V5-171-6471

Similar to the ASUS VivoBook, this 11.6 inch display laptop comes with a i5-3337U processor, 1.8GHz Dual Core. It has more RAM, 6Gb DDR3 upgradeable to up to 16GB but don't kill yourself over it unless you know why you need it.

Lenova ThinkPad T510

This is a more solid laptop compare to the others. It is actually a certified Ubuntu Laptop but I decided to list it here because I have used Ubuntu on it one for quite a while. It has a 15.6 inch display and features a 2.4GHz Dual Core processor. It supports up 8GB of ram. Checkout the T420 which is also a great laptop.

System76 Galago UltraPro

For gamers or high performance tasks, this is a high end Ubuntu laptop. It has a Quad core 2.0GHz Intel processor with 6MB L3 cache. It comes with 16GB of RAM and an SSD drive. It is more expensive than the rest but it is justified by its performance. Check the website for more details.

Lenova ThinkPad E531

Here is another ThinkPad that supports Ubuntu. It has an Intel Quad core 2.2GHz processor with 4GB of RAM. The screen size is 15.6 inch. This is a very powerful machine despite its price.



There are many places you can check to find laptops that support Ubuntu. "Suggest a Laptop" on reddit has very good resources. I did not mention storage space in the list above because, in my opinion, laptops come with pretty bad hard drives. Most of them come with a 5400 rpm hard drive which is very slow. The better ones come with 7400rpm which is better but still slow. The reason might be because of the scarce battery resources.

However sacrificing speed for longer battery life does not make sense because you will be spending more time waiting for applications and files to load. What I suggest is getting any of those laptops and replace the hard drive with a Solid State Drive. After using a solid state drive, there is no way you will ever go back to traditional hard drive. I've had a very good experience with the 120G SanDisk SSD and would really recommend you get it. After using it for over a year, my laptop still boots under 20 seconds.

Battery management on Ubuntu can also be a concern. Newer laptops come with optimized battery saving profiles which are not entirely supported in Ubuntu. For example on some machines when you close the laptop it doesn't even go turn off the screen. With a certified machine you are less likely to run into these kind of problems.

Touch Screen Ubuntu

Touch Screen on Ubuntu. pocketnow.com

Touch Screen on Ubuntu is not there yet. Actually touch screen on any laptop isn't quite there yet. Gestures are not supported on Ubuntu but I am sure this will change with Ubuntu Touch. You can still touch the screen to trigger mouse events. But so far, I have not found myself really in need of these features. The mouse will do for now.

This is just a very small list. But it would be nice to have a central place where we can document which laptop works and which doesn't. They are out there in the wild.

2015 Update:

I added a list of laptops here that are guarantied to work. So make sure your laptop name is on the list below before you purchase.

List of Ubuntu Laptops

BrandModelProcessor
AsusEeePC 1015CXIntel Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N2600 @ 1.60GHz
AsusX501AIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz
AsusX401UAMD AMD E-450 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
AsusX55UAMD AMD C-60 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
AsusX55VDIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz
AsusX101CHIntel Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N2600 @ 1.60GHz
AsusX55AIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz
AsusX501UAMD AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
AsusX200CAIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 2117U @ 1.80GHz
AsusX501A1Intel Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B815 @ 1.60GHz
AsusX201EIntel Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 847 @ 1.10GHz
AsusX401AIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2370M CPU @ 2.40GHz
AsusX401A1Intel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B970 @ 2.30GHz
Asus1225CIntel Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N2600 @ 1.60GHz
AsusX55CIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz
DellInspiron 14 7000 Series 7437Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz
DellInspiron 13ZIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 957 @ 1.20GHz
DellLatitude 6430uIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3667U CPU @ 2.00GHz
DellVostro 3546Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz
DellInspiron 5535AMD AMD A4-1350 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics
DellInspiron 5547Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4510U CPU @ 2.00GHz
DellLatitude 2110Intel Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N470 @ 1.83GHz
DellLatitude E5540Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4600U CPU @ 2.10GHz
DellLatitude E5450Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5###U CPU @ 2.00GHz
DellInspiron 5521Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3517U CPU @ 1.90GHz
DellLatitude E7240Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4010U CPU @ 1.70GHz
DellLatitude E5420mIntel Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 925 @ 2.30GHz
DellInspiron 5520Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3612QM CPU @ 2.10GHz
DellInspiron 5748Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz
DellVostro V13Intel CPU Version
DellInspiron 5421Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz
DellVostro 3445AMD AMD E1-6010 APU with AMD Radeon R2 Graphics
DellMini 10Intel C1
DellInspironIntel Intel(R) Celeron(R) 3755U @ 1.70GHz
DellInspiron 5737Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz
DellLatitude E7450Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5###U CPU @ 2.20GHz
DellLatitude E6510Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GH
DellLatitude E6420Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2540M CPU @ 2.60GH
DellVostro 3450Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz
DellInspiron 3721Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3317U CPU @ 1.70GHz
DellInspiron 7537Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4100U CPU @ 1.80GHz
DellInspiron 5749Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5###U CPU @ 2.00GHz
DellVostro 1450Intel Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B810 @ 1.60GHz
DellInspiron 3531Intel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3530 @ 2.16GHz
DellInspiron 1122AMD processor AMD E-240 Processor
DellInspiron 7548Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5005U CPU @ 2.00GHz
DellVostro V131Intel Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 847 @ 1.10GHz
DellLatitude 3330Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3337U CPU @ 1.80GHz
DellLatitude 3340Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz
DellLatitude E5440Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4010U CPU @ 1.70GHz
DellLatitude 3450Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5###U CPU @ 2.00GHz
DellInspiron 15 N5050Intel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B940 @ 2.00GHz
DellInspiron 3447Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210U CPU @ 1.70GHz
DellInspiron 3442Intel Intel(R) Pentium(R) 3558U @ 1.70GHz
DellVostro 3500Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GH
DellVostro 3560Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
DellLatitude 2120Intel Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N550 @ 1.50GHz
DellInspiron 7347Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4030U CPU @ 1.90GHz
DellM101zAMD AMD Athlon(tm) II Neo K125 Processor
DellInspiron 3147Intel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3530 @ 2.16GHz
DellInspiron 3551Intel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3540 @ 2.16GHz
DellInspiron 5437Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4010U CPU @ 1.70GHz
DellLatitude E6320Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GH
DellLatitude 3440Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz
DellInspiron 3443Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5###U CPU @ 2.00GHz
DellLatitude XT3Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GH
DellVostro 2521Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz
DellVostro 3449Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5###U CPU @ 2.00GHz
DellVostro 3555AMD AMD A6-3400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
DellInspiron 3137Intel Intel(R) Celeron(R) 2955U @ 1.40GHz
DellVostro 1550Intel Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B810 @ 1.60GHz
DellInspiron 3437Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4010U CPU @ 1.70GHz
DellInspiron 5442Intel Intel(R) Celeron(R) 2957U @ 1.40GHz
DellVostro 5560Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz
DellLatitude 12 Rugged ExtremeIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4300U CPU @ 1.90GHz
DellLatitude 13Intel Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Solo CPU U3500 @ 1.40GHz
DellVostro 5470Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz
DellLatitude E5550Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5###U CPU @ 2.20GHz
DellLatitude E7440Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz
DellInspiron 5445AMD processor AMD A10-7300 Radeon R6, 10 Compute Cores 4C+6G
DellLatitude E6220Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GH
DellLatitude E6330Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3360M CPU @ 2.80GHz
DellInspiron 3542Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz
DellVostro 3700Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GH
DellInspiron 3421Intel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 997 @ 1.60GHz
DellPrecision M6800Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4930MX CPU @ 3.00GHz
DellInspiron 3541AMD AMD A4-6210 APU with AMD Radeon R3 Graphics
DellInspiron 1018Intel C1
DellInspiron 3451Intel Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N2840 @ 2.16GHz
DellInspiron 5537Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz
DellLatitude E7250Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5###U CPU @ 2.00GHz
DellLatitude E6420 ATGIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GH
DellInspiron M4040AMD AMD E-350 Processor
DellVostro 3350Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz
DellXPS 13 (L322X)Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3517U CPU @ 1.90GHz
DellInspiron 7737Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz
DellInspiron 7348Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5###U CPU @ 2.00GHz
DellInspiron N4050Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz
DellInspiron 7746Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5###U CPU @ 2.20GHz
DellInspiron N311zIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 957 @ 1.20GHz
DellPrecision M2800Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz
DellLatitude E6540Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
DellInspiron 5447Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4510U CPU @ 2.00GHz
DellInspiron 1545Intel Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz
DellLatitude E5250Intel Intel(R) Celeron(R) 3755U @ 1.70GHz
DellInspiron 3521Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz
DellInspiron 17R (N7110)Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
DellLatitude E6430 ATGIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3720QM CPU @ 2.60GHz
DellVostro 3446Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz
DellVostro 3300Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GH
DellPrecision M3800Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4712HQ CPU @ 2.30GHz
DellInspiron 3441AMD AMD A6-6310 APU with AMD Radeon R4 Graphics
DellInspiron 15RIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6000 @ 1.87GH
DellInspiron 3135AMD processor AMD A4-1250 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics
DellInspiron 3458Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5005U CPU @ 2.00GHz
DellInspiron 1120AMD AMD Athlon(tm) II Neo K125 Processor
DellLatitude E6520Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GH
DellLatitude E6440Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4000M CPU @ 2.40GHz
DellLatitude 14 Rugged 5404Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4310U CPU @ 2.00GHz
DellVostro 3550Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2540M CPU @ 2.60GHz
DellLatitude 3150Intel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3540 @ 2.16GHz
DellLatitude 3540Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz
DellInspiron 3543Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5###U CPU @ 2.20GHz
DellInspiron M5040AMD AMD E-350 Processor
DellInspiron M102zAMD processor AMD E-240 Processor
DellXPS 13 9333Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz
DellInspiron 5721Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3317U CPU @ 1.70GHz
DellVostro 5480Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5###U CPU @ 2.20GHz
DellVostro 1440Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GH
DellVostro 1540Intel Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU P4600 @ 2.00GH
DellInspiron 5542Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210U CPU @ 1.70GHz
DellInspiron 5435AMD AMD A6-5345M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
DellLatitude XFR 14Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4300U CPU @ 1.90GHz
DellVostro 3400Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GH
DellInspiron 5439Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz
DellInspiron 5545AMD processor AMD FX-7500 Radeon R7, 10 Compute Cores 4C+6G
DellInspiron 3420Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2370M CPU @ 2.40GHz
DellPrecision M6500Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 520 @ 2.40GHz
DellVostro 2421Intel Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 887 @ 1.50GHz
DellPrecision M4800Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4702MQ CPU @ 2.20GHz
DellInspiron 7447Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4710HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz
DellLatitude E4310Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GH
DellVostro 1015Intel Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6570 @ 2.10GHz
DellInspiron 3358Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4005U CPU @ 1.70GHz
DellInspiron 3537Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz
DellInspiron 15R (N5110)Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz
DellInspiron N5040Intel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6300 @ 2.27GH
DellInspiron 5423Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2367M CPU @ 1.40GHz
DellInspiron R14 (N4110)Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz
DellVostro M5460Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3227U CPU @ 1.90GHz
DellVostro 15-3549Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5###U CPU @ 2.20GHz
DellInspiron M5110AMD AMD A8-3500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
HPCompaq 14 TouchSmart Notebook PCAMD processor AMD A4-5000 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics
HP340 G2 Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5###U CPU @ 2.00GHz
HPPavilion 15 Notebook PCAMD AMD A10-5745M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
HPEliteBook 850 G2Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5010U CPU @ 2.10GHz
HPEliteBook 725 G2 Notebook PCAMD AMD A8 PRO-7150B R5, 10 Compute Cores 4C+6G
HP250 G2Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz
HP450Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2370M CPU @ 2.40GHz
HP15 TouchSmart Notebook PCAMD processor AMD A4-6210 APU with AMD Radeon R3 Graphics
HPEliteBook 1040 G2Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz
HPProBook 6570bIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz
HPPavilion 14 Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5###U CPU @ 2.00GHz
HPHP 14 Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz
HPPavilion dm1AMD processor AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
HP240 G2Intel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 2020M @ 2.40GHz
HPENVY m6 SleekbookIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4250U CPU @ 1.30GHz
HP242 G1 Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz
HP15 Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5005U CPU @ 2.00GHz
HPPavilion g4AMD processor AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
HPProBook 445 G2 Notebook PCAMD AMD A6 PRO-7050B R4, 5 Compute Cores 2C+3G
HPEliteBook 740 G2Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5010U CPU @ 2.10GHz
HPENVY Pavilion dv4Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3632QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
HP1000Intel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz
HP14 Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5###U CPU @ 2.00GHz
HPPavilion 15 TouchSmart Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3530 @ 2.16GHz
HPProBook 470 G2 Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz
HPPavilion 15 SleekbookAMD processor AMD A6-4455M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
HPPavilion Sleekbook 14AMD processor AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
HPProBook 455 G2 Notebook PCAMD AMD FX-7500 Radeon R7, 10 Compute Cores 4C+6G
HPProBook 6550bIntel Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU P4600 @ 2.00GHz
HP248 G1Intel Intel(R) Celeron(R) 2980U @ 1.60GHz
HP255 G1 Notebook PCAMD processor Unknown
HP245 G2AMD processor AMD A4-5000 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics
HP350 G2 Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210U CPU @ 1.70GHz
HPEliteBook 840 G2Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5010U CPU @ 2.10GHz
HPEliteBook 745 G2 Notebook PCAMD AMD A6 PRO-7050B R4, 5 Compute Cores 2C+3G
HPCompaq CQ45 Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
HPPavilion 14 TouchSmart Notebook PCAMD AMD A10-5745M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
HPProBook 440 G2Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz
HPPavillion 15 Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5###U CPU @ 2.20GHz
HPENVY TouchSmart 15 Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4712HQ CPU @ 2.30GHz
HPPavilion m4Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3120M CPU @ 2.50GHz
HP255 G2AMD processor AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics
HPENVY Notebook 15 PCIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4702MQ CPU @ 2.20GHz
HPENVY 14 NotebookIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz
HPENVY Pavilion dv6Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3720QM CPU @ 2.60GHz
HPProBook 440 G2 Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Celeron(R) 2957U @ 1.40GHz
HPPavilion g7AMD processor AMD A6-4400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
HPMini 200Intel Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N2800 @ 1.86GHz
HPCompaq 15 TouchSmart Notebook PCAMD processor AMD A4-6210 APU with AMD Radeon R3 Graphics
HPPavilion 14 TouchSmart Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz
HPENVY 4 SleekbookIntel Genuine Intel(R) CPU @ 1.70GHz
HPProBook 450 G2 Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Celeron(R) 2957U @ 1.40GHz
HPPavilion dm4Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
HPProBook 445 G1AMD AMD A10-5750M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
HP250 G1 Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3130M CPU @ 2.60GHz
HPENVY Sleekbook 14Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4010U CPU @ 1.70GHz
HPCompaq 15 Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5005U CPU @ 2.00GHz
HP345 G2 Notebook PCAMD processor Unknown
HPEliteBook 750 G2Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5010U CPU @ 2.10GHz
HP355 G2 Notebook PCAMD processor Unknown
HP1000 Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
HPCompaq 14 Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5###U CPU @ 2.00GHz
HPENVY 15Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700HQ CPU @ 2.40GHz
HPProBook 430 G2 Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Celeron(R) 3205U @ 1.50GHz
HP655AMD processor AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
HPEnvy 15 Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5###U CPU @ 2.00GHz
HP14 TouchSmart Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz
HP242 G2 Notebook PCIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 3550M @ 2.30GHz
HPENVY 6 SleekbookIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2367M CPU @ 1.40GHz
LenovoThinkpad X230sIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz
LenovoThinkpad L412Intel Genuine Intel(R) CPU
LenovoThinkPad M5400Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4000M CPU @ 2.40GHz
LenovoThinkPad Edge S3-S431Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3537U CPU @ 2.00GHz
LenovoThinkpad T510Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 520 @ 2.40GHz
LenovoM495AMD AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
LenovoThinkPad T440pIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4330M CPU @ 2.80GHz
LenovoThinkpad Edge 11AMD AMD Athlon(tm) II Neo K125 Processor
LenovoThinkPad L540Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4600M CPU @ 2.90GHz
LenovoThinkPad T450sIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz
LenovoK4350Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz
LenovoM4400sIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz
LenovoThinkPad Edge E49LIntel Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B800 @ 1.50GHz
LenovoThinkpad W510Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 820 @ 1.73GHz
LenovoB4400sIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4005U CPU @ 1.70GHz
LenovoThinkPad Edge E445AMD AMD A10-5750M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
LenovoX201Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 540 @ 2.53GHz
LenovoThinkPad X1 Carbon 2ndIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4600U CPU @ 2.10GHz
LenovoM4400Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200M CPU @ 2.50GHz
LenovoThinkPad Edge S531Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3537U CPU @ 2.00GHz
LenovoThinkpad X100eAMD AMD Athlon(tm) Neo Processor MV-40
LenovoM4450AMD AMD A8-5550M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
LenovoThinkPad Edge E520Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz
LenovoB4400Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200M CPU @ 2.50GHz
LenovoM490sIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3317U CPU @ 1.70GHz
LenovoThinkPad Edge S3-S440Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz
LenovoThinkpad Edge 14AMD New Processor Technology
LenovoB570eIntel Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B830 @ 1.80GHz
LenovoThinkPad T440sIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz
LenovoThinkpad T410Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU M 620 @ 2.67GHz
LenovoThinkPad Edge E440Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4702MQ CPU @ 2.20GHz
LenovoThinkpad Edge E220sIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2537M CPU @ 1.40GHz
LenovoThinkPad Edge S5-S540Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4010U CPU @ 1.70GHz
LenovoThinkPad X140eAMD AMD A4-5000 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics
LenovoThinkPad X250Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5600U CPU @ 2.60GHz
LenovoThinkpad Edge 15AMD AMD Phenom(tm) II P820 Triple-Core Processor
LenovoK4450Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz
LenovoB590Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
LenovoK2450Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4010U CPU @ 1.70GHz
LenovoThinkPad B5400Intel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 3550M @ 2.30GHz
LenovoThinkPad Edge E545AMD AMD A8-5550M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
LenovoThinkpad T420sIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2540M CPU @ 2.60GHz
LenovoThinkPad Edge E530Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
LenovoThinkPad Edge E145AMD AMD A4-5000 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics
LenovoE455AMD AMD A8-7100 Radeon R5, 8 Compute Cores 4C+4G
LenovoV4400Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4702MQ CPU @ 2.20GHz
LenovoThinkPad X1 Carbon 3rd GenerationIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz
LenovoThinkpad Edge 13Intel Genuine Intel(R) CPU
LenovoB4450sAMD AMD E1-2100 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics
LenovoB490Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2330M CPU @ 2.20GHz
LenovoThinkPad T440Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4010U CPU @ 1.70GHz
LenovoB490sIntel Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1017U @ 1.60GHz
LenovoThinkPad Edge E555AMD AMD A10-7300 Radeon R6, 10 Compute Cores 4C+6G
LenovoThinkpad L512Intel Genuine Intel(R) CPU
LenovoB470eIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2328M CPU @ 2.20GHz
LenovoThinkPad Edge E431Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3130M CPU @ 2.60GHz
LenovoThinkpad T520Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2540M CPU @ 2.60GHz
LenovoThinkPad X240sIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4350U CPU @ 1.40GHz
LenovoThinkPad Edge E540Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200M CPU @ 2.50GHz
LenovoThinkpad Edge E420Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz
LenovoThinkPad Edge E4430Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4000M CPU @ 2.40GHz
LenovoLenovo V4400uIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz
LenovoThinkPad T450Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz
LenovoThinkPad Edge S440Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz

Do you have Ubuntu running on your laptop? Please share it to help us all make a better decision when buying a new laptop.


Comments

Bret Springer :

Last night I was able to load ubuntu 12.04 on an aspire one. I guess its installed inside the version windows xp as I must choose ubuntu when it starts up. So far the only trouble seems to be when I shut the computer. When I open it back up the screen flickers and I must restart the computer. Do you know what might be causing this. I will certainly agree with you about these "new" laptops.

Ibrahim :

New laptops come with power management features that are not entirely supported on Ubuntu. I have a laptop where the screen does not turn off even when i close it. It is best to do research before getting the laptop.

For older models there is a higher chance if it being compatible with ubuntu at least.

zehari :

ASUS A46C is most compatible with linux ubuntu. All equipment in ASUS A46C is entirely supported by ubuntu. I ever used this computer for 4 day without stop, and it's OK.

ibrahim :

Thanks for sharing zehari. I will try to add a list of all working Ubuntu laptops, this will make it easier for people to find.

daniel :

asus laptop

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