What is the the best laptop for 64-bit Linux?

Reý Aetar October 27, 2012

These are the things I mainly do with my pc.

video convert (average speed will do)
play movies and music (hd)
Browse internet
a lot of typing stuff
and a lot of downloading

Thats not much but it should be fully compatible to 64 bit linux and run the latest unity 3D without any lagging graphics
It will be better if it comes with options for upgrading which i will do later
My Budget is not much the laptop should be within RS 25000
Your suggestions are highly appreciated

  1. Rohit Pandey
    December 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm
  2. Patrick Jackson
    October 29, 2012 at 10:50 am

    So, how's it going?

  3. Adrian Rea
    October 28, 2012 at 5:04 am

    I find Dells the most compatible and robust of them all. but you will pay good money for a good laptop.

  4. Brian Mok
    October 27, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I was going to put System76 Gazelle, but it seems like other people had already put that. There's a giveaway of one going on here. //www.makeuseof.com/tag/system76-gazelle-professional-laptop-review-giveaway/

  5. Vasudevan M
    October 27, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Well, any modern configuration should work.The main concern is the hardware drivers.Make sure you choose a machine whose hardware has a good driver support for Linux.

    Your machine should work fine with the generic drivers provided with the distro.However you may miss few advanced hardware features (eg: CUDA,HD Playback,Switchable Graphics etc), this is where you would require the driver support from the hardware vendor.A bit of research before buying would help, check the forums/sites of various distros for info on drivers for hardware you intend to buy.

    As your budget is 25K, the best option would be to go for a system powered by a 2nd Gen i3 or AMD Dual Core APU A4 processor.The former has a better processing power and the latter has a better built in GPU(Had driver issues on Linux earlier,Dunno about now).

    Once you are sure about the config ,look up the prices in Flipkart (or a good local retailer), Other important aspects to look for is warranty and after-sale support.

    As I mentioned earlier, research is the key. Take your time and decide.

    P.S : I am assuming that your from India. :)

  6. Patrick Jackson
    October 27, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Otherwise, I would recommend Dell Inspiron series. Go for it!

  7. Patrick Jackson
    October 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I too agree with Lisa, go participate in the giveaway, and take home this great beauty for free!

  8. kumar raja
    October 27, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    U can search it in google know u will get good sites

  9. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    October 27, 2012 at 11:50 am

    That Gazelle76 featured in MUO a few days ago is pretty good. Don't remember the price, but it's 100% compatible with Ubuntu(you're talking about Unity so I assume you'll use that.)

    If you're not too picky then try Puppy Linux. It'd work with almost any hardware you have, even the older ones, and with some tweaking it's as pretty as you want. It's also compatible with Ubuntu repository. Cheaper solution, no need to buy new hardware.

  10. susendeep dutta
    October 27, 2012 at 10:50 am

    You can enter into giveaway introduced by Makeuseof -

    System76 Gazelle Professional Laptop Review & Giveaway -


    Looking into the specs,it must fulifill your needs -


    Also,the laptops suggested in the link below has no OS so that you won't end up paying for original Windows license.However,for lag free experience,you would need to increase the RAM -


    If you care for windows,then -


  11. Nikhil Chandak
    October 27, 2012 at 8:22 am
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