10 Ubuntu 11.04 Pre Installed Laptops and Netbooks


Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal is released finally and it is getting some rave reviews from around the web(Recommended read: top things to do after installing Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal). Eager to buy a laptop or a netbook pre-installed with Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal? Here is a quick list of Ubuntu 11.04 pre-installed laptops and netbooks from prominent manufacturers.

top 10 Ubuntu 11.04 Pre Installed Laptops and Netbooks

Ubuntu 11.04 Pre Installed Laptops and Netbooks
To be clear, NO mainstream manufacturers have a good product line of Linux pre installed laptops and netbooks. Dell used to have some, but these days nobody knows what Dell is upto in terms of their Linux offerings. It's either too hard to find out or else the product itself will be outdated. So the below list include products from System76 and ZaReason primarily.

Starling NetBook from System76

Starling NetBook from System76 ubuntu 11.04
  • Display: 10.1" HD WSVGA Super Clear Ultra-Bright LED backlit.
  • Processor: Dual Core Atom N570 @ 1.66 GHz with Hyper-Threading.
  • Graphics: Intel GMA 3150 graphics.
  • OS: Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit.
  • Memory: 2 GB – DDR3 x 1 DIMM
  • Hard Drive: 250 GB 5400 RPM SATA II  
  • Audio Output: Intel High Definition Audio.
  • Ports: VGA, 3 x USB 2.0, Headphone Jack, Microphone Jack, SD Reader
  • Camera: Built-In 0.3 MP Webcam
  • Battery: choose between a 3 or 6 cell battery
  • Dimensions: 10.47" x 7.28" x 0.72~1.0" (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 2.0 lbs. (0.907 kg.)  
Lemur UltraThin Netbook from System76

Lemur UltraThin Netbook from System76 ubuntu 11.04
  • Display: 13.3" HD WXGA Super Clear Ultra-Bright LED backlit (1366 x 768)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-330UM Processor (32nm, 3MB L3 Cache, 1.20GHz)
  • OS: Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics (GMA 5700MHD)
  • Memory: 2 GB - DDR3 800 MHz 1 DIMM
  • Hard Drive: 250 GB 5400 RPM SATA II
    • Touchpad: Multitouch with two finger scrolling
    • Audio Output: Intel High Definition Audio
    • Ports: HDMI, VGA, 3 x USB 2.0, Headphone Jack, Microphone Jack, SD Reader
    • Camera: Built-in 1.3 MP Webcam
    • Battery: 31.08 WH Lemur UltraThin Li-Polymer Battery Pack
    • Dimensions: 12.99" x 8.7" x 1.0" (WxDxH)
    • Weight: 3.4 lbs. (1.54 kg.) 
    Gazelle Professional Laptop from System76

    Gazelle Professional Laptop from System76 ubuntu 11.04
    • Display: 15.6" Full HD LED Matte Display (1920 x 1080).
    • Processor: 2nd Generation Intel Core i7-2630QM Processor (6MB L3 Cache, 2.00GHz).
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M Graphics with 1.5GB GDDR5 Video Memory.
    • OS: Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit.
    • Memory: 4 GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM
    • Hard Drive: 320 GB 7200 RPM SATA II
    • Touchpad: Multitouch with two finger scrolling
    • Audio Output: THX TruStudio PRO
    • Ports: DVI-I, HDMI, 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, eSata/USB 2.0 Combo Port, FireWire Port, Headphone Jack, Microphone Jack, S/PDIF Output Jack, Audio Line In, SD Reader
    • Camera: Built-In 2.0 MP Webcam
    • Battery: Gazelle Pro Li-Polymer Battery Pack
    • Dimensions: 14.80" x 10.08" x 1.38"~1.69" (WxDxH)
    • Weight: 6.83 lbs. (3.09 kg.) 
    Serval Professional from System76 - Most Powerful Ubuntu Laptop

    Serval Professional from System76 - Most Powerful Ubuntu 11.04 Laptop
    • Display: 15.6" Full HD LED Glossy Display (1920 x 1080)
    • Graphics: up to nVidia GeForce GTX 485M - The worlds fastest mobile GPU
    • Processor: 2nd Generation Intel Core i7-2630QM(6MB L3 Cache, 2.00GHz)
    • OS: Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit
    • Memory: 4 GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM
    • Hard Drive: 320 GB 7200 RPM SATA II
    • Touchpad: Multitouch with two finger scrolling
    • Audio Output: THX TruStudio PRO
    • Ports: DVI-I, HDMI, 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, eSata/USB 2.0 Combo Port, FireWire Port, Headphone Jack, Microphone Jack, S/PDIF Output Jack, Audio Line In, SD Reader
    • Camera: Built-In 2.0 MP Webcam
    • Battery: Serval Pro Li-Polymer Battery Pack
    • Dimensions: 14.80" x 10.08" x 1.38"~1.69" (WxDxH)
    • Weight: 6.83 lbs. (3.09 kg.) 
    Teo Pro Netbook from ZaReason

    Teo Pro Netbook from ZaReason ubuntu 11.04
    • Display: 10" Glossy WSVGA (1024 x 600)
    • Processor: Intel® Atom™ N450 Processor, 1.66GHz
    • Graphics: Intel® GMA 3150 (shared system memory)
    • OS: Ubuntu 11.04 (Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, Debian, No operating system options also available)
    • Memory: 2GB DDR2 667MHz RAM
    • Hard Drive: 320 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
    • Ports: Monitor (VGA) : 15 pin D-Sub x 1, USB 2.0 : 2, MIC-in : 1, Headphone out : 1.
    • Battery: High capacity 6400 mAh Li-Ion battery, up to 8 hours battery life
    • Dimensions: 10.5" x 6.5" x .75" / 26.8 x 16.5 x 1.9 cm
    • Weight: 2.4 lbs(1.08 kg.)
    Terra HD Netbook from ZaReason

    Terra HD Netbook from ZaReason ubuntu 11.04
    • Display: 11.6" 1366x768 LCD with LED backlight
    • Processor: Intel Atom N450 1.66 GHz CPU
    • Graphics: Intel GMA 3150 integrated graphics
    • OS: Ubuntu 11.04 (Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, Debian, No operating system options also available).
    • Memory: 1GB DDR2 RAM
    • Hard Drive: 160 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
    • Optional internal 3G modem for mobile broadband connectivity virtually anywhere (cellular service not included, works best with AT&T). Speeds up to 2 Mbps and higher.
    • Dimensions: 11.1" x 7.6" x 1.1" / 28.2 x 19.3 x 2.8 cm
    • Weight: 2.9 lbs(1.3 kg.)
    Hoverboard X30 Netbook from ZaReason

    Hoverboard X30 Netbook from ZaReason ubuntu 11.04
    • Display: Bright glossy 13.3" LCD display @ 1366x768 pixels
    • Processor: Intel Atom D525 Hyperthreaded Dual Core CPU @ 1.8 GHz
    • Graphics: Intel GMA 4500MHD integrated video
    • OS: Ubuntu 11.04 (Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, Debian, No operating system options also available).
    • Memory: 1GB DDR2 RAM
    • Hard Drive: 160 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
      • Audio: Stereo speakers
      • Ports: 2-in-1 card reader (MMC and SD supported), Headphone and mic jacks, 3 USB ports, Gigabit Ethernet port, HDMI and VGA monitor ports.
      • Dimensions: 13" x 8.75" x .9" / 33 x 22.2 x 2.3 cm (less than one inch!)
      • Weight: 3.1 lbs(1.4 kg.)
      Strata Pro 13 Laptop from ZaReason

      Strata Pro 13 Laptop from ZaReason ubuntu 11.04
      • Display: Bright glossy 13.3" LCD display @ 1366x768 pixels
      • Processor: Intel Core i3-380UM
      • Graphics: Intel GMA 4500MHD integrated video
      • OS: Ubuntu 11.04 (Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, Debian, No operating system options also available). 
      • Memory: 2GB DDR3 RAM
      • Hard Drive: 160 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
      • Ports: 3-in-1 card reader(SD/MMC/MS supported), Mic/Headphone jacks,  DVI and VGA ports, Gigabit Ethernet port, 4 USB ports.
      • Webcam: 1.3 MP webcam
      • Dimensions: 13" x 8.75" x .9" / 33 x 22.2 x 2.3 cm
      • Weight: 3.5 lbs(1.5 kg.)
      Strata 5330 Laptop from ZaReason
      Strata 5330 Laptop from ZaReason ubuntu 11.04
      • Display: Bright glossy 15.4" LCD display @ 1366x768 pixels
      • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics or ATI Radeon 4650 with 1GB dedicated video ram
      • OS: Ubuntu 11.04 (Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, Debian, No operating system options also available). 
      • Processor: Intel Core i3-330M
      • Memory: 2GB DDR3 RAM
      • Hard Drive: 160 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive 
      • Ports: 3-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS supported), Headphone and mic jacks, 3 USB ports, Gigabit Ethernet port, VGA monitor port, HDMI port
      • Keyboard with dedicated number pad 
      • Webcam: 1.3 MP webcam included
      • Dimensions: 14.5" x 9.75" x 1.25-1.5" / 36.8 x 24.8 x 3.2-3.8 cm
      • Weight: 5.25 lbs(2.38 kg.)
      Verix 1656 Laptop from ZaReason
      Verix 1656 Laptop from ZaReason ubuntu 11.04
      • Display: Bright 15.4" LCD display @ 1680x1050 pixels
      • Processor: Intel Core i3-330M 2.13 GHz
      • Graphics: Nvidia GTS 250M dedicated graphics with 1GB DDR3 video ram
      • OS: Ubuntu 11.04 (Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, Debian, No operating system options also available).
      • Memory: 2GB DDR3 RAM
      • Hard Drive: 160 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
      • Build: Premium black brushed aluminum finish
      • Combo CD-RW and dual-layer DVD-RW drive included
      • Ports: 3-in-1 card reader (MMC, SD, and MemoryStick supported), HDMI and VGA monitor ports, Gigabit Ethernet port, Headphone and mic jacks, 3 USB ports.
      • Webcam: 1.9 megapixel (1600x1200) webcam included
      • Dimensions: 14.2" x 10.3" x 1.3" / 36.1 x 26.2 x 3.03 cm (WxDxH)
      • Weight: 6.0 lbs(2.72 kg.)
      Agora 12" Ultra Portable Laptop from Kogan

      Agora 12
      • Processor: 1.20GHz Intel Celeron M ULV processor.
      • Graphics: Intel GS40 integrated video card with 256MB of shared memory
      • Comes pre installed with Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal
      • Weight: 1.5 kg
      • Available only on pre order now, will be launched on 27th of May 2011.
      Now, here is the catch. All the brands listed above including System76, ZaReason and Kogan does not have a global footprint and their products are available in only a limited number of countries. Want a more elaborate list of manufacturers? Take a look at our (rather old)listing of top 7 providers of Linux pre-installed laptops and PC's.

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