Ebuyer brought HP laptops running Ubuntu to UK a month ago. And a few weeks before that, Dell launched its top of the line XPS 13 ultrabook with Ubuntu as default OS. Just when you thought thinks couldn't get any better, here comes Lenovo with their Ubuntu edition laptops for India which marks the first joint launch for Canonical and Lenovo in the region.
Ubuntu based Lenovo Laptops for India
Lenovo will be shipping Ubuntu preloaded devices starting with Thinkpad L450 laptop from early this month. The laptops will be available to purchase from selected commercial resellers and distributors throughout the region at prices starting from INR 40,000, approximately 630 USD.
Thi is the first joint launch between Lenovo and Canonical in India. The Thinkpad L450 laptop will be running latest Intel Core i3 5005U and i5 52000U processors, in addition to 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drives. 14 inch HD displays will be standard.
"It is very exciting to be working with Lenovo on bringing the Ubuntu Edition of the Thinkpad L450 laptop to commercial customers here in India." said Prakash Advani, Regional Director, Sales & Alliances – India & SouthEast Asia. "This marks a true stepping stone in our relationship with Lenovo and an extension of our offerings in the Indian marketplace which is one of our key markets for Ubuntu PCs globally. Lenovo has a strong presence amongst large enterprises who are increasingly adopting the Ubuntu OS."
Lenovo Thinkpad 450 laptops with Ubuntu preloaded will be available from select distributors and resellers across the country starting early July. Further reading insights.ubuntu.com.