Although the vast majority of users (84% of the total) use Windows operating systems in some of its variants, there are also many users who prefer free software and more specifically GNU / Linux . The problem is that when it comes to laptops there are times when we cannot be sure that there is support for the specific laptop hardware or drivers , so in this article we are going to tell you which are the best Linux laptops on the market what can you buy.
There are not few users, especially system administrators, who prefer to have Linux in one of its distributions as an operating system, even if it is their personal laptop. If you are one of these users, then we are going to tell you which are the best options you have on the market, with laptops that have Linux already installed at the factory and that guarantee full compatibility to avoid any type of problem.
Dell Precision 5530
This Dell laptop is categorized as a “workstation” by the manufacturer itself, and it is certainly a powerhouse in terms of performance. It is equipped with an Intel Core i5-8300H processor, 32 GB of DDR4 RAM (2 × 16 GB SO-DIMM), a 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD and a 15.6-inch IGZO Full HD display, powered by the integrated Intel UHD graphics processor. It has WiFi and Bluetooth through an integrated Vpro expansion card that guarantees the best connection stability.
These notebooks come out of the box with Linux UBUNTU 18.04 installed, but are compatible with virtually any OS distribution.
If you are a system administrator and you use Linux, then surely you know the VANT brand laptops, as it is one of the main manufacturers that offers this operating system on their computers. In this case we are facing a computer that has an Intel Core i7-8565u processor, accompanied by 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, a 240 GB SSD and a 14-inch Full HD screen, powered again by the integrated Intel UHD 620 graphics .
This laptop comes with Ubuntu installed from the factory.
ASUS ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM022
ASUS ‘ZenBook line of ultraportables also has a variant equipped with Linux operating system, in this case Endless (based on Debian). This computer has an AMD Ryzen 7 3700U processor, 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, 512 GB SSD and a 14-inch Full HD screen powered by the integrated Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics. Be careful because in this case the operating system comes in English .
Linux Slimbook Laptops
Slimbook is a relatively new brand but it is gaining quite a reputation precisely for its Linux-based laptops (although they claim that they are all 100% Windows laptops if you like). It is also a Spanish company (specifically, located in Valencia) and they are the promoters of the renowned Linux Center .
There are many laptops that we can recommend from this brand, but since we are talking about the best then we can only talk about the Slimbook PRO X; These teams are configurable to suit the user in both AMD and Intel variants, and we can choose between an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor or an Intel Core i7-10750H. In all cases the base configuration comes with 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and a 250 GB NVMe SSD, but we can install up to 64 GB of RAM and up to 2 TB of NVMe SSD.
In addition, at no additional cost we can choose to install Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu Mate, Linux Mint, Manjaro, KDE Neon or even Windows operating systems with dual boot so that we can choose when we turn on the computer (in the case of choosing Windows obviously yes it costs money to acquire the license).